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Exaro’s video shows ‘Fairbank’ arrest of Tory MP’s half-brother

Journalists from Exaro were watching Dorset house as Met’s paedophile unit swooped By Fiona O’Cleirigh, Alison Winward, Mark Watts, Mark Conrad and Tim Wood 27 June 2013 Exaro journalists captured the moment that detectives investigating an alleged VIP paedophile ring arrested the half-brother of a senior Conservative MP. “This arrest is part of a new strand of ‘Operation Fairbank’, entitled ‘Operation […]

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Analysis: public should know truth about VIP paedophile ring

‘Evidence of sexual abuse of children by powerful people has been hidden for too long’ By David Hencke | 16 February 2013 This is a story that I always wanted the public to know. For more than five years, I have been aware, thanks to a very good source, that unspeakable events involving a paedophile ring took place […]

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Richmond’s ex-head of social services ‘unaware’ of ‘paedo ring’

Louis Minster ‘never heard’ of allegations despite high-profile police raid in borough By Mark Conrad and Alison Winward | 9 February 2013 Richmond’s former head of social services says that he was unaware of allegations of a paedophile ring in his borough during his term of office. Louis Minster was director of social services at the south-west London borough of […]

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Exaro’s pictures show first arrest in ‘Operation Fernbridge’

Journalists from Exaro were watching address in seaside town as dawn arrest unfolded By Alison Winward, Mark Watts, Tim Wood, Keith Perry, David Hencke, Alex Varley-Winter and Mark Conrad | 7 February 2013 Exaro journalists captured the moment that detectives investigating an alleged VIP paedophile ring made their first arrest under ‘Operation Fernbridge’. Two of […]

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Police investigate top Tories over ‘child abuse at guest house’

Met secretly re-opens case of ex-senior politicians’ alleged links to ‘paedophile ring’ By David Hencke, David Pallister and Fiona O’Cleirigh | 14 December 2012 Police are investigating former senior Conservative figures and other prominent people over allegations of sexually abusing boys in a guest house in the early 1980’s. Exaro can today reveal that the Metropolitan Police Service has spent several […]

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How Virgin flight from Florida ran low on fuel after diversion

Jumbo 747 passenger jet hit blustery weather, then captain raised alarm on fuel By Roger Wilsher, Keith Perry, Susan Cooke and Alison Winward | 18 August 2012 Passengers boarding Virgin Atlantic flight number VS16 were leaving behind the breezy evening cool of Florida’s Orlando. They had no idea of the terrifying journey ahead. Their Boeing 747-443, named ‘Jersey Girl’, was destined for […]

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Reports to CAA of UK passenger jets’ low-fuel emergencies

Civil Aviation Authority records 28 cases of aircraft running low on fuel over two years By Keith Perry, Susan Cooke, Alison Winward and Roger Wilsher | 18 August 2012 “Since July 2010, 28 commercial passenger aircraft landing in the UK were forced to declare low-fuel emergencies” Exaro today publishes details of reports of UK passenger aircraft declaring emergencies after running low on […]

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Two Virgin Atlantic 747s issued alerts as they ran low on fuel

Mayday: three jumbo jets in UK skies alerted controllers over low fuel, CAA files show By Keith Perry, Roger Wilsher and Alison Winward | 18 August 2011 “To see so many fire engines on landing made me realise that it could have been bad” – Passenger on Virgin flight number VS16 Two Virgin Atlantic passenger jets were forced to issue emergency […]

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Agency boss exposed by Exaro defends activities to Leveson

Cash offer to public officials for information was first made in ‘different environment’ By David Hencke and Alison Winward | 18 July 2012 “I am sure that you can understand why [it] excited the attention of the inquiry” – Lord Justice Leveson Former police photographer Matt Sprake defended his picture agency at the Leveson inquiry this afternoon after being exposed […]

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MoD oversees lucrative Saudi defence contract

Ministry of Defence is responsible for ensuring ‘governance’ in Sangcom project By Guy Eaton, Mark Watts, Frederika Whitehead, Alison Winward and Susan Cooke 18 May 2012 At the heart of a massive Saudi defence deal and the flow of money through the Cayman Islands lies the UK’s Ministry of Defence. The ministry runs the contract, known as the Sangcom project, to […]