3rd October 2008
Gay rights advocate to replace Mandelson in Brussels
1:30 PM — Baroness Ashton is to leave the Cabinet and replace Peter Mandelson as an EU Commissioner.
Leading gay politician Peter Mandelson to rejoin government 6
12:52 PM — The openly gay European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson is to rejoin the Cabinet as Business Secretary.
Former “anti-gay” Equality Minister Ruth Kelly to stand down as MP 3
12:05 AM — The Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly will not seek re-election as an MP, she has told her constituents.
2nd October 2008
Arsenal manager says homophobic abuse should not be tolerated
8:04 PM — A leading football coach has said insults of any kind should not be tolerated after a Portsmouth player was targeted with homophobic and racist abuse.
London gay youth left permanently paralysed by homophobic attack 40
7:33 PM — A 21 year old has been left permanently paralysed from the waist down after he was set upon by a group of youths while he was on his way to a gay bar in east London.
Gay star Will Young invited to appear on Question Time
6:51 PM — With a degree in politics, Will Young is better qualified that most pop stars to participate in the cockpit of debate that is BBC's Question Time.
Met police chief resigns after Boris “made clear” he should go
5:12 PM — The UK's most senior police officer is to stand down. Sir Ian Blair had clashed with a senior gay officer over the shooting of an innocent man in 2005.
Last chance to get tickets for Stella Duffy night
2:10 PM — Writer, playwright and actor Stella Duffy will be "in conversation" at the National Theatre in London later this month.
1st October 2008
Witness appeal following assault in Hyde Park gay cruising area
9:15 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a man in his 50s in London's Hyde Park. The incident occurred at approximately 10pm on Sunday 21st September 2008 within the Rose Gardens in the park, an area popular with gay men.
INTERVIEW: May defends Tories against charges they are not on side of gays 8
7:30 PM — It has been a successful few days for the Tories in Birmingham. Despite the economic crisis gripping the world's finanical markets, party activists at the annual conference have been upbeat.
Police investigate Campbell homophobic abuse
6:38 PM — Police are to investigate alleged homophobic and racial abuse towards Portsmouth football captain Sol Campbell.
Swimming coach accused of lesbian relationship with under-age girl
5:30 PM — Staines Swimming Club’s head coach Katy Rydquist will face a disciplinary hearing after complaints that she had a sexual relationship with an under-age female pupil.
David Cameron: I am a child of my time
5:14 PM — David Cameron, the Leader of the Opposition, addressed the Conservative party conference in Birmingham today.
Cameron claims Britain needs Tory leadership 3
3:50 PM — The leader of the Conservative party has set out a 'responsibility agenda' for the country.
Conference blog: Partying in Birmingham with the Tories
12:29 PM — Conservative party conference has a different feel than its Labour and Lib Dem counterparts.
30th September 2008
Coronation Street: Tony suspects Liam and Carla’s affair
7:47 PM — The world's longest running love square – otherwise known as Liam, Maria, Carla and Tony – arrive back from what we can only describe as the most uncomfortable holiday experience ever. But despite Tony's disconcerting chat with Liam in the cave, Liam still can't keep his eyes or his hands off Tony's glamorous missus. You'd think these two would have learned by now, but it seems Liam and Carla just can't keep away from each other. This isn't very convenient really, considering Liam has just been made Tony's best man. Oh dear.
Emmerdale: Andy suffers a nasty accident as Jo flees from his abuse
7:43 PM — As the week kicks off in the dales, Jo apologises to Victoria for getting her involved in her troubles. But when Jo also tries to confide in Diane she soon gets a firm warning from Andy to stay quiet.
EastEnders: Tony turns nasty with Whitney 1
7:39 PM — After weeks of watching disturbed jailbird Tony manipulate and control underage schoolgirl Whitney, their tense relationship finally comes to a head this week. Whitney struggles to cope with his callous behaviour towards her. Will she finally realise what he's been doing is wrong and tell Bianca?
Tories urge gay people to vote for them 44
4:06 PM — Leading members of the Conservative party have told a fringe meeting at the party's conference in Birmingham that gay people should be comfortable voting for them.
Veteran actress claims coming out killed her mother 22
12:50 PM — Award-winning stage and screen actress Miriam Margolyes revealed that she believes coming out as a lesbian caused her mother’s death.