Chris Pincher steps down saying he "drank far too much", as The Sun reports he groped two men.
Freedom of Information responses suggest the amount of hardship money doubled last year.
The frequency of advertising breaks will be reviewed by Ofcom, which says it will consult viewers.
Culture secretary Nadine Dorries confuses the two rugby codes in a speech at a Rugby League World Cup event in St Helens.
The bird was racing home to Gateshead but was found by a puzzled resident at his home in Alabama.