Paul Cahalan

Abu Qatada asks Archbishop of Canterbury for prison meeting

The radical cleric Abu Qatada has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking for a private meeting at Belmarsh prison. Abu Qatada is understood to have written to the Most Rev Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace recently, to ask him for a personal visit, even providing him with a prison visiting order.

Hundreds queue for MMR jab as Welsh measles outbreak slows

Hundreds of anxious parents and their young children queued for hours at hospitals in South Wales yesterday for free MMR vaccinations aimed at curbing a measles epidemic. Officials say the outbreak has affected 588 people in parts of south, mid and west Wales. They said more than 800 MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccinations were administered yesterday.

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For Simon Cowell, TV is not enough: The impresario's endless

You might have thought Simon Cowell had rooted out enough talent from the bedrooms of Britain with his hit shows The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. But in his never-ending quest for the Next Big Thing, the pop impresario is launching a new "global audition", this time through the medium of YouTube.