Councillor who described all Muslims as "terrorists" and asked why people should be "interested in black history" apologises


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Councillor who described all Muslims as 'terrorists' and asked why people should be 'interested in black history' apologisesMarjorie Snowden made comments on equality and diversity courseOfficial complained about the offensive comments to a colleagueThe reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reportedCllr Snowdon is a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 18 April 2013 A councillor has formally apologised for labelling 'all Muslims as terrorists' while on an equality and diversity course. Marjorie Snowden, a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset, also asked why council members should be 'interested in black history' during the training. A horrified official complained about the offensive comments to a colleague but the reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reported.

RAC launches device that will warn motorists of faults in cars before vehicles break down


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That'll stop the emergency calls! RAC launches device that will warn motorists of faults BEFORE their car breaks downThe RAC Advance transmits data about a car before and after every journeyIf car breaks down it will automatically alert recovery team with informationTiny black box is size of a matchbox and works using car's computer system By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:53 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:01 GMT, 10 March 2013 The RAC is to launch a device that will warn motorists about faults in their cars before they break down. The matchbox-sized device, called the RAC Advance, transmits data about the car before and after every journey by slotting slots into a car's computer system. The automated system means that drivers then receive a phone call, text or email telling them there's a fault with their car.

Costa Concordia: Five-year-old girl and her father drowned because they were turned away from a lifeboat


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Revealed: Five-year-old girl and her father drowned because they were turned away from a lifeboat on the Costa ConcordiaDayana and William Arlotti among the 32 victims of cruise ship tragedy They had been unable to find a space on board a lifeboat on the port side Trying to get to across to the starboard side when the ship rolled over They fell into a flooded part of the ship and drowned New dossier details the final moments of each of the victims Prosecutors using it in bid to bring captain Francesco Schettino to trial with 4,252 passengers and crew on board, 32 lives could not be saved” class=”blkBorder” /> Tragedy: The Costa Concordia capsized on January 13 2012 with 4,252 passengers and crew on board, 32 people died Grim task: Divers search for the bodies of the missing victims of the Costa Concordia disaster Girolamo, a drummer from Bari, on his first cruise as crew, showed extraordinary courage when he gave up his place on a life boat for a child.

Arsenal set for 1.5bn takeover from Middle Esat consortium


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Arabs tighten grip on British football as Middle-Eastern consortium launches world record 1.5 billion bid to takeover Arsenal Bid dwarfs previous record of 800m for Manchester United by Glazer family Arabs already run Manchester City and David Beckham's Paris St Germain By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:45 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 3 March 2013 A consortium from the Middle East has launched the biggest ever takeover bid for a football club with an offer of 1.5bn for Premier League side Arsenal.

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


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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.

BBC used licence fee cash to pay off women who complained about sexual harassment


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BBC used licence fee cash to pay off women who complained about sexual harassmentBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' when they left corporation By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 02:10 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:18 GMT, 3 March 2013 The BBC used taxpayers' money to gag female members of staff who made complaints regarding sexual harassment. Former members of staff who left claiming to have been victims of bullying or sexual harassment in the workplace, were forced to sign ‘compromise agreements’ when they left the corporation. The deal signed by at least 20 ex-BBC employees bar them from revealing they have signed such a deal in the first place.

Afghanistan: British soldier shot dead in "insider attack by rogue member of Afghan army" in Helmand


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British soldier shot dead in 'insider attack by rogue member of Afghan army'Dead man was from the 28 Engineer Regiment and shot in Helmand Six other Britons also wounded in the incident yesterday 439 UK service people killed in country since 2001Last six deaths have all been in 'green on blue' attacks 54 international troops have been murdered by Afghan police or army By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 07:18 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 8 January 2013 Killing: The British soldier was shot dead by a suspected Afghan army member at the small Patrol Base Hazrat (pictured) in Helmand yesterday A British soldier has been killed in yet another 'insider attack' in the war-torn country. The killer, a suspected rogue member of the Afghan National Army, first opened fire on his colleagues, before turning his weapon on UK soldiers in the small Patrol Base Hazrat in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province yesterday

Brave Prince William "flies in 50mph winds with RAF crew" in attempt to rescue man who was blown into sea while walking the dog


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Brave Prince William 'flies in 50mph winds with RAF crew' in attempt to rescue man who was blown into sea while walking the dogPrince William joined rescue operation from RAF Valley, AngleseyThe Duke flew Sea King helicopter in search for man swept off Blackpool pierPrince William was on a 24-hour 'readiness state' shift on New Year's Eve By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 2 January 2013 While the world celebrated the coming of a new year, Prince William did his duty as a rescue pilot, braving force eight gale winds to join the search for a man swept off a pier in Blackpool. The Duke of Cambridge and three fellow Sea King crew members flew in from RAF Valley on Anglesey, North Wales to aid in the rescue operation to find a 41-year-old dog-walker who had been sent into the icy water by a wave.

Senate APPROVES fiscal cliff deal after White House and Republicans strike agreement

Senate APPROVES fiscal cliff deal after White House and Republicans strike agreement | UPDATED: 15:39 GMT, 1 January 2013 The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of a deal to keep the nation from falling over the fiscal cliff, with only the Republican-controlled House left to vote on the package. The vote came about five hours after the White House and congressional Republicans struck a deal

Happy New Year! Spectacular pictures show countries across the globe celebrating the arrival of 2013


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Goodbye 2012! Enjoy the New Year in these spectacular pictures as countries across the globe celebrate the arrival of 2013Swimmers brave freezing temperatures to take part in New Year's Day dips across the world Members of grenadier corps in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, fire 12 shots with a cannon at 8amCentral Pacific Ocean island of Kiritimati (Christmas Island) first to usher in the New YearSydney saw 2013 at 1pm GMT, with some 1.5 million people attending the city's eventsIn Philippines a child fights for life and more than 400 people hurt by firecrackers and gunfire in celebrationsThe increasingly democratic Myanmar – also known as Burma – celebrated with its first ever public countdownMoscow's Red Square was filled with spectators as fireworks exploded near the Kremlin to welcome the new year200,000 turn out in Shanghai to witness the 4D light show and lighting up of historical buildingsMulticolored fireworks danced up and down the world's tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – in Dubai The festive mood in New Delhi has been marred by the death of a young rape victim on Saturday More than 1 million people will pack into New York's streets for the traditional crystal ball drop in Times SquareAmerican Samoa will be the last place on Earth to herald in the New Year on Tuesday at 11am GMT | UPDATED: 16:07 GMT, 1 January 2013 Major celebrations to welcome the new year have taken place in some of the world's most iconic locations throughout today.