Category: Eyewitness

Andy Green won 1.7 million pounds, but the betting company tried to stop him getting the money. Now, though he’s about to become rich, he’s angry — about the human cost of his battle.

11 April 2021 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin. Last Thursday (April 8 2021) Andy Green, 54, scored a massive court victory against Betfred, which now has to pay him 1.7 million pounds plus solicitors’ costs. The betting company had refused to pay him his winnings, claiming there had been a ‘glitch’.   But Andy Green, 54, says the three years […]

An interview with British Prime Minister John Major after a very Soviet attempted-coup. How my own coup went awry.

12 February 2021 By Paul Martin

For a journalist and foreign correspondent, being in the right place at the right time is sometimes lucky, sometimes an instinct.  I had just failed in both.  Only days before I had been in Russia, making a film about Boris Yeltsin, the recently elected leader of the Russian Federation, which was the major part of […]

Correspondent.World’s Media Excellence Award, for January 2021: Egypt’s overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak ten years ago… by the Telegraph’s Colin Freeman.

11 February 2021 By Paul Martin

Ten years on from Egypt’s Arab Spring – what has become of the Tahrir Square revolutionaries?  Protests in Cairo in 2011 sparked the downfall of dictator Hosni Mubarak. But did it really change anything? By Colin Freeman24 January 2021 A woman waves an Egyptian national flag from a balcony overlooking Tahrir Square, Cairo on Feb […]