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Cronyism probe into Nick Clegg's controversial election strategist's role in £4million deal

Ryan Coetzee has been given £110,000 job of rescuing Lib Dem poll ratingsNick Clegg's strategist censured by watchdog over role in awarding multi-million-pound contractMr Coetzee ...  Visit website

Little girl takes on the role fo Robin Hood by crawling into a carnival claw game and handing out stuffed an

A little girl from Fort Lauderdale was able to climb into the claw machine and gained access to a pile of stuffed animalsAfter Reddit users ...  Visit website

Hollywood star Rupert Everett slams Gaga and Miley: Actor criticises today's female popstars for 'conventional' music and 'selling sex'

Actor says female popstars have 'elephant ankles' and 'massive thighs' Calls Beyonce an 'egomaniac' and Lady Gaga's music 'too conventional' Hollywood star claims Miley Cyrus ...  Visit website

I had underage sex with police officers at guest house used by 'VIP paedophile ring': Astonishing allegations by masseur who worked as a 16-year-old at notorious party venue 'used by politicians, judges and pop stars'

Lee Towsey told new investigation he had underage sex with officersHe was working as a masseuse at London's infamous Elm Guest HouseHe is the first ...  Visit website

'Nice' BBC will cost Reverend his pay-off: Former Co-op boss's decision to talk publicly about dismissal is understood to have breached terms

Ex-Methodist minister said BBC has been 'really nice' to himHowever, Newsnight interview may have breached the terms of his £95,000 pay-off from Co-operative GroupHis former ...  Visit website

Shamed Co-op boss is to be quizzed over cover-up of child sex at Cyril Smith school: Flowers targeted by QC over suppressed reports exposing horrific 'sweet shop for paedophiles'

At the time of Cyril Smith abuse, Flowers was vice-chairman of Rochdale Council's social services committee, which oversaw Knowl View SchoolThe disgraced Methodist minister will ...  Visit website

Boy, five, 'raped in the toilets by two cleaning staff at prestigious Jakarta International school'

Schoolboy, five, allegedly raped by two out-sourced cleaning staff Boy attacked by cleaners at Jakarta International School, reports sayChild contracted herpes and bacterial infection in ...  Visit website

Speaker John Bercow accused of risking MPs' safety after bringing in private security at Commons

Metropolitan Police Force paid £31m a year to guard Palace of WestminsterCurrent contract ends March 2015, just before General Election500 police work at Westminster but ...  Visit website

'A humble soundman? I was DG of the BBC, I'll have you know!': George Entwistle spotted performing task of boom microphone operator for arts video

George Entwistle pictured carrying out duties of a soundman at art showFormer BBC Director General once ran £3billion-a-year broadcast budgetSeen holding boom microphone for film ...  Visit website

Woman who had £4,800 boob job on the NHS to become a glamour model admits she will have an abortion to star on Big Brother

Josie Cunningham, 24, had a £5,000 breast enlargement on the NHSMother-of-two is now pregnant after falling into prostitutionMs Cunningham admits she will abort her baby ...  Visit website

Elegant in a dove grey coat dress, Kate attends church with William on a sunny Easter Sunday in Sydney

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived for an Easter service at St Andrew's Cathedral in SydneyKate wore an Alexander McQueen coat and a Jane ...  Visit website

Musician who put Maria Miller on the front of a charity calendar is now struggling to sell the remaining copies

Singer Brian James created calendar with Maria Miller on the frontCharity calendars feature buskers pictured with people in the public eyeMr James has sold 220 ...  Visit website

Russian actor from Moscow 'outed' on Twitter addressing public meetings in Ukraine claiming to be a People's Deputy

Pro-separatist groups seized dozens of public buildings in east UkraineSelf-proclaimed 'People's Republic of Donetsk' seeking referendumActor Anton Kosenko flown in from Moscow to address public ...  Visit website

Dogs saved from catch and kill snatchers who bury them alive on paradise island of Mauritius after campaign by Daily Mail

Our probe on the paradise island in 2012 prompted global outrageA visit two years later shows government has made huge stridesKilling replaced by mass sterilisation ...  Visit website

Young couple killed picking up relatives who were making a surprise visit from the airport

William Barnett and Alyssa Grenier were picking up relatives visiting for her birthdayGrenier would have turned 19 one day after the crashAuthorities believe Barnett lost ...  Visit website

Zara Philips rides in public for first time since birth of baby Mia

New mother Zara seen show jumping at Symm International Horse TrialsIs the Olympic medalist's first competition since giving birth to baby Mia32-year-old, who is married ...  Visit website

Mount Everest avalanche death toll rises in mountain's worst-ever tragedy

Sherpa: 'A big piece of ice suddenly came off the mountain'No decision made on whether to go ahead with the climb, says trek organizerThere are ...  Visit website

Nigeria's Makoko slum where up to 250,000 residents huddle in homes on the lagoon

By Sam Creighton Published: 17:56 GMT, 19 April 2014 ...  Visit website

BBC spends £120,000 decorating two floors of new headquarters SIX months after it was opened by the Queen

Two floors are home to highly paid bosses including £244,000-a-year head of BBC OneBBC staff claimed old look was uninspiring and lacked characterBBC spokesman said ...  Visit website

'Grotesque' anti-Semitic flyer handed to Jews in Ukraine was a fake aimed at stirring up trouble and discredit pro-Russians

Leaflet in Donetsk, Ukraine, ordered Jews to register or face deportationFlyer condemned by US as 'grotesque' and 'beyond unacceptable'Pro-Russian forces deny responsibility for leaflet, handed ...  Visit website

Tyrant Mugabe claims Britain has 'gone to the dogs' because of a loss of values and says people with 'gay habits' should be ashamed

Robert Mugabe says Britain's values have 'gone to the dogs' in rare interview90-year-old dictator said he felt 'pity' for the Queen, who he admiresAttacked people ...  Visit website

Hobie Alter honored with traditional Hawaiian paddle-out

Surfers and rowers came from all over the world to take part in Alter's floating tribute at Doheny State Beach, CaliforniaThe champion surfer rose to ...  Visit website

Prisoners to learn coffee making skills so they can find work when they are released

Barista training to be offered to inmates to Brixton Prison in south LondonCoffee will then be sold in the prison's cafe four days a week ...  Visit website

Lara Spencer promoted to co-host on Good Morning America in $3 million per year deal

Spencer's deal with NBC is reportedly worth $3 million a yearPrior to co-hosting, Spencer was GMA's national corespondent from 1999 to 2004Co-host Robin Roberts recently ...  Visit website

Four decorated suburban Minneapolis officers sued for beating and repeatedly Tasing unarmed man last year

The officers are being sued for beating and using excessive force against a male suspect in a May traffic stopCharges of resisting arrest against him ...  Visit website

'There were so many fat rolls you couldn't tell where his armpits were': Couple welcome 13-pound newborn son they named Waldo James Mysterious

Brian and Danielle's son was delivered via C-section at Delaware County Memorial Hospital two weeks later than expectedParents expected their first born to tip the ...  Visit website

Lenny Henry suggests boycott of BBC licence fee unless corporation diversifies and gets more black and ethnic people on television

Culture minister hosting a roundtable with TV figures to discuss diversityHenry wants black and ethnic minority people to have money ring-fenced to make specialist programmesHenry ...  Visit website

One lump or two? How any drink can be given that extra kick now that powdered alcohol could become a reality by the end of the year

Palcohol can easily be sneaked into sporting eventsThe powdered alcohol can also be used in drinks or sprinkled on foodCompany aims to have the product ...  Visit website

Jack Straw's son causes stir on Twitter after posting a picture alongside traditional Morris dancers with blacked up faces

Will Straw tweeted a picture with members of the Britannia CoconuttersThe Morris dancers perform in the town of Bacup every Easter SaturdayMr Straw, 32, was ...  Visit website

Will Justin Bieber be deported? 'No comment' says the White House despite more than 100K signing a petition demanding the singer return to Canada

Bieber, who is a citizen of Canada and has a performer's visa, is unlikely to face deportationThe petition garnered far more than the 100,000 signatures ...  Visit website

Get ready for the 'Solar Vortex': New Yorkers bracing for oppressively hot and humid summer after brutal winter

The 2014 Farmer's Almanac claims this coming summer will be one for the record booksOppressive heat and humidity, torrential rains and another severe hurricane are ...  Visit website

Let there be light: Haunting pictures capture ominous glow of America's prisons tucked away outside rural towns

By Snejana Farberov Published: 14:08 GMT, 19 April 2014 ...  Visit website

Memory Lane goes digital: Film-makers British Pathe put entire back catalogue of 85,000 films covering 70 years of 20th century news from Hiroshima to the Battle of the Somme online

Archives on YouTube include world events and bizarre forgotten storiesVideos show '10st toddler', 'human fish' and London's forgotten flyoverThey are accompanied by enthusiastic commentary - ...  Visit website

'Enough to make your blood boil': Female police officer wins £9,000 payout after stumbling on a pothole in the station car park in latest compensation claims

Officer tripped in Eastbourne and claimed the payout against Sussex PoliceAnother received £500 after a police dog bit him on the behindPart of a catalogue ...  Visit website

'The ball just fell apart!': Milwaukee Brewers backup catcher literally hits the cover off a baseball

Brewers backstop Martin Maldonado's hit will go down in baseball historyAnnouncers and players with decades of experience in baseball said they had never seen anything ...  Visit website

Judge rules that Texas inmate still behind bars 34 years after his conviction was overturned is at fault because he NEVER asked for a new trial

Jerry Hartfield was sentenced to death row in 1976 but his conviction was overturned four years laterHe has an IQ of 51 and maintains police ...  Visit website

'She's Dead. I Have The Last Laugh': Man strangled girlfriend then callously texted her father to tell him he had killed her

Allison Leedy, 20, had been planning to leave her 'manipulative' boyfriend, Gabriel NavarroWhen Navarro, 20, found out, authorities say he strangled her to deathNavarro, authorities ...  Visit website

'She's Dead. I Have The Last Laugh': Man strangled girlfriend then callously texted her parents to tell them he had killed her

Gabriel Galan Navarro, 20, faces first-degree murder charges in the death of Allison Leedy, also 20Navarro told Leedy's family in a series of text messages ...  Visit website

Bank holiday horror as teen is 'flung like a rag doll' from a moving fairground ride and plunges 15ft to the ground...and SURVIVES

Beth Thorpe was thrown out of her seat on 'Rocker' ride at temporary fairThe 18-year-old plunged 15ft to the ground after falling from moving rideWitnesses ...  Visit website

Girls ordered to sit at the back of classes and Christian pupils left to teach themselves at state schools feared to be at centre of 'Trojan Horse' plot, inspectors say

Department for Education investigating three Birmingham schoolsSchools at centre of alleged plot to introduce hardline Muslim teachingLeaked report found male and female pupils were forced ...  Visit website

Mother and two children forced to flee their car when it burst into flames at the safari the middle of the LION ENCLOSURE

Family abandoned car as it caught fire at Longleat Safari Park in WiltshireFire occurred as they were driving through enclosure - home to 12 lionsWorkers ...  Visit website

Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper was 'high on PCP' when he cut off his own penis and jumped off a balcony at a Los Angeles apartment building

Andre Johnson was rushed to hospital along with his penis on Wednesday after he jumped from a second-floor balcony at a building in HollywoodDoctors were ...  Visit website

Proof Pit Bulls can be loving: Adorable stray forged such a bond with animal shelter workers they've mounted a campaign to find him again

Stray Marco Polo deeply touched volunteers at Animal Care & Control of New York CitySince being adopted, the pit's image has appeared in several viral ...  Visit website

A BBQ weekend after all! Brits hit beaches and parks as shelves are cleared of charcoal...but prepare for thunderstorms tomorrow

Sainsbury's claimed to sell five times more BBQ kits than on any weekend this year including 375,000 burger packsTesco hoped to shift three times more ...  Visit website

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