Too much information: Nick Clegg reveals he buys his pants from Marks & Spencer but it's not enough to stop clothing sales slump Deputy Prime Minister gives unnecessary insight into his shopping habitsRetailer reports 7th quarter of falling sales of clothing and homewareChief executive Marc Bolland under pressure after poor 2012 and disappointing Christmas sales. He has previously warned a new general merchandise management team led by John Dixon, the former boss of food, will not make a major impact on sales until M&S launches its autumn/winter collections in July. Too much information! Nick Clegg on dying his hair and what he…
Huge earthquake near nuclear plant in Iran kills 37 and injures hundredsTremor strikes in rural deep south of Iran crushing houses to rubble Authorities insist no damage to nuclear plant nearby but no verification PUBLISHED: 17:20 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:23 GMT, 10 April 2013 At least 37 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a 6.1 magnitude earthquake near a nuclear plant in southern Iran on Tuesday, Iranian officials said. The earthquake struck the town of Kaki some 96 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Bushehr, a town on the Persian Gulf that is home of Iran's first nuclear power plant, built with Russian help
Labour in disarray on welfare shake-up as its proposals for tough reform unravel Labour leader Ed Miliband faces growing mutiny over his soft approachPolls reveal decisive public support for Government's benefit shake-upLiam Byrne rushes out proposals designed to harden up Labour's image By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 00:28 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 Labour was plunged into disarray over welfare yesterday, as its proposals for tough reforms unravelled – and Ed Miliband faced a growing mutiny over his soft approach.
Ex-wife of disgraced MP Chris Huhne arrives at court to stand trial over claims she took his speeding points Chris Huhne faces jail over scandal that has left his career in tatters His ex-wife Vicky Pryce denies charge based on 'marital coercion'Huhne's car was caught speeding on M11 near Stansted in March 2003 By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 10:24 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:07 GMT, 5 February 2013 Trial: Vicky Pryce, ex-wife of Chris Huhne, arrives at Southwark Crown court today where she is accused perverting the course of justice by taking Huhne's speeding points Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce has arrived at court to stand trial today over claims she took his speeding points. The former Cabinet minister is facing jail after he dramatically admitted lying about who was driving his car when it was clocked over the limit near Stansted Airport in March 2003.
Teachers at Catholic schools who are gay or remarry face the sack under new rules governing 'life choices'Guidance issued to Catholic schools sets out 'substantive life choices which are incompatible' with the religion's teachingsHead teachers, principals, deputy heads and heads of RE risk being 'removed from office' if rules are breachedNational Secular Society asks Education Secretary to intervene but department insists it is a matter for schools By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:57 GMT, 1 February 2013 Teachers and governors at Catholic schools could be sacked if they are gay, remarry or live with a partner without tying the knot. New advice from the church warns there are ‘substantive life choices’ which are incompatible with the Church's teachings.
Nick Clegg the talk show host: Deputy PM opens himself up to ridicule with weekly radio slot on LBC Lib Dem leader to appear on LBC 97.3 every ThursdayDeputy PM says he wants to know 'what people are thinking'Party strategists warn he must improve poll ratings before the end of 2013Half-hour radio show means he will spend three times as long on radio than at the Despatch Box answering questions each monthTories condemn 'bizarre' move when he should be supporting the PM By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:24 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:56 GMT, 7 January 2013 Nick Clegg will appear on LBC 97.3 every Thursday morning, in an attempt to find out what people are thinking Nick Clegg is to hold a weekly radio phone-in an extraordinary attempt to win over voters as Lib Dem strategists warn they have a year to turn the party’s poll ratings around. In an unprecedented move for a party leader, the Deputy Prime Minister is to take calls from listeners every Thursday to find out what ‘people are thinking’. Named 'Call Clegg' the weekly show is a massive gamble and could see the Lib Dem boss berated for every government gaffe and unpopular policy in the news.
UK can't 'cherry pick and choose powers to claw back from Brussels', EU president warns Herman Van Rompuy said the EU would fall apart quickly if countries were allowed to pick and choose powersHe said if UK departed it would ‘see a friend walk off into the desert’David Cameron is expected to call for renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with the EU next month | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 27 December 2012 Herman Van Rompuy said the European Union would fall apart quickly if countries were allowed to pick and choose which powers they wanted to keep David Cameron will not be allowed to ‘cherry pick’ powers to claw back from Brussels, the EU president has warned. In a major blow to the Prime Minister’s strategy, Herman Van Rompuy said the European Union would fall apart quickly if countries were allowed to pick and choose which powers they wanted to keep. Mr Van Rompuy said he wanted Britain to stay in the EU, adding that the UK’s departure would ‘see a friend walk off into the desert’.
'Well-off pensioners should donate winter fuel allowance to charity', says government minister Charities Minister Nick Hurd says he would welcome decision by pensioners to give money away | UPDATED: 09:43 GMT, 27 December 2012 Well-off pensioners who do not need their winter fuel allowance should donate the money to charity, a government minister has said. Charities Minister Nick Hurd said he would congratulate any pensioner who chose to give away the allowance to good causes. The benefit is worth 200 for pensioner households and 300 for those over 80
Afghan policewoman shoots US adviser with pistol 'at point blank range' outside compound shop Police are investigating if the killing in Kabul was intentional or accidental | UPDATED: 17:51 GMT, 24 December 2012 An Afghan policewoman shot dead an American adviser at 'point blank range' inside Kabul's security compound today. The killing is the latest insider attack by a member of the Afghan security forces against their foriegn allies, and the first committed by a woman. The woman, identified as Afghan police sergeant Nargas, had entered the strategic compound in the heart of the capital and shot the adviser with a pistol as he came out of a small shop with items he had just bought
Chris Huhne tipped to replace Nick Clegg and halt poll slide if he wins criminal case | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 22 December 2012 Chris Huhne is tipped to replace Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat leader if he wins a criminal case being brought against him, senior party figures claimed last night.