MPs decide to take ANOTHER two week break: Parliament"s only been back for 10 days since their last fortnight off


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MPs decide to take ANOTHER two week break: Parliament’s only been back for 10 days since their last fortnight off Commons will not sit again until Queen's Speech on May 8MPs will be in Westminster for eight days before 10-day Whitsun holiday For first 150 days of 2013, Commons will convene just 64 times By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:32 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:37 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315155', 'title': 'MPs decide to take ANOTHER two week break: Parliament's only been back for 10 days since their last fortnight off', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315155/MPs-decide-ANOTHER-week-break-Parliaments-10-days-fortnight-off.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'MPs%20decide%20to%20take%20ANOTHER%20two%20week%20break:%20Parliament's%20only%20been%20back%20for%2010%20days%20since%20their%20last%20…%20http://bit.ly/11Hr5Zs%20via%[email protected]' }); MPs have ignored warnings that they risk looking lazy and today begin another two-week holiday. The latest break comes just days since the Commons' two and a half week Easter recess

Hound beaten to death and left on drive of hunt master "in attack by animal rights activists"


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Did animal rights activists beat dog to death and leave its body on hunt master's drive Lee Peters was fined last year for racially abusing an anti-hunt protester Corpse dumped near a vandalised car with symbol from animal rights group By Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 11:29 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 24 March 2013 The dog was found dead on the driveway of Ross Harriers hunt master Lee Peters, pictured last year A huntmaster's dog was battered to death and dumped on his driveway in what may have been an attack by animal rights activists. Lee Peters, who was last year fined for racially abusing an anti-hunt protester, is said to be mortified after finding his pet. The corpse had been dumped near a vandalised car inscribed with a symbol for an animal rights group

Budget 2013: Backlash grows over plan to penalise mothers who don"t work


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An insult to stay at home mothers: Backlash grows over Budget plan to penalise mothers who don't workCritics described plan as a 'slap in the face' for stay at home mothersA Government briefing was inadvertently published yesterdayThe document, designed to help press officers rebuff criticism, was removed By Jason Groves and Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 23:12 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:57 GMT, 20 March 2013 Mothers who stay at home to look after their children do not need as much financial help as those who work, according to the Treasury.

Saga Zone shuts down social website over bullying and offensive comments


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Over-50s social website Saga Zone is shut down over ‘racist, homophobic and offensive’ comments Saga Zone will shut down its social network site completely on February 26Users say they will lose a vital lifeline when the website is closed By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 12:20 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 6 February 2013 It is a social website considered to be a lifeline for elderly people who live at home on their own and find comfort in talking to others over the internet. But over-50s group Saga has been forced to shut its network site down because it cannot 'afford' the man power to police 'offensive' comments.

So why did No 10 throw Mitchell to the lions?


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So why did No 10 throw Mitchell to the lions | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Vilified by police as an arrogant snob who'd called Downing Street officers 'f****** plebs and morons', Mitchell was forced out of Government They say a lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on. But when the lie is told by police the truth might never be known.

Chaos and incompetence at BBC over Savile scandal – yet STILL nobody gets the sack


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Chaos and incompetence at BBC over Savile scandal – yet STILL nobody gets the sackBosses ignored warnings about DJ's 'dark side'Newsnight editor forced to take blame to protect the director generalHead of news censured – but she will be back at her desk today | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 20 December 2012 BBC chiefs were alerted to Jimmy Savile’s ‘dark side’ months before it became public, it emerged yesterday. They learned ‘the real truth’ about the twisted entertainer more than two years ago – while he was still alive. Yet nothing was done, and shortly after his death, fulsome tribute programmes were aired and a Newsnight expose of his paedophile past was scrapped

Reality TV show Big Brother was most complained about programme of 2012 after 2,000 calls to Ofcom


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Reality TV show Big Brother was most complained about programme of 2012 after 2,000 calls to Ofcom More than half were about Conor McIntyre's threats to housemate X Factor show where Carolynne Poole was kicked out is secondPhillip Schofield handing Prime Minister list of alleged Tory paedophiles third | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 18 December 2012 The bullying behaviour of a Big Brother housemate made the show the most complained about programme of the year. The Channel 5 show sparked 2,088 complaints to TV watchdog Ofcom throughout the 2012 series. And more than half concerned housemate Conor McIntyre's threatening remarks towards fellow contestant Deana Uppal.

Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution favoured by President Mohammed Morsi amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud


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Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud Muslim Brotherhood claims to be in lead with 56 per cent of 'yes' votesRights groups call for repeat of votes as counting 'took place in darkness'120,000 army troops deployed to help the police protect polling stations | UPDATED: 18:56 GMT, 16 December 2012 Egyptians voted narrowly in favour of a controversial new constitution yesterday amid accusations of widespread ballot box violations. Rights groups today called for a repeat of the first round of the two-part referendum as Islamists, who back the disputed charter, claimed they were in the lead with a 56 per cent majority of ‘yes’ votes. Representatives of the seven groups charged that there was insufficient supervision by judges in Saturday's vote in 10 of Egypt's 27 provinces and independent monitors were prevented from witnessing vote counts.

Reg Traviss was optimistic of having a relationship with woman he is accused of raping twice while she slept


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Amy Winehouse's ex-boyfriend was optimistic of having a relationship with woman he is accused of raping twice while she slept Reg Traviss denied accusations today at Southwark Crown Court and said alleged victim instigated sexThe woman, 27, claims she woke twice on New Year's Eve last year to find Traviss raping herFilmmaker Traviss said he believed it could have been the beginning of a relationship | UPDATED: 19:45 GMT, 12 December 2012 The ex-boyfriend of Amy Winehouse has told a court today he was optimistic of having a relationship with a woman he is accused of raping twice. Reg Traviss, 35, denies two counts of rape and told Southwark Crown Court: 'There is no truth in this allegation whatsoever.' The 27-year-old woman said earlier she woke twice in the early hours of New Year's Eve 2011 to find Traviss raping her. Reg Traviss, pictured with Any Winehouse in 2010, said he did not go out often following the singer's death in July 2011 However the filmmaker said the pair had consensual sex at his flat after getting merrily drunk together at three bars in central London

Woman "raped" by Amy Winehouse"s ex tells court why she didn"t run away after alleged attack


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'I was in shock. I was confused': Woman 'raped' by Amy Winehouse's ex tells court why she didn't run away after alleged attackWoman claims that she was 'confused' about what had happened Film director says sex was consensual and he was too 'exhausted' to agree to have sex with her for a third timeClaims the fashion designer lit candles and asked him to go to bed with her | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 11 December 2012 A woman who claims she was raped by the ex-boyfriend of Amy Winehouse kissed him goodbye hours after the alleged ordeal, a court heard today