Sally Bercow must pay for "paedophile" tweet slur, say Lord McAlpine"s lawyers

Sally Bercow 'is now kitchen table blogger': Her tweets that 'defamed Tory peer' read by 60,000 followers Mrs Bercow tweeted 'Why is Lord McAlpine trending *Innocent face*'It followed a botched Newsnight investigation into abuse at care homeLord McAlpine is suing speaker's wife for libel, a case which she refutes /11/20/article-2235398-15F7E8AF000005DC-896_634x100.jpg” width=”634″ height=”100″ alt=”Legal action: Her gaffe comes just a fortnight after she used Twitter to name former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine, following a Newsnight report which alleged a senior Tory figure was a child abuser” class=”blkBorder” /> Legal action: Mrs Bercow used Twitter to name former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine, following a Newsnight report which alleged a senior Tory figure was a child abuser, but she denies this was defamatory Couple: Mrs Bercow is married to Commons speaker John, who live together in their grace and favour flat at Westminster She had also made an offer to settle the case which had not been withdrawn, he said.

Kent youth PCC Paris Brown: Give us proper policing – not silly gimmicks

Mail on Sunday comment: Give us proper policing – not silly gimmicks By Mail On Sunday Comment PUBLISHED: 00:04 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 8 April 2013 Paris Brown's Twitter shows she is wholly unfitted to offer advice to the most junior, most inexperienced constable When the people ask for action, governments respond by giving them gimmicks. Tony Blair was famous for demanding ‘eye-catching initiatives with which I can be personally associated’, but he is certainly not the only culprit. The idea of elected Police Commissioners was conceived by the Conservatives to counter a growing – and justified – feeling that a once-respected service had become unresponsive and remote.

Eric Pickles: Government department spends extra 10,000 on biscuits

It takes the biscuit! Government department spends extra 10,000 on snacks (and guess what, it's headed by Eric Pickles) He promised to ban free food and drink at meetings shorter than four hoursLabour's Diane Abbott reveals expenditure and says biscuit bill must be cut | UPDATED: 14:45 GMT, 30 December 2012 One of Mr Pickles' 50 cost-cutting tips to councils was 'stop providing free food and drink at meetings' Cost-cutting minister Eric Pickles' biscuit bill is up 10,000 on last year as his department spent 42,225 of taxpayers money in just seven months. It comes as Mr Pickles said he had banned refreshments from being served at departmental meetings unless they go on for more than four hours

50 Sheds of Grey spoof leaves original in the shade: Book outsells original in past two weeks

50 Sheds of Grey spoof leaves original in the shade: Book outsells original in past two weeksPastiche that skewers Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon outsells original over last fortnight The book follows a man torn between his wife's sexual adventurism and spending time in his beloved shed PUBLISHED: 23:32 GMT, 23 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:33 GMT, 23 December 2012 An erotic book based around a garden shed does not sound like an instant bestseller. But when it is a clever parody of this year’s most talked about racy novel, it is a recipe for success.

Surrey Police slated for cringe-worthy Vanilla Ice-style "ice, ice, baby" weather warning on Twitter

#IceIceSurrey: Police ridiculed for tweeting cringe-worthy weather warning in style of 90s pop song Surrey Police imitated rap star Vanilla Ice to deliver a series of tweetsTweets defended by police who say they have received 2,000 retweets | UPDATED: 20:06 GMT, 11 December 2012 The police aren't renowned for their sense of humour, but someone at Surrey Police clearly had an attack of the funnies this morning when they took to Twitter. In an effort to warn motorists of the icy conditions, a flurry of tweets from the station's official Twitter feed, were sent out in the style of rap star Vanilla Ice's 1990 hit 'Ice Ice Baby'. The first tweet, sent out around 7am this morning read: 'Ice Ice Surrey

Royal Baby: Kate Middleton trends worldwide as Prime Minister kicks off frenzy of Twitter tributes

'Royalbaby!' trends worldwide as Prime Minister kicks off frenzy of Twitter tributes within minutes of announcement David Cameron tweets that royal couple 'will make wonderful parents' Ed Miliband follows saying: 'The whole country will be thrilled' President Obama offered his family's congratulations via his daily Whitehouse briefing Baby has its own Twitter account and gets 500 followers in five minutes Business heads Lord Sugar and Richard Branson also ecstatic about the first born Kim Kardashian leads celebrity charge with 'awww so cute!' message PUBLISHED: 19:47 GMT, 3 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:38 GMT, 3 December 2012 Within seconds of Prince William and Kate's happy announcement the couple were trending on Twitter – and drawing congratulations from the prime minister, the US president and of course Kim Kardashian.

The Pope joins Twitter and racks up 70,000 followers within hours

The Pope joins Twitter for first time and racks up 70,000 followers within hours (only 1.2billion to go then)The official account went live today and was deluged with followersThe Pope will begin tweeting on December [email protected] handle means both 'Pope' and 'Bridge builder' | UPDATED: 14:16 GMT, 3 December 2012 God's representative on Earth will soon be spreading his holy message via Twitter He already has 1.2 billion 'followers' in the standard sense of the word but the Pope now has another type after entering what for any 85-year old is the brave new world of the social media site. It was today announced that Pope Benedict's official handle on Twitter will be @Pontifex and within hours of the account going live this morning, the feed had attracted more than 70,000 followers

The Vicar wears Prada: How the Rev who posed for a fashion shoot in a dog collar has caused a most unholy row among the faithful

The Vicar wears Prada: How the Rev who posed for a fashion shoot in a dog collar has caused a most unholy row among the faithfulRev Sally Hitchiner posed in tight silver leather trousers worth over 1000Shoot was response to vote for women bishops that took place last monthRev Hitchiner: 'Why shouldn't a priest be interested in Prada I dress in a way that reflects my personality.' | UPDATED: 23:08 GMT, 2 December 2012 An interesting poser has been exercising the Reverend Sally Hitchiner over the past week. She has posted several tweets on her Twitter page — where she describes herself as an ‘Anglican priest, faith adviser, broadcaster…