Italy is FINALLY set to form a coalition government after two months of argumentDemocratic Party deputy leader Enrico Letta asked to form governmentHe will be Italy's youngest Prime Minister in a quarter of a centuryThe new government could take office within a matter of days By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 13:14 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 25 April 2013 Enrico Letta looks set to become the new Italian Prime Minister after being asked to form a government by president Giorgio Napolitano.
How Baroness Thatcher planned her own funeral and chose the hymn played at Princess Diana’s funeral ‘I Vow To Thee, My Country'Baroness believed to have begun preparations eight years agoThe service will be held at St Paul's Cathedral next Wednesday By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 01:04 GMT, 13 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 13 April 2013 Baroness Margaret Thatcher is believed to have begun plans for her funeral eight years ago Even from the grave, Baroness Thatcher has managed to rule how her own funeral will be conducted. The former prime minister meticulously planned how the farewell service will run – from the singing to who gives the readings
BBC WILL play Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead in chart countdown but won't broadcast tasteless Thatcher protest single in fullSong has now sold 20,000 copies since Thatcher's death on Monday It has been pushed up the charts due to an internet campaignThe track, which costs 79p online, is currently No1 on iTunesAlso on course to become the shortest top 10 single ever at 51 seconds BBC confirms it will play it on Radio 1 this Sunday – but a shorter version'The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned,' a spokesman said , Osterode am Harz, Germany — Illustration – an old woman is using facebook on her iPhone. Photo: Frank May — Image by Frank May/dpa/Corbis” class=”blkBorder” /> The power of a Facebook campaign should not be underestimated.
Cameron accused of betraying Christians: Astonishing Easter attack on the PM by former Archbishop of CanterburyLord Carey accused ministers of 'aiding and abetting' the discrimination Poll: More than two-thirds of Christians feel they're a 'persecuted minority' By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 22:03 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:20 GMT, 30 March 2013 Many Christians doubt David Cameron’s sincerity in pledging to protect their freedoms, former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey says today. In an article for the Daily Mail, Lord Carey squarely accuses ministers of ‘aiding and abetting’ discrimination against Christians
120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain: Census shows in some parts of the country one in ten are Eastern EuropeanFears of major influx when travel restrictions lifted at the end of the yearIn Boston, Lincolnshire, 10.7 per cent of population are Eastern EuropeanPM announced plans to make access to social benefits harder for migrants By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 23:53 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 27 March 2013 Nearly 120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain despite not yet being allowed to work freely in this country, official figures showed yesterday. The data from the 2011 census showed that migration to Britain – at a rate equivalent to 30,000 a year – began as soon as the two countries joined the EU. The disclosure is fresh evidence that a major movement of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens is likely when restrictions are lifted at the end of the year.
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
Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves hospital after successful 'routine tests'94-year-old had planned tests to monitor his existing health conditionsMandela was hospitalised last year for lung infection and gallstones /12/21/article-0-1669C678000005DC-717_638x392.jpg” width=”638″ height=”392″ alt=”Routine: Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in Pretoria for routine tests and there was said to be 'no cause for concern'” class=”blkBorder” /> Routine: Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria for routine tests and there was said to be 'no cause for concern' Mr Mandela was hospitalised at the end of last year and he was airlifted on December 8 from his rural village in the south of the country to a hospital in Pretoria for a series of tests. Doctors found the former president and hero of the anti-apartheid struggle had a recurrent lung infection and had developed gallstones. He underwent surgery to remove the gallstones on December 15 and remained in hospital until December 26.
Foreign Office goes on the defensive against No10 as it installs plastic 'riot shield' to stop Larry the cat from getting into building Chief Mouser to the Cabinet found his way into the Foreign Office blockedHe and George Osborne's cat Freya are regular visitors to the buildingBut staff with allergies had complained about their presence William Hague came to their aid and ordered the removal of the barrier By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 19:01 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:03 GMT, 21 February 2013 As Chief Mouser to the Cabinet, Larry is used to having his run of Downing Street. So he was understandably more than a little perturbed today when he found one of his favourite prowling routes blocked by a plastic shield. It appears the Foreign Office, which installed the clear cover, has gone to extreme lengths to stop the No10 employee from snooping around.
Conspiracy of silence on value of marriage: Politicians frightened to admit fathers are vital, says top family lawyer Supporting marriage has become a 'no go area' for our politicians says Baroness DeechShe says an absence of fathers is 'harming' the next generation of children Politicians are 'too afraid' of offending cohabiting partners or single parents By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 18:28 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:20 GMT, 16 February 2013 Marriage is as important to the future of the nation as climate change and poverty, a senior family lawyer said yesterday. Baroness Deech said the growing numbers of families without fathers was doing more harm to the next generation than other factors such as smoking, alcohol, poor diet and lack of exercise. And she warned that a conspiracy of silence surrounded the issue because political leaders were afraid to say married families were better for children than cohabiting families or single parent families.
Ed and Dave really are on a different wavelength: People at opposite ends of political spectrum 'use their brains differently'New study says while parental influence may play a role, being a Tory or a socialist changes how the brain functions The results suggest that liberals and conservatives engage in different cognitive processes when they think about risk By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:49 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 04:20 GMT, 14 February 2013 People at opposite ends of the political spectrum don't just have different views – they even use their brains differently. Researchers have found liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions and these regions can be used to predict which political party a person prefers. The new study by a team of political scientists and neuroscientists suggests that while genetics or parental influence may play a significant role, being a Tory or a socialist changes how the brain functions