Sally Bercow must pay for "paedophile" tweet slur, say Lord McAlpine"s lawyers

Sally Bercow 'is now kitchen table blogger': Her tweets that 'defamed Tory peer' read by 60,000 followers Mrs Bercow tweeted 'Why is Lord McAlpine trending *Innocent face*'It followed a botched Newsnight investigation into abuse at care homeLord McAlpine is suing speaker's wife for libel, a case which she refutes /11/20/article-2235398-15F7E8AF000005DC-896_634x100.jpg” width=”634″ height=”100″ alt=”Legal action: Her gaffe comes just a fortnight after she used Twitter to name former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine, following a Newsnight report which alleged a senior Tory figure was a child abuser” class=”blkBorder” /> Legal action: Mrs Bercow used Twitter to name former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine, following a Newsnight report which alleged a senior Tory figure was a child abuser, but she denies this was defamatory Couple: Mrs Bercow is married to Commons speaker John, who live together in their grace and favour flat at Westminster She had also made an offer to settle the case which had not been withdrawn, he said.

Mick Philpott and Mairead Philpott: "He wanted a house full of kids and the benefit cash that brings": Prosecutors verdict as father of 16…

'He wanted a house full of kids and the benefit cash that brings': Prosecutors verdict as father of 16 goes on trial over blaze that killed six of them Mick and Mairead Philpott allegedly started fire at semi-detached Derby homeThe couple and a third defendant deny six separate counts of manslaughterPhilpott, his wife and ex, Lisa Willis, all lived in same house with 11 childrenSix of the children were Mick and Mairead Philpott's, four were his children by Lisa Willis and another was Miss Willis's child with another manPhilpott jumped up in court as tape of 999 call was played to the jury Police recorded conversations between Philpott and his wife following fireCourt heard Mairead Philpott carried out sex act on third defendant Paul Mosley following the fire /11/06/article-2228528-15E03182000005DC-28_634x442.jpg” width=”634″ height=”442″ alt=”The children, five boys and a girl, aged between five and 13, died in the fire at their house in Derby, pictured.

GPs told to prescribe cheaper drugs to help NHS save billions of pounds a year

GPs told to prescribe cheaper drugs to help cure NHS overspend by billions of pounds a yearPrescribing generic alternatives to branded drugs 'could save billions'Swapping could free up money for other areas of the NHS | UPDATED: 08:29 GMT, 31 December 2012 Report: Prescribing generic alternatives to expensive branded drugs could save the NHS billions, a new study claims Doctors could save the NHS billions of pounds a year by ditching expensive branded drugs in favour of prescribing cheaper, equally-effective alternatives, new research has found. More than 200 million was unnecessarily spent on two types of costly statin drugs alone in the last year, despite doctors usually being advised to prescribe better value options, the study said. The wider issue of inefficient spending on prescriptions where far cheaper generic equivalents exist is estimated to cost the NHS 1billion a year, data company Mastodon C said.

Feud over Frankie the cat leaves family with 20,000 legal bill after "foster owner" refuses to hand him back

Feud over Frankie the cat leaves family with 20,000 legal bill after 'foster owner' refuses to hand him back Rosalind Mahoney handed Frankie over to June Allan on what she thought was a temporary basis while her house was being renovatedBut Mrs Allan, 83, has refused to hand the cat back and a judge has ruled in her favour – leaving the Mahoneys distraught | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 22 December 2012 The black dot on his nose and his white-socked paws do not single out Frankie as a particularly remarkable cat. So it must be his charm that has led this moggy into the centre of a bitter tug-of-love which ended in a courtroom drama and left one family 20,000 worse off. The extraordinary row, which has set two lifetime animal lovers against each other, began last year when Rosalind Mahoney handed over Frankie to June Allan on what she thought was a temporary basis.

Banker sacked for being too successful in line for multi-million payout after winning Supreme Court fight against former employer

Banker sacked ‘for being too successful’ in line for multi-million payout after winning Supreme Court fight against former employerRaphael Geys already argued his case in the High Court and Court of AppealHe claimed he had been dismissed without cause by bank Societe GeneraleTold High Court in 2010 that he doubled income of his division to 395millionSaid he was sacked for being too successful and bank considered provisions in his contract too generous Wrongful dismissal: Former bank executive Raphael Geys could claim damages A high-flying City banker who claimed that he was sacked for being ‘too successful’ today won a Supreme Court fight with his former employers. Judges ruled that Raphael Geys, former managing director of European fixed income sales for French bank Societe Generale, could claim damages for wrongful dismissal. Mr Geys – who was employed by the bank’s London branch and claimed that he had been dismissed without cause – had already argued his case in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Two thirds of Germans believe immigrants are an "extra burden" which have caused "serious problems" for the country

Two thirds of Germans believe immigrants are an 'extra burden' which have caused 'serious problems' for the country | UPDATED: 14:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Ulrich Kober said that Germany failed to grasp a culture of welcoming foreigners and overplayed its own attractiveness to immigrants Two in three Germans believe immigrants have caused 'serious' problems for the country's social services and schools. The poll – commissioned by the respected Bertelsmann Foundation think tank – shows two thirds of people say immigrants are an 'extra burden' on the country's social services system. Two thirds of people quizzed in the survey also believe that incomers are a source of conflict with 'native' Germans and cause problems

Immigration and Labour"s unforgivable betrayal of the British people

Immigration and Labour’s unforgivable betrayal of the British people | UPDATED: 08:49 GMT, 13 December 2012 The 2011 census figures for England and Wales broadly confirm what we already knew. Since the previous census in 2001 there was an unprecedented surge in the number of immigrants coming to this country

Four in 10 parents say their children have been exposed to internet porn

Four in 10 parents say their children have been exposed to internet porn Shocking figures exposed in Department for Education consultationAlmost a third of parents say their sons or daughters have received sexually explicit emails or textsMore than 50 per cent of parents questioned in favour of stricter controls | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 7 December 2012 Shocking figures: Four out of ten parents say their children have been exposed to internet porn More than four in ten parents say that their children have been exposed to internet porn, an official survey reveals. Almost a third say their sons or daughters have received sexually explicit emails or texts and a quarter say they have been bullied online or on their phones. Many others have been exposed to websites promoting anorexia, self-harm and even suicide

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.