No tans or tattoos please, this is vintage drama: Producers of BBC show The Village unable to cast Derbyshire villagers because they didn't look like ordinary BritonsMakers of the series hoped to cast as many locals as possible as extras But only one in 10 who turned up to the casting were considered suitableHopefuls looked too modern and removed from 20th Century counterpartsToo many of them had fake tans, tattoos, piercings and plucked eyebrows The Corporation had to instead rely on 'professional supporting artists' By Ross Slater and Chris Hastings PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 30 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:50 GMT, 31 March 2013 The Derbyshire village of Hayfield, with its cobbled streets and picturesque church, seemed the perfect location for a major new BBC costume drama. But the producers of The Village, which charts the lives and loves of 'ordinary' Britons over the past 100 years, were unable to cast local residents as extras because of their fake tans, tattoos, piercings and plucked eyebrows
Former Pc admits selling secrets to the Sun newspaper about the arrest of John Terry's mother for shopliftingAlan Tierney sold information about arrest of John Terry's mother Sue Tierney also sold information about arrest of Rolling Stone Ronnie WoodPrison officer Richard Trunkfield admitted leaking high profile inmate detailsTierney and Trunkfield were arrested under Operation Elveden By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:14 GMT, 8 March 2013 Alan Tierney, pictured arriving at the Old Bailey this morning, pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office after selling information to the Sun newspaper A former police officer and a prison officer both admitted selling secrets to the Sun newspaper today.
Duchess in red: Is Kate is related to Chris de Burgh with links to Irish aristocracy and 14th Century royalty Kate Middleton is related to Chris de Burgh, Guy Ritchie and Beatrix PotterTourism Ireland is set to use Duchess's Irish link in visit Ireland campaign /03/17/article-2116328-12362ED8000005DC-893_634x409.jpg” width=”634″ height=”409″ alt=”Members of the royal family have attended the parade by 1st Battalion Irish Guards for more than 100 years” class=”blkBorder” /> Members of the royal family have attended the parade by 1st Battalion Irish Guards for more than 100 years Although the Duchess's Irish heritage dates back to the 14th century, Tourism Ireland has deemed this link strong enough to feature in a campaign to attract visitors to the country. The Irish Tourism board has yet to release its findings, but chief executive Niall Gibbons said Kate's Irish links had been proven
Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008
A&E waiting times 'at their worst for 10 years': Think-tank says four-hour queues are on the rise The report was compiled by the health think-tank The King’s FundIt also included a poll of 48 NHS finance directors A third said quality of care had deteriorated over the past 12 months By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:36 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 14 February 2013 The number of patients made to wait four hours or longer in A&E has reached its highest level for a decade, a report claims. For the last three months of last year, the figure was 232,000 – an increase of 38 per cent over the previous quarter. Experts said the proportion of patients waiting more than four hours to be seen was the highest since 2003.
Teachers at Catholic schools who are gay or remarry face the sack under new rules governing 'life choices'Guidance issued to Catholic schools sets out 'substantive life choices which are incompatible' with the religion's teachingsHead teachers, principals, deputy heads and heads of RE risk being 'removed from office' if rules are breachedNational Secular Society asks Education Secretary to intervene but department insists it is a matter for schools By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:57 GMT, 1 February 2013 Teachers and governors at Catholic schools could be sacked if they are gay, remarry or live with a partner without tying the knot. New advice from the church warns there are ‘substantive life choices’ which are incompatible with the Church's teachings.
Monty Python and the Holy Sale: John Cleese sells off TV and movie props to fund multi-million-pound divorce Python star John Cleese, 73, married fourth wife Jennifer Wade last yearDivorced Alyce Faye Eichelberger in 2008 and ordered to pay her 12.5mSelling fibre-glass helmet from Monty Python and the Holy Grail for 999Also selling photos of silly walks and Fawlty Towers car thrashing scene By Simon Cable PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 21 January 2013 Comedy legend: John Cleese last year married his fourth wife, Jennifer Wade, who is 31 years his junior The crippling cost of divorce has already forced John Cleese into crisis measures, such as launching his stand-up comedy ‘Alimony Tour’, and even moving to another country. But it would seem he is still looking for ways to keep his finances afloat. The Monty Python star has embarked on a sale of film props and signed photos he accumulated during his career
Fugitive Eastern European criminal entered UK legally and raped two women in knife-point attacks , Butkus followed a 39-year-old woman he and his friends met in a kebab shop after a night out. When she got home she invited Butkus in for a drink but then found her daughter's moneybox had been smashed and him in her bedroom
Brussels plot to make Britain a second-class member of the EU denying country our veto and MEP seats Federalists suggest creating 'associate member' status for BritainLib Dem MEP Andrew Duff says UK is 'continual impediment' to integrationDavid Cameron due to give landmark Europe speech within weeks | UPDATED: 15:11 GMT, 1 January 2013 Britain could become a ‘second-class’ member of the European Union under plans floated in Brussels yesterday. An influential group of European federalists, who want to see Brussels given even greater powers, is suggesting the UK is relegated to ‘associate member’ status
Met police chief branded 'extremely foolish' over handling of Plebgate to be knighted a year after taking up roleAlso been called a bully who has left staff exhausted and demoralisedOne critic questioned the value of 'archaic custom' which means honour is automatically handed out to every commissioner | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 29 December 2012 Britain's most senior police officer will receive a knighthood in the midst of the most turbulent period of his command. Bernard Hogan-Howe is being honoured little more than a year after taking up the role of Metropolitan Police commissioner