9am Briefing: Killer stops kids from collecting dead mum’s belongings

THE son of murdered Carol Jarvis has spoken of his heartache at being prevented from collecting treasured mementos from her home.

Kevin Jarvis, 25, today revealed the family had been barred from entering the house in Bathgate where their dad Harry killed Carol before hiding the body with his mistress Rita Heyster – because the jailed father was still the legal tenant.

The convicted murderer has insisted that his four children must not but be allowed into the West Lothian home and instead nominated a newly-freed jailhouse friend to take it over, it was reported today.

* DEFENCE Secretary Liam Fox and lobbyist Adam Werritty attended a 500 dollar-a-head dinner in Washington with senior figures from the defence industry which has not been declared by the Ministry of Defence, it was reported today.

It was claimed today that Dr Fox and Mr Werritty were both guests at the £318-per-person fund-raising dinner last year at the Mandarin Oriental hotel attended by US defence industry lobbyists and military officials.

The event did not appear on the list of 18 occasions where Dr Fox and Mr Werritty both attended overseas engagements released earlier this week by the MoD.

Dr Fox was also facing questions today over his links to an American consultant it was reported today.

* FIREFIGHTERS were called to attend a blaze in Canonmills in the early hours.

The fire, which began in a flat in Boat Green just before 4am, was sparked by a grill pan.


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A 34-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation but refused to attend hospital.

* NEW information about a former Old Town school’s contribution to history has been revealed by campaigners trying to save it.

The Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust is trying to bring the neglected North Canongate School building back in to public use.

Their study reveals the school - attended by some of the city’s poorest children - helped shape the crucial Children’s At of 1908.


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The future of the building is in doubt after the council revealed it is in talks with a prospective new owner which would see it demolished.