Keira Knightley and Sir Elton John"s bid to save former KGB spy and media tycoon Alexander Lebedev from Russian jail sentence

Keira and Sir Elton's bid to save former KGB spy and media tycoon Lebedev from Russian jail sentenceAlexander Lebedev faces up to five years in jail for hitting Sergei Polonsky Sting, Sir Elton John and Keira Knightley unite in bid to save him from jailJudge last week banned him from leaving Russia ahead of controversial trial By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:03 GMT, 13 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 13 April 2013 Sir Elton John, Keira Knightley and Sting have united in a bid to save media tycoon Alexander Lebedev from jail in Moscow. This comes after a judge last week banned him from leaving Russia ahead of his controversial trial in which he is accused of politically motivated ‘hooliganism’.

Sexist BBC is obsessed with looks, says Clare Balding"s partner Alice Arnold

'Clare isn't your typical female presenter': Ms Balding's partner Alice Arnold says sexist BBC is obsessed with looks (who could she be talking about, Tess) Alice Arnold said she wanted to speak out about sexism and ageism at BBC 50-year left BBC Radio two weeks ago to help Clare Balding with her career'Clare isn't your typical female presenter and has got where she is on talent' By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 01:18 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:30 GMT, 9 January 2013 Partners: Alice Arnold (left) and BBC star presenter Clare Balding (right) at their civil ceremony in 2006 The BBC is too concerned with the appearance of its female presenters, according to one of its former newsreaders. Alice Arnold – the partner of one of the corporation’s star presenters, Clare Balding – said she wanted to speak out about sexism and ageism at the BBC. Miss Arnold, who left BBC Radio two weeks ago to help Miss Balding with her career, said: ‘You look at men of a certain age or appearance who are on TV and think: “If you were a woman, you wouldn’t be there”

Gagged, judge who dared to stick up for marriage: Watchdog rebukes him over involvement in campaign

Gagged, judge who dared to stick up for marriage: Watchdog rebukes him over involvement in campaign | UPDATED: 22:43 GMT, 4 December 2012 Sir Paul Coleridge is listed as 'founder and chairman' of the Marriage Foundation think-tank A judge was ordered to keep a ‘lower profile’ yesterday – after he spoke out in favour of marriage. Judicial watchdogs rebuked High Court family law judge Sir Paul Coleridge following protests about his involvement in a campaign to make marriage ‘the gold standard of relationships’.

Model wife of billionaire newspaper baron Alexander Lebedev fights to save her husband from Putin"s jail

Model wife of billionaire newspaper baron Alexander Lebedev fights to save her husband from Putin's jail | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 1 December 2012 Russian model and fashion icon Elena Perminova is a familiar fixture in the world of haute couture. But today, the striking Siberian-born 26-year-old wears a deep frown