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Sally Bercow said the High Court's ruling that her tweet about Lord McAlpine was libellous "should be seen as a warning to all social media users".
Mrs Bercow said in a statement that she did not write the tweet "with malice" and "did not intend to libel" the Conservative peer.
– A statement by Sally Bercow
I was being conversational and mischievous, as was so often my style on Twitter.
I very much regret my tweet, and I promptly apologised publicly and privately to Lord McAlpine for the distress I caused him. I also made two offers of compensation.
Lord McAlpine issued proceedings and the last few months have been a nightmare. I am sure he has found it as stressful as I have. Litigation is not a pleasant experience for anyone.
The EU Commission has adopted a controversial ban on the use of certain pesticides in an attempt to tackle the decline in bees, according to spokesman Koen Doens:
Gloucestershire police have issued a statement after cheesemaker Diana Smart was warned she could be liable for legal action if she continued to supply a wheel of cheese for the annual bank holiday event. They make clear that no-one has been banned from making or providing the cheese.
– Gloucestershire police
"Several months ago one police officer visited the son and mother who in the past have produced the cheese for both official and unofficial cheese rolling events.
The purpose of this visit was to advise them that, in the absence of a recognised organiser, anyone that facilitates the event could be deemed to be an organiser by default. In this case that person could then attract the legal liability issues that come with hosting the cheese rolling.
The same information was given to others who could be deemed as ‘organisers’. "
The 86 year-old cheesemaker who supplies a wheel of Double Gloucester for the annual cheese rolling event has been warned by police that she could be liable for legal action if anybody is injured. Diana Smart has supplied the 7lb cheese for the race near Brockworth for the past 25 years.
Cheese rolling has taken place at Cooper's Hill on the spring bank holiday since at least the turn of the 19th century. The last official event was held in 2010, when 15,000 people turned up.
Health and safety concerns led to the contest being cancelled, but unofficial competitions have run since. More details here.
One of the women pictured tending to Drummer Lee Rigby after the attack in Woolwich said her son "reproached her for endangering herself", Sarah Sands, Editor of the Evening Standard tweeted.
Son of "Woolwich angel" tells ES he reproached mother for endangering herself for a stranger. She replied that it could have been her son.From @sandsstandard on Twitter:
Sally Bercow said she has "accepted an earlier offer" made by Lord McAlpine's lawyers "to settle this matter" after the High Court ruled a tweet she wrote about the Conservative peer was libellous.
Heathrow Airport said both its northern and southern runways have been reopened.
A spokesperson said 186 flights have been cancelled following the emergency landing of a BA flight.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that a collision took place between two prison vans, and that one prisoner and four prison officers were injured:
– greater manchester police statement
Shortly before 9.40am on Friday 24 May 2013, a road traffic collision occurred by the roundabout at the exit of junction 31A of the M6 northbound.
The collision involved two prison vans on the way to Preston Crown Court as part of a high profile trial.
Four prison officers suffered minor injuries and have been taken to hospital for treatment. One prisoner was injured.
Enquiries are currently ongoing by Lancashire Police to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision.
A jury at Mold Crown Court has been hearing of text messages sent and received by Mark Bridger on the afternoon of October 2nd - the day after April went missing.
The prosecution say Mr Bridger learned police were looking for a left-hand drive, Land Rover-type vehicle, and that there was a child witness.
Elwen Evans: "You thought you could talk your way out of what you had done."
Mark Bridger: "I have to be very careful how I say things to you because you twist things to make it look like I am lying."
Miss Evans: "You came up with a story."
Mr Bridger: "No."
Miss Evans: "It was a lie."
Mr Bridger: "No."
Miss Evans: "It was a fantasy."
Mr Bridger: "No."
BBC Radio Manchester is reporting that a prison van transporting a man who murdered two police officers, Dale Cregan, has been involved in a collision.
There were no reports that any of the defendants in the van escaped or were injured.
The prison van transporting Dale Cregan and nine other offenders to Preston Crown Court has been involved in a collision...(more...)From @bbcradiomanc on Twitter:
..Two officers were treated by North West Ambulance Service at court. The defendents were not injured. The trail is continuing as planned.From @bbcradiomanc on Twitter: