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Stop. Mili time

Ed Miliband has been outlining his plans to devolve powers to cities and regions. 

What the Labour leader told only the BBC about, however, is that Leeds seems to have been given control over its own timezone, judging by this picture of his address, taken at 10.21

What the punters made of sorry Dave

A sombre David Cameron today insisted that he was "extremely sorry" for hiring Andy Coulson, after the former tabloid editor was found guilty at the Old Bailey of conspiring to hack phones. Here's how the PM's apology went down in the court of Twitter.



Spotted: SNP chief at Andy Murray game.

Day one of Wimbledon and the SNP is out in force already.

Hopefully Nicola Sturgeon has left the Saltire at home this time, or the nationalists might find it difficult to obtain another invitation to the Royal Box. 

High Speed three-line whip

Ed Balls said "nobody will believe" George Osborne's claims to be planning to regenerate the North with a new high-speed rail link. The IEA called it a "headline-grabbing vanity project". However, Natalie Rowe aka Madam Pain, just simply thought the Chancellor's 'northern powerhouse' announcement simply is not all it is cracked up to be.

The former escort and dominatrix, who claimed Osborne took cocaine at one of her wild parties during the 90s, snorted at the Chancellor's amped up enthusiasm for HS3.

Osborne has always categorically denied taking cocaine.

Chuka's IT lesson

Why have some voters ditched Labour for UKIP? It's a question haunting the party since Nigel Farage's 'people's army' stormed the European and local polls.

But Chuka Umunna may have hit on a diagnosis.

The Shadow Business Secretary told the Andrew Marr show yesterday that Farage's followers may be among those who "cannot do the four basics online of sending and receiving an email, browsing the internet, filling in an online form."

This has won Mr Umunna the undying support of John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, who this afternoon offered to join forces with the Shadow Business Secretary and nip that particular problem in the bud.

"I have previously criticised the Labour Party's policy of not tackling UKIP head on, and have also outlined why I think that we are losing our working class support in the north," he said.

"However, following Chuka Umunna's comments I would be delighted if he would come to my northern constituency and lead a computer literacy lesson. Not only would this reduce any UKIP threat locally, but I am sure that my constituents would value learning from his no-doubt excellent IT skills."

Someone get Graham Linehan on the phone; a fifth season of The IT Crowd must surely be on the way?