UK News: Sugar loses faith with Paloma after outburst

Paloma Vivanco was given the boot from the Apprentice last night after winding up Lord Sugar in the boardroom - and then claimed her sacking was his loss.

She fell foul of the show boss after she turned on colleagues. Lord Sugar said she had "talked herself out" of the contest with her outburst.

Pakistani 'visa difficulty'

The UK Border Agency may be discriminating unlawfully against Pakistanis in its visa decision-making process, a watchdog said.

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Independent chief inspector John Vine said UKBA staff were making it more difficult for people from Pakistan than from states that were members of the Gulf Co-operation Council.

BBC says sorry for Live Aid arms cash claims

The BBC "unreservedly" apologised today for broadcasting reports claiming money raised by Live Aid to fight famine in Ethiopia was spent on weapons.

The corporation admitted in an on-air apology it had "no evidence" for the claims which prompted a complaint from Band Aid Trustees, including Bob Geldof.

An edition of Assignment, broadcast last March, initially reported aid had been diverted by a rebel group in the African country to buy guns.

Level of savings reduces

FAMILIES are being forced to tap into their savings as they struggle to meet the rising cost of living.

The level of savings people have set aside fell by an average of 14 per cent during the three months to the end of September, the equivalent of a 279 reduction to 1771, according to savings provider ING Direct. The group added a quarter of people do not have any savings at all.

Mum's the word for Holly

TV presenter Holly Willoughby has been crowned Celebrity Mum of the Year in the week she announced she is expecting her second child.

The This Morning Host beat other contenders including Coleen Rooney, Dannii Minogue and Samantha Cameron to the title.

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London: David Cameron will set out today how the Government intends to create a high-tech hub in the UK to rival California's Silicon Valley. The prime minister will say there is "overwhelming" interest from top international technology firms and investors in the planned new east London Tech City.

Eastbourne: An inquest will be held today into the death of a 38-year-old mother who was found in a burning shed at her seaside home. The body of Sharon Harris was discovered by firefighters after they extinguished the blaze in the rear garden of her home on March 1.