Only one in three of us bother to introduce ourselves to our neighbours when we move because we"re "too busy"

Only one in three of us bother to introduce ourselves to our neighbours when we move because we're 'too busy'One in five have only met neighbours to ask to take parcels or water plants One quarter of people do not know the names of the people living next door By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 17:57 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:08 GMT, 10 March 2013 Some people feel 'too nervous' to get to know their neighbours, while others are too busy Only one in three Brits bothers introducing themselves to their neighbours when moving into a new home, it emerged today. Researchers found a large percentage of us are ‘too busy’ to make ourselves known to those who live nearest to us, while others fear they will ‘have nothing in common’.

Average adult manages seven smiles a day… but one is false!

Average adult manages seven smiles a day… but one is false! By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:24 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 6 March 2013 The average adult manages just seven smiles a day – and at least one is probably false, according to a study.

No thanks! Handwriting thank you notes is among fastest disappearing skills in modern Britain

No thanks! Handwriting thank you notes is among fastest disappearing skills in modern BritainSurvey results suggest that a written thank you note is obsolete The use of dictionaries and mental arithmetic is in declineReading a map or going to the library is also considered old fashioned By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:21 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:47 GMT, 14 January 2013 Some would say it is the only acceptable response to receiving a gift, or enjoying an evening at a friend's home. But the practice of handwriting 'thank you' notes is among the fastest disappearing skills in modern Britain

Police wield Tasers against children 140 times in a year despite threat of fatal health problems if they are shocked by devices

Police wield Tasers against children 140 times in a year despite threat of fatal health problems if they are shocked by devices | UPDATED: 22:49 GMT, 23 December 2012 Police deploy Tasers against children more than 140 times a year, figures show. Official guidelines warn of potentially fatal health problems if youths are hit by the 50,000-volt devices

Naughty? No our boy is just misunderstood: Parents defend son Logan Steed, 5, expelled from school for kicking teacher in the face

Naughty No our boy is just misunderstood: Parents defend son, 5, expelled from school for kicking teacher in the face Logan Steed is a 'happy and polite' child at home, say mother and father Primary school child was suspended four times in his first year of school | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 21 December 2012 Logan Steed was kicked out after being suspended four times in his first year The cherubic face and angelic smile might suggest a sweet disposition. But Logan Steed’s school record indicates otherwise – he was suspended four times in his first year before finally being expelled.

Sandy Hook shooting: Kaitlin Roig saved her students by hiding them in bathroom

'You're going to have Christmas and Hanukkah': Heroic teacher's promise to her first grade class that she saved from school massacre gunman – by hiding them in bathroomKaitlin Roig, 29, ushered her 15 first-grade students into a bathroom after Adam Lanza shot out the classroom windowsShe says she was struck by the bravery of the children, including one who said he could fight the gunman with karateMs Roig and fellow teacher Maryrose Kristopik survived the attack unharmed – along with their students | UPDATED: 10:29 GMT, 18 December 2012 Among the tragic victims of the Sandy Hook massacre were remarkable stories of survival – and heroism.

Nancy Lanza"s chilling instructions to babysitter: "Never turn your back on Adam"

'Never turn your back on Adam': Nancy Lanza's chilling instructions to babysitter before he watched 'gifted killer who could not feel physical pain' Ryan Kraft described Adam as very intelligent, quiet and introvertedRequired extra supervision at school from a physical disorder which meant he could not feel painHis mother would sometimes have to be summonsed to deal with himA school psychologist was assigned to monitor Adam full timeFederal agents say there is no evidence that Lanza went to a firing range in recent months to practice for the shooting When he was freshman at high school he was flagged to the school security chief She withdrew him when he was 16 after ongoing disputes about his careNancy planned to move to North Carolina or Washington state so she could enroll him in another college Governor implies that school gunman Adam Lanza killed himself and may have been stopped in his tracks before he could kill more people | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 17 December 2012 Killer: Adam Lanza shot and murdered 27 people Friday, 20 of them schoolchildren The babysitter who watched the Sandy Hook Elementary school killer Adam Lanza when he was nine-years-old was warned by mother Nancy to never turn his back on the child, not even to go to the bathroom.

Homeowners face massive tax bills as councils are given go-ahead to scrap discounts on second houses

Homeowners face massive tax bills as councils are given go-ahead to scrap discounts on second properties | UPDATED: 02:07 GMT, 17 December 2012 Communities Secretary Eric Pickles will give local authorities the freedom to raise charges on the 255,000 second homes in England Councils have been given the green light to scrap discounts on council tax for second home owners by the Cabinet Minister in charge of the policy. Second home owners will be hit with huge new tax bills when councils are given the freedom to scrap the discounts in April. Hundreds of thousands of holiday homeowners are expected to lose discounts ranging from ten per cent to 50 per cent next spring.

Obama"s tears won"t

Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 22:40 GMT, 16 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S.

Generation of OAPs happy to keep working: Over-65s with jobs up by 124,000 in a year

Generation of OAPs happy to keep working: Over-65s with jobs up by 124,000 in a yearThose aged over 65 who have jobs also benefit from the 'feel-good factor'They enjoy higher standard of living, better health and longer life expectancy | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 16 December 2012 Pensioners facing higher costs of living are working in ever greater numbers, according to a report yesterday. The number of those aged 65 or over who are still in work soared by 124,000 over the past year.