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Thatcher film award ’I trampled all over your history,’ says star of ‘The Iron Lady’
Doctors threaten to go on strike GPs and hospital medics could walk out over cuts to pensions
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By Mark Hughes CHRIS HUHNE will learn within weeks whether he is to face criminal charges after The Sunday Times agreed to hand to police potentially incriminating emails between a journalist and his ex-wife.
Police believe the emails may strengthen their case against Mr Huhne and Vicky Pryce, who are being investigated over allegations that the Energy Secretary asked his ex-wife to take speeding points on his behalf in 2003.
The emails are also thought to refer to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary. He is said to be named as a confidant of Miss Pryce and could face questioning by police over any knowledge he has of the speeding penalty allegations.
The newspaper had initially fought attempts by Essex police to force it to hand over emails between Miss Pryce and its political editor, Isabel Oakeshott. But last Friday, at a High Court hearing, the newspaper dropped its challenge.
The Sunday Times’s refusal to hand over the emails has delayed any decision over whether to charge Mr Huhne and Miss Pryce. The pair are
Chris Huhne, top, is being investigated over allegations that he asked his ex-wife Vicky Pryce, above, to take speeding points on his behalf being investigated over conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, an offence that carries a maximum life sentence.
Essex police won a court order in October last year that ordered the newspaper to disclose more than 100 emails. The newspaper appealed against the decision. It was due to fight the ruling in the High Court before the appeal was dropped last Friday.
At the hearing, Andrew Edis QC, for Essex police and the Crown Prosecution Service
‘...and with all my speeding points I thee endow.’
(CPS), said: “It will now be possible to move proceedings on towards a charging decision. However, there is a criminal investigation.
“It is, therefore, conceivable that one outcome will be that there will be charges and therefore criminal proceedings will follow.
“There may be criminal charges, which may in due course be tried.”
Sources at the CPS said that the decision over whether to charge Mr Huhne and Miss Pryce will be “within weeks rather than months”,
depending on the volume of evidence they receive.
As well as Mr Cable, there is a possibility that the new evidence will lead to further questioning of Mr Huhne and Miss Pryce. The pair have already been interviewed by detectives twice during the investigation.
Last Friday, Mr Edis raised the possibility of further interviews.
He said: “There have of course already been interviews; the question is whether any further interviews will be required as a result of this.”
It was in The Sunday Times last year that the claims against Mr Huhne first emerged. Miss Pryce told the paper that her former husband had asked someone “close to him” to take penalty points on his behalf in 2003.
It was later suggested that Miss Pryce was the one who had allegedly done this.
Essex police later sought a production order forcing The Sunday Times to hand over a statement made by Miss Pryce in which she allegedly confirms that she took the points and a tape recording of a conversation she had with Mr Huhne in which they discuss the matter.
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who might, with better teaching, achieve an A? Or the E students who could get a D?”
He added: “It is to iron out these idiosyncrasies that led us to reform the school performance tables.
“We are determined to stamp out any incentives to game the system whereby some schools focus just on those pupils who will affect their league table position.”
The Government is preparing to release results for more than 4,000 statefunded and independent schools in England. Official data will show that just 86,209 out of 567,170 pupils in state schools — almost one in six — finished compulsory education with A* to C grades in a range of traditional subjects: English, maths, science, languages and either history or geography.
It will also disclose that the number of children being entered for separate GCSE exams in these five disciplines dropped in the state system last summer — from 21.8 to 21.6 per cent.
At the same time, rising numbers of pupils were entered for alternative qualifications, such as hospitality, sport, retail, and travel and tourism. The disclosure suggests that pupils are being encouraged to drop academic disciplines in favour of “soft subjects” to inflate results.
League tables are being overhauled this year to give a more accurate picture of school performance.
For the first time, tables will split pupils from each school into three bands based on their performance in Sats tests at the age of 11. It will then show the amount of progress made by low, middle and high achievers in GCSEs at 16 — exposing schools that fail to push pupils at both ends of the ability spectrum. Separate primary school tables published last month showed as many as four in 10 pupils seen as high-fliers at the age of seven struggled to reach their potential by the time they sat end-of-school exams at 11.
Critics said the disclosure represented a “terrible waste of talent” and warned that some teachers were failing to stimulate bright pupils.
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will now not go to court. The damages paid out by News International last Thursday came to £645,000. But that covered only the 15 payouts that were made public. The size of a further 22 payouts was not declared.
The figure is likely to increase substantially once the legal costs for each victim, also to be paid by News International, are calculated.
The phone-hacking scandal is thought to have now cost News International upwards of £10million in payouts.
This is likely to be only a fraction of the final cost because more than 70 other victims are in the process of launching damages claims.
Lawyers estimate that hundreds more will eventually do so. Police have identified 803 hacking victims.
Last Thursday’s admissions also saw The Sun dragged into the scandal after News International admitted that some stories published by the daily newspaper were a breach of privacy. There was no suggestion that The Sun was involved in hacking.
It was not until last week’s High Court hearing that News International admitted that computer hacking had been used by its Sunday tabloid.
The court heard that Christopher Shipman’s emails were accessed by Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator working on behalf of the News of the World.
The hacking is thought to have taken place in August 2004, seven months after Harold Shipman killed himself in prison. Christopher Shipman’s emails contained details of his father’s death and information about the health of his mother, Primrose. Mr Shipman was not made aware of the intrusion until August 2011.
Ten outstanding cases, including those of the singer Charlotte Church, the comedian Steve Coogan, and Tracey Temple, the secretary who had an affair with John Prescott, have not been settled. The cases, which are thought to concern telephone hacking, are due to go to trial next month.
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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are expected to board the royal barge at Putney
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Jubilee festival at Battersea Park WANDSWORTH
They will disembark before Tower Bridge to watch the pageant pass underneath
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The Queen will be aboard the Spirit of Chartwell (left) in a flotilla (centre left) inspired by an 18th-century painting by Canaletto of Lord Mayor’s Day (top), lent to the National Maritime Museum for the celebrations
By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter THE Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend promises to be “more exciting than the Olympics”, the Mayor of London said last Wednesday, as details of the centrepiece Thames river pageant were made public.
Boris Johnson said he had been struck by how many people saw the Jubilee as the landmark event of 2012, rather than the Olympic Games, as Britain prepared for “a summer like no other”.
On Sunday June 3, the Jubilee weekend will come to a climax with a seven-mile flotilla of 1,000 boats making up the biggest gathering on the Thames in 350 years.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be at the centre of the waterborne procession on the royal barge, while senior members of the Royal family will travel on other boats.
These will include more than 40 of the “little ships” used in the evacuation of Dunkirk, dragon boats, houseboats, pleasure cruisers, steamers and naval vessels, in a “quite stunning” event which is expected to draw 1.5million people to the river’s banks.
Mr Johnson said: “Millions of people will be there and perhaps hundreds of millions will be watching around the world, so let’s have a fantastic party… who knows, it may even be more exciting than the Olympics.”
Adrian Evans, the pageant master who must make sure the armada sails in tight formation down a river that rises by 23ft at high tide, said the flotilla would take 90 minutes to pass any given point.
He said the event would “reclaim the Thames as a theatre of pageantry”, and promised London a “Canaletto moment”, referring to an 18th-century painting of a Thames flotilla by the Italian master that helped to inspire it, and which will be lent to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich by a Czech collection.
The first vessel will be a floating belfry, ringing a Jubilee peal with eight bells named Elizabeth, Philip, Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, William and Henry. Behind that will be the Gloriana, an 88ft royal rowbarge, which is under construction and will be presented as a gift to the Queen.
It will lead scores of man-powered boats, the smallest of which will be single-seater sea kayaks. Boats from all over the Commonwealth will be flown to London to take part.
The motorised launches will follow, led by the royal barge, Spirit of Chartwell, with a total of 20,000 people on board the various vessels.
Mr Evans said some places on the ships would be given as competition prizes later in the year to ensure members of the public take part.
The boats will be divided into 10 categories, each with its own musical barge carrying a band or orchestra. John Lunn, who wrote the theme to the television drama Downton Abbey, is among several composers who have produced work for the occasion. Dozens of other ships that are too tall to pass under the 14 bridges on the route will be moored downstream of Tower Bridge on an Avenue of Sail, including the yacht Eilean, used by Duran Duran in the video for the song Rio, and a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind.
On the day of the pageant, Battersea Park, on the south bank, will host a festival curated by Wayne Hemingway, the designer, and Clare Patey, the artist. It will include a portrait of the Queen made of angel cakes, which will be eaten at the end of the day.
An exhibition on the history of the Thames will open at the National Maritime Museum in April.
Royal rowbarge Gloriana Specially commissioned for the event, 88ft long, will lead the flotilla of 1,000 vessels Royal barge, Spirit of Chartwell Will carry the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh Royal barge escort boats Vessels from former Royal Yacht Britannia, manned by Royal Yachtsmen in ceremonial uniforms Dunkirk Little Ships Including New Britannic, which saved the most lives Historic vessels Such as Royal Naval Steam Cutter No438, built in the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Avenue of Sail Around 100 vessels too tall to go under the Thames bridges, which will be moored downstream of Tower Bridge. Will include a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind
By Alex Spillius IF PROOF were needed that a week is a long time in politics, it has been provided by Newt Gingrich’s bid for the Republican nomination.
Two weeks ago he was limping out of New Hampshire after a fourthplace finish and the talk was of when, not if, he would drop out of the race.
Party power-brokers, fearful that his arrogance and divisiveness would, if he were the nominee, guarantee a loss to President Barack Obama in November, were privately gleeful at his apparent demise.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the debating hall. Gingrich delivered two turbocharged performances that propelled him to the front of the pack.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, three American television news networks declared Gingrich had won last Saturday’s primary in South Carolina, beating front-runner Mitt Romney into second.
The result threw open the race and completed a remarkable comeback by Mr Gingrich, who trailed by an average of eight percentage points just over a week ago.
The former House Speaker could now emerge as the conservative alternative to the moderate Romney and narrow the contest to a twohorse race. Until the Gingrich resurgence, an early coronation of the former Massachusetts governor had seemed inevitable.
Rick Perry, the Texas governor, dropped out last Thursday and immediately endorsed Gingrich, a kindred spirit. Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor, fell by the wayside the previous day.
Gingrich’s greatest rival for the conservative mantle is Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator who lacks the former House Speaker’s clout and penchant for combat, and was trailing in the polls. “Newt’s a fighter. You knock him down and he comes back,” said Bob Livingston, a former Louisiana congressman and supporter. “He’s Rocky Balboa, he’s the Eveready bunny. When he got that first question in the debate, a lot of people would have folded. He hit back.”
The question he referred to was put to Gingrich by CNN’s moderator at the start of the debate. Asked for a comment on a claim by his second wife Marianne that in 1999 he asked for an open marriage because he was in the midst of an affair with his congressional aide, Gingrich didn’t flinch.
He launched a counterattack on the “elite media” for ignoring the “real issues”,
and for dealing in “trash” and “protecting Barack Obama”. The all-Republican crowd rose in exaltation. It was red meat to a constituency that feels perennially belittled by the mainstream media.
Gingrich’s personal history is, however, undoubtedly an issue for some Republicans. He has been married three times — Callista Bisek, his mistress in the 1990s, became his third wife. He allegedly discussed divorce with his first wife Jackie while she was being treated for cancer. Marianne said he pushed for his second divorce months after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
After his senior staff walked out in the summer, Gingrich’s bid is essentially a one-man show, which can lead to poor planning. Last Friday he cancelled a speech at a Republican conference in Charleston because of poor attendance. He then visited the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital with Callista, who read from her children’s book Sweet Land of Liberty. Only four children listened.
The roadshow moves this week to Florida, where millions more dollars will be needed for television advertising before voting on Jan 31. After that come eight contests in February and 10 states at once on Super Tuesday, March 6.