Ex-Eggheads Star CJ De Mooi In Court Over Alleged killing

CJ de Mooi, a former panellist on BBC quiz show Eggheads, has appeared in court after his arrest on a European arrest warrant for an alleged killing. Scotland Yard said the 46-year-old from Monmouthshire had been arrested at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard the warrant related to allegations of manslaughter, murder, assault…

Two Men Arrested Over Double Shooting In East Finchley

Police probing the fatal shooting of a mother-of-nine and her nephew at their north London flat have arrested two men. Annie Besala Ekofo, 53, and Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo, 21, were found dead in East Finchley on Thursday. The Met Police said a 24-year-old man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder and is in custody…

East Finchley Shooting Victims Named As Mother And Nephew

Two people shot dead at a north London flat have been named locally as a mother of nine and her nephew. They were found wounded at a property in Elmshurst Crescent, East Finchley at about 06:25 BST. The Metropolitan Police named the two victims – said to have moved to the UK from Congo in…

MPs Attack Cameron Over Libya ‘Collapse’

A UK parliamentary report has severely criticised the intervention by Britain and France that led to the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The foreign affairs committee accused the then PM David Cameron of lacking a coherent strategy for the air campaign. It said the intervention had not been “informed by accurate intelligence”,…

Misconduct Hearing For Ebola Nurse Pauline Cafferkey

A misconduct hearing is to examine claims that a Scots nurse who survived Ebola concealed her temperature from medics on her return from Africa. Pauline Cafferkey, 40, was infected with the virus while at a treatment centre in Sierra Leone in 2014. She is alleged to have given dishonest answers to medical staff when she…

‘Child Houses’ To Be Set Up For Sex Abuse Victims

The UK’s first two “child houses” will be set up to support victims of sexual abuse and help them through the court process, the home secretary has said. Under the £7.2m project, children will be able to receive medical care, therapeutic support and give evidence in a single building. Amber Rudd said the plans would…

Seven-Day NHS ‘Impossible Under Current Funding Levels’

A seven-day NHS is “impossible” to achieve with the current funding and staffing levels, the chief executive of NHS Providers says. Chris Hopson told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme that “something has to give” and there should be a debate about which services to sacrifice “rather than pretend the gap doesn’t exist”. Figures show waiting…

Immigration: May Rejects Point-Based System For EU Nationals

Theresa May has rejected a points-based system for controlling EU migration, one of the key promises of Leave campaigners during the referendum. Speaking in China, the PM said people backed Brexit because they wanted “an element of control” over EU migration. But she said a points-based model would not allow the government to control who…

Keith Vaz ‘Paid For Male Escorts’, Sunday Mirror Claims

Labour MP Keith Vaz paid for the services of male escorts, the Sunday Mirror has reported. The married father-of-two paid for the men to visit him one evening last month at a flat he owns in London, it claims. The Leicester East MP, 59, said he was referring the claims to his solicitor. Several newspapers…

Theresa May: UK Will Be ‘Global Leader In Free Trade’

The UK will be a “global leader” in free trade following the Brexit vote, Theresa May has said, as she heads to China for the G20 summit. Speaking at Heathrow ahead of her first international conference since becoming prime minister, she insisted it was a “golden era” for UK-China relations. The assurance comes as she…

Theresa May: UK Will Be ‘Global Leader In Free Trade’

The UK will be a “global leader” in free trade following the Brexit vote, Theresa May has said, as she heads to China for the G20 summit. Speaking at Heathrow ahead of her first international conference since becoming prime minister, she insisted it was a “golden era” for UK-China relations. The assurance comes as she…