The British mother of a child who died after being brutally abused has been jailed indefinitely. The child’s — originally known as Baby P –horrifying death caused a furor in Britain, with the media, public and politicians united in demanding to know how his terrible injuries were missed by social workers, police and medical staff. Judge Stephen Kramer also Friday jailed the 27-year-old mum’s boyfriend for life with a minimum of 12 years and their lodger, Jason Owen, 37, indefinitely but with a minimum of three years, the British Press Association reported.
Ferrari have failed in their bid to obtain an injunction against the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and their decision to introduce a budget cap into Formula One from next season. Following a one-hour hearing at the Tribunal de Grande Justice in Paris, judges sided with FIA president Max Mosley’s organization, the British Press Association reported Wednesday
Police officers responsible for protecting the British royal family handled firearms when drunk, traded pornography and steroids and sat on Queen Elizabeth II’s throne in comical poses, it has been alleged in a London court. The allegations were made Tuesday by John Cooper, the lawyer for former royal protection officer Paul Page, who is accused of defrauding colleagues and friends to fund a life of luxury, The British Press Association reported.
A British-owned cargo ship on Monday became the latest vessel to be seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. The 32,000-tonne Malaspina Castle was taken early on Monday and was believed to be heading towards Somalia’s pirate-infested coast, the European Union’s Horn of Africa maritime security center said. “Few details are known at this stage, but the mixed-nationality crew is believed to be safe,” a statement on the London-based organization’s Web site said
Queen Elizabeth II has become a YouTube hit after apparently losing her temper with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi during a photocall for G-20 leaders. The queen joined the G-20 leaders for an official photo to mark the summit. After the photo is taken, Berlusconi can be heard yelling: “Mr Obama,” at the U.S
Leading British Cabinet Minister Jacqui Smith’s political future is in doubt after her husband admitted to paying for adult movies with taxpayers’ money. The Home Minister’s husband, Richard Timney, has apologized for the “embarrassment” he caused his wife, while she has promised to repay the money spent, including the £10 ($14) charge for the two films, the British Press Association reported. According to British media reports, Smith had not seen the videos and was “mortified” that they had “mistakenly” been paid for using her MP’s expense account.
A suspected U.S. missile strike killed seven people Wednesday in Pakistan’s turbulent tribal region, a political official and an intelligence source told CNN. Thai police believe pirates slit 64-year-old Malcolm Robertson’s throat and tied up his wife Linda, 57, when they raided their yacht near Koh Dong, an island about 73km (45 miles) off southern Thailand’s Andaman sea coast, the British Press Association reported.
Prince Charles has sent a condolence message to the family of a wealthy British couple who ended their lives together at a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland, according to media reports.