What a Blessed earful! Cameron and foghorn-voiced actor meet at Downing StreetBrian Blessed is campaigning for greater transparency over animal testing By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 25 April 2013 It may not have been his most hostile confrontation of the day but it was probably the loudest. David Cameron emerged from Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons yesterday to be bearded in Downing Street by foghorn-voiced actor Brian Blessed. The larger-than-life star, 76, was at No 10 to deliver a petition calling on Mr Cameron to end the secrecy surrounding testing on animals for research.
MPs’ computers used to access porn sites, including foot and fat fetishism, more than 2,500 timesParliamentary computers used to look at foot and fat fetishismX-rated websites accessed on computers used by MPs, peers and staff Freedom of Information request reveals shocking statisticsSpokeswoman claimed sites may have been visited 'accidentally' .
Subway closes in France after offering Valentine's Day special to heterosexual couples onlyOwner of shop in north-west city of Angers cited 'freedom of expression'Poster slammed as 'homophobic' went viralSubway France closes branch and forced to apologise via Facebook page By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 19:42 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 18 February 2013 The Valentine's Day poster which appeared at a Subway in Angers, France, which specifies it is for a man/woman combination only A French branch of the sandwich chain Subway has caused outrage after offering a Valentine's Day special to heterosexual couples only. The franchise in Angers, in the north-west of the country, has been forced to close after the owner's poster went viral and sparked widespread condemnation on Thursday
Three-quarters of doctors who are struck off in Britain are trained abroad Figures reveal majority of doctors struck off were trained abroadGeneral Medical Council figures show largest number were trained in IndiaStatistics have raised concerns at the training of doctors from abroad | UPDATED: 01:27 GMT, 31 December 2012 Three out of four doctors struck off the medical register this year were trained abroad, figures show. It means that those who qualified overseas were over five times more likely to be struck off than British graduates
How 2,500 hairy (and lairy) bikers ruined family's 4,000 Caribbean cruise by staging belly-flopping contests and having sex in hot tubsGail Empson and her family were 'disgusted' by antics of gang on cruiseBikers were staging annual 'High Seas Rally' aboard Royal Caribbean shipReports of fighting, wearing sexually explicit clothing and heavy drinkingMrs Empson said family was not warned about the biker event beforehand | UPDATED: 10:38 GMT, 29 December 2012 A cruise around the Caribbean aboard one of the world’s largest passenger ships carries connotations of glamour, elegance and sophistication. Unfortunately for Gail Empson and her family, the 2,500-strong gang of raucous, heavy-drinking, leather-clad bikers and their partners who were sharing their voyage had rather different ideas. From the moment the bikers stepped on board the Freedom of the Seas ship, which carries 3,600 passengers, the trip to celebrate Mrs Empson’s 50th birthday was a disaster
Stormin' Norman dies at 78: General Schwarzkopf who led U.S. troops to victory against Saddam in first Gulf War passes away from pneumoniaSchwarzkopf died in Tampa, Florida, where he had retiredWas the most recognizable military commander since Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthurRetired general kept low profile after leaving military – despite strong popularity after Persian Gulf War | UPDATED: 14:01 GMT, 28 December 2012 Retired General H
China forces EVERY internet user to register their real name in new free speech crackdownNew rules follow use of popular microblogs to expose official corruptionRegulations could restrict access to Western sites | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 28 December 2012 The Chinese government launched a new assault on free speech online today by requiring all internet users to register their real names. The new rule comes in the wake of the runaway success of Weibo, a micro-blogging service similar to Twitter which has exposed corruption and other abuses of official power. The country's rubber-stamp legislature approved the controversial measures at the closing meeting of a five-day session
Good Samaritan tasered as he tries to help the police as complaints about devices run at one every three daysA 14-year-old girl and two cyclists among those who have raised concerns Police hope to get Government backing for every officer to carry taser399 complaints received about tasers in last three years | UPDATED: 01:33 GMT, 26 December 2012 Complaints about the use of Tasers have been increasing as police gear up to put the controversial 50,000-volt devices in the hands of more officers. Among those who have complained are a 14-year-old girl, a ‘good Samaritan’ who was trying to help police, two cyclists and a man who said he refused to take off his underpants in custody. Critics said the complaints, running at the rate of one every three days, should make chief constables think even more carefully about expanding use of the potentially deadly weapons.
The 'City soldiers' paid 100,000 to fight in Afghanistan: Huge Government payouts to reservists who earn less while on tour Some serving reservists earn up to 225,000Last year eight reservists were paid more than 100,000 for their tour 'Reservist Awards' under review by MoD | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 24 December 2012 Some Armed Forces reservists in Afghanistan are being paid six-figure salaries by the Government, it emerged last night. Military rules state that if reservists’ pay works out less than they would earn in their civilian job, they can claim for extra cash, known as a Reservist Award.
Surge in divorces among the over-60 'silver separators' despite drop in overall rate of couples splitting up | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 20 December 2012 The number of older people whose marriages collapse when they reach their 60s has risen sharply, official figures have revealed. Even though divorce overall has become less common, the rate of break-ups among the ‘silver separators’ has soared in the past ten years, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.