UK immigration chiefs reject Sri Lankan asylum seekers, claiming they either tortured themselves or paid someone to maim and scar them.
PEARL AND SWINE
Payday lender British Pearl boasts of high standards – shame about its chief financial officer who secretly used its cash to prop-up a sandwich bar he owned with his cousin!
DEVON AND HELL
Why elderly residents at the brand-new River View Care Centre in south Devon were so badly neglected just weeks after its opening.
Pilots condemn their ‘trade union’ Balpa’s ‘preposterous’ suggestion that conking out in the cabin due to ‘fume events’ might just be hyperventilation.
Anger as a ‘dumbed down’ Marine Navigation Act allows inexperienced junior crew members to pilot ships in difficult harbours.
PINCH OF COSALT
More on the cosy ‘pre-pack’ administration of Cosalt plc – swiftly bought up at a knockdown price by its chairman, big-time Tory donor David Ross.
Trouble ahead for the University of Salford as it accepts hundreds of students on to courses that may not run next year due to cutbacks.
SINK OR SWIM
Richard Parry, new boss of the Canal and River Trust, has ‘fantastic experience of managing complex infrastructure’. Er, does he?
WE’RE ALL TRUCKED…
As firms like trucking giant Eddie Stobart cash in on the reorganisation of legal aid (Stobart Barristers, anyone?), specialist criminal defence solicitors become an endangered species.