He says it was justified because Krombach would otherwise have escaped justice.A 93-YEAR-OLD woman who has tended German war graves in a North-East cemetery for more than 60 years has been honoured at a moving ceremony.
However, he is coy about whether a deal is on the horizon. “The system is quite good because if somebody is in trouble and earning ,000 a year it is a bit different to somebody who is earning more,” said Mr Ecclestone. I agreed to pay.” The prosecutors approached Mr Ecclestone about settling after the trial had been under way for three months and he says it could not have happened sooner. You don’t just say ‘Here’s a few quid.’ It’s a bit of a privilege.They have to realise that perhaps they haven’t got a good case and provided that the prosecutors, me and the defence are happy then it’s OK, but up to then they just keep going.” The settlement paves the way for CVC to sell its 35 per cent stake in the sport. Until they start looking at what they have got to pay, it is coffee-shop talk.Mary Reid was guest of honour at civic reception, where Sunderland Mayor Councillor Doris Mac Knight, invited Colonel Jörg Rütten the Military Attaché from the German Embassy in London and German Honorary Consul to present her with a medal - The Gold Cross of Honour of the German War Graves Commission.The pensioner, who served in the Royal Ordnance Corps and was chairwoman of the Castletown section of the Royal British Legion, regularly visited the war graves and memorial in Castletown Cemetery for years.