- 1. MP TELLS CHURCH: SELL GOOGLE STAKE
- 2. POLICE 'SPIED ON GRIEVING SISTER'
- 3. LAWSON FIGHTS 'PUBLICITY' CLAIM
- 4. CHARLES'S WATER SHIPPED 6,000 MILES
- 5. DEADLY CLASHES AT CAIRO PROTEST
- 6. FACEBOOK 'NORMAN BATES' JAILED
- 7. TURKEY RELEASES ISRAEL 'SPY' BIRD
- 8. NAIL POLISH FOUND IN CHEAP WINE
- 9. BOLT STARS AT ANNIVERSARY GAMES
- 10. BARCA: CESC FABREGAS NOT FOR SALE
1. MP TELLS CHURCH: SELL GOOGLE STAKE
The Church of England should show “moral leadership” and pull its money out of Google to pressure the web giant into blocking illegal images of child abuse, a government adviser has said. Claire Perry MP, David Cameron’s adviser on childhood, told the church to “put their money where their mouth is” and withdraw its £5.7m stake.
2. POLICE 'SPIED ON GRIEVING SISTER'
Police conducted “improper surveillance” on the grieving sister of a black paratrooper who died in custody, claims The Independent. A letter sent to Janet Alder suggests that she was spied on by officers at the time of her brother's inquest. An inquest jury found Christopher Alder was unlawfully killed. Charges were later brought against five Humberside Police officers
3. LAWSON FIGHTS 'PUBLICITY' CLAIM
Nigella Lawson is threatening to sue a PR executive who claimed photographs of her being grabbed by the neck by Charles Saatchi were staged for publicity. Law firm Schillings has written to Richard Hillgrove demanding he remove a blog post which claims Lawson "wilfully misled the public, acquaintances and others by knowingly orchestrating an 'assault' as a cynical PR exercise".
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4. CHARLES'S WATER SHIPPED 6,000 MILES
Friends of the Earth has condemned Prince Charles for shipping royal-branded mineral water 6,000 miles to the Middle East, an arrangement the environmental group describes as “completely insane”. The prince recently attacked the global food industry over the problems caused "when we ship vast quantities of commodities halfway round the world".
5. DEADLY CLASHES AT CAIRO PROTEST
Deadly clashes have erupted in Cairo at a protest held by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Reporters describe blood on the streets after security forces opened fire on the protest. The Muslim Brotherhood says at least 31 people have been killed. "They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill," Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said.
6. FACEBOOK 'NORMAN BATES' JAILED
A 23-year-old caretaker who used Facebook to lure a 16-year-old girl to the B&B where he worked before stabbing her 58 times during a sex attack was jailed for a minimum of 35 years yesterday. David Minto, who has been compared to Norman Bates from the horror film Psycho, stabbed Sasha Marsden and sexually defiled her as she lay dead or dying, Preston Crown Court was told.
7. TURKEY RELEASES ISRAEL 'SPY' BIRD
Authorities in Turkey have cleared a small bird they had detained on suspicion of spying for Israel. The bird was discovered in a village in eastern Turkey, wearing a metallic ring stamped with the words “24311 Tel Avivunia Israel”. Authorities subjected the kestrel to intensive medical examinations, including X-rays.
8. NAIL POLISH FOUND IN CHEAP WINE
Bottles of cheap counterfeit wine containing nail polish remover, cleaning fluid and car screen wash are being sold in some British off licenses. Trading standard teams have seized thousands of bottles of counterfeit wine, masked as popular brands such as Jacob’s Creek or Blossom Hill. Tell-tale signs include spelling mistakes on the label and bottles not filled to the normal level.
9. BOLT STARS AT ANNIVERSARY GAMES
Usain Bolt produced a season's best to win the 100m on his return to the Olympic Stadium for the Anniversary Games last night. The six-time Olympic champion ran nine hundredths of a second quicker than he had previously done this year, despite a lacklustre start. He had earlier arrived onto the track on board a huge metallic 'rocket ship' vehicle.
10. BARCA: CESC FABREGAS NOT FOR SALE
Barcelona have told Manchester United that Cesc Fabregas is not for sale. Vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu said: “It doesn’t matter how much United are willing to offer, we won’t let him go. He is not for sale.” New manager Tata Martino added: “If the club have turned down United’s offers two times, then in this case I will add a third rejection. We are going to keep him here.”
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