Osborne's position is safe, insists Downing Street: No 10 dismisses talk of Hague moving in as Chancellor Downing Street guaranteed George Osborne will stay in his job until 2015Some Tories called for William Hague or Philip Hammond to take the positionTory high command is quietly encouraged by positive signs in the economySource said that the more you criticise Cameron's team the less likely he is to change it PUBLISHED: 00:13 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:13 GMT, 1 April 2013 Downing Street guaranteed George Osborne will stay in his job until 2015 last night as the Treasury hailed a new corporation tax cut as a way to boost the faltering economy.
Split RBS into a 'good' and 'bad' bank now urges Bank Governor Mervyn King as he slams current system as a 'nonsense'Taxpayers will have to bear the costs of reprivatisation, King warnsRBS is currently holding the wider economy back, the Governor saidCriticisms come just days after RBS boss Stephen Hester said plans to return to the private sector were on track from 1.8 billion in 2011.
60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told but minister still says controversial end-of-life plan is 'fantastic'Pathway involves the sick being sedated and usually denied nutrition and fluidsFamilies kept in the dark when doctors withdraw lifesaving treatmentHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt said pathway was a 'fantastic step forward'Anti-euthanasia group said: ‘The Pathway is designed to finish people off double quick' | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 31 December 2012 Up to 60,000 patients die on the Liverpool Care Pathway each year without giving their consent, shocking figures revealed yesterday.
Golden Girls call it a day: Betty and Beryl, the radio presenters with a combined age of 176, wave goodbye to their fans after final Christmas Day showBeryl Renwick, 86, and Betty Smith, 91, scooped a prestigious Sony Radio Award for their show on BBC HumbersideBut after six years the firm friends have decided to hang up their mikes | UPDATED: 11:11 GMT, 25 December 2012 They don't think much of David Beckham, Lady Gaga and don't get them started on the Rolling Stones. But for the past six years two pensioners from Hull have become household names thanks to their popular, no nonsense and heartwarming radio show. Now Beryl Renwick, 86, and Betty Smith, 91, who with a combined age of 176 were a surprise hit at this year's prestigious Sony Radio Awards, are getting ready to hang up their mikes at BBC Radio Humberside.
Every restaurant steak comes from cattle given GM feed, claims ministerEnvironment Secretary Owen Paterson said there are 'real environmental benefits' to GM technologyMr Paterson claimed public concerns about genetically modified food were unfounded | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 11 December 2012 Fears over Frankenstein Foods are ‘humbug’, the new farming minister insisted yesterday, arguing that many Britons happily eat beef from cattle fed on GM crops. Addressing public concern about the genetically modified food industry’s increasing influence, Owen Paterson said: ‘There isn’t a single piece of meat being served [in a typical London restaurant] where a bullock hasn’t eaten some GM feed
Plan ahead for a very Berry Christmas: Mary gives her top tips on how to make your dinner perfect Mary Berry said people often bought too much Christmas foodShe said planning should start in the early weeks of December | UPDATED: 04:39 GMT, 6 December 2012 Sage advice: Mary Berry offers some money-saving tips for the festive season It is the belt-straining finale to the Christmas meal, a massive pudding accompanied by oodles of brandy butter. But families would do better to either buy a smaller one or, preferably, bake their own, says TV cook Mary Berry