BBC forced to apologise to One Direction prize winners after "failed promise" to meet band turned into "disappointment of a…

BBC forced to apologise to One Direction prize winners after 'failed promise' to meet band turned into 'disappointment of a lifetime' Hannah Hastings and Louisa Marsden won a BBC radio competition Then spent 350 to travel to Belfast to meet One DirectionOn arrival were told there was a mistake and they wouldn't meet them The girls then found that their seats were a 'long way from the front PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:26 GMT, 21 March 2013 Two fans of One Direction experienced the 'disappointment of a lifetime' when they won a Radio 1 competition to meet the band but were told at the last minute that they wouldn't. The BBC was forced to apologise after friends Hannah Hastings, 20, and Louisa Marsden, 21, claim they were left disappointed by Radio 1.

School that spent 500,000 giving its pupils iPads admits that HALF are now broken

School that spent 500,000 giving its pupils iPads admits that HALF are now broken Honywood Community Science School gave iPad2 to its 1,200 pupils a year agoAdmits half of the costly devices have been broken By Hannah Roberts PUBLISHED: 00:42 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 1 January 2013 A school which gave out iPads to every pupil in hope of improving their education has admitted that just a year later half the costly devices have been broken. Honywood Community Science School dished out iPad2 tablets to its 1,200 pupils a year ago, at vast cost to the taxpayer.

"I stopped eating, I could not sleep", Andrew Mitchell describes toll "Plebgate" row took on him

'I stopped eating, I could not sleep', Andrew Mitchell describes toll 'Plebgate' row took on himAndrew Mitchell has spoken of the pain he underwent as the controversy raged around him'I could not sleep. I also stopped eating,' he said.He revealed he was brushing his teeth when PM told him to quit | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 24 December 2012 Stress: Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell has spoken of the torment he underwent as the 'Plebgate' row raged on Andrew Mitchell says he stopped eating, lost a stone in weight and struggled to get out of bed as the ‘Plebgate’ storm raged. He would sit for hours, clutching his BlackBerry and fretting about the crisis in his career, according to his first account of the scandal.