"It"s sexy when you bend over like that": Lord Mayor of Oxford censured for making "inappropriate comments" to girl in…

'It's sexy when you bend over like that': Lord Mayor of Oxford censured for making 'inappropriate comments' to girl in under-13s sports teamLib Dem Alan Armitage said to have made comments to a member of under-13s sports teamHe allegedly told her 'it’s sexy when you bend down like that'Standards Committee ruled it ‘highly probable’ that he made comment By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 21:01 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:01 GMT, 27 February 2013 Inappropriate: Oxford Lord Mayor Alan Armitage allegedly made the comment to a member of a under-13s sports team at a awards evening A Lord Mayor who allegedly told a schoolgirl she was 'sexy' has escaped with a mere slap on the wrist. Alan Armitage, Lord Mayor at Oxford City Council, was said to have made the inappropriate comment to the young girl during an official engagement last year. The girl, who was a member of an under-13s sports team, met Mr Armitage at an awards evening where he told her: 'It's sexy when you bend over like that'

Notorious killer who wants to move to open prison granted anonymity by High Court judge using human rights laws

Notorious killer who wants to move to open prison granted anonymity by High Court judge using human rights lawsJudge ruled that allowing convicted man, who has spent decades in prison, to be publicly named could 'endanger his life'Details of the man’s offending cannot be revealed to the public by order of the court By James Slack And Jack Doyle PUBLISHED: 20:55 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 24 January 2013 Mr Justice Simon has used human rights laws to give anonymity to a notorious killer who is seeking to be moved to an open prison A judge has used human rights laws to ban the identification of a notorious killer who wants to be set free.

"Must never shy away from the controversial": BBC launches search for next Newsnight editor in wake of Savile scandal (with some good…

'Must never shy away from the controversial': BBC launches search for next Newsnight editor in wake of Savile scandal (with some good advice)Job advert posted on BBC website for successor to Peter RipponFormer head stood down following decision to drop Jimmy Savile probeCorporation also recruiting a Head of News Programmes By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 14:01 GMT, 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 12 January 2013 The BBC has posted a job advert to find the next editor of Newsnight after the controversial decision to drop a probe into claims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile cost the previous boss his job. Peter Rippon, who took over at Newsnight in 2008, stood aside when his explanation in a blog about why the investigation was pulled was criticised for inaccuracies and had to be corrected.

Christmas travel: Planned strikes by two rail operators that would have caused Christmas chaos called off

Planned strikes by two rail operators that would have caused Christmas chaos called offWalk out cancelled after 'satisfactory' agreement reachedRow began over dismissal of colleague | UPDATED: 20:46 GMT, 19 December 2012 Planned strikes by workers at two train operators, which would have caused travel chaos in the run up to Christmas, have been called off. Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at ScotRail had been due to walk out on Saturday and again on Christmas Eve in a row over the dismissal of a colleague. The union was also set to hold a 24-hour walkout at CrossCountry on Friday in a separate dispute over industrial relations

Pickles retreats over controversial plans for three year free-for-all on home extensions

Pickles retreats over controversial plans for three year free-for-all on home extensions Plans for a relaxation on extensions 26ft or smaller had been the centrepiece of a package launched by David Cameron to boost the construction industryMr Pickles MP said that the size of extensions allowed could now be 'considerably less' | UPDATED: 23:43 GMT, 13 December 2012 Retreat: MP Eric Pickles says that plans to allow homeowners to build home extensions without planning permission could be watered down Controversial plans to allow homeowners to build giant extensions without permission could be watered down following a council backlash, Eric Pickles suggested last night. The Communities Secretary said the size of extensions allowed without planning permission could be ‘considerably less’ than the 26ft originally proposed

A picture that says it all: Father displays dead daughter"s mangled car in warning not to drink and drive like she did

A picture that says it all: Father displays dead daughter's mangled car in warning not to drink and drive like she did | UPDATED: 22:31 GMT, 7 December 2012 To the bereaved father, it is a symbol of heartbreaking loss. But the man whose daughter died at the wheel of this Vauxhall Corsa has taken the courageous decision to allow police to use it as a weapon in their war on drink-driving. The twisted wreck will be displayed in town centres and outside nightclubs in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the hope it will persuade young people of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol

Tesco to venture into giant Indian market after their government allows foreign superstores

Tesco to venture into giant Indian market after their government allows foreign superstoresOverturned ban means international companies can compete in IndiaLaw changed to help revive slowing economy Tesco already has a partnership with Indian supermarket Tata’s Star Bazaar | UPDATED: 17:43 GMT, 7 December 2012 Tesco is set for a big push into India as politicians in Delhi cleared the way for foreign firms to break into the retail market.

Brazil and Peru take on web giant Amazon in battle for the .amazon domain name

Brazil and Peru take on web giant Amazon in battle for the .amazon domain nameThe online retailer has already spent 100,000 trying to register the .amazon URL endingBrazil and Peru are formally opposing the plan, and say the domain name should be used for 'public interest' purposes related to the rainforest The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has said it is possible the South American countries could win the battle | UPDATED: 19:01 GMT, 4 December 2012 Web giant: Online retailer Amazon.com wants to register the .amazon domain name South America is squaring up to online retailer Amazon in a battle over the coveted web domain name the firm shares with the continent’s tropical rainforest. Brazil and Peru are formally opposing the e-commerce giant’s plans to register the .amazon URL ending with the internet overseer Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The countries, which host 73 per cent of the jungle, say it would stop ‘the use of this domain for purposes of public interest’

David Miliband tells the extraordinary story of his family

Fate, my remarkable Russian cousin — and how we lost 43 of our family in the Holocaust: David Miliband tells the extraordinary story of his family PUBLISHED: 00:40 GMT, 3 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:01 GMT, 3 December 2012 David Miliband with his cousin Sofia. She was born in the stairwell of a house in the Arbat district of Moscow, where she still lives today The wedding ring on my left hand was bought by my grandfather, Samuel Miliband, in Brussels in 1920. I never knew him, as he died when I was one

Model wife of billionaire newspaper baron Alexander Lebedev fights to save her husband from Putin"s jail

Model wife of billionaire newspaper baron Alexander Lebedev fights to save her husband from Putin's jail | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 1 December 2012 Russian model and fashion icon Elena Perminova is a familiar fixture in the world of haute couture. But today, the striking Siberian-born 26-year-old wears a deep frown