Tabloid fever

22 July 2023 9:00 am

A tabloid journalist desperate for a scoop pursues a young Irish mother whose daughter is rumoured to have killed a child. But is there any truth in the story?

What Tacitus would have made of the Heath rumours

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The press and police have been condemned for the way they fall on mere rumour and plaster it across the…

Ancient & Modern: the rumour mill

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Geoffrey Dickens’s ancient dossier of (alleged) paedophiles in high places cannot be found among the 138 miles of government files,…