Lucy Clarke-Billings

Reporter, Newsweek Europe

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Journalist with national newspaper, agency and online experience including The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, The Sunday Times and Ferrari Press Agency.

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The Daily Telegraph
03/10/2016
Thank you, judge. Hatton Garden gang free in 3 years

THE Hatton Garden ringleaders blew kisses to their families and thanked the judge as he handed them sentences which mean they will be out of prison within three years. Less than a year after the “biggest burglary in English legal history”, six of the seven men convicted in connection with the £14 million heist were sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court yesterday. John Kenny Collins, 75, Daniel Jones, 61, Terry Perkins, 67, and the group’s oldest member, Brian Reader, 77, had all pleaded...

The Daily Telegraph
08/05/2015
Prostitute who threatened to ‘expose’ Heath

THE woman who caused the Sir Edward Heath child abuse storm can be revealed today as a Filipino prostitute, who ran a brothel just a mile from the late prime minister’s former home in Salisbury. Myra Ling-Ling Forde, 67, was arrested on suspicion of inciting prostitution in the early Nineties, but a retired detective has alleged that charges were dropped when she threatened to expose the former Tory leader as a paedophile.

The Daily Telegraph
01/27/2016
Leaked report condemns BBC over Savile’s abuse

THE report by Dame Janet Smith into the culture of the BBC at the time of the Jimmy Savile scandal has reportedly been leaked, revealing "devastating detail" on the corporation's "sheer scale of awareness" of Savile's activities.

The Sun
11/02/2014
Followed by evil

MICHAEL Payne’s mum yesterday said her tragic son had been “followed by evil” after she learned he had been stalked by serial killer Levi Bellfield. Cynthia, 74, said: “He was a wonderful son and a great father but he had demons he could not shake. “It was as though he was followed by evil.” Unsuspecting Michael, who died last week aged 45, was already being destroyed by grief over the murder of daughter Sarah when he became a neighbour of Bellfield, who went on to cynically...

The Sunday Telegraph
10/25/2015
Tony Blair apologises for Iraq War errors and fears they led to the rise of Isil

TONY BLAIR has apologised for some of the mistakes that were made during the Iraq War, and says he recognises “elements of truth” behind opinion that the invasion caused the rise of Isil. In a candid interview with CNN, the former prime minister was challenged by US political broadcaster Fareed Zakar who accused Blair of being George Bush’s ‘poodle’ over the conflict.

The Sunday Times
08/31/2014
Scatty middle-aged mum ‘reborn as jihacker’s wife’

A WHITE British woman has joined Isis terrorists in Syria and has revealed a desire to behead Christians personally with a “blunt knife”. The woman, a convert to Islam, is thought to have travelled to the country at the end of last year after an online romance with Junaid Hussain, 20, a convicted computer hacker who stole Tony Blair’s details.

The Sunday Mirror
11/02/2014
Brutal thug's arrogant prison boast

A THUG jailed for stabbing his sister’s ex-boyfriend and locking him in the boot of a car is using Facebook to boast about having a “blinding” time in prison.

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