Charity lobby MPs to legalise cannabis

A leading drugs charity are lobbying MPs to get the drug cannabis legalised for pain stricken disabled people. Release, a drugs charity which offers legal and drugs advice are calling for MP's to introduce a private members bill which would see disabled people able to buy drugs such as Cannabis legally without fear of prosecution. A legal Advisor at the charity is calling for the current Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to be amended so that disabled people can grow the potent plant in their own home and for them to be exempt to use the drug for medicinal purposes only.

Royal scoops coveted BBC Sports award

The Queen's granddaughter has scooped the coveted BBC Sports award last night. Zara Phillips, 25, was shocked when the announcement came as she fought off challenges from Golf's Ryder Cup winner Darren Clarke and young 21 year old Gymnast Beth Tweddle. Stepping up from a packed star studied audience at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre, she collected the award as voted for by the public for BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. She had won the award for gaining gold on her horse 'Toytown' in the World Equestrian Games in Germany in August. She also helped Team Britain win silver.

Gunners scrounge point off Chelsea

Premiership Kings Chelsea were held to a 1 -1 draw with Arsenal this afternoon. Playing at Stamford Bridge,Jose Mourihno's men were involved in a titanic tussle which only came to boiling point in the last fifteen minutes of the game. First half saw both teams have a flurry of chances but no one was able to break the deadlock. Ashley Cole, who was facing his old club recieved a booking in the first half.

Cowell's double act wil battle it out in X - Factor final

Semi finals night on the popular singing show the X - Factor ended in the shocking exit of a tipped favourite crashing out tonight, writes Chris Gaynor.

Tipped hopeful Ben exited the contest after Liverpool's Ray beat him recieving a higher number of votes in the one on one showdown.

Blair warning to immigrants - shape up or ship out

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has issued a stark warning to immigrants wishing to settle in Britain. In a speech made at no 10 Downing Street the PM said that Britain's were fed up with being taken for a ride by extremist immigrants who failed to comply and adopt to Britsh values. His harsh words came as bosses from companies are acting like scrooges against the celebration of Christmas by refusing to hang up Christmas decorations for fear it will offend other non Christian groups. The PM said: 'Our tolerance is what makes Britain , Britain. So conform to it or do not come here.'

Having the last laugh

Who has the last laugh? Politicians or the media? Chris Gaynor investigates.

Mobiles and Cancer: Scientists find no link

A major Danish study into mobile phone use and links with cancer has been rejected it has been revealed today. Reports published in the journal of the National Cancer Institute by the Institute of Cancer Epidemeology in Copenhagen found there are no links with mobile phone usage and brain tumours, eye tumours and leukeamias. Scientists studied 420, 020 people with rates of cancer between 1982 and 1995 and found there was no credible link with mobile phone usage and the deadly disease.

Unison slam employers for unfit workforce

UK's largest Union have slammed employers for not providing enough training and funding for employee's and new entrants entering employment. Unison is calling on the government to adopt a 'twin track' approach to deliver a first class work force for the 21st Century. Union members want employers to put more money into staff development and to offer flexibility for additional training with paid time leave.

Double blow for Blair

Two opposition leaders 'ganged up' on the Prime Minister in PMQ's today. Fiesty Tory leader David Cameron and Lib Dem veteran Sir Menzies Campbell both clobbered Blair over the Iraq war and both had a belter of a day. Mr Cameron asked Blair whether he agreed with the new American Defence Secretary Robert Gates about whether he and President George Bush were not winning the war in Iraq? To which Blair replied: 'Ofcourse.' Simple enough, but Cameron claimed that he wanted clairification from Blair not an American, but we knew that already.

Santa Claus is coming to town to offer some merry advice

Reading residents will be in for a shock tommorrow as Santa Claus will be coming to town to offer some free merry advice. Reading Mayor, Councillor Bet Tickner will don the red suit with a sign outside Marks and Spencers on Broad Street saying: 'Only Santa should be in the red this Christmas.' The poster campaign aims to make people aware of the increasing pressure of Christmas spending and debt, as the spending season kicks off.