Let them eat leftovers: Minister who lectured families on food waste plays Lord of the Manor handing bread to the poor through the WINDOW of his manor Richard Benyon claims the average family wastes 50 of food a monthNamed country's wealthiest MP, worth an estimated 110millionHe told people to read storage labels properly and keep fruit in the fridgePrime Minister insists the government is helping struggling families . The government has been stung by criticism that it is out of touch after Mr Benyon claimed the average family wastes food worth 50-a-month. The minister suggested people were wrong to keep fruit in a bowl and instead should be packed in the fridge Mr Benyon, who is the heir to the Englefield Estate near Reading in Berkshire, was accused of being out of touch Mr Benyon told MPS: ‘We have been needlessly throwing away enormous amounts of food when it is perfectly safe to eat it
Olympic honour for Seb (and co): London 2012 chief and other stars of the Games collect awards from Buckingham Palace , said he shared the award with his talented team at Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), volunteers and the enthusiastic British public. Speaking after the ceremony, he said: ‘It’s a lovely honour and I’m deeply flattered but it is really signal recognition for the extraordinary work of so many people: our teams at Locog, the most talented, focused people I’ve ever worked with – passionate people – but also the people of Britain whose generosity of spirit helped get us across the line.’ Lord Coe was recently appointed chairman of the British Olympic Association and will now help to steer another generation of athletes in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics
75,000 cap on cost of care will lose thousands of pensioners their homes By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 9 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:02 GMT, 9 February 2013 Criticised: Lord Warner warned that setting the cost of long-term care cap so high could mean thousands of pensioners will have to sell their homes A chief architect of plans to limit the cost of long-term care has criticised ministers for setting the cap so high that thousands of pensioners will have to sell their homes. Lord Warner is warning that if a husband and wife both move into care, they could have to pay 150,000 before the state steps in – wiping out almost the entire value of an average house
Newspapers sign up for new watchdog in response to Leveson InquiryMore than 100 paper proprietors, publishers and editors met yesterday to sign up to the principles laid out by Lord Justice LevesonFormer Tory peer Lord Hunt, who is coordinating response of the press, said blueprint for new regulator would be drawn up on Jan 10He added it is unnecessary for politicians to pass law to enshrine new system in statute | UPDATED: 00:56 GMT, 21 December 2012 Newspaper editors agreed to set up a new independent press watchdog yesterday in response to the Leveson Inquiry. More than 100 paper proprietors, publishers and editors met yesterday to sign up to the principles laid out by Lord Justice Leveson. Former Tory peer Lord Hunt, who is coordinating the response of the press, said a detailed blueprint for the new regulator would be drawn up on January 10.
Inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse to be reheard as coroner was not properly qualifiedCoroner Suzanne Greenaway recorded a verdict of death by misadventureMs Greenaway was appointed to her role in July 2009 by her husband | UPDATED: 08:54 GMT, 18 December 2012 Tragic: The Back to Black star was found dead at her north London home last year, aged 27 The inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse will be reheard because the coroner was under-qualified, according to a spokesman for Camden Council. The move comes after an investigation found Suzanne Greenaway, who oversaw the inquest into Winehouse's death, did not have the correct qualifications for the role.
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins crowned Sports Personality of the Year after historic victory in Tour de France and stunning Olympic gold Wiggins presented award by Duchess of Cambridge in her first public appearance since falling ill Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis in second, tennis star Andy Murray thirdLondon 2012 chairman Lord Sebastian Coe wins Lifetime Achievement award Swimmer Josef Craig, 15, crowned Young Sports Personality of the YearWon London 2012 gold after smashing world record in 400m freestyle S7Martine Wright wins Helen Rollason Award for 'achievement in adversity'Lost both legs in 7/7 bombings, but went on to compete in sitting volleyball | UPDATED: 07:33 GMT, 17 December 2012 Bradley Wiggins' dream year came to a perfect conclusion tonight as he was named winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in the city where he cruised to Olympic glory this summer. Having clinched gold in the time trial at London 2012 just 10 days after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France, Wiggins was always the strong favourite to win the prestigious award at London's ExCeL Arena. And the cyclist duly took home the gong tonight after receiving a 30.25 per cent share of the 1,626,718 votes cast.
Law to regulate the Press could be abused, warns PM David Cameron wants newspapers to agree to an independent self-regulation system without the need to pass a new lawLabour published its plan to enforce Leveson's proposals which calls for him to oversee a new regulator | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 11 December 2012 A Labour proposal to write regulation of the Press into law was shot down by David Cameron yesterday with a warning that MPs might in future abuse the change to extend their powers over the media. The Prime Minister said he wants newspapers to agree a system of independent self-regulation with tough penalties for wrongdoing as outlined by Lord Justice Leveson – but without the need to pass a new law.
Lord Leveson could end up regulating press personally under Labour plan: Inquiry judge in running to be Lord Chief Justice Opposition publishes draft bill calling for Lord Chief Justice to be in chargeLabour says plan would meet Leveson's demand for 'legal underpinning' But it drops support for Ofcom to oversee new Press Standards Trust Ed Miliband has discussed plan with Deputy Prime Minister Nick CleggIt raised prospect of Lord Justice Leveson overseeing new system | UPDATED: 15:32 GMT, 10 December 2012 Shadow culture secretary Harriett Harman said Labour's draft bill provided the 'essential' legal underpinning that Lord Justice Leveson demanded A legally-binding plan for the country’s top judge to oversee newspaper standards will be set out by the Labour party today. With David Cameron refusing to back statutory regulation, the opposition will publish a six-clause bill which would require the Lord Chief Justice power to sign off the effectiveness of an independent panel in holding the press to account
Reprimand for judge who told burglar he needed 'a huge amount of courage' to steal from homes and set him freeJudge Peter Bowers faced criticism from David Cameron over his commentsThe PM said burglars were 'cowards' and their crimes were 'hateful'Serial burglar Richford Rochford burgled three houses in five daysJudge told his remarks were 'offensive' and a serious error of 'judgement' | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 4 December 2012 A judge who told a burglar that stealing from homes took 'a huge amount of courage' before setting him free has been formally reprimanded. Judge Peter Bowers admitted he could be pilloried for sparing Richard Rochford from prison at Teesside Crown Court when he made the comment in September.