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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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

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