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together in their grace and favour flat at Westminster She had also made an offer to settle the case which had not been withdrawn, he said.

Colin Morton: Fears for financial manager missing since Christmas Eve after he was sacked from his job

Fears for financial manager missing since Christmas Eve after he was sacked from his job over paperwork blunderNewcastle Building Society senior executive, 52, accidentally signed colleague's formWas devastated that people would think him dishonestWent to GP on Monday morning and rang wife of 34 years to say he was going to end his life | UPDATED: 11:26 GMT, 28 December 2012 Colin Morton (pictured) went missing on Christmas Eve, days after losing his job Fears were growing last night for a building society executive who disappeared days after being sacked for making a ‘simple mistake’. Colin Morton, 52, was devastated to lose his job of ten years over the administrative error and was left feeling ashamed and depressed

Mall Santa stuns deaf boy, 3, by using sign language to ask if he has been naughty or nice

Father Christmas knows sign language! Mall Santa stuns deaf boy, 3, by using sign to ask if he's been naughty or nice | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 25 December 2012 Three-year-old Cameron Sylvester, who is legally deaf, was too scared to sit in Santa's lap at a mall in suburban Boston, that is until Kris Kringle surprised him by asking in sign language if he was a good boy in a scene straight out of the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street. Like many other families, the Sylvesters recently paid a visit to Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro, Massachusetts, to have pictures taken with the resident Santa Claus. While the three-year-old's sister, Arianna, ran to get in line to sit in Santa's lap, Cameron, who has a condition called auditory neuropathy, was too shy and stayed back with his parents.

Drug-smuggling British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford escapes firing squad but still faces 15 years in Bali jail

Drug-smuggling British grandmother escapes firing squad but still faces 15 years in Bali jail… as another member of 'gang' finds out she'll be home by April Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was stopped with cocaine worth 1.6m in suitcaseProsecutor will ask for 15 years jail despite mandatory death sentence She is among four Britons accused of smuggling the drugs from Thailand Julian Ponder, of Brighton, is facing prison or death in trial set for JanuaryRachel Dougall, 39, jailed for one year and and Paul Beales, 39, for four | UPDATED: 07:51 GMT, 21 December 2012 A British grandmother has avoided the death penalty – but faces 15 years in a Bali jail for drug-running

Wikileaks informant Bradley Manning admits he tied a sheet into a noose and considered suicide during confinement

Wikileaks informant Bradley Manning admits he tied a sheet into a noose and considered suicide during confinementWikileaks informant testified about the treatment he received both in Kuwait holding area and once he returned to Virginia in the U.S. Told court 'I'm going to die, I'm stuck inside this cage'Said he was increasingly 'hopeless' and considered suicide | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 30 November 2012 An Army private charged with leaking classified material to WikiLeaks said Friday that he tied a bedsheet into a noose while considering suicide during his pretrial confinement in Kuwait. Pfc.