Huhne ex-wife faces points' trial
CHRIS Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce will stand trial today over claims she took his speeding points after he dramatically admitted lying yesterday.
The former Cabinet minister is facing jail after finally pleading guilty to lying over who was driving his car when it was clocked speeding in March 2003.
After nearly two years proclaiming his innocence and fighting to have the case dropped, Huhne changed his plea at the start of the pair's trial at Southwark Crown Court, promptly resigning as Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh and ending what was once a promising political career.
Tories set to defy gay marriage bid
THE depth of Conservative divisions over gay marriage will be laid bare today when David Cameron faces being deserted by more than half of his MPs over the highly-charged issue.
In the teeth of intense opposition from Tory traditionalists from the party's grassroots all the way up to the Cabinet, the Prime Minister will join the large majority of Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs in voting for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Some estimates put the number of Tory MPs against the measure at upwards of 150, including Environment Secretary Owen Paterson among other ministers.
Boy safe, kidnapper dead in US
OFFICERS stormed an underground bunker in the US where a five-year-old boy had been held hostage for nearly a week, rescuing him and leaving his kidnapper dead.
Steve Richardson of the FBI's office in Mobile, Alabama, said that negotiations had deteriorated with 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes.
Dykes, who a week earlier had abducted the child from a school bus after fatally shooting the driver, had been seen with a gun.
Richard III’s face to be revealed
THE face of King Richard III is set to be unveiled to the world after a skeleton found under a council car park was confirmed as that of the last Plantagenet king.
A facial reconstruction of the monarch is to be released by the Richard III Society after it was confirmed that a skeleton unearthed in Leicester was that of the king who died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
The image is based on a CT scan taken by experts at the University of Leicester, who discovered the king's skeleton during an archaeological dig last September with the help of the society.
US vice president to meet Cameron
DAVID Cameron will meet US vice president Joe Biden today amid warnings from the Obama administration that it does not want Britain to leave the European Union.
Mr Biden and his wife Jill arrived in the UK last night at the end of a short tour of Europe that also took in Berlin and Paris.
Ahead of his meetings with the Prime Minister and, separately, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Mr Biden reiterated US concerns about the prospect of Britain withdrawing from the EU.