4th September 2008
Sarah Palin: “We grow good people in our small towns” 8
6:08 PM — Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honoured to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States.
Sarah Palin becomes first Republican woman to accept VP nomination
6:02 PM — In a confident speech to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has accepted the party's nomination for Vice President of the United States.
McCain campaign threatens to sue National Enquirer over VP ‘affair’ story 3
4:11 PM — An American tabloid newspaper has alleged that the Republican party's nominee for Vice President had an extra-marital affair.
Conference blog: The Tories plan a lazy Sunday afternoon
3:38 PM — The opening day at this year's Conservative party conference reads more like a mid morning magazine programme than a platform for government.
Welsh Anglicans unlikely to appoint gay man as bishop 3
2:55 PM — The leaders of the Anglican Church in Wales have played down suggestions that a prominent gay man could be selected as the next Bishop of Bangor.
Gay man stabbed seven times in homophobic knife attack 34
2:02 PM — An attack on a gay man in east London is being treated as attempted murder. The 20-year-old, known only as Olly, was set upon by a gang of five youths.
Christian attempts private prosecution over erect Jesus statue 3
1:28 PM — The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is facing a private prosecution after it exhibited a 1ft high statue of Jesus with an erection.
Australia’s gay rights bill promotes polygamy claims opposition
12:45 PM — Gay rights activists in Australia have welcomed a new bill that aims to ensure equal treatment for gay and lesbian couples.
Sir Cliff Richard reveals identity of his male companion 24
12:17 PM — Legendary pop singer Sir Cliff Richard has revealed that he has shared his life with a former Roman Catholic priest for the last seven years.
Straight Pride attracts zero participants 6
11:56 AM — Plans for a so-called "Straight Pride" in New York, promoted by a reggae music label, appear to have backfired.