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Teacher ‘used hidden camera in changing room’, say police — Hidden cameras and scores of videos of pupils undressing were found at the home of a deputy headmaster who took his own life after being visited by detectives, police said today. Martin Goldberg, 46, was contacted by officers from Essex Police earlier this month at the start of an inquiry into the online purchase of indecent images of teenage boys.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @TimesCrime: Police and NCA failed to act on information about deputy head who used hidden camera in school changing rooms…

Sep 30, 2014

Police and NCA failed to act on information about deputy head who used hidden camera in school changing rooms…

Sep 30, 2014

Deputy headteacher ‘used hidden camera in changing room’, say police…

Cameron tells GPs to work at weekends — Patients will be able to see their doctor on Saturdays and Sundays under plans to be set out by David Cameron today. A pledge to force GPs to open their surgeries on seven days a week within five years is part of a wider package of measures to improve access to family doctors.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @thetimes: Patients will be able to see their doctor on Saturdays and Sundays under plans to be set out by David Cameron today

Ban on pesticides to save bees may do them more harm — A ban on pesticides blamed for contributing to a massive decline in Britain's bee population will drive farmers to use chemicals that could be even more harmful to the insects, scientists have warned. The European Commission voted last week in favour of curbs on the use of three neonicotinoids, which it believes pose a high level of risk to bees.

Tag tourists and make them wear wristbands, says Thai minister — Two weeks after the unsolved murder of two Britons on a holiday beach, Thailand's junta is proposing to monitor tourists with coloured wristbands, and even electronic tagging devices, in a bizarre attempt to prevent them from coming to grief.

Plans for new North Sea oil regulator delayed — Plans to set up a tough new regulator for the oil industry to help maximise recovery of the North Sea's remaining reserves have been delayed. The oil industry urged the government to "crack on" with implementing the key plank of the Wood review into the future of the North Sea which Ed Davey, the energy secretary, formally endorsed in February.

Sarah Gadon: from Dracula’s lover to playing the Queen — David Cronenberg's latest muse is now one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, soon to be see as Dracula's lover and as the Queen in Girls' Night Out Sarah Gadon, 27, is one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood and a muse for her fellow Canadian, David Cronenberg, having starred in three of his films: A Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis and his new release, Maps to the Stars, as the ghost of the mother of Julianne Moore's fading movie star.
Sep 30, 2014

From bride of Dracula to Elizabeth II (and David Cronenberg's muse). Sarah Gadon interview:…

Farage topples Cameron from position of power — Read the full power lists with Red Box Nigel Farage has been crowned the most influential figure on the right, beating the prime minister to top spot. The Ukip leader's meteoric ascent, bolstered by triumph in the European elections in May and the defection of two Tory MPs to his party, marks the arrival of Ukip into the mainstream.
Sep 30, 2014

Nigel Farage has topped the Power List "Top 100 on the Right" this year, as Ukip chalks up 8 entries.…

Hanging loose with attitude for comfort and joy — McCartney gave otherwise utilitarian pieces, such as boiler suits, trenchcoats and sailorpants, a certain delicacy, offering them in a subtle palette of barely-there shades While it feels as though every designer this season is dedicating their collection to "a strong woman", Stella McCartney, who showed her spring 2015 range at the Opera Garnier in Paris yesterday morning, is more interested in her weaknesses.

Local members round on defector Reckless — Mark Reckless allowed his local Tory association to spend £6,000 on personalised leaflets just a week before he defected to Ukip, activists have claimed. Conservative party members in Rochester & Strood are said to be furious with their MP.
Sep 30, 2014

Tories in Rochester & Strood fume that Mark Reckless let them spend £6K on personalised leaflets, then defected…

Ambition has many faces for loyal Chris Pennell — Here on the sports pages, we haven't much time for modest ambition. We tell stories of young men and women striving for the top, we hail outliers, überachievers and those on the ascent of their Everest. The summit is where professional sportspeople want to be, right? Only up there is a success story completed.
Sep 30, 2014

The remarkable Chris Pennell; an explanation and appreciation

Are our fears about food allergies a bit nutty? — To put the risks in perspective, you are twice as likely to drown in your bath than to die from any type of food allergy Nuts. It's hard to get away from them these days thanks to fears about serious allergy, and the reaction of food manufacturers (may contain nuts), restaurants (nuts are used in our kitchens) and airlines (please don't open your nuts).

The language of finance is being lost in translation — What does the word "wrap" mean to you? It could mean lunch, or something to wear over a dress in the evening if it gets a bit chilly. What about the word "platform"? Most obviously, it is something to stand on while waiting for a train, or a type of shoe worn by the Bay City Rollers.
Sep 30, 2014

"What does the word “wrap” mean to you?" The language of finance is being lost in translation argues @Louiseaileen70…

Boom-time at last for Balfour — Bizarrely, it's hard to find a business that models itself on Mr Creosote. So, full marks to Balfour Beatty for such a spectacular attempt. All those construction contracts on "wafer thin" margins. So tricky to tell whether they'll make a profit or not. At least until - look out shareholders - BOOM!
Sep 30, 2014

"Look out shareholders - it’s boom time at last for Balfour Beatty" argues @aliosborne20…

Drone bracelet takes on flights of hi-tech fancy — A flying camera that can be folded up and worn on the wrist is being developed by scientists in America. The Nixiedrone, which looks like a plastic bracelet, opens into a quad-rotor flying machine that can record video and take photographs and beam them to its owner's smartphone for storage.

Manuel Pellegrini has Joe Hart in spin over rotation — Joe Hart has admitted he is struggling to see the positives of being rested by Manuel Pellegrini as the Manchester City goalkeeper urged his team-mates to ensure their concentration never wavers in their crucial Champions League tie at home to AS Roma tomorrow evening.
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