"Crisis economy" UK: You"re in as bad a state as eurozone, says new Bank chief as IMF urges Osborne to ditch austerity package

'Crisis economy' UK: You're in as bad a state as eurozone, says new Bank chief as IMF urges Osborne to ditch austerity packageMark Carney compared the UK to basket case countries in the eurozoneThe IMF has slashed its growth forecast for the UK over next two years By Alex Brummer PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 Warning: Mark Carney, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook Britain was last night branded a ‘crisis economy’ by incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The Canadian, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook

Vince Cable dropped for key Liberal Democrat rally speech so party can parade a woman instead

Vince Cable dropped for key Liberal Democrat rally speech so party can parade a woman instead Women's Minister Jo Swinson will address spring conference next weekendParty insiders fear it is wrong move in wake of Lord Rennard claims By Brendan Carlin PUBLISHED: 00:22 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 3 March 2013 Vince Cable has been moved from a key role at a Liberal Democrat rally in favour of the Minister caught up in the party’s ‘sex harassment’ row. Lib Dem rising star Jo Swinson, the Women’s Minister, has been picked ahead of Business Secretary Mr Cable to address party activists at their spring conference next weekend. The decision came after party managers demanded a female speaker because next Friday is International Women’s Day.

UK Weather: Get ready for 16C highs as balmy spring weather arrives for a warm start to the week

It's getting warmer! Get ready for balmy 14C as spring arrives with a warm start to the weekMet Office says most of UK will see temperatures at least hitting 12 to 13CWarmest place in the Britain today is expected to be Aberdeenshire By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 12:39 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:39 GMT, 2 March 2013 After weeks of chilly weather, Britain will finally start to feel some warmth this week. Forecasters say that England and Wales will see bright and sunny weather with temperatures up into the teens by Tuesday.

UK weather: Temperatures to fall again by end of the week (and snow could make a comeback)

The sun's out… but spring hasn't sprung: Temperatures to fall again by end of the week (and snow could make a comeback)Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands saw temperatures of 13.4C yesterday South East and East Anglia could see snow flurries by the end of the week By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 01:19 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:18 GMT, 18 February 2013 Britain enjoyed an early taste of spring yesterday as the country basked in sunshine and some ventured out for the first time this year without a coat. Just days after snow brought disruption to parts of the country, temperatures jumped into double figures.

Cheryl Maddison: Moroccan waiter who raped British model and left her for dead is jailed for 23 years

'I couldn't be happier': British model, 25, breaks down in tears of joy as Moroccan waiter who raped and left her for dead is jailed for 23 years Mohamed Fadel el Anssari was jailed for attacking Cheryl Maddison in 2008El Anssari attacked Miss Maddison as she returned home from work He strangled the model and stabbed her repeatedly in Magaluf, Majorca Miss Maddison pretended to be dead in a bid to stop the attack By Gerrard Couzens PUBLISHED: 16:02 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:52 GMT, 6 February 2013 A British woman who was raped at knifepoint and left for dead said she ‘couldn’t be happier’ after her attacker was jailed for 23 years yesterday. Moroccan waiter Mohamed Fadel el Anssari stabbed Cheryl Maddison repeatedly in the neck, throat and back after carrying out the sex attack in Magaluf, Majorca, in May 2008. Judges in Palma sentenced him to 11 years for rape and 12 years for attempted murder.

UK weather:Snow warning as winter bites again: Temperatures will plummet to -4C tonight

Snow warning as winter bites again: Temperatures will plummet to -4C tonight Snow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today Temperatures plunge as low as -4C as freezing weather returns By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:07 GMT, 2 February 2013 If thought winter was petering out this week, you may be in for a chilly shock. Parts of Britain enjoyed temperatures of up to 14C (57F) this week – a welcome reprieve after January’s heavy snowfall brought the country to a halt. But last night snow returned to northern England and Scotland – and forecasters say more is on the way

British model Cheryl Maddison who was raped and left for dead in Magaluf 4 years ago faces attacker

British model, 25, comes face-to-face with the waiter who raped and stabbed her as he appears in court in Magaluf four years after attack Cheryl Maddison, 25, left Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, to start new lifeShe says the horrific assault only came to an end when she played deadShe strode into court in Majorca capital Palma to face attacker after 4 years Moroccan Mohamed Fadel El Anssari, 31, sat in dock with head in hands By Matt Blake PUBLISHED: 14:16 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:51 GMT, 8 January 2013 Brave: Wearing a striking white blazer and black jeans, Miss Maddison strode confidently into the court in Majorcan capital Palma to face her attacker A British model who was stabbed, raped and left to die on a Spanish holiday island four years ago, today came face to face with her attacker for the first time since her assault. Cheryl Maddison, now 25, of Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, was stabbed in the chest and abandoned in a pool of her own blood, weeks after she had moved to Magaluf, Majorca, to start a new life.

Apple expected to launch ANOTHER generation iPad in March 2013

Apple expected to launch ANOTHER generation iPad in March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:24 GMT, 24 December 2012 The iPad Mini is still fresh off the manufacturer's table and yet reports of a new iPad are already circulating on Japanese tech blog Macotakara. Rumor has it Apple plans to launch a fifth generation tablet in March, in keeping with its yearly Spring releases of previous models

Homeless people to sleep in shipping containers as Brighton tries to tackle its housing crisis

Homeless people to sleep in shipping containers as Brighton tries to tackle its housing crisis Local housing trust wants to use converted containers to help people while they search for permanent homeEach container comes with bathroom, kitchen and plasterboarded wallBrighton and Hove suffering housing crisis caused by low wages, expensive house prices and soaring rents | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 29 November 2012 Shipping containers could be used as temporary accommodation for homeless people to help solve a city's housing crisis. A housing trust in Brighton wants to use the 36 adapted containers as a stop-gap for people without a permanent home