Number of stay-at-home mothers hits record low and is falling by 500 a day, raising fears that the government is forcing families to "outsource…

Number of stay-at-home mothers hits record low and is falling by 500 a day, raising fears that the Government is forcing families to 'outsource childcare' Number of stay-at-home mums has fallen by 850,000 in the past 20 yearsBetween December 2011 and now, the number dropped by 500 per day , when the number in work hit an all-time high of nearly 30million. The British Chambers of Commerce said unemployment was likely to rise to 2.6million by next year

Facebook and Twitter crime sees eight-fold increase as police deal with 5,000 cases involving websites

5,000 people investigated by police for something they said on Facebook or Twitter as 'social network crime' soars 800% Crimes include posting menacing messages, and sexual offences such as grooming In 2008 there were just 556 reports of crimes; last year there were 4,908In 2011, 653 people were charged for crimes involving Facebook and Twitter Police: 'Officers should only respond to complaints that cause genuine harm' | UPDATED: 22:26 GMT, 27 December 2012 Reports of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter – such as posting abusive messages, grooming and complaints of stalking – have increased eight-fold in four years.

The 12 prep days of Christmas: How organising the big day takes up almost a fortnight

The 12 prep days of Christmas: How organising the big day takes up almost a fortnight Preparations for a typical family Christmas Day take up 12 days, 14 hours and 13 minutes, researchers sayParents spend almost two weeks trying to make December 25 as special as possible | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 1 December 2012 Christmas Day comes but once a year – but preparations for December 25 take up almost a fortnight, new research has found.