Revealed: The one million people who are fit-to-work but have been on benefits for three years 4 out of 10 work-related benefits claimed by long-term unemployed Iain Duncan Smith releases report which includes the damning figuresMinisters under fire for capping benefits at 26,000 a year per household Study found a third of all children are not living with both birth parents , there were 2.3 million claims for benefits that indicate a capacity for work or work-related activity. ‘One million of those were from people who had been claiming one or more of the main working-age benefits for at least three out of the preceding four years.’ According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, social security spending will rise from 180billion this year to nearly 198billion in 2017/18
That'll stop the emergency calls! RAC launches device that will warn motorists of faults BEFORE their car breaks downThe RAC Advance transmits data about a car before and after every journeyIf car breaks down it will automatically alert recovery team with informationTiny black box is size of a matchbox and works using car's computer system By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:53 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:01 GMT, 10 March 2013 The RAC is to launch a device that will warn motorists about faults in their cars before they break down. The matchbox-sized device, called the RAC Advance, transmits data about the car before and after every journey by slotting slots into a car's computer system. The automated system means that drivers then receive a phone call, text or email telling them there's a fault with their car.
The real priority is to keep families together | UPDATED: 23:26 GMT, 26 December 2012 As a rule, judges should keep well clear of the political arena. But when a man sees as much as the High Court’s Sir Paul Coleridge of the devastation caused by family breakdown, it is easy to understand why he feels a duty to speak out.
Lloyds TSB bans staff from selling bank accounts with monthly fees 'after fears they were mis-sold to customers' | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 20 December 2012 Britain’s biggest bank Lloyds TSB is to stop providing lucrative paid-for current accounts following a crackdown by the City watchdog. Branch managers were told yesterday they would have to temporarily pull the plug on sales of packaged accounts which cost up to customers 300 a year. These deals are a rich source of profit for banks
Social workers tore me from my babies for a year: Nightmare of innocent mother accused of harming sonFourteen police officers swooped on her house at 6am to take her childrenJudge blasts heavy-handed raid as he says family must be reunited | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 Devastation: Mother Kealy had her children taken away after being wrongly accused of cruelty A loving mother had her children taken away from her in a dawn raid on her home after being wrongly accused of cruelty. The three terrified youngsters watched as she was handcuffed before they were each put into separate cars and taken into foster care
Margate one of the world's top ten resorts Trust me, it's East Germany with wind farms | UPDATED: 23:56 GMT, 13 December 2012 Recuperating after a nervous breakdown in 1921, the poet T. S. Eliot made a visit to the seaside town of Margate on the Kent coast. While he was there, he sat for a time in a municipal shelter on the front and stared out at the concrete-grey sea beneath a wide but darkening sky