Max Mosley, the ex-motorsports boss whose court battle with a tabloid newspaper turned him into a privacy campaigner, has died. The death of the 81-year-old, who had cancer, was confirmed by ex-Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone this afternoon. “We were like brothers,” he said. “I am pleased in a way because he suffered for too long.” Mr Mosley – the son of 1930s British fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley – became an advocate for tighter Press regulation after it was wrongly reported he had attended a “Nazi-themed” sex party . See his life in pictures . No 10 denies PM missed Covid meetings ‘to write book’ Boris Johnson did not miss emergency meetings on the Government’s pandemic response because he was writing a book, Downing Street has insisted . The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said he was “not aware” of Mr Johnson doing any work on a William Shakespeare biography while in office. Mr Johnson did not chair the first five meetings of the Cobra emergency committee in January and February 2020. But Number 10 today denied reports Mr Johnson was working on the book because he needed money to fund his divorce from second wife Marina Wheeler. Officials… Read full this story
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