News Nick Clegg opposes smoking ban in cars with children

Deputy PM said the ban would not be enforceable in practice

Nigel Farage: We are experiencing a Romanian crime wave

Ukip leader criticises Coalition’s immigration policies

'Complete and utter nonsense': Nigel Farage rubbishes Hitler Youth allegations ahead of Ukip Party conference

Leader denies accusations of fascist behaviour as a 17-year-old and says his party is ‘growing up’

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Nick Clegg's harrowing journey back to the days when politicians were beastly to each other

This was no speech for the squeamish. Treating the conference at times like an encounter group, Nick Clegg answered many questions about his personal journey, including several we had never asked. And what a harrowing tale it was. Picture the young Nick, raised “in the 70s and 80s” on a constant diet of “aggressive, us-and-them politics.” He had, he bravely shared with us, “so many memories of my brothers, my sister and I watching television and asking our parents why everyone seemed so upset”.

Optimism and gloom were balanced equally in this thoroughly odd gathering of the Lib Dems' disparate elements

Vince Cable is new to politics and has not handled well the role of dissenting leader-in-waiting

An estimated four in 10 children who qualify for free meals do not claim them

Coalition deal means free school meals for every pupil up to year two - and tax breaks for married couples

Nick Clegg to announce £600m plan for children while deal with Tories gives green light to long-awaited tax breaks for married couples

Lib Dem Conference: Party declare they are ‘ready to work with’ Labour

Nick Clegg warns against single-party government as he courts both sides at his party’s conference

Vince Cable accused the Tories of stooping to 'dog-whistle politics' and being hostile to immigrants

Lib Dem Conference: Coalition Government could come to early end before 2015 general election, says Vince Cable

Business Secretary claims he could walk out of the Government if his colleagues allowed the Conservatives to pursue policies that crossed his personal 'red lines'

Donald Macintyre's Lib Dem Conference Sketch: Party’s Jeremiah Vince Cable retreats, but leaves us in no doubt where his true allegiances lie

Business Secretary said Tories had 'reverted to type: dog-whistle politics, orchestrated by an  Australian Rottweiler'

Deputy Prime Minister, and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg speaks at the party’s autumn conference in Glasgow

Lib Dem conference: Leaked briefing over tax hike for 2.6m earning over £50,000 blamed on 'a cock-up on top of a mistake'

Nick Clegg was accused of planning a secret tax hike for 2.6m people today after a leaked Liberal Democrat briefing paper suggested the party would seek to raise taxes for people earning more than £50,000 a year.

Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne who called for a national debate over whether the Government should step in to prevent young women having the veil imposed upon them

It is not 'appropriate' for students to wear veil in classroom, says Nick Clegg

But state should NOT issue edicts about what people can and can't wear, he says

As Lib Dem supporters revolt over their party’s direction, Labour supporters tell Ed to do a deal with Clegg

Making the Liberal Democrats a party of government and of the centre are the two elements to the Nick Clegg project. His external critics struggle most with the latter, seeing him as a Conservative, and his internal ones the former, uncomfortable with power's compromises.

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Lib Dems' mainstream decision to get behind nuclear power

“It was all very well having principles,  but you cannot live  on principles...”

Out of step: Nick Clegg adheres to the Tories, but Lib Dem members veer to Ed Miliband’s Labour

Exclusive poll reveals Liberal Democrat activists would want to form a coalition with Labour in 2015

Pressure mounts on Nick Clegg to distance himself from the Tories as the membership demonstrates it would rather side with Miliband

Jeremy Browne: Migrants are the same as Brits buying second homes abroad

The Home Office Minister says migrants from Bulgaria and Romania are following the same rules as Britons owning properties in places such as France and Spain

News
Ben Little, right, is a Labour supporter while Jonathan Rogers supports the Green Party
general election 2015
News
The 91st Hakone Ekiden Qualifier at Showa Kinen Park, Tokyo, 2014
news
Life and Style
Former helicopter pilot Major Tim Peake will become the first UK astronaut in space for over 20 years
food + drinkNothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
News
Kim Wilde began gardening in the 1990s when she moved to the countryside
peopleThe singer is leading an appeal for the charity Thrive, which uses the therapy of horticulture
Sport
Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring a second for Arsenal against Reading
football
Life and Style
health
Voices
An easy-peel potato; Dave Hax has come up with an ingenious method in food preparation
voicesDave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
News
i100
News
Japan's population is projected to fall dramatically in the next 50 years (Wikimedia)
news
Life and Style
Buyers of secondhand cars are searching out shades last seen in cop show ‘The Sweeney’
motoringFlares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 17 April 2015
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own