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Cabinet in revolt over Cameron’s alcohol price plans: Senior Tories and Lib Dems unite to oppose ‘unfair tax on the poor’Plan to make retailers sell alcohol for at least 45p a unit branded 'illiberal'Opposition grew when study showed poorest 20% would bear half price hike, paying an extra 318million a year for alcohol Wealthiest 20% would pay an extra 7m and richest 10% would pay nothing | UPDATED: 20:12 GMT, 16 December 2012 A bid to end Britain’s binge drinking culture by imposing a price hike on alcohol has been hit by a Cabinet revolt. Senior Tories and Liberal Democrats have united to oppose the minimum pricing proposals, condemning it as an ‘unfair tax on the poor’. Ministers critical of the plan, backed by David Cameron, to make retailers sell alcohol for at least 45p a unit said it was ‘illiberal’ and would punish responsible but cash-strapped drinkers.
London calling: From Battersea Power Station to a bird's-eye view of the Thames… award-winning photos of the capital 1,500 entrants in competition to capture the spirit of LondonSnaps include dazzling scenes of Big Ben, Hampstead Heath, Portobello Road and Greenwich | UPDATED: 00:29 GMT, 5 December 2012 A light trail fizzes across the Millennium Bridge, while in the background St Paul's is barely visible under the night sky. This electrifying image was among 1,500 entries in a photography competition by Beefeater Gin to 'bottle the spirit of London'
Call me Sandy: The moment a 4 ton elephant shakes the dust of his back during a stroll through the Kalahari Desert | UPDATED: 12:38 GMT, 29 November 2012 Breathtaking photographs capturing animals in their natural habitat are among the top picks from the editors from National Geographic magazine as part of their annual photo contest. The favorites among the thousands of submissions so far include stunning shots of sea creatures, a touching photograph of a mother bear with her young and an elephant charging through the Kalahari Desert.
Anger as Ryanair finally scrap unlawful 6 debit card fee… and introduce a blanket 6 'website admin fee' PLUS 2% credit card charge on the same day Ryanair will bring in a new 2 per cent credit card processing fee tomorrowNo-frills airline will also introduce an across the board 6 admin fee to cover 'website costs'In July company was told by Office of Fair Trading it could not charge a fee to debit card customersFlight bosses blame the new charges on the OFT – a claim the watchdog denies | UPDATED: 18:35 GMT, 29 November 2012 Budget airline Ryanair has imposed a new blanket 6 a head ‘website administration fee’ on its customers – plus a 2 per cent booking fee on those who pay by credit card