Hoax call to Cameron prompts Downing Street security review

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Hoax call to Cameron prompts Downing Street security review

Elizabeth Pears, news editor for The Voice Newspaper, discusses the day’s top stories in more details. 

Hoax call to Downing Street prompts security review 

A hoax caller spoke to Prime Minister David Cameron after claiming to be Robert Hannigan, the director of government monitoring agency GCHQ.

The call was ended by Mr Cameron when it became clear the call was a hoax. It is reported to have been brief. 

A government spokesperson said no sensitive information had been disclosed and all departments were on the alert for more hoax calls. 

A man alleging to be the hoax caller has since said he was high and drunk when spoke to Mr Cameron. 

It has been announced there will be a review into security procedures.

Debrett’s names Russell Brand, Zoella and Prince Charles in Top 500 most influential 

A list of the 500 most influential people in the UK has included YouTube star Zoella, comedian Russell Brand and Prince Charles. 

The Debrett’s list is updated annually. It names influential people in 24 categories, including politics, advertising, architecture, food, sport, education and journalism. 

Zoella was named in the “New Media” category, as was her boyfriend Alfie Deyes. 

Brand was named “a force that cannot be denied”, while Prince Charles was included in the architecture list as a “pioneer for sustainable development”. 

Actor Eddie Redmayne was also a new name on the list.

Top chef Nicole Pisani quits restaurant to make school dinners 

Chef Nicole Pisani, who established herself in Yotam Ottolenghi’s Soho restaurant cooking Middle Eastern and Asian-inspired dishes, has left her job to cook school meals. She will work to a budget of 92p a child. 

Pisani will cook lunch for 500 children at an inner London state primary school. 

The 92p budget is in stark contrast to the price of dishes she previously cooked, which set back diners over £20.

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