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Police launch Lords expenses probe

Lord Hanningfield was suspended for the rest of the current Parliament in May by the Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee

Police have launched an inquiry into the House of Lords after Lord Hanningfield w as found to have claimed a £300 allowance for days on which he did no parliamentary work.

Warning over IT for benefit reforms

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.

Billions of pounds are at risk if the Government fails to stick to its "challenging" timetable for introducing new IT systems to run its flagship benefits reforms, a public spending watchdog has warned.

Clegg outlines EU benefits curbs

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg hopes to curb benefits to European Union migrants.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has set out proposals to curb benefits to European Union migrants without "tearing up" freedom of movement rules within the 28-member bloc.

Anti-terror bill reaches Parliament

Theresa May is proposing new counter-terror measures in a new Bill

A sweeping package of counter-terror measures is to be introduced to Parliament today a s a nationwide extremism awareness campaign continues.

Kendra tongue to the fore again

Edwina Currie felt the sharp end of Kendra Wilkinson's tongue

Former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson boasted that she was an expert with her tongue when she was tasked with the latest I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! Bushtucker trial.

Ramsay case 'messed up' film plans

Gary Love leaves the Royal Courts of Justice

Film director Gary Love has told the High Court how a legal battle launched by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has "made a mess" of his plans to start up new film businesses in America.

Hunt accuses Labour on NHS politics

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Labour was trying to politicise every health problem

Jeremy Hunt accused Labour of making "every single operational problem" political as the Opposition urged him to recognise the full scale of NHS problems.

Older children 'tuning into Vimeo'

Adults tend to watch traditional broadcast TV, while older children are watching YouTube or Vimeo.

Older children watch half the amount of live television per day as adults - but are topping this up by watching content online, a study has found.

Traffickers exploiting social media

Social media is being used by people traffickers to help them ensnare their victims

People traffickers are exploiting social media and the internet to entrap and control victims, forcing them into prostitution and other criminal activity, the head of the European policing agency has warned.

Monroe outfit tipped to fetch £500k

A revealing costume worn by Marilyn Monroe for a 1950s photo shoot (Christie's/PA)

A revealing costume worn by Marilyn Monroe for a 1950s photo shoot is expected to fetch around £500,000 when it goes under the hammer at auction next month.

Football chief sorry for IRA song

The funeral of IRA hunger striker Joe McDonnell in Belfast

The chief executive of Ireland's football association has apologised after being recorded singing a ballad about an IRA hunger striker.

Test for prostate cancer trialled

An MRI scanner is used in the test

A new and more potentially more accurate technique to diagnose prostate cancer without the need for invasive biopsies is being tested in a nationwide trial.

Acid attack woman recounts horror

Vikki Horsman was at Wolverhampton Crown Court for the trial of the three men accused of carrying out the acid attack

A woman left horribly burned and disfigured after being doused with corrosive acid has described the moment she saw the eyes of her masked attacker.

Credit card probe to be launched

The City regulator is to investigate how credit cards are sold

An investigation into whether credit cards are being sold in a way which exploits people's tendencies to take on too much debt is to be launched by the City regulator.