Keira and Sir Elton's bid to save former KGB spy and media tycoon Lebedev from Russian jail sentenceAlexander Lebedev faces up to five years in jail for hitting Sergei Polonsky Sting, Sir Elton John and Keira Knightley unite in bid to save him from jailJudge last week banned him from leaving Russia ahead of controversial trial By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:03 GMT, 13 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 13 April 2013 Sir Elton John, Keira Knightley and Sting have united in a bid to save media tycoon Alexander Lebedev from jail in Moscow. This comes after a judge last week banned him from leaving Russia ahead of his controversial trial in which he is accused of politically motivated ‘hooliganism’.
The amazing story of Mad Jack, the hero who took on the Nazis with a bow and arrow (and later became a professional bagpipe player) Commando leader said soldiers without a sword was 'improperly armed'Led his men carrying a bow and arrow and playing the bagpipesEarned two Distinguished Service Orders and a Military Cross during war His story recovered by researchers from website findmypast.co.uk | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 1 January 2013 He was nicknamed Mad Jack by his men during the Second World War. After coming face to face with Lieutenant Colonel John Churchill, the Germans probably had a similar, if less affectionate, moniker for the eccentric officer.
'Don't expect new dresses all the time': Old fashioned newspaper advice on how to be a good wife unearthed in new collection The collection has been unearthed by the British Newspaper ArchiveThe secrets to keeping your husband happy include avoiding nagging | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 26 December 2012 Wives – want to keep your husband happy The secrets are to obey him, avoid nagging, not spend any money on yourself and not to let him catch you curling your hair. He does not want to hear any news of his mother-in-law, only about his own mother. And if he is lying in bed, ill, for heaven’s sake do not fuss around him in a silk dress, else it will rustle and annoy him
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.
The Mitchell grimace said: 'I am serious, not gloating' | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 19 December 2012 Mitchell had been subjected to a prolonged frenzy of the media and the political class after having a row with the police at the gates of Downing Street With a squeeze of the elbow here, a pat of the bottom there, a ‘so pleased for you, old boy, never doubted you for a minute’ and a wink and a crinkle-eyed smile: that was how former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell was greeted by Tory and Lib Dem MPs in the Commons Chamber yesterday. Just a few weeks ago (though it seems an age), Mr Mitchell left the Cabinet apparently a broken man.
Read all about it: First glimpse inside British Library's new home for its UK national newspaper collectionCulture Minister Ed Vaizey was given a sneak peek of the British Library's new Newspaper Storage Building at Boston Spa, Wetherby, West YorkshireThe state of the art facility will be controlled by robotic shelves and features humidity, temperature and oxygen controls | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 13 December 2012 With its neck-achingly high ceilings and vast amounts of space, this giant warehouse could be used to store almost anything. But this is no ordinary building – it will soon be packed to the rafters with millions and millions of pages of local and national newspapers from as far back as the 16th century. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey was given a first glimpse at the British Library's enormous new Newspaper Storage Facility at Boston Spa, near Wetherby, West Yorkshire.
'They're on a witch-hunt': Australian media accuses UK press of playing 'blame game' following Royal hoax call nurse's death Australian newspapers have claimed that the UK press is on a 'witch-hunt' following the death of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who fell victim to a prank call by two radio presenters last weekRadio company Austereo has described the media backlash to Mrs Saldanha's death as 'ferocious'Many Australian Sunday papers called for presenters Michael Christian and Mel Greig to be absolved of any blame | UPDATED: 00:24 GMT, 10 December 2012 The Australian press has accused the UK media of playing a 'blame game' in the wake of nurse Jacintha Saldanha's death following a prank call made by two radio DJS to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated last week. Mrs Saldanha, 46, a mother of two, was found dead on Friday in staff accommodation at the hospital where Kate, 30, had been treated for acute morning sickness.
Hoarder who has filled his flat with thousands of newspapers, magazines and books faces eviction because he is a 'fire hazard' Brian Clenshaw, 52, also can't help collecting coins, DVDs and stamps Former salesman claims syndrome was brought on by a road accident in 2004 | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 5 December 2012 A former salesman is facing eviction from his home after his problem with hoarding spiralled out of control. Brian Clenshaw, 52, has filled his flat to the brim with thousands of newspapers, magazines, DVDs, books, coins and stamps.
Forcing newspapers under state control would be illegal, says Leveson adviser as it's revealed three warned him not to consider compulsory regulationShami Chakrabati says law forcing papers to sign up to regulator is illegalEx-Channel Four News political editor Elinor Goodman and former Daily Telegraph political editor George Jones both said law was unnecessaryThe two advisors to Leveson believe editors will sign up voluntarily | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 3 December 2012 Three of the six independent advisers to Lord Justice Leveson warned him not to consider compulsory state regulation of the Press, it emerged last night. Shami Chakrabarti, director of the civil rights group Liberty, said she had serious concerns about the idea floated by the judge to force newspapers to sign up to a new regulator by law if they refused to do so voluntarily.
Model wife of billionaire newspaper baron Alexander Lebedev fights to save her husband from Putin's jail | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 1 December 2012 Russian model and fashion icon Elena Perminova is a familiar fixture in the world of haute couture. But today, the striking Siberian-born 26-year-old wears a deep frown