Primary school teaching assistant tricked her friends and colleagues into believing she had terminal brain cancer in a 20,000 scam

Primary school teaching assistant tricked her friends and colleagues into believing she had terminal brain cancer in a 20,000 scam Ursula Rose, 42, from South Norwood, claimed she had cancer, and had 'tumours in her head', a court heard today Friends 'plunged themselves into debt by taking out loans or withdrawing money from their own childrens' accounts to help'Her doctor later confirmed she had never had brain tumours, but suffered from 'tension-like headaches', a jury was told By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 18:12 GMT, 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 19 February 2013 A primary school teaching assistant scammed 20,000 out of concerned colleagues after she tricked them into believing she had terminal brain cancer, a jury were told today.

Caffrey, the amazing moggie who survives on two legs… and they"re both on the same side!

Caffrey, the amazing moggie who survives on two legs… and they're both on the same side! Black Persian lost his left hind leg some ten years ago after being run over by a car aged threeAfter 3,500 worth of operations, he battled on with his lifeThe tragedy struck four months ago when he was forced to have his front left leg amputatedAnother 4,000 operation and the fearless feline is still bounding about despite having no left-side legs By Paul Harris PUBLISHED: 22:29 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 9 February 2013 Climbing trees, chasing mice, showing off to the ladies . . .

BREAKING NEWS: Police officer dies after his patrol car crashes with a tree while answering 999 call

BREAKING NEWS: Police officer dies after his patrol car crashes with a tree while answering 999 call By Richard Hartley-parkinson PUBLISHED: 07:51 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 6 January 2013 A police officer has died in a road accident while answering an emergency call. The officer was killed when his patrol vehicle collided with a tree in the village of West Tanfield, near Ripon, at 7pm yesterday, North Yorkshire Police said.

Speaker"s plans to end booze culture in Westminster scrapped after staff claim they will pay for antics of drunk MPs

Speaker's plans to end booze culture in Westminster scrapped after staff claim they will pay for antics of drunk MPsJohn Bercow unveiled plans after MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in Commons barStaff say they will be penalised because MPs will not suffer same restrictionsBan replaced by a voluntary code for drinking at Westminster | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 29 December 2012 John Bercow’s attempt to call time on Westminster’s hard-drinking culture was in tatters last night after plans for a total ‘no-alcohol’ policy for Commons staff were ditched. The Speaker has taken action to curb excessive drinking at the Commons after Labour MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in a Westminster bar

Staff at BBC"s 1bn revamped offices using EAR PLUGS to protect themselves from noisy performance area

Staff at BBC's 1bn revamped offices using EAR PLUGS to protect themselves from noisy indoor performances Loud music and noise from atrium areas distracting workers in open-plan environment BBC staff will be hoping it's not a sign of things to come with the new 'World' piazza close to completion | UPDATED: 18:33 GMT, 29 December 2012 BBC staff members have taken to wearing ear plugs after 'noisy' performances were carried out inside the newly-revamped headquarters in London. The complaints over loud music came as the 1billion development of New Broadcasting House, in Portland Place, nears completion.

Chris Huhne tipped to replace Nick Clegg and halt poll slide if he wins criminal case

Chris Huhne tipped to replace Nick Clegg and halt poll slide if he wins criminal case | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 22 December 2012 Chris Huhne is tipped to replace Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat leader if he wins a criminal case being brought against him, senior party figures claimed last night.

Savile fall guy is back at his desk: Executive who "resigned" over report returns despite calls for him to "go now"

Savile fall guy is back at his desk: Executive who 'resigned' over report returns despite calls for him to 'go now'Stephen Mitchell still working at BBC despite resigning after Newsnight crisisOther executives have been shifted sideways into new roles Mr Mitchell will retire on a large pension next year | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 21 December 2012 Still there: Stephen Mitchell, who quit as deputy director of news as a result of the fallout from the Newsnight broadcast, is still doing the job The fall-guy BBC executive who ‘resigned’ after the devastating report into the Jimmy Savile fiasco was back at his desk on full pay yesterday defying calls for him to ‘go now’. Stephen Mitchell, 63, supposedly quit amid great fanfare on Wednesday after bearing the brunt of criticism in the Pollard Review which concluded the BBC had been paralysed by ‘chaos and confusion’

The Mitchell grimace said: "I am serious, not gloating"

The Mitchell grimace said: 'I am serious, not gloating' | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 19 December 2012 Mitchell had been subjected to a prolonged frenzy of the media and the political class after having a row with the police at the gates of Downing Street With a squeeze of the elbow here, a pat of the bottom there, a ‘so pleased for you, old boy, never doubted you for a minute’ and a wink and a crinkle-eyed smile: that was how former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell was greeted by Tory and Lib Dem MPs in the Commons Chamber yesterday. Just a few weeks ago (though it seems an age), Mr Mitchell left the Cabinet apparently a broken man.

Exiled Mitt Romney so bored after losing presidential bid he offered to change sick friend"s bedpan

From the White House to cleaning bedpans and Thanksgiving at Boston Market: How Mitt Romney is coping with not being president | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 2 December 2012 Mitt Romney has retreated into ‘seclusion’ after his failed presidential run and has so little to do he is offering to change bedpans for sick friends to ease his boredom. In a huge step down from the campaign trail, the former Republican candidate for the White House is said to have reached out to a friend going through a liver transplant and offered to care for him. Gone are Romney’s daily briefings with top aides and Secret Service entourage – now he spends his days alone on his iPad as he grapples with crushing disappointment.

Osbourne"s plan to freeze welfare payments in crisis after rumors of Lib Dem veto

Osborne's plan to freeze welfare payments in crisis after rumours of Lib Dem veto | UPDATED: 04:29 GMT, 2 December 2012 George Osborne was fighting a rearguard action last night to force through a freeze in welfare payments amid reports that the move has been vetoed by Liberal Democrat Cabinet colleagues Nick Clegg and Vince Cable. Government sources say the Chancellor could announce that the dole and other state handouts may go up by more than one per cent – close to the rise in earnings – after the Lib Dems claimed a freeze would be ‘cruel’ to the poor. It would mean he would save only half the 4 billion he had hoped to get over the next two years to help dig the UK out of the red.