Alan Davies 'could pay out 200,000' over Lord McAlpine false child abuse tweetThe six-figure sum would be donated to charity if agreedStar made comments after BBC2’s Newsnight programme aired in November He wrongly suggested Lord McAlpine was a paedophile to 400,000 followers By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 14:10 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:24 GMT, 24 March 2013 Comedian Alan Davies may face a payout of up to 200,000 for linking Tory MP Lord McAlpine to false claims of child sex abuse on Twitter Comedian Alan Davies may be forced to pay out up to 200,000 for linking Tory MP Lord McAlpine to false claims of child sex abuse on Twitter, it has been reported today.
Give Santa back! Turkish professor calls for return of St Nicholas' bones which were taken to the Vatican in the 11th century | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 23 December 2012 With an address at the North Pole, every child knows where Santa Claus lives. But the ancient remains of the person on whom the mythical figure of Father Christmas is based are at the centre of a tug-of-war
How jealous Malcolm McLaren tried to destroy me and my son: Vivienne Westwood reveals the dark side of life with her 'bitter' partner in punk | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 22 December 2012 Vivienne Westwood says she is calmer at 71, but still fights for causes close to her heart Dame Vivienne Westwood shuffles from the private lift leading to her office and inner sanctum looking wet and bedraggled. She has cycled three miles in the rain from her home to the headquarters of her fashion empire, an anonymous building in South London. A tiny figure, she is bundled in an oversized bright-orange kimono-shape duvet jacket, voluminous harem pants and sensible shoes.
To infinity and beyond! Nasa reveals new spacesuit – but was it designed by a fan of Buzz LightyearNasa's white and green Z-1 prototype space suit looks remarkably similar to that worn by the cartoon heroThe main advance in Nasa's suit is a rear-entry point to make it easier and quicker to put on than previous versionsJoints and materials have also been redesigned so that astronauts can move more easily when wearing the suit | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 19 December 2012 Nasa's next generation of space suit – the agency's first in 20 years – will look familiar to fans of computer generated cartoon classic Toy Story. That's because the new white and green Z-1 suit bears more than a passing resemblance to the interstellar hero Buzz Lightyear
A big party (at his request) as Patrick Moore dies, aged 89: Broadcaster passed away peacefully at home with close friends and his cat Ptolemy Broadcaster 'passed away peacefully' at his home in West SussexMonocle-wearing Sir Patrick died after failing to fight an infectionQueen guitarist Brian May pays tribute to 'dear friend and a kind of father figure to me' | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 10 December 2012 In the event of his death, the astronomer was clear about what he wanted. He would not have a funeral, but a party – ‘Quite a show.
The 320,000 superhead: State-funded academy chief's salary soars by 31%… and dozens more are also paid six figures | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 8 December 2012 Inflated salary: Sir Dan Moynihan, who runs the Harris Federation of academies, earned 317,999 last year Heads of state-funded academies are earning up to 320,000 a year as salaries soar. Charities running the schools are paying dozens of senior staff six-figure salaries, with six managers earning at least 200,000
Silencing the cold call claim sharks | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 28 November 2012 Finally! Fines were given to two businessmen who bombarded people with nuisance text messages At last! Yesterday the Information Commissioner struck a significant blow for a British public sick and tired of being endlessly bombarded by automated phone calls promising compensation for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance. Fines worth 440,000 were levied on two unscrupulous businessman who had been text messaging people at random, saying without any justification that the recipient was entitled to a four-figure sum from their bank.