Nick Clegg to host LBC radio talk show to win over voters as Lib Dems warn he has 12 months to turn around polls

Nick Clegg the talk show host: Deputy PM opens himself up to ridicule with weekly radio slot on LBC Lib Dem leader to appear on LBC 97.3 every ThursdayDeputy PM says he wants to know 'what people are thinking'Party strategists warn he must improve poll ratings before the end of 2013Half-hour radio show means he will spend three times as long on radio than at the Despatch Box answering questions each monthTories condemn 'bizarre' move when he should be supporting the PM By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:24 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:56 GMT, 7 January 2013 Nick Clegg will appear on LBC 97.3 every Thursday morning, in an attempt to find out what people are thinking Nick Clegg is to hold a weekly radio phone-in an extraordinary attempt to win over voters as Lib Dem strategists warn they have a year to turn the party’s poll ratings around. In an unprecedented move for a party leader, the Deputy Prime Minister is to take calls from listeners every Thursday to find out what ‘people are thinking’. Named 'Call Clegg' the weekly show is a massive gamble and could see the Lib Dem boss berated for every government gaffe and unpopular policy in the news.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn"s lawyers meet for settlement talks with New York hotel maid

DSK's lawyers meet for settlement talks with New York hotel maid as he holidays in Venice with his new girlfriend | UPDATED: 09:24 GMT, 10 December 2012 The hotel housekeeper's lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn may soon end when their respective lawyers meet on Monday to discuss settlement details. The maid, Nafissatou Diallo, is expected to be there, but Strauss-Kahn is not as he was just spotted in Venice, Italy with his girlfriend over the weekend. If a deal is inked, it could be simply the product of a meeting of financial motives – getting compensated for an alleged wrong versus avoiding further legal expenses and the uncertainty of a trial

Formula that could predict your baby"s chances of growing into a fat child

Formula could predict your baby's chances of growing into a fat child | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 The two-minute test predicts if a newborn baby is going to grow into an obese child At one of the happiest times of their life, it may not be what a parent wants to hear. But scientists have created a two-minute questionnaire said to predict if a newborn baby will become obese when they grow up. Six simple questions are used to calculate the risk that he or she will be dangerously overweight by the age of 16