Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce has said she "resisted" taking his penalty points for speeding in 2003 because her then-husband "very often ignored speed limits" and had "brought it on himself".
Appearing at Southwark Crown Court, Pryce said Huhne asked her to take the points because he feared losing his licence would affect his burgeoning political career.
"I knew, of course, immediately that I had not driven the car and, of course, had not incurred the penalty," she said.
She said they argued for "a number of days" about the issue, but then it "went quiet".
More top news
The Government said Judge Munby's plan to tag adults thought to be at risk of joining Islamic State was "novel".
July has been a month of extremes - a heatwave brought temperatures up to 37C to begin with and ended on a low last night.
Frustrated NatWest customers have taken to Twitter after they were unable to login to their online banking today.