We struggle to find right-wing comedians, admits BBC chief

We struggle to find right-wing comedians, admits BBC chief Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation led to complaints from Radio 4 listenersShow criticised for 'Tory bashing' and 'prejudiced extreme left wing views' Commissioning editor Caroline Raphael has now admitted it is a struggle to find comedians with a right-wing point of view By Paul Revoir PUBLISHED: 04:08 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:31 GMT, 12 March 2013 'Diatribe': Jeremy Hardy has come under criticism from Radio 4 listeners for his 'extreme left-wing views' on his show The BBC has admitted it finds it ‘very difficult’ to find Conservative comedians to appear on radio programmes in order to provide political balance. Radio 4’s comedy boss has claimed it is a ‘struggle’ to find performers regarded as having a right-wing point of view

UK weather: Don"t put your winter coats away just yet: Forecasters warn of four days of freezing weather with temperatures feeling like -10C

Don't put your winter coats away just yet: Forecasters warn of four days of freezing weather with temperatures feeling like -10CTemperatures could plunge as low as -6C in some areasWind chill will mean some places feel like -10C By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 00:18 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 21 February 2013 If you were hoping for a little respite from the cold weather, the prospects are not looking good. An unusually cold snap will take hold of Britain over the next few days as freezing winds sweep across the nation. Strong gusts of up to 50mph will mean that temperatures hovering around freezing point could feel more like -10 degrees in some areas.

Mount Carmel RC school teachers" Gangnam-style spoof video backfires as they are "underminding pupils" respect"

Teachers' Gangnam Style spoof video backfires as they are accused of undermining pupils' respect Staff at Mount Carmel RC school in Accrington, Lancashire, made parodyIncludes men posing in changing rooms wearing only their towelsConservative Councillor Peter Britcliffe concerned pupils will 'lose respect' | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 1 January 2013 Teachers at a secondary school who posted a Gangnam Style parody on YouTube have been slammed for undermining pupils' respect for them. Staff at Mount Carmel RC in Accrington, Lancashire, including head teacher Xavier Bowers, appear in the spoof video dancing and singing and at one point dressed only in towels.

Aesha Mohammadzai: Brave Time cover girl tortured by Afghan husband wants to "live and love"

Brave Time cover girl whose Afghan husband sliced off her nose pictured enjoying her new life in America as she reveals she's 'not scared to look in the mirror anymore' Aesha Mohammadzai moved to the US in 2010 and lives in Maryland Tortured by her Afghan husband when she tried to escape forced marriageBut her facial rebuilding treatment at hospital is now reaching halfway point | UPDATED: 20:26 GMT, 18 December 2012 A young woman who was brutally tortured in Afghanistan by her husband after she tried to escape their abusive forced marriage is on the road to recovery as doctors continue to rebuild her face.

Pippa Middleton book: A whole 5 off – and signed, too

'A whole 5 off – and signed, too!': Yes, that's Pippa's frank admission on how she's now shifting copies of her (rather rudely reviewed) party tips bookPippa Middleton signed discounted copies of her book at a pub in Stanford DIngley, Berkshire'Her Royal Hotness' has launched a tireless book-signing blitzkrieg in an attempt to turn struggling sales around | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 16 December 2012 It surely wasn’t what she – or the publisher who stumped up a 400,000 advance – expected. But Pippa Middleton’s party-planning book has struggled to sell after attracting an avalanche of unkind reviews blasting its advice as ‘glaringly obvious’. If she is disheartened, however, ‘Her Royal Hotness’ isn’t showing it – and has even launched a tireless book-signing blitzkrieg in an attempt to turn things around