Bust-up in Commons Tea Room between Tory MPs as gay marriage rift threatens to tear party apart

Bust-up in Commons Tea Room between Tory MPs as gay marriage rift threatens to tear party apart Supporter Gavin Barwell clashed with anti-gay marriage Sir Gerald HowarthRow comes as Cameron accused of 'not listening' to the party over the issueMore than 100 MPs expected to rebel in vote expected next month | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 22 December 2012 David Cameron was last night battling to contain his party split over gay marriage after a delegation of senior MPs urged him to reconsider the plans – and two Tories had a ‘toxic’ public argument in the Commons over the issue. The confrontation between fiercely anti-gay marriage MP Sir Gerald Howarth and rising star Gavin Barwell took place in front of shocked colleagues in the Commons Tea Room. One onlooker told The Mail on Sunday that ‘offensive words relating to sexual orientation’ were used – although this aspect of the exchange is denied by the men.

Huge cannabis factory found inside Bangor, North Wales railway tunnels containing cannabis worth 225,000

Growing underground: Huge cannabis factory found inside North Wales railway tunnels containing drugs worth 225,000 Elaborate steel gates, doors and a trapdoor concealed sophisticated drug operation hidden behind legitimate mushroom farm Gerald Davies, Kenneth Vincent, Phillip Bigley and Christopher McIntyre jailed for their work at the operation | UPDATED: 18:59 GMT, 3 December 2012 A mushroom farm based in disused railway tunnels was in fact a front for a sophisticated cannabis operation with a potential annual turnover of more than 2m. Police raided the underground business after a tip-off and found a warren of industrial-sized growing rooms hidden behind fortress-like steel gates. Today four men were jailed for their part in the operation at the disused Faenol Tunnels on the Menai Business Park at Bangor, north Wales.