Too much information: Nick Clegg reveals he buys his pants from Marks & Spencer but it's not enough to stop clothing sales slump Deputy Prime Minister gives unnecessary insight into his shopping habitsRetailer reports 7th quarter of falling sales of clothing and homewareChief executive Marc Bolland under pressure after poor 2012 and disappointing Christmas sales. He has previously warned a new general merchandise management team led by John Dixon, the former boss of food, will not make a major impact on sales until M&S launches its autumn/winter collections in July. Too much information! Nick Clegg on dying his hair and what he…
New island size of 25 football pitches appears off German coast after sandbanks emerge from the North SeaThe landmass, dubbed Bird Island, gradually emerged 15 miles off the coast of Schleswig-HolsteinA total of 49 species of plants have been detected on the island, which is composed of sandbanks By Allan Hall PUBLISHED: 22:12 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:33 GMT, 10 January 2013 An island the size of 25 football pitches has appeared seemingly out of nowhere off the coast of Germany. The landmass, which is composed of sandbanks, gradually emerged from the violent waters of the North Sea over the past few years. It lies 15 miles off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany’s far north in a stretch of coastline known as the Wattenmeer, a marine national park
Please don't kick out Piers, we don't want him back! British critics launch counter-petition to make sure he stays in U.S.A petition to have the journalist deported after he criticised pro gun campaigners has attracted 71,000 signaturesNow a second petition saying he must stay because the British do not want him also has around 1,100 votes of support | UPDATED: 01:38 GMT, 27 December 2012 First Piers Morgan became the subject of a petition calling for him to be deported from the US for upsetting the gun lobby there. Now a counter-petition has been started, asking for America to keep him – not because he’s popular there but (allegedly) because no one here wants him back. The broadcaster is at the centre of a row after criticising pro-gun campaigners on his nightly US chat show in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, in which 20 children and six adults were shot dead
Lord Blair's friend claims paper was wrong to allege he had won contracts through cronyism | UPDATED: 01:07 GMT, 22 December 2012 Denial: Lord Blair denies he handed out contracts to close friends paid for by public money A friend of former Scotland Yard chief Lord Blair won a High Court libel action yesterday when a judge ruled that he had been defamed in a newspaper article about his work for the Metropolitan Police. Management consultant Andrew Miller had told the court in May that his reputation had been ‘trashed’ by claims he had won police contracts worth millions of pounds through cronyism. Mr Miller, 58, brought High Court proceedings over a front-page article in the Daily Mail in October 2008.
Newspapers sign up for new watchdog in response to Leveson InquiryMore than 100 paper proprietors, publishers and editors met yesterday to sign up to the principles laid out by Lord Justice LevesonFormer Tory peer Lord Hunt, who is coordinating response of the press, said blueprint for new regulator would be drawn up on Jan 10He added it is unnecessary for politicians to pass law to enshrine new system in statute | UPDATED: 00:56 GMT, 21 December 2012 Newspaper editors agreed to set up a new independent press watchdog yesterday in response to the Leveson Inquiry. More than 100 paper proprietors, publishers and editors met yesterday to sign up to the principles laid out by Lord Justice Leveson. Former Tory peer Lord Hunt, who is coordinating the response of the press, said a detailed blueprint for the new regulator would be drawn up on January 10.
Ryanair accused of flying overweight planes: German regulator claims budget airline may have saved millions by giving false information | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 19 December 2012 626 Ryanair routinely falsified the weight of its aircraft to evade millions of pounds worth of air traffic control charges, it has been claimed The budget airline could face court action after being accused of using the ploy to avoid paying around 42million in extra fee levies in Germany. Air safety watchdog Deutsche Flugsichering, responsible for air traffic control in the country, is investigating the company. Axel Raab, head of communications at Deutsche Flugsicherung, said internal lawyers are currently studying the case, adding: 'If the outcome will be that Ryanair evaded charges we will go to court.' Ryanair is accused by Germany of falsifying weights on take-off to 'save millions' Ryanair has earned itself a tough reputation for weight when it comes to passengers; turning up with a suitcase over the specified maximum allowance and it can cost a small fortune
Away In a what exactly Television historian Mary Beard questions 'weird' lyrics in classic Christmas carol In Britain, the words 'manger' and 'crib' can mean the same thing; a trough from which an animal can eat | UPDATED: 08:58 GMT, 14 December 2012 The lyrics are familiar from a thousand nativity plays and Christmas carol services. But what do the words to Away In a Manger mean exactly That is the question pondered by television historian Mary Beard after she attended this year's annual carol service at King's College, Cambridge
George Galloway's former secretary and Met Police anti-terrorism officer arrested for data protection offencesSenior Met officer Afiz Khan arrested on suspicion of mis-using Met databaseHis wife, George Galloway's former secretary, arrested 'on suspicion of data protection offences'Respect MP claimed in October the pair were running a 'dirty tricks' campaign against him | UPDATED: 13:40 GMT, 7 December 2012 George Galloway’s former secretary has been arrested – along with her anti-terrorism officer husband – on suspicion of data protection offences. Aisha Ali-Khan and her husband, Detective Inspector Afiz Khan, were both arrested on Wednesday on suspicions relating to the mis-use of police databases.
Editors agree on new regulation system for Press The editors have been in talks following David Cameron's warning to rapidly agree on framework for a tough new regulatorThe regulator will have power to issue fines, require prominent apologies and investigate alleged wrongdoing Lord Hunt and Lord Black are working on behalf of editors to implement the Leveson proposals | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 6 December 2012 Newspaper editors last night announced they have agreed to put in place the broad principles outlined in the Leveson Report. The editors have been in talks this week following David Cameron’s warning that they must make rapid progress on agreeing the framework for a tough new regulator, which will have the power to issue fines, require prominent apologies and investigate alleged wrongdoing. Two peers – Lord Hunt and Lord Black – will work on behalf of the editors on the implementation of the Leveson proposals and will give full details to the Government ‘very shortly’.
Stars who only want fame on their own terms | UPDATED: 09:12 GMT, 3 December 2012 Casting her spell over the media: Emma Watson wants state control The Hacked Off campaign demanding state control of the Press collects more than 80,000 signatures — and the support of Harry Potter author J. K.