U-turn over NHS database opt-out: Victory for privacy campaign as hunt backs down

U-turn over NHS database opt-out: Victory for privacy campaign as hunt backs down By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 00:29 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:29 GMT, 26 April 2013 Patients are to be given the right to opt out of an NHS database logging details of drinking habits, waist sizes and family medical histories.

Jay Bothroyd: Anger as Premier League star shows off "gangsta" tattoo

Footballer sparks fury after bragging online about his tattoo that spells out 'LOVE'… using images of guns and a GRENADE By Abigail Frymann PUBLISHED: 08:59 GMT, 20 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:12 GMT, 20 April 2013 Premier League footballer Jay Bothroyd has been criticised for posting online a photograph of his new tattoo that shows four weapons. The 30-year-old QPR striker had a flick-knife inked on his torso, along with a hand grenade, a pistol and a machine gun.

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed Move comes after shocking treatment of Anne the elephant Two circuses have had requests to use wild animals rejected in past year . The move was not binding, however, as it was based on a backbench motion from Tory MP Mark Pritchard.

Now give up your 240,000 pension, angry Lloyds shareholders tell ex-bank chief Andy Hornby who presided over disastrous rescue of HBOS

Now give up your 240,000 pension, angry Lloyds shareholders tell ex-bank chief who presided over disastrous rescue of HBOSHBOS saddled with 238billion of debt had to be bailed out by LloydsCampaigners say pension should be paid to ordinary investors who lost outLloyds had to be bailed out with 20.5billion of taxpayers’ money in October 2008, weeks after its takeover rescue of HBOS By James Salmon PUBLISHED: 23:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 11 April 2013 Lloyds shareholders called for former HBOS chief executive Andy Hornby to give up his 240,000 pension Furious Lloyds shareholders last night led calls for disgraced former HBOS chief executive Andy Hornby to give up his gold-plated pension worth more than 240,000 a year.

Profits up 11% but British Gas plans another price increase… as bosses line up a 10m windfall

British Gas under fire for raking in 50 profit per household just months after hiking bills… and the boss looks forward to walking away with 10m Company profits for 2012 have soared to 606million But price rises for 12million customers could come as early as next winterShadow Energy Secretary says market too dominated by 'big six' firmsCaroline Flint called for tough regulation so public don't feel 'manipulated'Campaigners say consumers feel 'resentment and dread' as bills still rise will be used to help fund a 10million package in pay, shares and pension pot for departing boss Phil Bentley, who will leave the business in June.

Sir David Attenborough gets a mauling from academic….because he"s "ignoring" all the gay animals in his BBC nature documentaries

Sir David Attenborough gets a mauling from academic….because he's 'ignoring' all the gay animals in his BBC nature documentariesHomosexuality in animal world 'pretty much everywhere' Dr Brett Mills says documentary makers are ignoring issueAs a result, audience's view of what is natural is being skewed By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 05:03 GMT, 9 February 2013 | UPDATED: 05:11 GMT, 9 February 2013 David Attenborough is accused of not covering homosexuality in the animal kingdom Gay rights campaigners were delighted when the Commons approved same-sex marriage this week. But it appears there is another fight on the horizon – for equality in Sir David Attenborough’s nature documentaries.

Minister Norman Lamb pleads with Treasury to "get on with" elderly care reform amid calls to cut fuel bill help for 80% of pensioners

Minister pleads with Treasury to 'get on with' elderly care reform amid calls to cut fuel bill help for 80% of pensioners Care minister Norman Lamb tells MailOnline the issue of how to fund care for ageing population must be removed from the 'long grass Think tank report by ex-minister Paul Burstow calls for 10million pensioners to lose winter fuel allowance to pay for cap on care bills But campaigners say it would penalise those who saved for their old age there were 2.06million people claiming Pension Credit.

Money seized from drug dealers "should be spent on research into treatment" say campaigners

Money seized from drug dealers 'should be spent on research into treatment' say campaigners'Lack of leadership' a major factor hindering drugs policy moving forward 'Billions of pounds' spent on unproven policies, commission claims | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 31 December 2012 Millions of pounds seized from drug dealers should be funnelled into a new independent researcher in a bid to tackle the country's drug problems, campaigners said today. In a highly-critical report, the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) warned a lack of leadership and high turnover of ministers and civil servants were hindering progress. A new body funded by up to 10million a year in cash raised through the confiscated assets of drug-related crime is required to improve drug policy, the UKDPC said.

Debt-hit soldiers are targeted by 3,300% payday loan firm in MOD"s own magazine

Debt-hit soldiers are targeted by 3,300% payday loan firm… in MOD's own magazineLoans company sold advertising space in Ministry of Defence magazine Rising concern about the number of soldiers getting into debtNew recruits earn less than 14,000 a year and private are paid 18,000 | UPDATED: 01:15 GMT, 30 December 2012 Condemned: The MoD magazine that includes the advert for payday loans from Forces Loans, a company charging an APR of more than 3,300 per cent The Ministry of Defence was condemned last night for cashing in on the debts of its poorest soldiers by selling advertising space in its staff magazine to a payday loans company