A new inquest into the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain who vanished in the Australian desert 30 years ago has heard it is likely a dingo likely took the infant. Azaria disappeared from a tent in the desert near Uluru, or Ayers Rock as it was known, in 1980. The case has been the subject of three previous inquests and a trial which saw Lindy Chamberlain jailed, but evidence to the fourth inquest suggests that attacks by dingoes on humans are frequent and sometimes fatal. “It gives me hope that t
Secret files have been unveiled which reveal how Margaret Thatcher argued with defence chiefs over spending cuts just a year before the Falklands war. The 30-year-old Cabinet papers from the National Archives also reveal how the Prime Minister was advised to abandon Liverpool to “managed decline” after the 1981 Toxteth Riots. The then-Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Heseltine had sought regeneration funding for the city but Chancellor Geoffrey Howe argued it was a waste of money.
The boxer Amir Khan has alleged an unidentified man ‘interfered’ with ringside officials during a World Title match last month. In a series of tweets, he claims the fight supervisor for the World Boxing Association Michael Welsh can be seen apparently being disturbed by a man in a blue shirt and hat sitting to his left. Amir lost the fight and two light-welterweight titles to Lamont Peterson in Washington DC.
video.news.sky.com Michael Jackson’s children have made a rare public appearance — on stage in front of 50000 people — at a tribute concert in honour of their father. The event in Cardiff last night had a host of A-list performers. But as Jane Witherspoon reports, not everyone in the Jackson family was happy about the concert.
More about this programme: Comedian Michael McIntyre shares his frustrations with using sellotape and scissors at Christmas live in front of comedy fans and a celebrity VIP audience at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.