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Baroness Warsi facing calls for investigation over expenses claims

Conservative co-chairman Baroness Warsi should face an investigation over allegations she claimed expenses for overnight accommodation while staying with a friend, according to Labour MP John Mann. Reports in two Sunday newspapers said Lady Warsi had put in claims for the Lords subsistence allowance of £165.50 a night for occasions she stayed at a More...

 
 

Ed Miliband questions David Cameron’s judgement on Jeremy Hunt

Ed Miliband has questioned why David Cameron thought it was appropriate to give Jeremy Hunt the final decision on News Corp’s attempt to buy BSkyB. The culture secretary has faced calls to resign over his More...

 

Anti-cuts protesters stage street party outside Nick Clegg’s home

Hundreds of anti-cuts protesters have staged a ‘street party’ demonstration outside Nick Clegg’s London house. UK Uncut organised the peaceful anti-austerity protest in Putney, which the deputy More...

 

Blazing hot weather, blue skies and sun dominate UK – but rain to return

The UK has been making the most of the sunshine, with temperatures set to stay warm for the remainder of the weekend – but it may be short lived as forecasters are predicting the return of rain next week. More...

 

Did the butler do it? Pope’s servant charged over Vatican document leaks

Pope Benedict XVI’s butler Paolo Gabriele has been formally charged in connection with the investigation into the leak of documents from the Vatican. The Pope set up a special commission of cardinals last More...

 

Hague condemns ‘appalling’ deaths of 25 children after Syria attack on Houla

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the ‘horrific’ and ‘appalling crime’ that saw 25 children among at least 90 killed in Houla during an onslaught by Syrian government More...

 

Eastenders’ Joshua Pascoe arrested for alleged sexual assault connection

Eastenders star Joshua Pascoe, who plays teenager Ben Mitchell in the soap, has been released on bail after his arrest in connection with an alleged sexual assault. Pascoe, best known for playing Ben Mitchell in More...

 

Two killed as 18-year-old goes on ‘random’ gun rampage in Finland

Two people are dead and seven others are injured after what police believe to be a random shooting in a small town in Finland. Officers have arrested an 18-year-old male following the rampage, in which the gunman More...

 

Croydon and Stockport among ‘Portas pilot’ towns for £1.2m regeneration

The first 12 towns to be rejuvenated as ‘Portas pilots’ have been named, with Croydon and Stockport among the successful entries. Acting upon retail guru Mary Portas’s assessment of UK high streets, More...

 

Britain will restrict immigration if euro collapses over Greece exit – Home Sec

Britain is planning to put up barriers to mass immigration in the event of the euro collapsing, home secretary Theresa May has confirmed. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the politician stated ‘work 

 

Teenager jailed for life for murder of Steven Grisales after conkers row

A boy of 15 was given a life sentence yesterday for stabbing to death a student in a row over conkers. Steven Grisales was described as the ‘perfect son’ (Picture: PA) The teenager, who cannot...

 

London 2012

Olympic torch to visit Downing Street and Buckingham Palace on final lap

The Olympic torch will go to Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and the site of the 1908 Olympic Stadium on the final lap of the Torch Relay in London. The arrival of the torch More...

 

Discus thrower Lawrence Okoye sets up four-way Olympic selection battle

Lawrence Okoye has told his British rivals he is gunning for them at next week’s Olympic trials after a superb start to the outdoor season. Lawrence Okoye is in contention More...

 

Dame Kelly tips Hannah England to win London 2012 injury battle

Hannah England has the mental strength to put her injury nightmare behind her in time for the Olympics, according to Dame Kelly Holmes. Great Britain’s Hannah England More...

 
 

Angry Lance Armstrong hits back at reports he faces doping charges

Lance Armstrong has reacted angrily after reports that the US Anti-Doping Agency has brought charges which may cost him his Tour de France titles. Lance Armstrong’s recovery More...

 

Silvestre Varela’s late strike for Portugal spares wasteful Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitute Silvestre Varela kept Portugal’s hopes of qualifying alive with a late strike to let Cristiano Ronaldo off the hook for missing a series of sitters in Lviv. Good More...

 
 

Limbo sequel outed by Danish government

The first screenshot of a follow-up to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 2 hit Limbo has emerged online, although whether More...

 

Gravity Rush review – falling in love

The PS Vita finally gets a new big budget release worthy of its hardware, with a beautiful comic book adventure More...

 
 
 
 

 

Entertainment News

Russell Brand: Divorcing Katy Perry was difficult – because of the admin

Russell Brand says the hardest part about his divorce from Katy Perry was the ‘admin’....
 

I’m the luckiest man in the world, says Jennifer Aniston’s new love

Plenty of fellas will agree with Jennifer Aniston’s lover Justin Theroux after he claimed to...
 

Kanye West ‘accidentally’ tweets raunchy nude snap of Kim Kardashian

Kanye West appears to have accidentally posted a nude picture of girlfriend Kim Kardashian on...

 

Food & Drink

The Blue Elephant is the closest you’ll get to true Thai

Restaurant review: The Blue Elephant is pretty much like being More...

 

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High steaks at Le Relais de Veni..

 

Backstreet boy Verru is a little..

 
Music

Madonna flashes her bum at Rome audience after Istanbul nipple incident

Madonna has turned her back on claims she was ‘desperate’ for flashing her boob on stage in the Muslim More...

 

Chris Martin: Coldplay tour is smaller as we can’t compete with Take That

Coldplay have revealed they are down-sizing their monster shows over fears they won’t be able to compete with Take That’s..
 

Cheryl Cole’s Call My Name set to become fastest-selling single of 2012?

Cheryl Cole’s new track Call My Name is on course top the charts and become the fastest-selling single of this..
 
 
World News

Doctors twice use defibrillator on Egypt’s Mubarak

In this Saturday, June 2, 2012 file photo, Egypt’s ex-President Hosni Mubarak lays on a gurney inside More...

 

TOWIE’s Georgina Dorsett whisked away to Dubai by toyboy footballer Tom Cleverley

TOWIE star Georgina Dorsett and her new man Manchester United star Tom Cleverley have been enjoying a romantic break in..
 

The 75-year-old bodybuilding woman

The world's oldest female bodybuilder wakes up every day at 02:30 to fit in a 10 mile (16km) run before..

 

Film

The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire gets November 2013 release

Catching Fire, the sequel to box office hit The Hunger Games, will be released in cinemas on November 22, 2013...
 

Christina Applegate looking uncertain for Anchorman 2 return

 

Prometheus stays top of box office as Ridley Scott teases Paradise sequel

 

Hugh Laurie poised to play villain in RoboCop remake

 
Weird

The ultimate late-night kebab: Seven-cow doner sets new record

A one-tonne doner kebab made from seven cows has been crowned the largest on the planet by Guinness World Record..
 

Lucky goose named 50 Cent after being shot seven times

 

Please do not disturb: Polite cat shuts the bathroom door for some privacy

 

Meet the next generation of adorable canine crime fighters

 


Travel

Mamma mia! Five reasons why Italy is the world’s best holiday destination

By Frank Barrett, Travel Editor, The Mail on Sunday After years of careful thought (and after spending the best part..
 
Money Talk

Make the most of the space you have with these top home improvement tips

Squeezed for square footage? Make the most of your space with these top tips… Play with your floorplan Many small..
 
Weather

Morning Call: Rain in west – Fair to east, Jun 14 – 06:05

Wet and windy in west and south but better north and east Good morning, Well after a day of fair..

 

 

 

 

 

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