Plebgate crisis engulfs Met Chief: Hogan-Howe "compromised by police stitch-up of ex-chief whip"

Plebgate crisis engulfs Met Chief: Hogan-Howe 'compromised by police stitch-up of ex-chief whip'Scotland Yard is investigating claims of a conspiracy against Mr MitchellMet Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan Howe returns from holiday early as he is drawn into scandal Mail on Sunday reveals officer at centre of the storm as Toby Rowland | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 24 December 2012 Scotland Yard boss Bernard Hogan-Howe was fighting for his credibility last night as senior Tories said he was ‘completely compromised’ by the police ‘stitch-up’ of Andrew Mitchell. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner flew home from holiday amid claims that he blindly accepted the word of officers in Downing Street who said the former Tory chief whip called them ‘plebs’.

Streatham hit and run: Hit-and-run driver in police chase kills woman: Heartbroken brother appeals for killer to give himself up

Hit-and-run driver in police chase kills woman: Heartbroken brother appeals for killer to give himself up Vanessa Chango-Alvarez tragically killed at bus stop in Streatham, LondonBrother Kevin, 19, says driver of Audi has 'ruined family's lives'Police investigating theory driver may have been racing another car beforehand Audi was also at scene of another crash minutes earlier in Croydon | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 23 December 2012 Everything to live for: Vanessa Chango-Alvarez, 31, was mowed down by a car as she waited for a bus in Streatham, London A woman was knocked down and killed in a hit-and-run by a driver being followed by police in connection with a crash a few miles away. Hotel receptionist Vanessa Chango-Alvarez, 31, was mowed down by an Audi A3 at a bus stop outside her mother’s house in Norbury, South London, as she set off for work. A man aged in his 50s was also left critically injured

Put your son before your beliefs: Neon"s uncle in plea to sister who STILL can"t accept brain-tumour boy needs vital radiotherapy

Put your son before your beliefs: Neon's uncle in plea to sister who STILL can't accept brain-tumour boy needs vital radiotherapy | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 22 December 2012 Fighting on: Sally Roberts, the mother of Neon The uncle of seven-year-old Neon Roberts – the boy whose mother Sally has fought a court battle to stop doctors using radiotherapy to treat his brain tumour – has urged her to put her beliefs aside to save her son’s life. And Tony Leese revealed Mrs Roberts’s quest to find ‘alternative’ cures for her son was in part prompted by a doctor’s careless comment that radiotherapy would ‘fry’ her son’s brain

Ezekiel McCarthy: Judge frees drunken pensioner, 85, who killed nephew after mistaking him for a burglar

Judge frees drunken pensioner, 85, who killed nephew after mistaking him for a burglar Confused Ezekiel McCarthy thought that Desbert Welsh, 50, was an intruder in his Cricklewood, north London, homeThe pair had been out celebrating McCarthy's birthday the previous nightMcCarthy, one of the oldest people to appear at the Old Bailey, was handed a nine month prison sentence suspended for two years | UPDATED: 18:07 GMT, 4 December 2012 Free: Ezekiel McCarthy, at the Old Bailey, pictured outside the Old Bailey was giving a nine month suspended sentence after stabbing his nephew A pensioner who fatally stabbed his nephew after mistaking him for a burglar walked free from court after a judge took pity on him. Confused Ezekiel McCarthy, 85, stabbed Desbert Welsh, 50, while 'defending himself' against what he thought was an intruder the morning after the pair had been out celebrating the former's birthday in Cricklewood, north London, last November. McCarthy, one of the oldest people to appear at the Old Bailey, was handed a nine month jail term suspended for two years on condition that he is supervised during that time

Whos a hungry boy then? Flock of parrots waste no time finishing an unattended chocolate milkshake

Who’s a hungry boy then Flock of parrots waste no time finishing an unattended chocolate milkshake | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 2 December 2012 Sharing was not part of the agenda for this colourful parrot as it claimed ownership of a tasty milkshake. The lorikeet and its company descended on a caf in Queensland, Australia where the chocolate drink had been left unattended for a few seconds too long. Although the parrot tried its best to fight off fellow milkshake fans, it was forced to relent when a whole flock of birds joined in for a sip.

NHS patient, 104, left waiting 12 hours for a lift from hospital after medics refused to call him a taxi over health and safety fears

NHS patient, 104, left waiting 12 hours for a lift from hospital after medics refused to call him a taxi over health and safety fears | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 26 November 2012 104-year-old Jack Jones was left waiting for over 12 hours for an ambulance home after a short visit to A&E NHS chiefs have apologised to a 104-year-old patient after they left him waiting for 12 hours for a lift home because they refused to let him call a taxi – over health and safety fears. Jack Jones was in tears after medical staff said he would have to wait for an ambulance to give him a lift home after he was discharged from hospital following a fall