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  • Migrants' benefits will be top of David Cameron's agenda in bid to negotiate looser ties with Brussels

    November 26, 2013 10:32 PM 15

    New limits on EU migrants who claim benefits in Britain are to be a key demand in the Government’s attempt to negotiate a looser relationship with Europe. David Cameron is expected to flesh out his goals next week in a planned renegotiation of our ties with Brussels ahead of an in-out referendum on EU membership due by 2017. Cabinet sources say the right

  • Norman Baker: How Home Office is like Generation Game

    November 26, 2013 7:02 PM 8

    Minister Norman Baker has said the Home Office is "less friendly" than the Department of Transport, from which he was moved last month by David Cameron. The Liberal Democrat MP, who oversees government drugs policy, said his new posting was "more reactive". He likened working at the Home Office to the conveyor belt memory test on the BBC show The Generation

  • Nigella Lawson 'was so off her head on cocaine that she allowed her assistants to spend £300,000 on credit cards', court hears

    November 26, 2013 2:59 PM 5

    Charles Saatchi accused his former wife Nigella Lawson of being 'so off your heads on drugs' that she allowed their personal assistants to spend whatever they liked, a court heard. Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo are accused of using company credit cards to spend £300,000 on luxuries including designer clothes and first-class air travel

  • Wolf hunted by police after Colchester Zoo escape

    November 26, 2013 2:41 PM 8

    Two wolves have been shot dead and a third is on the run after escaping from their enclosure at Colchester Zoo. Staff at the zoo found the perimeter fence damaged and five of the six timber wolves escaped. One returned of its own accord, a second wolf was darted and caught and a further two shot. The remaining wolf is thought to be sheltering in thick

  • Fusilier Lee Rigby murder trial to start 'in next few days'

    November 26, 2013 1:08 PM 5

    The trial of two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London is to start in the next few days, the judge says. Michael Adebolajo, 28, from Romford, east London, and Michael Adebowale, 22, from Greenwich, south-east London, will stand trial at the Old Bailey. They are accused of murdering Fusilier Rigby as he walked back to Woolwich

  • One officer charged over 'Plebgate'

    November 26, 2013 12:16 PM 8

    One police officer is to be charged with misconduct in a public office as a result of the "Plebgate" row involving Andrew Mitchell and police. But the Crown Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to show that the officer at Downing Street's gate lied in his account. Mr Mitchell was accused of calling officers "plebs" after they stopped

  • Plebgate Police Officer Charged With Misconduct

    November 26, 2013 12:14 PM 12

    An officer is charged over the "plebgate" affair but the CPS finds no evidence the former chief whip was a "victim of conspiracy". A police officer has been charged with misconduct over the incident at Downing Street with former chief whip Andrew Mitchell. PC Keith Wallis, a member of the Metropolitan Police Diplomatic Protection Group, has been charged

  • UK protest at Gibraltar diplomatic bag opening

    November 26, 2013 11:53 AM 5

    Britain has called the opening of a diplomatic bag by the Spanish Guardia Civil at the border with Gibraltar "a serious infringement" of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The incident occurred on Friday as the bag was taken from Gibraltar to Spain. The Foreign Office said the British embassy in Madrid had made a formal diplomatic protest

  • Dean Geary death: Police launch re-investigation

    November 26, 2013 11:20 AM 6

    Police have launched a fresh investigation into the death of a man whose body was discovered on a country road more than three years ago. The body of Dean Geary, 19, was found by a member of the public at 05:30 on 7 February 2010 on the A811 Drymen to Gartocharn road. The original inquiry concluded Mr Geary had died after being struck by a vehicle

  • Canoe conman faces return to prison after leaving UK without permission

    November 26, 2013 11:04 AM 9

    The 63-year-old was pictured in The Sun on a date with a blonde woman in her 20s in the town of Sumy, 1,500 miles from his home in Hartlepool. He was freed early on licence in January 2011 after being sentenced in 2008 to serve six years and three months for fraud. That meant he was not allowed to leave the UK without Probation Service permission until