Tag Archives: crime

HMRC hackers steal tax rebates

I worked on this investigation into a number of mysterious thefts from online HMRC accounts for The Sunday Times.

One hacker told us that he was able to access the HMRC systems and obtain log in details for accountants’ online profiles. HMRC have a centre in northern Ireland devoted to combatting online fraud cases like these.

Full text is available on the Sunday Times website here, or after the fold.

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Hundreds of police stations to close

I hit the phones, alongside another Sunday Times reporter, to survey the cuts to frontline services in police forces across the country.

We found that across 30 of the 43 constabularies in England and Wales, 350 of 931 public counters at stations — 38% of the total — are to be closed in the next six months.

Full text can be found on the Sunday Times website here, or after the fold.

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The kindness of strangers

A cheery page lead in The Sunday Times for which my colleague Rosie and I tracked down some great examples of Twitter saving the day.

Many thanks to my tweeting beekeeper Debbie Williams at Broadway Manor Cottages.

Full text of the article is on the Sunday Times website here, and after the fold.

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