Michael Foreman, 48, fell from a fifth-floor balcony in the members’ bar area of the gallery on the South Bank last Tuesday evening.
The banker, who lived in Grays, Essex, with his wife Janet, was reported missing the day before he died.
Horrified witnesses described seeing a man dressed in a suit without a tie plunge from the bar area shortly before the gallery, whose imposing building was once a power station, [...]
A man who pretended to be blind to get people to pity him was found dead in a flooded ditch after he apparently failed to see the hazard, an inquest heard today.
Geoffrey Haywood, 65, walked with a white stick, used a talking watch and had carers to look after him.
But the inquest was told he could see perfectly well and if someone dropped money on a pavement he would be [...]
A Bank of England manager stabbed himself to death due to the over-whelming pressure he was under at work, an inquest has heard.
The body of Christopher Dymond, 52, was discovered in a secluded car park in Herongate, Essex, after his family had reported him missing.
A post-mortem revealed Mr Dymond died from self-inflicted stab wounds to his chest and cuts to his arms.
His grieving father, Denis Dymond, told an inquest: “Our [...]
Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said the force was considering a mass screening programme among the spy’s colleagues at the Secret Intelligence Service.
But he stressed that without an official suspect in the case, they could not compel anyone to take part in a DNA screening programme.
Last week the coroner at Mr Williams’ inquest said the 31-year-old, whose naked, decomposing remains were found in a locked sports holdall, had probably been [...]
April 19, 2012
Natasha Marie Harris, 30, died on February 25, 2010 in Invercargill on New Zealand’s south island.
Her partner Christopher Hodgkinson claimed it was a result of drinking too much Coca-Cola.
On Thursday he told the inquest Natasha had been unwell leading up to her death and had no energy, but the idea Coca-Cola caused the problem had never crossed their minds.
Mr Hodgkinson told the court that she had been [...]
A severely obese 10-year-old girl died because she was too overweight, an inquest has heard.
Shannon Appleton-Gower, who had learning difficulties, was found not breathing in bed at home by her stepfather last November.
The inquest heard that Shannon died from acute cardio-respiratory failure, sleep apnoea and acute pulmonary hypertension – all caused by her weight.
But her stepfather, Dominic Stringer, said Shannon lived an active lifestyle.
He said: ‘She was a bubbly character [...]
The Russian secret service authorised the “elimination” of individuals living overseas who were judged to be enemies of the state and ordered the creation of special units to conduct such operations, according to a document passed to The Daily Telegraph.
The directive refers specifically to the European Union and western Europe and appears to be signed by the head [...]
Former Bond girl Angela Scoular was married to Carry On actor Leslie Phillips
A Bond girl actress who had suffered from bowel cancer ended her life by drinking drain cleaner, Westminster Coroner’s Court has heard.
Angela Scoular, 65, who starred in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, died in April.
The actress, who lived in Maida Vale, west London, was battling alcoholism and depression and worried about debts.
Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox [...]
HUNDREDS of Osama bin Laden supporters clashed with English Defence League extremists today as a “funeral service” for the assassinated terror leader sparked fury outside London’s US Embassy.
Police stepped in to separate the chanting groups amid threats of violence from both sides.
US leaders were branded “murderers” by radicals, who warned vengeance attacks were “guaranteed” and shouted: “USA, you will pay.”
Protesters carried signs declaring ‘Islam will [...]
by Robert J. Samuelson
In embracing a victims-and-villains explanation of the recession, Americans are missing important lessons about the future of the U.S. economy.
We Americans turn every major crisis into a morality tale in which the good guys and the bad guys are identified and praised or vilified accordingly. Thereâ€™s a political, journalistic, and intellectual imperative to find out who caused the crisis, [...]