Racing rocked by drugs scandal: Top trainer"s career in doubt after 11 of his horses test positive for anabolic steroids

Racing rocked by drugs scandal: Eleven horses test positive for steroids at stable owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Dubai sheikh 'appalled' by drugs discovery at top racing stable Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni's career is in serious doubt after drugs found Stable owned by ruler of Dubai banned from 1000 Guineas next month St Leger winner Encke was trained by Al Zarooni” class=”blkBorder” /> Scandal: 2012 St Leger winner Encke was trained by Al Zarooni SHEIKH IS A LEADING FIGURE IN INTERNATIONAL HORSE RACING Sheikh Mohammed is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates. He is also the constitutional monarch of Dubai. The 63-year-old is also a major figure in international horse racing and breeding

Piers Morgan"s British critics launch counter-deportation petition to make sure he stays in US

Please don't kick out Piers, we don't want him back! British critics launch counter-petition to make sure he stays in U.S.A petition to have the journalist deported after he criticised pro gun campaigners has attracted 71,000 signaturesNow a second petition saying he must stay because the British do not want him also has around 1,100 votes of support | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 27 December 2012 First Piers Morgan became the subject of a petition calling for him to be deported from the US for upsetting the gun lobby there. Now a counter-petition has been started, asking for America to keep him – not because he’s popular there but (allegedly) because no one here wants him back. The broadcaster is at the centre of a row after criticising pro-gun campaigners on his nightly US chat show in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, in which 20 children and six adults were shot dead

Please don"t kick out Piers, we don"t want him back! British critics launch counter-petition to make sure he stays in U.S.

Please don't kick out Piers, we don't want him back! British critics launch counter-petition to make sure he stays in U.S.A petition to have the journalist deported after he criticised pro gun campaigners has attracted 71,000 signaturesNow a second petition saying he must stay because the British do not want him also has around 1,100 votes of support | UPDATED: 01:38 GMT, 27 December 2012 First Piers Morgan became the subject of a petition calling for him to be deported from the US for upsetting the gun lobby there. Now a counter-petition has been started, asking for America to keep him – not because he’s popular there but (allegedly) because no one here wants him back. The broadcaster is at the centre of a row after criticising pro-gun campaigners on his nightly US chat show in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, in which 20 children and six adults were shot dead

"I gather not all the bars belong to us": Queen"s solid gold quip about bullion sell-off

'I gather not all the bars belong to us': Queen's solid gold quip about bullion sell-off Comment said to George Osborne at Cabinet meeting the Queen attendedIt was in reference to Gordon Brown selling half the country's gold reservesHe sold them for 2billion in 1999 when price of gold was at a 20-year low | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 22 December 2012 As a constitutional monarch, the Queen knows she must remain above the hurly-burly of everyday politics… but that didn’t stop Her Majesty from last week making a light-hearted quip about Gordon Brown’s controversial sale of Britain’s gold reserves.

Jacob Zuma: South African president expected to spend another five years in charge after being re-elected

Zuma's reign is extended: South African president expected to spend another five years in charge after being re-elected as his party's leaderSouth African president re-elected as leader of African National CongressJacob Zuma defeated Kgalema Motlanthe by 2,983 votes to 991Tycoon Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as his party's No.2 | UPDATED: 00:32 GMT, 19 December 2012 Jacob Zuma is expected to spend at least another five years as President of South Africa after he was re-elected leader of his party yesterday. Zuma – who has been married six times and is estimated to have 20 children – defeated Kgalema Motlanthe, his only challenger for the leadership of the African National Congress, by 2,983 votes to 991. Other parties lack the support enjoyed in the post-apartheid era by the ANC, whose members dominate the National Assembly that elects the nation’s president for a five-year term

A victory for free speech: Lords vote to axe law banning insults that had led to countless arrests of ordinary people

A victory for free speech: Lords vote to axe law banning insults that had led to countless arrests of ordinary peopleSection 5 of the Public Order Act criminalised ‘insulting’ words and behaviour But it had not defined what the term meant, leading to an abuse of the lawA move by Lord Dear, a former West Midlands chief constable, was backed by 150 votes to 54 | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 14 December 2012 Free speech campaigners have hailed a vote by the House of Lords to scrap a draconian law that made it a crime simply to insult someone. The controversial legislation led to countless arrests of ordinary people for making jokes and expressing opinions about religion and sexuality. An amendment to strike out the term 'insult' by Lord Dear, a crossbencher and former West Midlands chief constable, was backed by 150 votes to 54 Section 5 of the Public Order Act criminalised ‘insulting’ words and behaviour – without defining what the term meant.

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant: Why so snotty, Mr Paxman?

Why so snotty, Mr Paxman | UPDATED: 09:50 GMT, 5 December 2012 Jeremy Paxman announces sneeringly on BBC2’s Newsnight: ‘A statement today announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant. We won’t mention that again though, I promise.’ Why is he so snotty Jeremy was happy to accept royalties for his 2006 book On Royalty, praising our constitutional monarchy, and he has been a house guest of the Prince of Wales.

Why so snotty, Mr Paxman?

Why so snotty, Mr Paxman | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 4 December 2012 Jeremy Paxman announces sneeringly on BBC2’s Newsnight: ‘A statement today announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant. We won’t mention that again though, I promise.’ Why is he so snotty Jeremy was happy to accept royalties for his 2006 book On Royalty, praising our constitutional monarchy, and he has been a house guest of the Prince of Wales.

A child to make royal history: The first addition to a new line of succession which will govern the Crown for evermore

A child to make royal history: The first addition to a new line of succession which will govern the Crown for evermore | UPDATED: 22:50 GMT, 3 December 2012 While the world – and especially the bookies – enjoy the traditional speculation over the sex and name of any impending royal arrival, the future third in line to the throne has already made royal and constitutional history.