Opinion: For your diary

25 March: Revised MPs' expenses scheme launched The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority launches the revised scheme following a public consultation. The first scheme, brought in last year after the MPs' expenses scandal in 2009, was criticised for being too complicated.

28 March: Fern Britton hosts new teatime show on Channel 4 Former This Morning presenter Fern Britton launches a new hour-long daily show called Fern at 5pm, featuring true-life stories, celebrity interviews and entertainment.

28 March: Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year Award Claridge's, London Annual awards presentation celebrating entrepreneurial women who have made a substantial contribution to business life.

30 March: Celebrity Mum of the Year Renaissance London Chancery Court Hotel, London The shortlist for the award, won last year by TV presenter Holly Willoughby, includes Katie Price, Kerry Katona, the Queen and Samantha Cameron. Coleen Rooney is favourite to win.

30 March: Which? submits 'super-complaint' to Office of Fair Trading The consumer champion has complained about excessive debit and credit card charges, singling out low-cost airlines as one of the worst offenders. Some will charge a family of four £40 to pay by card, despite the cost to the airline being about 20p.

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