Savile 'was questioned'
A FORMER Radio 1 boss says he questioned Sir Jimmy Savile about rumours over his private life more than 20 years ago.
Derek Chinnery, Radio 1 controller from 1976-85, said he quizzed the entertainer about "these rumours we hear".
Mr Chinnery said: "And he said that's all nonsense." Mr Chinnery added there was no reason to disbelieve the DJ at that time.
Police believe Savile may have sexually abused 60 people dating back to 1959.
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Scotland Yard, which is co-ordinating the investigation, said it was following up 340 lines of inquiry and is in contact with 14 other police forces.
Police said the allegations spanned six decades, with reports up to and including 2006.
The BBC has launched two inquiries relating to the claims surrounding Savile, who presented Top of The Pops and Jim'll Fix It in the 1970s and 80s, and died in October 2011, aged 84.
THE Olympic Stadium failed to gain its final gold medal of a momentous year after it was pipped to the UK's most coveted architecture prize.
The 80,000-capacity stadium, by Populous, was one of six new buildings to be shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects' (Riba) Stirling Prize.
But the £20,000 prize went to the £82 million Sainsbury Laboratory, a new plant science research centre in Cambridge designed by first-time winners Stanton Williams, at a ceremony in Manchester. The judges described the laboratory as a timeless piece of architecture.
OBSESSION with new technology means some drivers are now even uploading images from Facebook while at the wheel.
As many as 9per cent of motorists send texts while driving and 5 per cent answer calls on hand-held mobile phones, the survey by Motors.co.uk found.
Also, two per cent check or update social media accounts and 1 per cent upload a photo or image to or from a social media site. The poll of more than 2,500 drivers also showed that 69 per cent believed that the police should more stringently enforce the ban on using a phone while driving.
HOMES in Westminster in central London are the most expensive per square metre in the UK – and the most cramped – a study has found.
Properties in the heart of the English capital cost £7,586 per square metre on average and are typically 71 square metres in size.