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Exaro and David Hencke up for top awards over CSA inquiry

Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards shortlists Exaro for ‘campaign of the year’ By Exaro Team | 1 December 2014 Exaro and the work of eight of its journalists are shortlisted for this year’s British Journalism Awards. The eight contributed to a series of articles on Exaro that led to the overarching inquiry into child sex abuse. In addition, […]

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BHP faces new criticism over probe into mine disaster in Brazil

Anglo-Australian company uses its corporate advisors for ‘independent’ investigation By David Pallister and Mike Yuille | 10 April 2016 “Perception will be shaped by the quality of the report when it is published” – BHP spokesman on “independent” investigation Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton faces fresh criticism for its part in Brazil’s worst environmental disaster by commissioning an investigation that […]

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Wanted by Interpol: ‘Mr Fixit’ for Westland’s €560m Indian deal

Christian Michel under ‘red notice’ as India’s CBI seeks his extradition over bribery claims By David Pallister | 15 December 2015 “Criminal conspiracy, cheating, illegal gratification and abuse of official position” – Charges listed by Interpol against Christian Michel Interpol has issued a “red notice” for the arrest of a British businessman implicated in a bribery scandal over […]

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Geoff Hoon faces further corruption challenge at Westland

Helicopter maker plunged into series of bribery investigations into overseas contracts By David Pallister | 18 September 2015 Former defence secretary Geoff Hoon faces fresh pressure as Anglo-Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland has been plunged into a spate of corruption claims. Hoon, managing director for AgustaWestland’s international business since 2011, will be responsible for helping the company to defend […]

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Analysis: why police continue to investigate claims by ‘Nick’

Operation Midland is a probe into credible testimony, writes Exaro’s Editor-in-Chief By Mark Watts | 5 September 2015 Why did detectives publicly say that they regarded a key witness’s extraordinary account of child sex abuse as “credible”? This is what I am most frequently asked about the Metropolitan Police Service’s ‘Operation Midland’, coming slightly ahead of questions that […]

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Carole Kasir ‘boasted about VIPs who visited Elm Guest House’

Notorious brothel’s co-owner denied knowing of child sex abuse at her Edwardian house By Mark Conrad and David Pallister | 1 April 2015 Brothel owner Carole Kasir boasted to friends about high-profile visitors to her guest house. Three decades later, that guest house is at the centre of an investigation by Scotland Yard into VIP paedophiles – amid claims of […]

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Carole Kasir’s past: fractious family life and failed relationships

Teenage tearaway who feuded with her mother later abandoned three young daughters By Mark Conrad and David Pallister | 1 April 2015 Teenage tearaway Carole Kasir fell out spectacularly with her mother. It was the first step on a wayward life that led Carole Kasir to being the madam of a paedophile brothel – the notorious Elm Guest House. Years […]

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Revealed: Carole Kasir and her squalid life at Elm Guest House

‘Madam’ spanked one male guest in kitchen with riding whip in front of shocked friends By Mark Conrad and David Pallister | 1 April 2015 Elm Guest House was home to Harry and Carole Kasir. Living with them there in 1979 was their young son and Carole’s daughter from a previous relationship. And they were heading for disaster. Their Edwardian […]

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Press Awards nominates Exaro and Sunday People jointly

Newspaper industry’s awards shortlists us and paper for ‘news team of the year’ By Exaro Team | 10 March 2015 “The award for the best overall news team in terms of range and depth of coverage, reporting, scoops, pictures and design” – Press Awards Exaro and the Sunday People have been jointly nominated in the newspaper industry’s Press […]

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Baroness Butler-Sloss faces another hitch in heading CSA inquiry

Lord Havers, baroness’s brother, curbed investigation into Kincora scandal 30 years ago By David Hencke and David Pallister | 14 July 2014 “The conduct of the police, or elected representatives… or military intelligence… was not under scrutiny in this inquiry” – Judge William Hughes, Kincora inquiry Home secretary Theresa May has received a fresh warning that Baroness Butler-Sloss may not […]