Tom Moseley

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Phone-Hacking Investigation Costs Metropolitan Police More Than £20m

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2014 | (10:43)

The cost to the Metropolitan Police of investigating the phone-hacking scandal has passed £20m in less than two years, with almost 150 officers assigned to the task, HuffPost UK can reveal.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act lay bare the toll the three separate investigations have taken on...

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Roger Federer Is the Best Tennis Player Ever... Just Not Against Nadal

(1) Comments | Posted 24 January 2014 | (13:32)


Unlucky, old chap. It was nip-and-tuck for the first set, and a couple of breaks decided it overall.

Sure, you could have sliced a few more backhands, and made Rafa play a bit more with his dodgy left hand.

But you've had a decent Australian Open, sent Andy Murray...

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Tony Abbott Reduces Syria Civil War To 'Goodies' Against 'Baddies'

(79) Comments | Posted 22 January 2014 | (08:32)

The bloody war in Syria has been boiled down to a case of "goodies" and "baddies" by the Australian Prime Minister.

As world leaders gathered in Switzerland to try to find a solution to the complex mess, Tony Abbott gave his take on the situation.

“The difficulty in Syria is...

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Lockerbie 25 Year Anniversary: Jim Swire, Father Of Victim Flora, Vows To Keep Fighting

(32) Comments | Posted 20 December 2013 | (14:13)

Twenty five years ago today, Dr Jim Swire's life changed forever.

Pan Am Flight 103, travelling from Heathrow to New York, had crashed in Lockerbie near the Scottish borders.

"I can vividly remember, of course, the TV pictures coming in, and the gradual dawning of realisation that it was Flora's...

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Getting Around Porn Filters 'A Challenge Children Will Relish' Campaigners Say

(22) Comments | Posted 13 December 2013 | (08:18)

Children will love the challenge of getting around David Cameron's porn blocker, campaigners have warned.

The Prime Minister wants to use family-friendly filters to prevent children accessing adult material - meaning adults will have to 'opt in' if they want to watch it.

But at a debate in...

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Average Earnings Map Shows How Much People Are Paid Across The UK

(0) Comments | Posted 12 December 2013 | (09:57)

How much do people in your area earn?

Now you can find out, with this nifty tool from the Office for National Statistics.

The figures reveal a worrying trend, with the gender pay gap widening for the first time in five years.

It was the first time the...

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Uruguay To Legalise Cannabis Trade, Taking Money Out Of Criminal Cartels

(21) Comments | Posted 11 December 2013 | (08:29)

A South American country is bringing in laws that will legalise cannabis, with the government setting the price.

The drastic move is an attempt to kill the black market in Uruguay by making it state-controlled, the first country in the world to do so.

It would take it well beyond...

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Civil Service Jobs Gender Imbalance Revealed As Men Dominate The Top Roles

(85) Comments | Posted 27 November 2013 | (15:01)

The massive gender bias in Britain's civil service has been revealed, with men continuing to dominate the top jobs.

Campaigners said the breakdown of the percentage of women at different levels within Whitehall, released in Parliament on Wednesday, painted a "damning picture".

It shows that the lowest three rungs are...

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Remembrance Sunday: Quakers Say Conscientious Objectors Should Be Honoured Too

(144) Comments | Posted 8 November 2013 | (17:24)

On Remembrance Sunday, Britain falls silent to honour the sacrifices made by servicemen and women.

But should those who refused to take part in the First World War also be celebrated?

That is the view of the Quakers, who are launching a new campaign to highlight the suffering of conscientious...

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John Lewis Advert And Bear Stays Up For Christmas: Retailer Says 'No Relation' Between Stories

(12) Comments | Posted 8 November 2013 | (15:37)

John Lewis has said there is no link between its new Christmas advert and a children's book with a similar plot.

The department store's festive ad, said to cost £7m, was unveiled on Friday.

It tells the story of a bear who has never seen Christmas because he is always...

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M6 Crash: Dramatic Images Show Car Hanging Off Carriageway At Junction 23, Haydock Island (PICTURES)

(48) Comments | Posted 3 November 2013 | (11:07)

The M6 was closed after a major crash left a car hanging off the side of a bridge.

Dramatic images showed the Maserati dangling from the carriageway at Haydock Island, near St Helens, on Sunday morning.

Nobody was seriously hurt but three lanes of the southbound carriageway were closed at...

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Andrew Marr Tells Steve Coogan: I Can See Why Newspapers Are Worried

(55) Comments | Posted 3 November 2013 | (11:01)

Andrew Marr has said he sympathises with newspapers in their battle over press regulation.

The broadcaster, a former editor of the Independent, told campaigning comedian Steve Coogan: "There are things that I can certainly see why the newspapers are worried [about]."

Speaking on his show on Sunday morning, he went...

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Royal Charter Rejected By Most Of The Press

(19) Comments | Posted 31 October 2013 | (11:18)

Newspapers are not giving up without a fight, after the Queen signed a controversial royal charter into law.

The regime paves the way for a new regulatory regime that Hugh Grant, Steve Coogan and co say...

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Commuters' Annoying Habits Revealed In YouGov Survey Of Londoners

(23) Comments | Posted 29 October 2013 | (16:28)

If you're on your way to or from work, this might be up your street - YouGov has asked Londoners about the most annoying habits of fellow commuters.

Is yours on there? Have your say below.

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Plebgate Scandal 'Same As Treatment Of Young People In London', Kids Company Says

(48) Comments | Posted 25 October 2013 | (14:17)

The unravelling of the plebgate case against a government minister could be "the best thing that ever happened" for young people, a charity has said.

David van Eeghen, of the Kids Company charity, claimed young people had experienced injustice at the hands of the police for years, and said the...

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Elderly More To Blame For Housing Crisis Than Immigrants, Planning Minister Nick Boles Says

(769) Comments | Posted 25 October 2013 | (09:28)

A Tory minister has pointed the finger at Britain's grandmas for contributing to the nation's housing crisis.

Nick Boles said that families with great-grandparents were not willing to live in the same house, putting more pressure on precious housing supply.

The planning minister said immigration was also a factor, but...

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Roma Prejudice Like Nazi Germany, Travellers Say After 'Maria Case' And Ireland Blunder

(460) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (11:19)

The outcry over 'blonde-haired, blue-eyed' children living in gypsy camps is like something from Nazi Germany, according to a travellers' representative.

Matthew Brindley, policy manager of the Irish Traveller Movement, said different physical appearances were being compared and deemed "incompatible" after...

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Phillip Schofield Spent Two Hours Googling Paedophile Rumours Before Cameron Ambush

(24) Comments | Posted 23 October 2013 | (16:55)

Phillip Schofield spent two hours googling paedophile rumours before his bungled attempt to ambush David Cameron live on air, it has emerged.

Almost a year ago, the This Morning presenter handed the Prime Minister a list of people linked with child abuse, declaring it had taken him...

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Londoners Are Miserable And Anxious, ONS Happiness Survey Finds

(191) Comments | Posted 23 October 2013 | (12:36)

The streets may be paved with gold, at least according to Dick Whittington, but moving to London will make you miserable.

That's according to the latest bulletin from David Cameron's happiness survey, which found people living in the capital had on average the lowest ratings for life satisfaction,...

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Ukip Candidate Dean Perks Defends Tweeting Sex Picture Of Naked Man And Woman

(136) Comments | Posted 22 October 2013 | (18:06)

A Ukip candidate has criticised the "stiff upper-lipped" political class for complaining when he tweeted an obscene photo of a naked man and a woman.

Dean Perks posted the picture, showing a woman leading a man along a pavement by his privates, as "banter" with a friend who...

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