4.5m pay rise for U.S. boss of Cadbury"s who snubbed MPs: Salary jumps from 14.4m to 18.9m

4.5m pay rise for U.S. boss of Cadbury's who snubbed MPs: Salary jump to 18.9m works out at 31.5% Irene Rosenfeld, head of American owners Kraft, gets 31.5 per cent pay riseProvoked anger with ruthless takeover of confectioner in 2010Has refused to explain actions to House of Commons select committee , she ended up wielding the axe a few weeks later

Ministry of Defence spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts

MOD's m bill for GQ, Cosmo and co: Military spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts | UPDATED: 09:28 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Ministry of Defence is spending more than 500,000 a year on magazines and newspapers – at a time of swingeing military job losses. Among the 930 titles the department subscribes to are Cosmopolitan, GQ, Glamour UK, Woman and, perhaps strangest of all, House Beautiful.

Hotpants for Ms Harman, an abacus for Ed Balls – and a burka for Sally Bercow

Hotpants for Ms Harman, an abacus for Ed Balls — and a burka for Sally Bercow | UPDATED: 00:43 GMT, 24 December 2012 QUENTIN LETTS hands out his celebrity Xmas presents Last-minute Christmas shopping — it’s such a nightmare, isn’t it What on earth can you buy the celebrities who seem to have everything Our brilliant sketchwriter Quentin Letts has a few suggestions . . .

Vomit bug in a third of hospitals as some even ban staff from drinking tea to stop it spreading

Vomit bug in a third of hospitals as some even ban staff from drinking tea to stop it spreading Almost 1,700 patients have been hit by norovirus – three times as many as this time last yearIn South Tyneside District Hospital nearly one quarter of beds occupied by patients with bugDepartment of Health say NHS is prepared for winter health problems | UPDATED: 23:08 GMT, 29 November 2012 Increase: Almost 1,700 people have been struck down by norovirus – three times as many as this time last year More than a third of hospitals have been hit by the winter vomiting bug, figures show. Almost 1,700 patients have been struck down by norovirus, three times as many as this time last year.