Diversity champion, 49, at accounting giant Deloitte quits role amid bullying probe

Deloitte Diversity champion, 49, quits role amid ‘bullying probe’: Self-styled ‘LGBTQ+ ally’ ‘steps down’ as accounting giant investigates her ‘aggressive communication’ methods EXCLUSIVE: Dimple Agarwal was UK deputy chief executive at Deloitte Diversity champion faces allegations of bullying from staff, reports Telegraph Colleagues have accused her of ‘communicating aggressively’, say the reports Ms Agarwal was instrumental … Read more

Lord Advocate says claims of interference in Salmond probe ‘wholly without foundation’

The Scottish Lord Advocate today dismissed claims of interference in the Alex Salmond probe as ‘wholly without foundation’. Giving evidence to a Holyrood committee, James Wolffe QC said he had recused himself from key decisions over the probe into handling of allegations against the former First Minister. And he flatly rejected that idea that the … Read more

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe snaps a stunning photo of Venus

NASA has revealed a stunning photo of Venus taken by its Parker Solar Probe from 7,693 miles away. The image, taken July 11 last year, is an almost eerie black and white shot of the planet’s nightside – the side facing away from the Sun.  A bright rim around the edge of the planet is … Read more

Police probe statue of Margaret Thatcher’s head on a pike

Police have launched an investigation into suspected criminal damage after a local artist erected a statue of Margaret Thatcher’s severed head on a pike in the former Prime Minister’s home town at the weekend. Welshman Mark Roberts, who uses the pseudonym Markrobla, hoisted his carved plaster version of the Iron Lady on a plinth in … Read more

Matt Hancock defends £30m Covid contracts for his neighbour after medical regulator launches probe

Matt Hancock has defended a decision to hand Covid test orders worth £30million to a former neighbour now under investigation by the medical watchdog, saying it would be ‘ridiculous’ to block friends of ministers from public contracts. Alex Bourne, who crossed paths with the Health Secretary while running the Cock Inn in Thurlow, West Suffolk, … Read more

Matt Hancock’s pub landlord neighbour faces probe by UK’s medical regulator

Matt Hancock’s former neighbour and pub landlord is under investigation by the UK’s medical regulator, it has been revealed. Alex Bourne, who crossed paths with the Health Secretary while running the Cock Inn in Thurlow, West Suffolk, began producing millions of NHS Covid test vials during the pandemic after exchanging a personal WhatsApp messages with Mr … Read more

ALEX BRUMMER: FCA fails savers with its tortoise-like Woodford probe

The pandemic has produced some of the fastest turnarounds in history. Pharma companies Pfizer and Astrazeneca reduced the vaccine development cycle from a decade to less than a year. And City traders quickly learned that it wasn’t necessary to be in Canary Wharf to drive markets to commanding heights. Commercial transformation to digital has been … Read more

Probe is launched to find out if Hammersmith and Fulham council’s coat of arms is racist

Slave vessel or Viking warship? Probe is launched to find out if Hammersmith and Fulham council’s coat of arms is racist because it features a black ship Hammersmith and Fulham council’s coat of arms features a black ship The Labour-run council will investigate whether it has racist connotations Thought a horseshoe symbol could commemorate a … Read more

KPMG boss steps aside amid probe into incendiary comments at a virtual meeting

KPMG boss steps aside amid probe into incendiary comments at a virtual meeting By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 GMT, 10 February 2021 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 10 February 2021 The UK chairman of accounting giant KPMG dramatically stepped aside last night as a probe was launched into his incendiary comments at … Read more