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Why a Spy was Killed

Why a Spy was Killed When Alexander Litvinenko fled Moscow for Britain, he found it hard to find work; London was awash with former KGB agents. So he turned to Italy, where he found a ready market for intelligence, not all of it real. What happened next was to make him some dangerous enemies. Alexander [...]

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TIffany Wright Starved to Death in this Room on a Urine Soaked Bed, Surrounded by Soiled Nappies.

The 999 call came in just after ­midnight. With ­Saturday sliding into ­Sunday, the streets of Sheffield ricocheted with the sounds of boozy ­bravado. On the line was the landlady of the Scarbrough Arms, a quiet pub in Upperthorpe, a nondescript suburb off the inner ring road. Her name was Sabrina Hirst and she was [...]

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Netted

The jailing of Colin Blanchard, Tracy Lyons, and Tracy Dawber marks the end of a complex and disturbing police investigation spanning five counties that ended up uncovering not just a paedophile ring, but also a crime of our times. The three accused were the last to be dealt with in this case, which was triggered [...]

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Lights Camera Disaster

Brixton-born City trader Robert Fucilla had succeeded in everything he had put his hand to, from selling oil to backing British hip-hop acts, and believed his Italian ancestry gave him a shot at being a British Al Pacino. Of course, millions dream of breaking into the movies, but what underpinned Fucilla’s ambition, friends and workmates agree, what made [...]

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Crossbow Cannibal – He Killed Because it was Easy

Donna and Louise know a thing or two about scouting for punters. Their beat on City Road, a major artery moments from Bradford city centre, is a strategic choice. “If the vice squad stops [the punters], they can say they’re heading home,” Donna explains. The nearby backroads, on the other hand, lead nowhere in particular – and it is there, amid condemned terraces, [...]

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Guardian Weekend – Alibi for Slaughter

The half-century-old dispute in Kashmir escalated to the brink of war in recent weeks -at a time when India, in the name of the worldwide war against terrorism, was stepping up a purge on ‘militants’. Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark talk to the families who bore the brunt. A percussive thump sent everyone running for [...]

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The Sunday Times Magazine – State of Despair

Kashmir’s young men are disappearing, victims of the 10 year civil war between India and Pakistani-backed militants. And parents who try to find them wind up dead. Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark Photographs by Harriet Logan. Hours of cooking had stained Gulshan’s hands a deep shade of scarlet, but she looked with satisfaction at the [...]

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