Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Catherine Freeman outside BBC Broadcasting House in London in the 1950s

Born: August 10th, 1931 Died: July 15th, 2020 The BBC in the 1950s was not a hostile place for women, but it was slow to recognise their abilities. F(...)

Regardless of your position on the modern surveillance state, no real new benchmarks in the audacity of western intelligence have been exposed by Wikileaks’ latest files dump. File photograph: Olivier Doulier/Getty Images

How to judge the importance of WikiLeaks’ latest dump of stolen US intelligence files? The whistleblowing site boasts of a trove greater in size than(...)

In previously unseen footage recovered by the BBC, Kim Philby, the ex-MI6 officer who rose up the ranks of British intelligence before defecting to become a Russian spy, said he regularly passed on top secret information to his Soviet contacts “year in, year out”. Photograph: BBC News/PA Wire

British double agent Kim Philby detailed his life of betrayal and the ease with which he was able to pass secrets to his Soviet controllers in newly d(...)

Chapman Pincher has died at the age of 100. Photograph: PA Wire

Chapman Pincher, who has died aged 100, was one of the most successful British investigative reporters of his generation. In more than 30 years with t(...)