Britains top Catholic bishop accused of inappropriate behaviour by four priests

Britain's top Catholic clergyman Cardinal Keith O'Brien accused of 'inappropriate behaviour' by four priests Cardinal O'Brien, 74, faces claims of inappropriate attention by four priests One priest alleges 'unwanted behaviour' after late-night drinking Another priest said he was 18 when 'inappropriately approachedO'Brien now faces demands for his immediate resignation O'Brien wrote of his concerns over same-sex marriage in Scotland in The Daily Telegraph. He said the proposal represents a 'grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right'. 'Same-sex marriage would eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child,' he added.

Horsemeat scandal: Selling horses for food would help end this cruelty," says Abigail Butcher

'I'm going to say the unthinkable: Selling horses for food would help end this cruelty,' says ex-editor of Horse and HoundsAbigail Butcher believes horsemeat trade could end welfare issuesLast year more than 700 horses reported as abandonedHorses can be bought for 5 at auction and sold as meat By Abigail Butcher PUBLISHED: 01:16 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 17 February 2013 We might be appalled at having unknowingly eaten horse, but as a horse lover, I believe we need a horsemeat trade in Britain. If used properly, it could solve some of our desperate horse welfare problems. I worked as head of news for Horse & Hound, the UK’s equestrian bible, for six years

Homeless drug users SLEEPING inside graves after pushing stones off the top of tombs

Homeless SLEEPING inside graves at Cambridge cemetery after pushing stones off the top of tombsFamilies of those buried there want to see the troublemakers were removedSquatters seen drinking in graves and letting their dogs run wildThey were also accused of intimidating schoolchildren nearby | UPDATED: 08:11 GMT, 1 January 2013 Homeless drug users were seen pushing the stones off the top of tombs and using them as beds for the night. Horrified passers-by spotted the disrespectful squatters sitting in the graves in Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge, while injecting themselves and drinking. The site has been plagued by drunkenness, littering, drug taking and reports of the homeless people defecating on the plots over recent months.

Shocking 62% rise in police officers being investigated for corruption

Shocking 62% rise in police officers being investigated for corruption with eight out of ten accused of illegally disclosing information Anti-corruption units are facing a workload of 245 cases every month | UPDATED: 03:10 GMT, 23 December 2012 Record numbers of police officers are being investigated for corruption, a report into police integrity has found. Anti-corruption units across the country are wrestling with a workload of 245 cases every month – a rise of 62 per cent from the year before. Most of the investigations – eight out of ten – involve officers accused of illegally disclosing information to criminals and third parties

Christmas 2012: Violence and vomiting in Britain"s towns during festive season

Just another night in binge-drink Britain: Police cells fill with 'black eye Friday' fighters and women get so drunk they can only crawl Violence causes chaos across country on traditionally rowdy nightEvery cell in Cumbria full after anti-social behaviour offences Violence in Newcastle city centre as festive binge drinkers run riot | UPDATED: 19:06 GMT, 22 December 2012 It is meant to be the season to be jolly – but Britain's towns and cities descended into chaos last night as binge-drinkers ditched festive spirit for mindless violence. On the day colloquially known as 'black eye Friday', police officers packed town centres on one of their busiest nights of the year.

Bank reforms "won"t shield taxpayer from another crisis": Embarrassment for Osborne as report warns shake-up "falls well…

Bank reforms 'won't shield taxpayer from another crisis': Embarrassment for Osborne as report warns shake-up 'falls well short' Parliamentary Commission: Plans to separate banks' risky investment arms from high street operations may not be 'adequate'Banks accused of 'culture of culpable greed' Tougher sentences may be introduced for some financial offences | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 21 December 2012 Sweeping reforms planned for Britain’s biggest banks will not be enough to protect taxpayers from another financial meltdown, a commission of MPs and peers will say today. In an embarrassment for Chancellor George Osborne, their report will warn that his proposed shake-up ‘falls well short of what is required’. Accusing banks of a ‘culture of culpable greed’, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards will say plans to separate banks’ risky investment arms from their high street operations may not prove ‘adequate’

"Catch Me If You Can" teenager, 17, posing as a doctor at two hospitals being hunted by police

'Catch Me If You Can' teenager, 17, posing as a doctor at two hospitals being hunted by police Spotted on wards at Royal Adelaide Hospital on three occasionsExpelled as an ambulance volunteer for inappropriate behaviour | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 13 December 2012 Impostor: A Facebook picture of the Adelaide teenager shows him wearing a medical uniform including a stethoscope A teenager has been audaciously impersonating a doctor at two hospitals in Australia in echoes of the Leonardo Di Caprio movie 'Catch Me If You Can.' The 17-year-old was spotted on hospital wards at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia wearing a name badge and a stethoscope, and even reading patient notes. There have also been numerous sightings of him on the grounds of Flinders Medical Centre in the city wearing scrubs, an identity lanyard and stethoscope.

Texting while crossing the road makes you four times more likely to ignore oncoming traffic and lights

How a text can put you on the road to injury: Study finds that using your mobile phone while walking could be deadlyPeople are four times more likely to ignore traffic and disobey lights if textingUniversity of Washington study looked at 1,000 'real-time' pedestrians One in three were using phones or doing something similarly distracting | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 13 December 2012 Using a mobile while crossing the road could cost your life, warn researchers. Texting while crossing the road was the riskiest activity, making people four times more likely to ignore oncoming traffic and disobey the lights, according to a new study

Home trashed by Facebook and Twitter "Project XXX" party revellers while parents were on holiday

Man's home trashed by 21st birthday party revellers after it got out of control while parents were on holiday | UPDATED: 10:29 GMT, 5 December 2012 A man has admitted causing a public nuisance after more than 1,000 people turned up to his 21st birthday party which had been advertised on Twitter and Facebook. Revellers flooded to the party, dubbed Project XXX, at Oliver Boorman's parents' home in Tewin, Welwyn, Hertfordshire. The party was advertised on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter in the days leading up to the event on September 29.

Fee rises see number of university applications fall 10%: Experts say "alarm bells should be ringing"

Fee rises see number of university applications fall 10%: Experts say 'alarm bells should be ringing' | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 The number of students in England applying to university has slumped by almost 10 per cent amid the increase in tuition fees. It follows a 15.2 per cent fall the previous year, with one expert declaring that 'alarm bells should be ringing in government'. Almost 12,000 fewer students in England have applied to start a degree course next autumn than had applied by this time last year for 2012.