Vince Cable dropped for key Liberal Democrat rally speech so party can parade a woman instead

Vince Cable dropped for key Liberal Democrat rally speech so party can parade a woman instead Women's Minister Jo Swinson will address spring conference next weekendParty insiders fear it is wrong move in wake of Lord Rennard claims By Brendan Carlin PUBLISHED: 00:22 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 3 March 2013 Vince Cable has been moved from a key role at a Liberal Democrat rally in favour of the Minister caught up in the party’s ‘sex harassment’ row. Lib Dem rising star Jo Swinson, the Women’s Minister, has been picked ahead of Business Secretary Mr Cable to address party activists at their spring conference next weekend. The decision came after party managers demanded a female speaker because next Friday is International Women’s Day.

Doctors to tackle Britain"s 2bn migraine: GPs will hold first conference dedicated to solving the common headache

Doctors to tackle Britain's 2bn migraine: GPs will hold first conference dedicated to solving the common headacheMigraines force 83,000 people to miss work or school every dayAround a million people suffer 'medication headaches' caused by painkillersAnyone who takes a pill on more than 15 days in a month is at risk By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 12 January 2013 Doctors will meet next week at the first migraine conference to discuss the common problem that affects everyone from the stressed worker to the exhausted parent. Migraines cause 83,000 people to miss work or school every day, cost the economy about 2billion a year and account for one in ten visits to the GP.

Cameron must defend the traditional family

Cameron must defend the traditional family | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 28 December 2012 Promises: David Cameron devoted much of his party conference speech this year to his own family story and his belief that 'family comes first' Today the Mail reveals how, by the time they are 14, only two-thirds of British children will be living with both their parents in a stable family environment. Disturbingly, the figure is one of the lowest in the western world – with only youngsters in Latvia, Estonia and Belgium less likely to grow up under the same roof as their mother and father, according to the OECD think-tank. Tellingly, in countries such as Germany and France, which offer tax breaks to encourage couples to remain together, levels of family break-up are significantly lower than in the UK, where no such financial support exists

You"re not the Ritz… WE"RE the Ritz! London landmark orders rural minnow to change name

You're not the Ritz… WE'RE the Ritz! London landmark orders rural minnow to change nameThe Ritz conference centre is in rural Desborough, NorthamptonshireIt has borne the name 'The Ritz' in the small town for over 80 years Cost per head for entire wedding there is cheaper than Ritz afternoon tea Afternoon tea at Ritz London 'costs more per head than wedding' in centreRitz Hotel: '[We] cannot allow [our] trademarks to be used without consent'Owner Kris Malde slams Ritz Hotel for using 'sledgehammer to crack a nut' | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 21 December 2012 One is a byword for luxury, not to mention the favoured hotel of celebrities and royalty, dominating one of the most expensive areas of London

Gangam Style becomes first video to reach ONE BILLION views on YouTube five months after it was uploaded

Gangam Style becomes first video to reach ONE BILLION views on YouTube five months after it was uploaded Gangnam Style has now been watched one billion times on YouTubeThe smash hit has overtaken Justin Bieber's Baby as the website's most-viewed video PUBLISHED: 18:10 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 18:58 GMT, 21 December 2012 Pop sensation: South Korean rapper Psy's video for his global hit Gangnam Style has become the first to reach one billion views on YouTube South Korean pop sensation Gangnam Style has become the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube. The video by pop star PSY was uploaded in July, and shows the singer making fun of the extravagant lifestyle of the residents of Gangnam, the neighbourhood where he grew up in the capital, Seoul.

Putin defends ban on Americans adopting Russian children seen as tit-for-tat move over US Magnitsky Act

Putin defends ban on Americans adopting Russian children seen as tit-for-tat move over US Magnitsky Act Vladimir Putin said he supports the ban which he said was 'appropriate' Putin said Magnitsky Act 'poisons relations' between two countries Assets of Russians accused of human rights abuse will be frozenLaw also planned to ban US citizens accused of abusing Russians' rightsAmnesty International criticises 'childish' response | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 20 December 2012 Support: Putin, speaking today at Moscow's World Trade Centre, said he backs the adoption ban President Vladimir Putin said he supports a ban on Americans adopting Russian children. Speaking today, the Russian president said the law, which is part of a new feud between the two countries, was 'appropriate'. It has been seen as a response to the US Magnitsky Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama last week, which will punish Russians accused of violating human rights by refusing them visas and freezing their assets in the United States.

Obama tells Cameron why Britain should stay in the European Union

Obama tells Cameron why Britain should stay in the European UnionUS President and UK Premier use hour-long call to discuss rising tide of Euroscepticism in BritainWhite House is anxious that withdrawal from Brussels would damage transatlantic relations | UPDATED: 15:15 GMT, 19 December 2012 Barack Obama has warned Britain against leaving the European Union, it emerged today. The US President used a call to David Cameron to urge him to resist calls to abandon Brussels, ahead of the PM delivering a major speech on Europe in the New Year. But President Obama is understood to be backing Mr Cameron's approach in his fight for a 'better deal for Britain'.

Zara: Retailer racks up 1.3bn in 2012 as fashion icons wear label

How the SamCam effect sent profits soaring at Zara: Retailer racks up 1.3bn in 2012 | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 12 December 2012 Zara fan: Label took centre-stage at the Tory party conference when Samantha Cameron wore a grey jumper (29.99) and high-waisted orange cigarette pants (39.99) from the same store It is the high street fashion chain that boasts Samantha Cameron, the Duchess of Cambridge and even Mary Berry among its fans.

Taxpayer risks losing 1billion under Osborne plan to bribe workers into giving up their rights

Taxpayer risks losing 1billion under Osborne plan to bribe workers into giving up their rights Employees urged to sacrifice rights in return for shares in their firmChancellor offered tax break on profits to encourage take upOffice for Budget Responsibility says it could cost 1billion by 2017-18Institute for Fiscal Studies condemns 'lollipop' at a time when ministers condemning other tax avoidance | UPDATED: 16:07 GMT, 11 December 2012 Giving workers shares in their companies in return for losing some employee rights could cost 1billion, it emerged today.

Pilot scheme for cancer screening aims to help UK have lowest mortality rates for disease in Europe

Pilot scheme for cancer screening aims to help UK have lowest mortality rates for disease in Europe | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 11 December 2012 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today unveiled plans for new cancer screening programmes to help the UK reach the lowest cancer mortality rates in Europe. Pilot programmes to screen over-55s for bowel cancer will be launched in five areas in England