Entries by Felicity A Morse from 11/2012

Child Benefit Cuts To Cost Some Families £50,000 According To PwC Research

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

Looming child benefit cuts are set to cost some families around £50,000 by the time their youngest child reaches adulthood. Financial services fir...

EU Budget: Tory Rebels Have 'No Hope' Of Cutting Spending Insists Nick Clegg

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has warned Tory rebels who joined forces with Labour to inflict a damaging defeat on the coalition they have "absolutely no hope" of forcin...

Jimmy Savile's £4.3m Estate Frozen Amid Sex Abuse Allegations

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

Jimmy Savile's estate has been frozen in the wake of mounting sexual abuse claims. NatWest Bank, which is acting Savile's executor and trustee, sai...

Grandmother Gloria Knowles 'Dies After Being Mauled By Pack Of Dogs' In Morden

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

A pensioner has died after she was mauled by five dogs she was attempting to feed. Gloria Knowles, 71, was found dead with multiple injuries at a ...

'Mexxy' And 'Black Mamba' To Be Outlawed After After Dangerous Drugs Warning

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

Legal highs 'mexxy' and 'black mamba' are to be made illegal class B drugs with users facing up to five years in jail. The drugs are to be permanen...

April Jones Missing: Parents Paul And Coral Jones Thanks Public For 'Overwhelming' Support

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

The parents of missing five-year-old April Jones have thanked the public saying they have 'taken comfort' from the support. In a statement released...

Michelle Keegan Begged By Max George To Return Engagement Ring

Posted 11.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Max George is pursuing Michelle Keegan again - but this time, it's because he wants his engagement ring back. The couple called off their engagemen...

Lloyds PPI Bill Reaches £5 Billion As Claims Stack Up

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

The bill for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) at taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group smashed through the £5 billion barrier as claims aga...

Meredith Kercher's Sister Stephanie To Set Up Charity To Help Victims' Families

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

Stephanie Kercher is to launch a charity in memory of her sister Meredith, who was murdered in Perugia five years ago whilst on an Italian exchange. ...

Pat's Petition: Disability Campaigner Pat Onions Insists 'We Are The Scapegoats, Doing Nothing Is Not An Option'

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

A disability campaigner who set up an e-petition to stop government benefit cuts has vowed to continue her fight, after gaining more than 62,000 signa...

Tony Blair Interns To Be Paid Minimum Wage After Information Passed To HMRC

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tony Blair's private office has said it will pay interns the minimum wage after the former prime minister was reported to HM Revenue and Customs over ...

Tony Nicklinson's Widow To Debate Legalising Assisted Suicide

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics

The widow of campaigner Tony Nicklinson is to take part in a proposal to legalise assisted suicide. Jane Nicklinson is appearing in Edinburgh with ...

UK Weather: Warning Over Flooding Risk After High Rainfall Over Summer

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

Britain is at a high risk of flooding this autumn and winter after a washout summer, the Environment Agency and Met Office have warned. The record-...

Freddie Starr Released On Bail Over Jimmy Savile Invesitgation

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

Comedian Freddie Starr has been released on police bail after being questioned by detectives investigating allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jim...

GCSE English Row: Ofqual Claims Exam System Being Abused By Teachers 'Under Pressure'

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The exam system is being abused by teachers under intense pressure to achieve good grades, Ofqual has warned. Teachers in some of England's seconda...

Kate And Wills' Police Guard 'Accidentally Discharges Gun Outside Home'

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

A Scotland Yard investigation has been launched after a policeman believed to be guarding the home of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accidentally d...

RBS PPI Bill Hits £1.7bn

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has racked up another £450 million in charges as it counted the mounting cost of its recent IT meltdown and th...

Russell Brand Sends Katy Perry Birthday Present Ahead Of Wedding Anniversary

Posted 11.02.2012 | Huffington Post

It seems Russell Brand is trying to smooth things over with ex-wife Katy Perry by using the oldest trick in the book - splashing out on jewellery. ...

Maths Actually Does Hurt Your Brain, University Of Chicago Scientists Find

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Scientists have proved what students have long suspected: Maths equations can actually trigger physical pain. Regions of the brain linked with the...

Prison Officer David Black Murder Arrests Made In Northern Ireland

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland. The men, aged 31 and 44, are being questioned abo...

Stonewall In Gay Row After Keith O'Brien, Catholic Leader, Named Bigot Of The Year

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

A row has broken out after Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, was named "bigot of the year" by gay rights charity Ston...

Wartime Pigeon 'On Way To Bletchley Park' Found Dead Down Surrey Chimney

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

A dead pigeon discovered down a chimney in Surrey may hold vital insight into code-cracking and military messages during World War II. A little red...

Teen's Letter About Cruel Effects Of Atos Handed To Iain Duncan Smith's Whitehall Office

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK
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A teenage boy’s harrowing letter about the cruel effects of Atos’s fit-for-work tests has been passed on to Iain Duncan Smith. Kieran McArdle w...

David Cameron Arrives In Dubai For Defence Talks As Part Of Gulf And Middle East Tour

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has arrived in Dubai as part of a three-day tour of the Gulf and the Middle East in a bid to cement UK arms sales and build a "reinvigor...

NHS Reforms To End-Of-Life Care After Outcry Over Liverpool Care Pathway

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

Changes to end-of-life care and single-sex wards are to be included in the NHS constitution under proposals unveiled on Monday. The reforms are des...