A father whose daughter was murdered by an ex-boyfriend with a secret violent past says he is "absolutely delighted" women across the country have been given the "right to know" their partner's history. The scheme, known as Clare's Law is named after Clare Wood, 36, who was strangled and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton at her home in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Former Lib Dem education minister Sarah Teather is going to stop eating in protest at the coalition government's "wilful indifference to the hunger of its citizens". Teather, the MP for Brent Central, said it was a "national scandal" that people in Britain were having to go hungry because they could not afford to buy food as well as pay for rent and heating.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith faced protests today as he visited Bath to check the progress of universal credit, which is being trialled in the city. The minister's visit coincided with the publication of a damning report by Bath and...
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has mockingly suggested that Sir Richard Branson has "has some kind of autism" because he "can't make eye contact". The outspoken budget airline boss launched the vicious personal attack on Branson, who founded rival airline Virgin Atlantic, in an interview with the Evening Standard.
Since entering the coalition with the Conservatives the Lib Dems have suffered a bit in the polls. But even by the party's current standards, losing to a candidate from the Bus-pass Elvis party is not the best of results.