You can't say that, I told her – it's too rude PUBLISHED: 00:19 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:02 GMT, 9 April 2013 In the twice-weekly battles at Prime Minister’s Questions, NORMAN TEBBIT recalls how no other Opposition leader had ever worked so hard or so purposefully. He realised Margaret Thatcher could absorb facts like a sponge — and could squeeze them out just as easily.
'He died a hero': Cookie the cockatiel dies in house fire after saving teenager from bedroom blazeBen Rees, 17, was alerted to a fire in his bedroom by his pet cockatielThe fire started when Ben lit an incense stick but went off for a showerThe bird squawked and flapped his wings to alert Ben to the blazeThe teenager was able to escape thanks to Cookie's actions By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 11:48 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:08 GMT, 7 February 2013 A pet parrot has been lauded as a hero after he died saving his teenage owner from a house fire. Cookie the cockatiel flew to the bathroom to alert Ben Rees, 17, that a fire had broken out in his bedroom by squawking and 'dive-bombing' him. Thanks to the bird, Ben managed to escape the blaze and call for help