News Vicky Pryce: 'Keeping women close to their families is absolutely essential'

Former civil servant will continue to be part of panel in an unpaid position

Vicky Pryce guilty: Liberal Democrats 'knew that Chris Huhne had broken law months before it became public'

The Liberal Democrats were gathering for their spring conference today as the party became embroiled in new allegations of a cover-up after emails claimed that senior figures were told privately that the former Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne had broken the law months before his speeding point swapping allegations became public.

The new Lamborghini Veneno is unveiled

Motoring: Hey, Justin, need a lift to the O2? Try the new Lamborghini Veneno

Lamborghini has created a super new car (which could fairly also be called a supercar). The Veneno goes from 0-60mph in less than three seconds, so it could be very useful getting away at the lights.

Constance Briscoe, a friend of Vicky Pryce

Female judge Constance Briscoe investigated over leaking Chris Huhne case, court told

A prominent barrister and judge was arrested and dropped as a prosecution witness in the trial of Chris Huhne’s ex-wife after she allegedly lied to police about her role in trying to ruin the career of the former Energy Secretary, a court heard today.

Lord Rennard, former Lib Dem chief executive

Why, on the eve of Eastleigh, the allegations relating to Lord Rennard reach right up to Nick Clegg's door

This scandal could hardly come at a worse time for an already bruised party

Lord Rennard played a pivotal role in Nick Clegg’s rise but now might reveal the sexual misconduct allegations engulfing the peer

Lord Rennard: A prominent and powerful 'Rasputin figure' who ruled the Lib Dem machine

Chris Rennard turned the party into credible election winners, writes Martin Hickman

Tough call: a scene from Reginald Rose’s jury drama, Twelve Angry

Is the jury out? An author of a book on the system, makes the case for the defence

The remarkable list of questions passed to the judge in the Vicky Pryce case has prompted serious questions about whether 12 members of the public are really the best people to dispense justice. But what are the alternatives?

Conservative candidate for the Eastleigh by-election, Maria Hutchings (right), with Prime minister David Cameron

Eastleigh by-election: Tory candidate in state school "insult"

Maria Hutchings seems to suggest higly intelligent children don't get "the right sort of education" at state-run schools

Vicky Pryce 'succumbed to a sustained campaign of bullying over husband’s speeding points', court hears

Vicky Pryce succumbed to a sustained campaign of bullying and pressure before she made the fatal decision to take her husband’s speeding points during “three critical seconds” that saw her end up in the dock, a court heard today.

It’s now accepted that learning has to be profitable to be valid

Sussex University has decided to go private - and the students aren't happy

Tory candidate accused of looking up Wikipedia for her Eastleigh campaign

The Tory campaign in the pivotal Eastleigh by-election got off to an embarrassing start today with their candidate embroiled in a plagiarism row.

Eldest daughter of Vicky Pryce 'urged mum not to take speeding points for Chris Huhne'

The tearful eldest daughter of Vicky Pryce said today that she had urged her mother not to take speeding points for her husband, the former cabinet minister Chris Huhne, despite him constantly badgering her to do so, a court heard.

Budgie-smuggling: You've been to the gym – well done. Do you want a medal?

Middle-aged men and their sad self-regard

Orange permatanned chest? Too-perfect teeth? Hair transplants? Yuk! Matthew Bell prays he'll never fall victim to these 10 fashion crimes

Vicky Pryce and Chris Huhne

Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne 'pressured' ex-wife Vicky Pryce into having an abortion, court hears

Vicky Pryce said she fell pregnant in 1990 and was pressured into aborting the baby because it was 'bad timing'

Clegg says he 'sympathises' with calls for Huhne to return £17,000 severance package

Nick Clegg stopped short today of calling on Chris Huhne to return his £17,000 ministerial severance pay but sympathised with demands for him to "pay amends".

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