UK Peace Index: Rate of murders and violent crime falling faster than anywhere in Western Europe

How Britain is becoming a SAFER place to live: Rate of murders and violent crime falling faster than anywhere in Western Europe New report reveals UK's murder rate has fallen by half over the past decadeBroadland in Norfolk is most peaceful area and Lewisham is most violentPeople believe they are four times more likely to be attacked than is actually the case , just eight weapons crimes were recorded in the area, which has a population of 125,000 people. The other areas ranked as least violent were Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire, East Dorset and Maldon in Essex. Among urban areas, Cardiff was found to be the most peaceful, along with Sheffield, Nottingham and Leeds

North Korea: Kim Jong-un"s AUNT Kim Kyong-hui "was driving force behind his rise to leader"

Who really has the power in Pyongyang Kim Jong-un's AUNT 'was driving force behind his rise to leader' Kim Kyong-hui is often only female face on official photographsShe is the daughter of the North Korean Eternal President Kim Il-sungMiss Kim and husband chosen by Kim Jong-il to consolidate son's authority By James Rush PUBLISHED: 15:23 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 The aunt of Kim Jong-un has been credited with being the driving force behind the rise of the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Kim Kyong-hui, who is often the only female face on official photographs of ranks of generals and party leaders, has been tasked with transforming her nephew into a figurehead with a reputation for strong military tactics who is able to handle an international crisis. Miss Kim, who has been a key figure in the family for four decades, and her husband Jang Sung-taek, were chosen by Kim Jong-il to pull the strings behind the consolidation of his son's authority before the old leader died in 2011, The Telegraph has reported

Debt misery for 630,000 families trapped in negative equity homes

Debt misery for 630,000 families trapped in negative equity homes 630,000 families have mortgages that are larger than value of their homesReport warns that more people may fall into negative equityCouncil of Mortgage Lenders estimates the number is actually closer to 800,000 people By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 01:39 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 26 March 2013 Around 630,000 families in Britain are in negative equity, which means their mortgage is larger than the current value of their home, an official report revealed yesterday.

Personal loans drop to lowest level in 14 YEARS as cautious households clear debts

Brits have paid off half their personal loans since the financial crisis, with debts at their lowest since 1999 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Counting the pennies: Cautious consumers chose to pay off more than they borrowed in 2012 Cautious households are making considerable headway clearing their debts, with the amount owed on personal loans dropping to its lowest level in 14 years, according to a report.

David Cameron reveals battle to stop his sweet-toothed children from drinking too much Coca-Cola

David Cameron reveals battle to stop his sweet-toothed children from drinking 'excessive' amounts of Coca-ColaPrime Minister challenged over high levels of sugar in junk foodLabour MP Keith Vaz warns of obesity epidemic By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 16:29 GMT, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 17 January 2013 It is a problem which will be familiar to many parents: how to curb junk food. Today David Cameron lifted the lid on his own battle to stop his three children drinking too many fizzy drinks

Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK"s fat epidemic shows no sign of slowing

Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK's fat epidemic shows no sign of slowing UK second only to the US for weight problems and situation is getting worseTreatment still 'inadequate' adding to 5billion cost of dealing with issue /12/31/article-2255540-059C6912000005DC-251_634x421.jpg” width=”634″ height=”421″ alt=”Crackdown: Leading doctors have advised that an obesity tsar should be appointed at every NHS trust to tackle a growing crisis” class=”blkBorder” /> Crackdown: Leading doctors have advised that an obesity tsar should be appointed at every NHS trust to tackle a growing crisis Yet treatment is still ‘inadequate’ adding to the annual 5billion cost of dealing with the issue. The Royal College said two out of three hospitals lack ‘joined-up’ services for patients who are obese or overweight.

Former FSA head Hector Sants who was accused of being "asleep at the wheel" in run-up to financial crash becomes a Sir

City watchdog accused of being 'asleep at the wheel' in run-up to financial crash becomes a SirHector Sants, who headed financial regulator for five years, knightedFSA so discredited during financial crisis it is to be scrapped next year Mr Sants recently landed a 3 million job at scandal-hit Barclays PUBLISHED: 00:23 GMT, 29 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:23 GMT, 29 December 2012 Honoured: Hector Sants, who spent five years as head of the FSA, has been given a knighthood despite widespread criticism of how the regulator failed during the financial crisis A city regulator accused of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ in the run up to the financial crash is knighted in the honours list. Hector Sants, who spent five years as head of the Financial Services Authority, receives the honour despite widespread criticism that the regulator had failed during the banking crisis.

I"ve waited 50 years for Christmas with my dad: Son reunited at last with the sailor father he never knew

'I've waited 50 years for Christmas with my father': Son reunited at last with his sailor dad he never knewWestley Grey, 50, had never met his father, Westley Snr, until October All he and twin David knew was that he had served in the US Navy He lost touch with their mother during the early 1960s when he was posted to the Caribbean | UPDATED: 07:02 GMT, 24 December 2012 A man is looking forward to the ‘best present ever’ when he spends time with his father on Christmas Day for the first time.

I"m not a Leftie bank-basher, but why on earth has no one been jailed for their criminality?

I'm not a Leftie bank-basher, but why on earth has no one been jailed for their criminality | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 19 December 2012 One voice: When David Crausby rose to his feet during Prime Minister's Question Time, he spoke on behalf of the nation When a little-known Labour MP yesterday rose to his feet during Prime Minister’s Question Time, he spoke on behalf of the nation. David Crausby pointed out that when the Great Train Robbers stole 2.5 million, they were banged up in prison for a very long time. /12/19/article-2250796-0AA992AA000005DC-520_634x342.jpg” width=”634″ height=”342″ alt=”Departures: Former HSBC chief executive, Lord Green, presided over the wrongdoing following the mega-bank's fine – though there is no suggestion he was in the know” class=”blkBorder” /> Departures: Former HSBC chief executive, Lord Green, presided over the wrongdoing following the mega-bank's fine – though there is no suggestion he was in the know Lord Green’s new job is as Britain’s Trade Minister.

Revealed: African immigrants who went to Greece for a better life tortured at the hands of nationalists

Did Greece's 21st century Fascists leave this African immigrant scarred for life just because of the colour his skin Many face daily racist attacks, police apathy and a system that punishes them rather than their assailantsHassan Mekki – a 32-year-old Sudanese migrant – was left with large gashes resembling an 'X' across his back following an attack | UPDATED: 21:16 GMT, 6 December 2012 It is a country which has been left on its knees, fuelling anger and resentment among its people. Almost nobody in Greece has been left untouched by the devastating economic crisis