Gary Lineker quits Twitter 'because it was wasting too much time' By Hanna Flint PUBLISHED: 18:33 GMT, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:46 GMT, 20 January 2013 Full time: Gary Lineker deleted his Twitter account for 'personal reasons' Gary Lineker has mysteriously quit Twitter, claiming he is closing his account ‘for personal reasons’. The Match of the Day host, who joined the social networking site last year, quickly became one of Britain’s most popular users with 1.3million followers. However, he signed off at 7.20pm on Friday with the cryptic message: ‘I’m leaving Twitter for personal reasons.
Salmon in the bushes, the drive washed away… Welcome to our future | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 30 December 2012 On Boxing Day, the BBC was continuing to advise travellers not to head ‘west of Taunton’ and a reporter had been embedded for days at Tiverton Parkway. Yes
Britain needs immigration: Extraordinary open letter from Vince Cable's wife hits back at MoS columnist who wrote of 'alien nation' – and backs husband's mansion tax Rachel Cable responds to provocative column by Peter Hitchens'Most newcomers are either students or migrants with skills Britain needs'Mansion tax 'would help bridge widening gap between rich and poor | UPDATED: 22:42 GMT, 22 December 2012 Vince Cable's wife Rachel wrote an open letter defending Britain's immigration policy and backing her husband's policy of a mansion tax The wife of Business Secretary Vince Cable has written an extraordinary open letter defending the UK’s stance on immigration – and backing her husband’s controversial idea of a mansion tax. Rachel Cable was responding to a provocative polemic in last week’s Mail on Sunday by Peter Hitchens, who argued that British society was undergoing an irreversible transformation. Our columnist drew on recently released census data to highlight the decline of the UK’s manufacturing industry, London’s increasing detachment from the rest of the country, the decline of Christianity and marriage and the cultural changes wrought by immigration.
Saying goodbye to his little brother: Family of British Sandy Hook victim, 6, who died in his favorite teacher's arms release balloons in his memory Funerals also held for Olivia Engel, 6, Madeline Hsu, 6, Grace McDonnell, 7 The school's psychologist, 56-year-old Mary Sherlach, and behavioural therapist, 29-year-old Rachel D'Avino, were also laid to rest | UPDATED: 21:08 GMT, 21 December 2012 Releasing balloons outside the church in Bethel, Connecticut on Friday, eight-year-old Jake Hockley bid a somber farewell to his little brother, a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Six-year-old Dylan Hockley, who moved from England two years ago, was remembered at a funeral in Walnut Hill Community Church, a week after became one of 26 victims gunned down at the school. His parents paid tribute to their energetic, loving son in the service before helping Jake release the purple balloons – Dylan's favourite colour – as their faces were etched with pain
Rachel Johnson: Introducing The Mail on Sunday's brilliant new columnist PUBLISHED: 22:30 GMT, 8 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:21 GMT, 9 December 2012 From a Southall council flat to Royal Supergran This week we’ve all felt some sympathetic contractions and unease as the world’s press camped outside a cluster of cells in Marylebone. Well I did anyway. First I worried for the Duchess, long before she would have heard the sad news that the nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, who took the prank phone call from the Australian DJs, had apparently killed herself
The glittering world of parties, concerts and balls that British debutantes enjoyed in pre-World War II Germany By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:42 GMT, 1 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:32 GMT, 1 December 2012 Glittering parties, concerts and dinners. This was how many British debutantes spent their time being 'finished' before being presented to English society.
Battered wife called police SEVEN times in SIX weeks before being shot by estranged husband – THEN her son was found hanged while she was recovering in hospitalPolice arrested Darren Williams twice in a week for threatening to kill his wife and assaulting her – but he was released on bail to live near her Rachel Williams called police seven times between July 9 and August 18, 2011, visited her local station twice and was 'at high risk of harm' IPCC upheld four complaints against Gwent Police, who have been told to improve how they deal with domestic abuse casesReport says Gwent police did not share information between departments | UPDATED: 15:43 GMT, 28 November 2012 A beaten wife whose son was found dead after she had been shot by her estranged husband today spoke of her anger at how the teenager was let down by social services. Domestic abuse victim Rachel Williams, who called police seven times in six weeks and visited her local station twice before being attacked by her husband Darren, says that her son Jack was not given enough support in the aftermath of the attack in Newport, south Wales.