Leveson: Law to regulate the Press could be abused, warns PM

Law to regulate the Press could be abused, warns PM David Cameron wants newspapers to agree to an independent self-regulation system without the need to pass a new lawLabour published its plan to enforce Leveson's proposals which calls for him to oversee a new regulator | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 11 December 2012 A Labour proposal to write regulation of the Press into law was shot down by David Cameron yesterday with a warning that MPs might in future abuse the change to extend their powers over the media. The Prime Minister said he wants newspapers to agree a system of independent self-regulation with tough penalties for wrongdoing as outlined by Lord Justice Leveson – but without the need to pass a new law.

Average home heating bill hits 600: Millions plan to ration usage after price surge

Average home heating bill hits 600: Millions plan to ration usage after price surge Latest figures show average bill is 63 per cent higher than in 200890 per cent of people plan to go without heating to cut costs Fears some elderly people will die from the cold because they switch heating off to save money In recent weeks five of the 'big six' energy giants have raised tariffs | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 28 November 2012 Cold: 90 per cent of people say they will switch off heating to save money this winter Millions of householders are planning to ration heating this winter after bills surged to shocking new levels. The latest figures reveal that the average bill is 587 – a startling 63 per cent rise from 360 in 2008