Councillor who described all Muslims as "terrorists" and asked why people should be "interested in black history" apologises


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Councillor who described all Muslims as 'terrorists' and asked why people should be 'interested in black history' apologisesMarjorie Snowden made comments on equality and diversity courseOfficial complained about the offensive comments to a colleagueThe reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reportedCllr Snowdon is a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 18 April 2013 A councillor has formally apologised for labelling 'all Muslims as terrorists' while on an equality and diversity course. Marjorie Snowden, a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset, also asked why council members should be 'interested in black history' during the training. A horrified official complained about the offensive comments to a colleague but the reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reported.

Bungling council officials paint double yellow lines in an alleyway which is too narrow to drive down


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Bungling council officials paint double yellow lines in an alleyway which is too narrow to drive downContractors 'forgot how big cars were' and painted the linesThey were supposed to be part of clampdown to stop illegal parking in alleywaysSpace between lines measures just 13 inches By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 10:07 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 16 April 2013 It would make a good racing track for model cars.

Jobless mother-of-10 vows to keep having more babies despite cuts to her 30,000-a-year benefits


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Jobless mother-of-10 vows to keep having more babies despite cuts to her 30,000-a-year benefits Iona Heaton, 44, wants NHS fertility treatment to conceive 11th child Made decision after family's benefit bill of 30,000 was reduced Family was moved to 180,000 four-bedroom home last year /02/28/article-0-11F44D99000005DC-357_638x515.jpg” width=”638″ height=”515″ alt=”Iona Heaton, pictured with Paul and seven of their children, said 21,000 benefits are not enough to live on ” class=”blkBorder” /> Iona Heaton, pictured with Paul and seven of their children, said 21,000 benefits are not enough to live on The family were moved out of their terraced house into a 180,000 semi-detached after she complained The couple, who own a 12-seater Land Rover, spend upwards of 1,000 every Christmas Last year, while pregnant with her tenth child, Miss Heaton demanded a bigger council house in the countryside after complaining that her terraced house was damp and cold.

Labour in disarray on welfare shake-up as its proposals for tough reform unravel


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Labour in disarray on welfare shake-up as its proposals for tough reform unravel Labour leader Ed Miliband faces growing mutiny over his soft approachPolls reveal decisive public support for Government's benefit shake-upLiam Byrne rushes out proposals designed to harden up Labour's image By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 00:28 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 Labour was plunged into disarray over welfare yesterday, as its proposals for tough reforms unravelled – and Ed Miliband faced a growing mutiny over his soft approach.

Kate Middleton and Prince William"s Sandringham home to have privacy protecting trees and rooms for police


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Trees protecting their privacy and new rooms for police: Plans unveiled for Kate and William's future Sandringham homeWill have a pergola and shrubbery to shield their homeNorfolk mansion will have extensive changesSprawling property will be used by royal couple and their growing family By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 11:12 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 2 April 2013 As Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare for the birth of their first child, the royal couple have made a host of changes to the Norfolk mansion that is expected to be their new home. Royal officials submitted a secret planning application for substantial changes at the Grade II listed Anmer Hall, which the Queen is reportedly planning to gift to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council have approved plans to transform the home on Her Majesty's private Sandringham Estate

Cameron accused of betraying Christians: Astonishing Easter attack on the PM by former Archbishop of Canterbury


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Cameron accused of betraying Christians: Astonishing Easter attack on the PM by former Archbishop of CanterburyLord Carey accused ministers of 'aiding and abetting' the discrimination Poll: More than two-thirds of Christians feel they're a 'persecuted minority' By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 22:03 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:20 GMT, 30 March 2013 Many Christians doubt David Cameron’s sincerity in pledging to protect their freedoms, former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey says today. In an article for the Daily Mail, Lord Carey squarely accuses ministers of ‘aiding and abetting’ discrimination against Christians

Manchester care home worker, 34, arrested on suspicion of murdering Ivan Emmanuel Campbell, 73


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Care home worker, 34, arrested on suspicion of killing 73-year-old resident a year ago with 'one fatal blow' Man, 34, also arrested in relation to another assault on a resident last weekFather-of-two Ivan Emmanuel Campbell suffered internal injuries last AprilPossibly caused by one fatal blow at private nursing home in ManchesterAdmitted to hospital after being found by other staff but died a day later By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 10:17 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:04 GMT, 27 March 2013 Death: Ivan Emmanuel Campbell suffered internal injuries, possibly caused by just one fatal blow A care home worker was today arrested on suspicion of murdering a 73-year-old resident. Father-of-two Ivan Emmanuel Campbell suffered internal injuries, possibly caused by just one fatal blow, at the private Victoria Nursing Home in Rusholme, Greater Manchester, last April. He was admitted to hospital after being found by other care home staff, but he died a day later.

Dangerous bacterial meningitis outbreak in New York City with 22 people infected and 7 dead


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Dangerous bacterial meningitis outbreak in New York City with 22 people infected and 7 dead By Damian Ghigliotty PUBLISHED: 22:55 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 25 March 2013 New York City has been hit with a bacterial meningitis outbreak with 22 people infected so far, according to city health officials who are urging promiscuous gay men to get vaccinated against infection. The dangerous strain of the disease which causes an inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord appears to be spreading through sexual encounters between men who meet up online and at bars and parties, according to a news release from the city’s health department. ‘Vaccination is the best defense,’ City Health Commissioner Dr

Fernhill School Glasgow: Top private school offers mortgage-style repayment scheme to cover pupil fees

Private school offers mortgage-style repayment scheme to cover 9,000-a-year day pupil fees Fernhill School in Glasgow is offering parents chance to spread fees over ten years, interest freePayment plan could reduce monthly payments by up to 50 per cent /13 – with the highest fees topping 21,000. The increases put pressure on parents – particularly those for whom private education is at the limits of affordability.

NHS pays out 2million after surgeon botches operations – and there are still 94 OUTSTANDING claims


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NHS pays out 2million after surgeon botches operations – and there are still 94 OUTSTANDING claims 2million of compensation has been paid out to Manjit Bhamra's patients at Rotherham HospitalThere are another 94 outstanding claims against himDespite this, he is STILL working as a surgeon By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 1 March 2013 Surgeon Manjit Bhamra is still practising, despite the NHS forking out close to 2million for botched operations The NHS has paid out more than 2m in compensation to victims of a surgeon who is still allowed to work. Rotherham Hospital has agreed damages settlements for four former patients of orthopaedic surgeon Manjit Bhamra, totalling just over 1m since last summer. Previously 13 other patients had received a total of 1,058,784.