"It"s sexy when you bend over like that": Lord Mayor of Oxford censured for making "inappropriate comments" to girl in…

'It's sexy when you bend over like that': Lord Mayor of Oxford censured for making 'inappropriate comments' to girl in under-13s sports teamLib Dem Alan Armitage said to have made comments to a member of under-13s sports teamHe allegedly told her 'it’s sexy when you bend down like that'Standards Committee ruled it ‘highly probable’ that he made comment By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 21:01 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:01 GMT, 27 February 2013 Inappropriate: Oxford Lord Mayor Alan Armitage allegedly made the comment to a member of a under-13s sports team at a awards evening A Lord Mayor who allegedly told a schoolgirl she was 'sexy' has escaped with a mere slap on the wrist. Alan Armitage, Lord Mayor at Oxford City Council, was said to have made the inappropriate comment to the young girl during an official engagement last year. The girl, who was a member of an under-13s sports team, met Mr Armitage at an awards evening where he told her: 'It's sexy when you bend over like that'

Female Oxford dons purposely adopting a "jumble sale" look as unwritten dress code dictates that scruffiness is a sign of intellectual…

Female Oxford dons purposely adopt 'jumble sale' look in unwritten dress code that scruffiness is a sign of intellectual rigour Image Consultant Shenda Collins heard the comment from an Oxford employeeShe said she met PhD students afraid to look 'feminine or attractive' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:03 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:37 GMT, 22 February 2013 Dowdy: Dons and PhD students at Oxford University are afraid to look feminine and feel that a 'jumble sale' look is a sign of intellectual rigour (picture posed by model) They are some of the brightest women in the country.

Perfect parties… on a plate: How cutlery and crockery are just as important as food in making the perfect meal

Perfect parties… on a plate: How cutlery and crockery are just as important as food in making the perfect meal New study shows food tastes different depending on what plate its onProfessor Charles Spence advised those planning a dinner party to spend as much time on the table setting as the food By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 If your dinner parties always go a little awry, don’t blame the cooking – it might be the plates.

"Being raised Catholic is worse than child abuse": Latest incendiary claim made by atheist professor Richard Dawkins

'Being raised Catholic is worse than child abuse': Latest incendiary claim made by atheist professor Richard Dawkins | UPDATED: 04:08 GMT, 23 December 2012 Incendiary: Richard Dawkins Raising your children as Roman Catholics is worse than child abuse, according to militant atheist Richard Dawkins.

Christmas 2012: Desperate stores slash prices again as shoppers shun the high street

Desperate stores slash prices again as shoppers shun the high streetMany retailers make more than 40 per cent of sales and profits in the run-up to ChristmasBut they are faced with a slump in the numbers coming through their doorsThe figure is down by 5.7 per cent in out-of-town malls, 5.5 per cent in shopping centres and 2.1 per cent on the high street | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 19 December 2012 Desperate retailers are slashing prices as shoppers shun stores, with numbers down by up to 5 per cent compared to last year. Many retailers make more than 40 per cent of sales and profits in the run-up to Christmas, but they are faced with a slump in the numbers coming through their doors. The figure is down by 5.7 per cent in out-of-town malls, 5.5 per cent in shopping centres and 2.1 per cent on the high street, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Madeleine "detective" from U.S accused of swindling 30k from extradited

Madeleine 'detective' from U.S accused of swindling 30k from search fund extradited Kevin Halligen will be flown to Washington on Thursday after losing his High Court appealIn 2008, Halligen's company signed a contract to help find Maddie, who went missing a year earlier | UPDATED: 23:36 GMT, 15 December 2012 No leads: Madeleine McCann A self-styled security consultant accused of swindling the Madeleine McCann fund out of 300,000 is to be extradited to the United States this week to face fraud charges. Kevin Halligen, 53, lost his final appeal before the High Court in London on Friday and will be flown to Washington on Thursday to face allegations of cheating former business partners out of 1.2 million

"He can dish it out but he can"t take it": David Cameron accuses Ed Balls of being a bully in benefits rise row

'He can dish it out but he can't take it': David Cameron accuses Ed Balls of being a bully in benefits rise rowDavid Cameron hits back at heckles from the shadow chancellor during Prime Minister's QuestionsInsults hurled over plan to cap benefits at 1% for the next three yearsEd Miliband says people affected include those cleaning George Osborne's office while he is still in bed | UPDATED: 15:17 GMT, 12 December 2012 David Cameron today accused Ed Balls of being a bully who ‘can dish it out but he can't take it’ as insults were thrown in a Commons row over government plans to limit rises in benefits to 1 per cent a year.

Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment

Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment IVF children were also twice as likely to develop wheezing and up to four times more likely to have taken anti-asthma medicine by the age of fiveResearchers from Oxford University are the first to conduct a UK study of asthma after IVF conceptions Explanations might include the severity of the infertility and the role played by treatment | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 6 December 2012 Having fertility treatment doubles the chances of a child developing asthma, say researchers. They found children born after IVF have a twofold higher risk of wheezing and are up to four times more likely to take anti-asthmatic medicines by the age of five

What is Red Eds new guru talking about?

What is Red Ed’s new guru talking about | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 2 December 2012 Ed Miliband is widely mocked for the number of Left-wing intellectuals he has brought into his inner circle as he tries to work out what he stands for. Indeed, some might say Red Ed changes gurus more often than Chelsea FC changes managers. He has now enlisted Professor Marc Stears, a Left-wing academic from University College, Oxford