Huhne out in two weeks

DISGRACED former Lib Dem minister Chris Huhne could be released from prison as early as 3 May after serving just a quarter of his eight-month sentence for perverting the course of justice, it emerged yesterday.

His ex-wife, the economist Vicky Pryce, is also eligible to be released on the same day. Both would have to wear an electronic tag.

Huhne spent yesterday in court fighting a £100,000 bill for prosecution costs relating to his trial. He has offered to pay £25,000.