Ken Clarke"s welcome U-turn over secret courts

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: A welcome U-turn over secret courts By Daily Mail Comment PUBLISHED: 00:48 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 GMT, 29 January 2013 This paper warmly welcomes Ken Clarke’s U-turn over some of the more sinister provisions of his plan for secret court hearings. As the Justice and Security Bill returns to the Commons today, it emerges that he has heeded crucial objections raised by defenders of our ancient liberties, who gave it a deserved savaging in the Lords

Connecticut school shooting: Obama flies in to console grieving relatives and attend vigil amid calls for gun curbs

Obama flies in to console grieving relatives and attend vigil amid calls for gun curbs Met privately with families of the 26 victims and with emergency crewsCall for 'meaningful action' in wake of shootings reignited gun law debateFourth time he has visited a community still grieving from a mass shooting | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 17 December 2012 Barack Obama flew in last night to console grieving parents in the Sandy Hook massacre as demands grew for tighter gun controls in the United States. Mr Obama was also planning to attend an evening vigil to mourn with the shellshocked community in Newtown. He met privately with families of the 26 victims and with emergency crews who responded to the shootings before speaking at an interfaith service at the town’s high school