"Crisis economy" UK: You"re in as bad a state as eurozone, says new Bank chief as IMF urges Osborne to ditch austerity package

'Crisis economy' UK: You're in as bad a state as eurozone, says new Bank chief as IMF urges Osborne to ditch austerity packageMark Carney compared the UK to basket case countries in the eurozoneThe IMF has slashed its growth forecast for the UK over next two years By Alex Brummer PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 Warning: Mark Carney, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook Britain was last night branded a ‘crisis economy’ by incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The Canadian, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook

Bungling coach driver takes school children on 80 mile diversion after misspelling Welsh town in his sat nav by one letter

Bungling coach driver takes school children on 80 mile diversion after misspelling Welsh town in his sat nav by one letter He typed in Towyn instead of Tywyn, which is on a different coast Pupils and teachers faced two-hour detour at the end of 13-hour trip Bus company has apologised and driver faces disciplinary hearing By Zac Fine PUBLISHED: 14:33 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:53 GMT, 18 April 2013 A coachload of schoolchildren was taken 80 miles in the wrong direction in the middle of the night after a driver misspelt their destination by just one letter.

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed Move comes after shocking treatment of Anne the elephant Two circuses have had requests to use wild animals rejected in past year . The move was not binding, however, as it was based on a backbench motion from Tory MP Mark Pritchard.

North Korea: Kim Jong-un"s AUNT Kim Kyong-hui "was driving force behind his rise to leader"

Who really has the power in Pyongyang Kim Jong-un's AUNT 'was driving force behind his rise to leader' Kim Kyong-hui is often only female face on official photographsShe is the daughter of the North Korean Eternal President Kim Il-sungMiss Kim and husband chosen by Kim Jong-il to consolidate son's authority By James Rush PUBLISHED: 15:23 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 The aunt of Kim Jong-un has been credited with being the driving force behind the rise of the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Kim Kyong-hui, who is often the only female face on official photographs of ranks of generals and party leaders, has been tasked with transforming her nephew into a figurehead with a reputation for strong military tactics who is able to handle an international crisis. Miss Kim, who has been a key figure in the family for four decades, and her husband Jang Sung-taek, were chosen by Kim Jong-il to pull the strings behind the consolidation of his son's authority before the old leader died in 2011, The Telegraph has reported

Oscar Pistorius has bail terms eased: Blade Runner cleared to race in UK

Blade Runner cleared to race in UK: Pistorius has bail terms eased so that he can make money before his trial July meet at Olympic Stadium to showcase 'Paralympic champions of 2012'Pistorius won golds in both individual 400m event and the 4x100m relaySouth African star is charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva SteenkampHe can now leave the country to compete in international competitions Must provide authorities with travel plans at least a week before departurePistorius did not attend the appeal, his next court appearance is June 4 and the final event at the venue before work begins to convert into the home of West Ham football club.

Blade Runner cleared to race in UK: Pistorius has bail terms eased so that he can make money before his trial

Blade Runner cleared to race in UK: Pistorius has bail terms eased so that he can make money before his trial July meet at Olympic Stadium to showcase 'Paralympic champions of 2012'Pistorius won golds in both individual 400m event and the 4x100m relaySouth African star is charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva SteenkampHe can now leave the country to compete in international competitions Must provide authorities with travel plans at least a week before departurePistorius did not attend the appeal, his next court appearance is June 4 and the final event at the venue before work begins to convert into the home of West Ham football club. It is also the last major athletics event before the World Championships in Moscow two weeks later. Significantly, Pistorius’ agent Peet van Zyl said yesterday that the competitions could be ‘on the radar’ for the athlete, who last year became the first to take part in both an Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Andrew Parker: New director general of MI5 unveiled as the intelligence agency"s current deputy

Keen birdwatcher who led UK rsponse to 7/7 terror attacks takes over as director general of MI5 Andrew Parker will replace Sir Jonathan Evans on April 22Mr Parker led the agency's response to the July 7 attacks in 2005He said: 'I look forward to leading the service through its next chapter' By James Rush PUBLISHED: 18:12 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:29 GMT, 28 March 2013 Andrew Parker has today been unveiled as the new director general of MI5 The new director general of MI5 was today unveiled as the intelligence agency’s current deputy Andrew Parker. Mr Parker, who has been with the security service since the early 1980s, will replace Sir Jonathan Evans on April 22. Mr Parker, who led the agency’s response to the July 7 attacks on London in 2005 as director of international terrorism, said: 'It’s a great honour to be appointed director general of MI5.

Will porn be banned in Europe? EU set to vote on internet crackdown

Will porn be banned in Europe EU set to vote on internet crackdownA report detailing the ban, was prepared by the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender EqualityVoting by MEPs will take place next Tuesday By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:17 GMT, 8 March 2013 The European Parliament is preparing to vote on a proposal to ban all forms of pornography.

Vince Cable dropped for key Liberal Democrat rally speech so party can parade a woman instead

Vince Cable dropped for key Liberal Democrat rally speech so party can parade a woman instead Women's Minister Jo Swinson will address spring conference next weekendParty insiders fear it is wrong move in wake of Lord Rennard claims By Brendan Carlin PUBLISHED: 00:22 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 3 March 2013 Vince Cable has been moved from a key role at a Liberal Democrat rally in favour of the Minister caught up in the party’s ‘sex harassment’ row. Lib Dem rising star Jo Swinson, the Women’s Minister, has been picked ahead of Business Secretary Mr Cable to address party activists at their spring conference next weekend. The decision came after party managers demanded a female speaker because next Friday is International Women’s Day.

Walkers plans to start selling smoky bacon and roast chicken crisps containing real meat for first time

Walkers to use real meat in its smoky bacon and roast chicken crisps for first time as it bids to shake off junk food label Move to real ingredients has been greeted with horror by vegetariansWalkers tries to re-assure vegetarians that products will still be ethicalChange will now be promoted by presenter Gary Lineker next month By Francesca Infante PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 Vegetarians have reacted with horror to plans by Britain’s biggest crisp maker to start selling smoky bacon and roast chicken crisps that will contain meat for the first time. In what may be a surprise to many, neither of the varieties of crisps made by Walkers contain real bacon or real chicken – but instead rely on artificial flavours. The move to real ingredients is thought to be an attempt to shake off the ‘junk food’ label – but has been greeted with horror by vegetarians who have been tucking into the snacks for years