News Headlines - 05 January 2011

▽News of the World suspends assistant editor over phone-hacking claims - The Guardian
It was revealed today that Ian Edmondson, the title's assistant editor, was "suspended from active duties" before Christmas, shortly after the Guardian obtained court documents which apparently showed that he had asked private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to hack into phones belonging to Sienna Miller and her staff in 2005.

▽Clegg defends tuition fee rise and turns fire on Labour - The Guardian
Nick Clegg today moved to defuse the tuition fee controversy that threatens to destroy Liberal Democrat hopes of a byelection triumph in Oldham East and Saddleworth when he told the constituency's voters that most graduates will either pay less than they do now under the coalition's reforms, or not be required to pay off their entire loan.

▽N Ireland water minister pressed to quit - FT.com
Northern Ireland’s regional development minister is facing growing calls to resign over the recent water crisis, which caused chaos and hardship as more than 40,000 homes were left without mains supplies over the Christmas period.

▽Fireman named hero after July 7 attacks is jailed over £100m drug ring - Telegraph.co.uk
A fireman who was commended for his bravery during the July 7 attacks was a key player in a 35-strong criminal network that ran a £100 million drug empire, Scotland Yard has revealed.

▽Edinburgh slimmer loses half her body weight - stv.tv
An Edinburgh woman has been named Slimmer of the Year after shedding more than half her body weight, dropping down from a size 32 to a slim size 10.







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