Prince Philip leaves hospital after surgery
LONDON — Britain’s Prince Philip has walked out of a London hospital, 10 days after undergoing exploratory surgery on his abdomen.
The prince smiled as he walked steadily from the London Clinic on Monday.
The husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 92 last week, had an operation June 7.
Officials have said they expect him to spend two months convalescing.
UK police looking into Nigella assault pics
LONDON — British police said Monday they are investigating newspaper photos that show Nigella Lawson’s husband Charles Saatchi with his hands around the celebrity chef’s throat.
The pictures drew widespread condemnation after they were published by the Sunday People tabloid. The paper said the images were taken during an argument at a London restaurant on June 9.
Lawson’s spokesman, Mark Hutchinson, declined to comment on the images. But Saatchi, Britain’s best-known art collector, told London’s Evening Standard newspaper that the pictures misrepresented a “playful tiff.”
Saatchi, an Evening Standard columnist, said “the pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place.”
“About a week ago, we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children, and I held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasize my point,” he was quoted as saying. “There was no grip, it was a playful tiff.”
The 70-year-old said the couple “had made up by the time we were home.”
Saatchi said after the story broke Sunday, he had advised Lawson to leave the couple’s London home with their children “until the dust settled.”
London police said it had not received a criminal complaint about the incident, and “inquiries are in hand to establish the facts” in order to assess whether a formal investigation was necessary.
BBC ex-broadcaster jailed for sex assaults
LONDON — Former BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has been jailed for 15 months after he pleaded guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault against girls as young as 9.
The 83-year-old Hall had initially denied the charges. The prison sentence was handed down Monday, six weeks after he admitted responsibility for the crimes.
The offenses happened between 1967 and 1986.
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