Gary Lineker signs off Twitter
GARY LINEKER has decided to leave Twitter, saying it was because "it tends to take over".
As frequent user of Twitter, the football presenter said he wanted to go back to life without the distraction of the popular website.
"I left Twitter because it tends to take over and I thought I would try life without it. There is absolutely nothing sinister about the decision at all," the Match Of The Day host told The Sun.
THE BBC has apologised after a character from the children's television show CBeebies appeared dressed as Jimmy Savile.
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Max, the character, used the disgraced presenter's accent and catchphrases and wore one of Savile's trademark tracksuits topped off with a blond wig.
The 2001 episode, which was shown on the BBC before 9am on Sunday, featured Max presenting a Top Of The Pops-style programme and uttering the paedophile's catchphrase: "Now then, guys and gals."
THE Olympic Park is being transformed into the largest new urban park for a century.
Work to convert the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as it has now become, is well under way. Plans for a pleasure garden around the Olympic stadium include a wide tree-lined avenue and a series of "outdoor rooms" with lawns designed to pick up afternoon sun, play areas and even space for a carousel.
A BABY boom has pushed maternity services in the UK to a "crucial tipping point", with midwives under intense strain and hospitals struggling to cope.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) says there is a massive shortage of midwives after some areas of the UK had seen a 50% rise in the number of births in the last few years.
In a report to be published in parliament tomorrow, the RCM warned that an extra 5,000 midwives were needed.