I'm ready to quit Britain says Ray Winstone as he claims country has been 'raped' by high taxesThe 56-year-old said: 'I love this country but I’ve had enough'Told talkSPORT the taxman was ‘taking too much in exchange for too little’Said hospitals and fire stations are closing and there are 'holes in the roads' By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:50 GMT, 9 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 9 March 2013 Actor Ray Winstone says he may quit the UK because it has been ‘raped’ by high taxes.
Peter Hitchens: Killed on his way to church, the latest victim of smug 'liberals' | UPDATED: 03:39 GMT, 30 December 2012 Alan Greaves, 68, from Sheffield, who died after being brutally attacked on his way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve Those of us who know what is going on in this country are often derided by smug, wealthy Londoners. They accuse us of ‘moral panic’ and of exaggerating the breakdown of our society. I ask these complacent people to consider the terrible death of Alan Greaves, attacked on Christmas Eve itself
Traffic wardens given tape measures to fine motorists 70 for parking more than 19 inches from the kerb | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 Traffic wardens have been issued with tape measures to fine motorists who park more than 19 inches from the kerb.
I was first to see the Sandy Hook carnage: British clergyman describes agony of comforting parents as they asked: 'Where's my child'Rev Clive Calver went straight to the school after hearing of the shootingHe was with parents as they heard that their children were among the deadHe also held the funeral of only British victim six-year-old Dylan Hockley | UPDATED: 11:31 GMT, 24 December 2012 A British clergyman has described how he was among the first on the scene of the Sandy Hook school shooting – and was with the families when they heard the news their children had died. Rev Clive Calver, who was born in London but now leads the Walnut Hill Community Church, in Conneticut, took the funeral of Dylan Hockley, the six-year-old British boy who was killed when crazed gunman Adam Lanza went on a rampage which left 20 children and six teachers dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dylan, who suffered from autism, died cradled in the arms of his devoted special needs teacher Anne Marie Murphy who was also killed. Rev Clive Calver, left, was among the first on the scene and held the funeral of British victim six-year-old Dylan Hockley, right Dylan's funeral was held at the Walnut Hill Community Church on Friday His father Ian Hockley, 42, moved his family from Eastleigh, Hampshire, to Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago in the belief that America would give his boys – Dylan and big brother Jake, eight – a better start in life.
Parents hoping to adopt will get more say on choosing a childOverhaul would see adoption process sped upParents would be able to choose child for first timePrime Minister backs scheme 'as a personal issue' | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 24 December 2012 Enlarge Overhaul: David Cameron wants to change the rules so parents who have been approved for adoption no longer have to wait months or even years for social workers to find them a child Would-be parents seeking to adopt will be given a greater say in choosing their child, under new proposals backed by the Prime Minister. David Cameron wants to overhaul the process so that parents who have been approved for adoption no longer have to wait months or even years for social workers to find them a child.
Bentley axes its company chaplain in case he upsets non-Christian workers: Employees start campaign to have him reinstatedRev Francis Cooke made redundant just days before ChristmasCompany says too many people of different faiths to warrant chaplainMr Cooke says his role provided counselling for all not just ChristiansStaff have started petition to bring the chaplain back | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 23 December 2012 Rev Francis Cooke said he wasn't just a chaplain but a counsellor to all faiths Every week for ten years the Rev Francis Cooke visited the shop floor at Bentley, offering counselling and advice to the luxury car maker's workers. But only days before Christmas he has been made redundant because the company says he might offend non-Christians. It said there were too many religions represented among the 4,000-strong workforce at its factory to warrant a Christian chaplain.
Now fewer than six in 10 say they are Christians as religion goes into decline Proportion of Christians in England and Wales down to 59.3 per cent Quarter of people say they do not follow any religion following rise of aggressive atheismNumber of Muslims up to 2.7million, 4.8 per cent of the population | UPDATED: 09:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 Christianity has declined sharply over the past decade, according to the census returns. Numbers who choose to call themselves Christians fell by more than four million. The collapse in belief in the religion which has been central to the history of the country for 1,500 years means that fewer than six out of ten, or 59 per cent, now describe themselves as Christian
Scouts’ pledge to drop any mention of God in promise with new members able to declare themselves as atheists By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 4 December 2012 | UPDATED: 09:22 GMT, 4 December 2012 The Scouts are to drop their historic rule that teenage recruits must declare religious belief, the movement’s leaders said yesterday.
'Reckless' photographer jailed for three years after infecting girlfriend with HIV Leslie Pringle, 48, did not use protection and allowed lover to become infected Victim told previous hearing: 'The deceit just beggars belief – I hope one day I can move on from it'Former partners of Pringle urged to get tested if they fear they are at risk | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 26 November 2012 'Nothing short of appalling': Leslie Pringle, from North Shields, has been jailed for three and a half years A photographer who infected a lover with HIV by failing to tell her he had the disease has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Leslie Pringle did not inform the woman, referred to only as X in court, he had the disease before they started a sexual relationship.