30 July 2014 Last updated at 02:24 ET

MP's relative in court over 'abuse'Charles Napier

Charles Napier, the half-brother of Conservative MP John Whittingdale, appears in court over allegations of historical sex abuse along with a man from Suffolk.

David Ruffley, Bury St Edmunds MPTory MP David Ruffley to stand down

Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault, is to retire from Parliament at the next election.

Oliver Fraser LownVet struck off over animal sex

A vet who was filmed having sex with a horse and a dog is struck off his profession's register.

Deborah McGurran Article written by Deborah McGurran Deborah McGurran Political editor, East of England

Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley stands down after caution

It is a cruel fact of political life that when an MP is forced to stand down it is the scandal the public generally remembers rather than anything else about their career.

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