The Mitchell grimace said: 'I am serious, not gloating' | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 19 December 2012 Mitchell had been subjected to a prolonged frenzy of the media and the political class after having a row with the police at the gates of Downing Street With a squeeze of the elbow here, a pat of the bottom there, a ‘so pleased for you, old boy, never doubted you for a minute’ and a wink and a crinkle-eyed smile: that was how former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell was greeted by Tory and Lib Dem MPs in the Commons Chamber yesterday. Just a few weeks ago (though it seems an age), Mr Mitchell left the Cabinet apparently a broken man.
Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer EVERY SECOND with sales already up 1,000% on last year Retailers brand 2012 the 'tablet Christmas'Frenzy put down to greater choice and wider price range | UPDATED: 13:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 Staggering demand for computer tablets has seen British shoppers buy one every second as the rush for Christmas gifts goes into overdrive. Some shops are reporting sales of tablets like the iPad and Google Nexus 7 are up by 1,000 per cent from last year, leading retailers to brand 2012 the 'tablet Christmas'. The frenzy began last week on Cyber Monday when a tablet was sold every second, and it is forecasted demand will continue to be high during the countdown to Christmas
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