Osborne"s position is safe, insists no 10, dismissing talk of William Hague replacing him as Chancellor

Osborne's position is safe, insists Downing Street: No 10 dismisses talk of Hague moving in as Chancellor Downing Street guaranteed George Osborne will stay in his job until 2015Some Tories called for William Hague or Philip Hammond to take the positionTory high command is quietly encouraged by positive signs in the economySource said that the more you criticise Cameron's team the less likely he is to change it PUBLISHED: 00:13 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:13 GMT, 1 April 2013 Downing Street guaranteed George Osborne will stay in his job until 2015 last night as the Treasury hailed a new corporation tax cut as a way to boost the faltering economy.

"Turn immigrants away to save British jobs": Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemployment

'Turn immigrants away to save British jobs': Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemploymentCross-party MPs say temporary closures would aid UK employmentThey say immigration levels are 'unsustainable''Limits on immigrants will not harm economy', MPs add By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 07:20 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 29 March 2013 Britain’s borders should be closed to immigrants while the country’s own citizens are struggling to find jobs, a group of MPs said last night. Frank Field and Nicholas Soames, chairmen of the influential Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, said the Government should be able to block immigration during periods of high unemployment.

New global meltdown fear as 56 billion US cuts kick in

New global meltdown fear as 56 billion US cuts kick in Multi-billion-dollar spending cuts will particularly hit the US military Pentagon will absorb half of the cost of cuts required before SeptemberInternational Monetary Fund warns the measures could spark a new global economic crisis By Sharon Churcher PUBLISHED: 01:47 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 3 March 2013 Barack Obama yesterday set in motion a multi-billion-dollar spending cuts programme that will particularly hit the US military after failing to reach a compromise with his Republican opponents. The cuts – described by the US President as ‘dumb’ – are designed to whittle away America’s $16.6 trillion debt. However, the International Monetary Fund has warned the measures could spark a new global economic crisis

Revealed: One in four of UK"s top companies pay no tax

Revealed: One in four of the UK's top companies pay no tax while we give THEM millions in credits tax year, about nine per cent of the total tax take. In comparison, income taxes raised 151 billion (32 per cent of the total), while VAT raised 98 billion (21 per cent). The companies who got a credit from the taxman were Experian, RSA Insurance Group, security group G4S, telecoms firm Vodafone, aerospace and defence group Rolls-Royce and engineering company IMI.

15 arrested and smoke bombs hurled at police as English Defence League confront anti-fascist group

15 arrested and smoke bombs hurled at police as English Defence League confront anti-fascist groupNewlyweds caught up in demonstration as they get married in city squarePolice penned in opposing protesters on opposite sides of square By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:14 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 2 March 2013 Fifteen people were arrested today as smoke bombs were hurled at police during a rally by the far right English Defence League.

Reporter faces corruption case over alleged payments for information

Sun reporter and former police officer face corruption charges over alleged payments for information The Sun newspaper's defence editor Virginia Wheeler will face charges Paul Flattley, who was a Metropolitan Police constable, is also facing prosecution for allegedly conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:53 GMT, 23 January 2013 A senior reporter at the Sun and a former policeman are to face criminal charges over alleged corrupt payments for information. Virginia Wheeler, who is the newspaper’s defence editor, and Paul Flattley, who was a Metropolitan Police constable, were told yesterday they are to be prosecuted for allegedly conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office. Virginia Wheeler, the Sun's defence editor, will face charges over alleged corrupt payments for information It is alleged the officer was paid at least 4,000 in cheques and 2,450 in cash in exchange for information, including details linked to the death of a 15-year-old girl, the Crown Prosecution Service said

Uncropped version of Prince William photo posted on Duke"s website reveals his nickname on mug at RAF base

'Big Willy': Unedited version of Prince William photo posted on his website reveals cheeky nickname on mug at RAF base Photo of William, 30, at RAF Anglesey base issued by St James’s PalaceOriginally released last November by MoD/PA with mug title cropped outBut new uncropped version with nickname appeared on Duke's websiteFollows security blunder last year that saw sensitive information visible By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 13:04 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 14 January 2013 The Duke of Cambridge’s mug at his Royal Air Force base was labelled ‘Big Willy’, it emerged today. An uncropped version of a photo of Prince William, 30 – part of a set issued by St James’s Palace on the Duke’s website – reveals his nickname on the mug at RAF Valley on Anglesey, north Wales

French commando killed trying to rescue hostage from Somali militants in daring helicopter raid

French commando killed trying to rescue hostage from Somali militants in daring helicopter raid Militant group al-Shabab have held French soldier Denis Allex since 2009French spies stormed house after arriving in five helicoptersOne soldier killed and another was reported missing Initial reports Mr Allex was shot dead during the raid have been denied by those holding him , looking gaunt, he sent a video message to new President Francois Hollande, telling how his hopes of a rescue were fading by the day. He calls on France to drop its 'oppressive attitude' towards Muslims and says Mr Hollande represented his last hope of rescue. Poignantly, he adds: 'I am alive.

Browning gets the bullet! Army replaces trusty pistol with Glock handgun after 50 years

Browning gets the bullet! Army replaces trusty pistol with Glock handgun after 50 years25,000 Glock handguns are being purchased by Ministry of Defence First time since 1967 that British troops have been issued new sidearmMoD said more traditional Browning guns became too expensive to maintainExtensive testing and 40,000 rounds fired before the Glock was chosen PUBLISHED: 00:00 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 11 January 2013 It is the handgun of choice for the good guys in countless Hollywood movies, from Die Hard to Mission Impossible. Now the Glock has been chosen by the Ministry of Defence to replace the trusty old Cold War-era Browning pistol after almost 50 years. More than 25,000 are being purchased for Britain’s Armed Forces under a 9million contract

Pregnant war veteran took daughter, 7, on 170,000 European heroin run so she could pretend they had been to Disneyland

Pregnant ex-soldier, 25, took daughter, 7, on 170,000 heroin run to Europe in plot to dupe Customs they had visited Disneyland Naomi Thriepland, 25, was jailed for four years and will have a baby in prisonMother was caught by customs crossing the Channel with 3.4kg of heroin and her child Aiesha beside her She told officials she had been to Disneyland Paris, but in fact was in Amsterdam collecting the drugsFormer soldier served in Iraq and Afghanistan but quit to spend time with her daughter . Despite denying she made previous drugs runs to Europe, Thriepland admitted she had made a 'dummy run' a month earlier