Martin Brunt, crime correspondent Private papers Myra Hindley kept to her death have revealed the extraordinary hatred that grew between her and former lover Ian Brady. The Moors murderers stopped communicating directly a few years after they were jailed, but kept up a bitter war of words through others, the documents show. In a synopsis of her unpublished memoirs, Hindley wrote that she was indoctrinated by Brady telling her how they could commit the perfect murder. She wrote: "It began as a joke, but slowly grew more serious. Ian would tell me how he was 'special', he was moved to do this because he was meant to do it. "He was a fanatical Nazi, but despite that I loved him, well more of an infatuation than love. I was completely besotted with him, which is why I put up with him and why his beliefs eventually rubbed off on me and caused me to accept and do things no-one should ever do." Brady hit back in a letter to his solicitors, copied to Home Secretary Jack Straw, … [Read more...] about Brady and Hindley’s bitter war of words revealed
There are big moves being made over in the world of BBC Radio, with both Scott Mills , Chris Stark and Steve Wright leaving their long-running shows on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2. Both Scott and Steve are practically part of the furniture at their respective stations but announced they would both be leaving their current afternoon shows in the months to come. Scott, 49, currently helms the drivetime slot alongside Chris Stark, 35, who will also be exiting the station, as well as the Official Chart Show on Fridays. This week, it was confirmed that Scott will be replacing Steve’s afternoon show, Steve Wright In The Afternoon, as part of a huge shake-up at the broadcaster this autumn. Steve, 67, announced he would be departing his beloved 2pm to 5pm slot in an emotional speech on Friday, as he came to the end of his programme. Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2 says: ‘Steve’s a legendary radio broadcaster and producer, known for his passion and commitment in keeping … [Read more...] about Why and when are Scott Mills and Steve Wright leaving their BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 shows?
SIR – Lord Frost, discussing Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget and the intervention by the International Monetary Fund ( report, September 28 ) observes: “The only way forward for Britain is lower taxes, spending restraint and significant economic reform.” Yet the Chancellor has given us no sense of what spending he intends to cut. So we have no idea what his “economic reform” amounts to. The mini-Budget has no foundation. Liz Truss and her Government must take us for economic illiterates. David Kelly SIR – In the IMF’s unprecedented and insolent intrusion, one can hear the voice of the establishment. Indeed, one can almost hear the sniggers as they contemplate the fall of our Prime Minister and Chancellor. I sincerely hope that the Prime Minister will treat them with the contempt they deserve and press on with her plans. It is a great relief to have true Conservatives in Downing Street. Jim Wood SIR – I am embarrassed to be a member of the Conservative Party. In the … [Read more...] about Letters: Grave doubts about a tax-cutting plan without savings to balance it
A long-serving insurance worker has won an age discrimination case after his boss claimed he has been around “as long as Pontius Pilate”. Shirley Bellamy, the company’s managing director, made the remark to David Finch as they were negotiating a settlement deal for him to leave her firm, an employment tribunal heard. The 66-year-old - who had worked in the industry “a great many years” - found the comparison to the ancient Roman governor of Israel who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago “humiliating and offensive”. Mr Finch is now in line for compensation after winning age and disability discrimination claims against firm Clegg Gifford & Co. The East London hearing was told the insurance veteran had been working since 2017 as a credit controller for the company at its office in Romford, Essex. The tribunal heard he was “obviously very good” at his job but suffered from diabetes and anaemia and took medication which made him drowsy. … [Read more...] about Insurance worker told he’d been around ‘as long as Pontius Pilate’ wins age discrimination case
Michael Palin says Channel 5 is 'more independent' than BBC SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Monty Python star and travel writer has returned to screens for a brand new documentary in which he takes a 1,000-mile journey across Iraq. This week, Michael Palin sat down with The One Show hosts Alex Jones and Roman Kemp to discuss the highlights of his new Channel 5 series and took some pot shots at the BBC in the process. Related articles Dan Walker 'axed from BBC role after hearing rumours' Strictly ‘woke’ row erupts as Jeremy Kyle clashes with AJ Pritchard Actor and presenter Michael suggested working with Channel 5 granted him better freedoms during his trip to Iraq than if the BBC had … [Read more...] about ‘Channel 5 are more independent’: Michael Palin in savage dig at BBC with risky new show