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The Prime Minster's spokesmen made clear that the PM wants a ban on gender-segregated audiences on campus even where men and women voluntarily separate themselves, but stressed that his comments did not relate to places of worship.
– The PM's spokesman told a daily Westminster media briefing
[The Prime Minister] does not believe that guest speakers should be allowed to address segregated audiences, so he believes that Universities UK should urgently review its guidance.
Guest speakers should not be allowed to address gender segregated audiences in universities, David Cameron has said.
The Prime Minister is urging Universities UK urgently to review guidance which endorsed the voluntary separation of men and women in audiences for debates and lectures involving Muslim speakers on campus.
Mr Cameron's comments come after Education Secretary Michael Gove denounced the guidance as "pandering to extremism" and called for it to be withdrawn.
Prince Harry and his fellow adventurers have reached the South Pole, organisers of the Walking With The Wounded charity trek have announced.
After more than three weeks pulling sleds across the frozen wastes of Antarctica the group stood at the bottom of the world at midday.
The adventurers include 12 servicemen and women from the UK and other nations who have suffered terrible injuries, including the loss of limbs.Their trek took them more than 200 miles across the bleak continent to the geographic South Pole
Britain has led the way in terms of aiding Syria, the Prime Minister said today, after the government was criticised for "miserably failing" to provide resettlement places for refugees.
David Cameron added: "We are the second largest bilateral donor, behind America to Syria and the Syrian refugees. We've spent a huge amount of money making sure people have water, and they have food and shelter.
"Britain can be proud of the role that we've played and the money we've put in. Other European countries should do more".
The execution of the uncle of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un is further evidence of the "extreme brutality" of the country's regime, Downing Street has said.
Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman told reporters at a daily Westminster press briefing: "If this is confirmed, it is another example of the extreme brutality of the North Korean regime."
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, facing mass protests calling for his resignation, will hold talks today with former President Leonid Kravchuk, heads of parliamentary factions and church leaders.
A spokesman for Kravchuk said opposition leaders had been invited to the "round-table" meeting but that he did not know whether they would attend.
Thousands of protesters have rallied in Kiev's central square for three weeks over the government's U-turn on policy away from the European Union towards Russia. They are demanding Yanukovich step down.
Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko will attend round-table talks with President Victor Yanukovich today aimed at finding a compromise in a crisis which has brought hundreds of thousands of protesters out on to the street.
"We will be going," said a spokeswoman for Klitschko when asked if he would attend the talks.
The court has heard that Elisabetta Grillo did not want allegations of Nigella Lawson's drug use included in her original defence case statement because she had a "remnant of sympathy" for her former boss.
An extra statement, added in November, was read to the court by Grillo's barrister Anthony Metzer QC:
– defence case statement read to court
The defendant will assert that the prosecution witness Nigella Lawson habitually indulged in the use of Class A and Class B drugs in addition to the abuse of prescription drugs throughout the time that the defendant was employed in the household.
This evidence is of substantial importance as it explains why Ms Lawson initially consented, or appeared to consent, to the expenditure as the defendants were intimately connected to her private life and were aware of the drug use which she wanted to keep from her then-husband Charles Saatchi.
The Prime Minister believes that universities should not beallowed to segregate audiences by gender at the request of guest speakers,Downing Street has said.
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini and a second man have been re-bailed until March after their arrests as part of the national investigation prompted by abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.
The men were due to answer police bail in January, but have now been told by officers from Scotland Yard's Operation Yewtree, that they do not need to return until two months later.
They were both held in south London in October over alleged sexual offences that are not linked to disgraced DJ Savile.
Scotland Yard did not name the men, but said: "Two men arrested as part of Operation Yewtree have been bailed".