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Two personal assistants to Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi wrote to the couple begging for forgiveness, a court has heard.
Elisabetta Grillo, 41, and Francesca Grillo, 35, who deny spending almost £700,000 on credit cards belonging to Ms Lawson and Mr Saatchi, said in an email that "all we want to do is put this right and make amends".
– Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo
We are at our utmost despair and we are reaching out to you in the sincere hope that somewhere in your hearts you will find a way to forgive us and believe that we never meant in any way to seem to be disloyal or to seem like we took advantage of our positions.
The duo are accused of fraud. They deny the charge.
British terror suspect Babar Ahmad pleaded guilty to two counts of providing support to terrorists, in US District Court in New Haven, Connecticut.
He did not plead guilty to two additional charges that also included conspiracy to injure the property of a foreign government and money laundering.
US prosecutors said that Ahmad and another man, Syed Talha Ahsan, ran a website that raised funds for Muslim militants in Afghanistan and Chechnya.
The two were extradited to the US from Britain last year.
Ahmad faces the possibility of up to 25 years in prison and two to five years' probation.
British terror suspect Babar Ahmad has pleaded guilty in the US to two offences relating to supporting terrorism.
The computer expert from Tooting, south London, admitted operating a website that promoted jihad and supported al Qaeda. But he denied two other charges.
He was extradited from the UK last year.
A plucky pensioner who chased off a persistent burglar who raided her home repeatedly as she slept in her armchair has been honoured.
Margaret Woodward, aged 68, was even awake and watching TV on one of the occasions burglar Patrick Reid casually strolled into her living room.
She has been awarded £1,500 for bravely confronting Reid and chasing him out, and has been given a certificate from the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Derek Mapp, in honour of her actions.
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Fantastic news that from 29 March next year you will be able to marry the person you love regardless of gender.
Great to hear first same sex marriage ceremony can be held from 29 march 2014. Looking forward to lots of weddings!
Vicky Unwin, whose 21-year-old daughter Louise drowned in the bath after taking Ketamine in March 2011, said she was pleased that the ACMD report highlighted the "terrible risks" of taking the drug.
Ms Unwin said she believed that education was key to dissuading young people from taking the drug.
"I do not believe that classification stops people from taking drugs," she said.
– Vicky Unwin
If young people really thought for a moment that by getting used to taking Ketamine they would start to become incontinent, peeing blood and possibly eventually having their bladder replaced, and it will affect their sexual activity for the rest of their lives, then they would never take it.
Government drug advisers have recommended that Ketamine should be upgraded to a Class B drug because it can cause a "range of physical and psychological harms".
President Obama and David Cameron appear to have been caught taking a "selfie" with the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
A photo of the trio shows them leaning in to get into the shot.
Ms Thorning-Schmidt is married to the son of former Labour leader, Lord Kinnock.
Equalities minister Maria Miller said she was "working hard" to ensure that couples who want to convert civil partnerships into marriages will be able to do so before the end of next year.
Ms Miller also said that she wanted married people who wish to change their legal gender while remaining married to be able to do so before 2015.
American car maker General Motors has announced Marry Barra as its new chief executive, the first woman to hold the top job in the company's century-long history.
“This is an exciting time at today’s $GM. I’m honored to lead the best team in the business & to keep our momentum at full speed.” – Barra
Ms Barra, 51, is currently an executive vice president and has been with the GM for 33 years.
As the new head of General Motors, she will become the first female CEO in the global automotive industry.