London Lite Thursday, 12 November 2009 27 Paedophile who abused 400 children kills himself Strewth!ItsanicebergapproachingOz... Docs major op leaves no scars A LONDON surgeon performed a pioneering operation by removing a patients colon through their navel. Paraskevas Paraskeva used the technique -- which leaves no scars -- when operating on a woman at St Marys Hospital in Paddington. Delia serves up a classic Xmas DELIA SMITH is to host a Christmas TV special for the first time in 20 years. The celebrity chef will cook a range of festive dishes for the 60-minute show, Delias Christmas Classics, on BBC2 at the beginning of December. Jokebox......... Im fed up with news stories about the environment A PAEDOPHILE who abused at least 400 children has killed himself on the eve of his trial. John Darby, who ran a childrens care home in Catford, took an insulin over- dose to avoid being punished for crimes dating back 40 years. The 73-year-old diabetic was found unconscious at his home last week and died yesterday. Darby ran Hollydale Childrens Home from 1971 to 1983. During this time, he abused at least 400 children and kept their underpants as souvenirs at his home in Hunstanton, Norfolk. When raiding his home police also found 1,200 films of him sexually assaulting and torturing children. He was due to face trial at Blackfriars crown court on 56 charges involving at least 11 children including buggery and indecent assault on children under 16. Ten of the 11 alleged victims were boys. Police believe he abused many hundreds who have not come forward. A Scotland Yard spokes- man confirmed the death was being treated as non- suspicious. A post mortem will be conducted. Darby had pleaded not guilty to 19 counts, mainly relating to indecent images police allegedly found in his possession. BY KEVIN WIDDOP THIS is hardly the view youd expect off the coast of Australia in the heat of the antipodean summer. But an iceberg has been spotted off Macquarie Island, south of Tasmania, after breaking off Antarcticas ice shelf. At 500 metres long, it would make the perfect place for a group of Aussies to stay cool while throwing shrimps on the barbie. Trip of the iceberg: the vast hunk of ice has broken away in Antarctica and survived its voyage towards Australia Ice to see you: the iceberg from the coast index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html56.html57.html58.html59.html