Blair's close ally arrested in cash for peerages row

A close friend and political ally of the Primeminister  was arrested over the cash for peerages row today.

Lord Levy, 61, chief fundraiser to the Labour Party was arrested by police and later released on bail.

Critics from all political pursuasions  have been pouncing on the scandal that comes on a day when Blair was under scrutiny in the Commons at Primeministers Questions from Cameron regarding police mergers and Prescott's Cowboy act.

Alex Salmond claims that the 'water is lapping around at the PM's feet.'

Nation shocked as wonder coach resigns

Italian wonder coach who gave Italy the crown as World Champions resigned today.

Marcello Lippi, 58, who hoisted Italy to World Cup glory on Sunday, beating the French on penalties has dramatically announced he is standing down.

The speculation is that Lippi may return to club football as he leaves the Italian nation shocked by the announcement.

Lippi took over as Italian coach in 2004, but  refused to sign a further two year contract.

Italian Job Well Done


Pink legend dies peacefully

Cambridge legend and once front man of the band Pink Floyd has 'died peacefully' it emerged this week.

The troubled and reclusive Syd Barrett, whose talent was overshadowed by fame and drugs went into hiding for 35 years.

Guitarist Barrett, 60, died from a diabetes related illness as a spokesman said he died peacefully.

Living members of the Pink Floyd crew, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters are all claimed to be 'very upset' by the sudden death of Barrett.

Soap Queen quits Albert Square

Soap queen Pauline Fowler is to quit Eastenders it emerged yesterday.

The popular TV pin up Wendy Richard announced the move after serving 21 years living in Albert Square.

In a dramatic exit planned at Christmas, Pauline will no longer don her pinny as she has been one of the longest serving characters from the show.

An end to biology as we know it?

Scientists from a leading university could make fathers a thing of the past it emerged yesterday.

Experts at Newcastle University have been breeding mice from sperm grown in a laboratory.

Seven mice were used in the experiment where sperm was grown from embryonic stem cells.

Six of the mice lived well into adulthood, but had difficulties with breathing as well as being either too skinny or over weight.

Minister interferes in ethical row

A 62 year old woman who gave birth last week to a bouncing baby boy was mired in controversy yet again at the weekend. 

Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt has waded into the row over the ethicalness of older mothers having children and seems to be lending her support to the new mum, Patti Farrant.

Mrs Farrant, a Psychiatrist, decided to undergo fertility treatment abroad in order make her husband, John, 61, a proud father.

Proud parents, Patti and John, are said to be thrilled and describe Baby JJ as 'absolutely gorgeous.'

Lippi's men on top of the world

Chris Gaynor

Italy scraped through to lift the World Cup trophy!

The team won a nailbiting penalty shootout 5 -3,   where the Italian  spot kicks were taken with ease.

Marcello Lippi's men, normally nervy with penalties managed to hold themselvestogether, to prove their critics wrong.

In an extradorinary incident, Captain Zinnedine Zidane, headbutted Italian player Marco  Materazzi in the chest, which may well be investigated by FIFA's ruling body.

Ride em Cowboy -YEE HA

It's official! the British public have woken up and smelt the coffee over the shambles and choas that was once described as  the saviour of British politics, the Labour Party!

Like a beautifully ornately wrapped Christmas present, inside, it is now hollow and empty.

In a BPIX Poll 70% of voters have labelled John Prescott, the once whiter than white man of New Labour, a 'buffoon.'

This must be music to every Tory supporter's ears as, if a general election was called tommorrow, the Tory's would be firmly installed back in no 10 Downing Street, with Cameron at the helm.

Esher's Bear gets makeover!

An Esher pub  had a complete makeover last month, writes Chris Gaynor.

The Bear, part of the Youngs Brewery  has  been   transfromed   into a modern state-of-the-art public house  to fit  the new millenium.

Complete with  plush  furniture, kicking ambience, and eye catching clientelle, it has become a must visit attraction for Esher residents.