UK 2013: 4,000 queue in the hope of getting a job at a new shopping centre

UK 2013: 4,000 queue in the hope of getting a job at a new shopping centre Queues formed two hours before the jobs fair opened its doorsJob seekers had to park a mile away because so many people were therePositions were sought at new 84million shopping centre with 56 shops By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 13:06 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:39 GMT, 29 March 2013 Some wore smart suits, others were dressed down in jeans.

"Mo is inspiring me to sort my life out": Olympic hero"s brother vows to change his ways after being arrested during London riots

'Mo is inspiring me to sort my life out': Olympic hero's brother vows to change his ways after being arrested during London riotsOmar Farah was jailed after the riots but his double gold medalist brother stood by himHe said while Mo was busy training for the Olympics, he was going off the rails, mixing with the wrong crowdsNow the star is now helping him to rebuild his life – where he won the 5,000m and 10,000m titles for Great Britain – had provided the inspiration for him to stay out of trouble with the police. He said the experience of being in the young offenders unit made him never want to go back, adding that he did not want to 'doss around and get in trouble with the police.' He said while Mo was busy training for the Olympics, he was going off the rails, mixing with the wrong crowds

Mo Farah: Olympic hero"s brother vows to change his was after being arrested during London riots

'Mo is inspiring me to sort my life out': Olympic hero's brother vows to change his was after being arrested during London riotsOmar Farah was jailed after the riots but his double gold medalist brother stood by himHe said while Mo was busy training for the Olympics, he was going off the rails, mixing with the wrong crowdsNow the star is now helping him to rebuild his life – where he won the 5,000m and 10,000m titles for Great Britain – had provided the inspiration for him to stay out of trouble with the police. He said the experience of being in the young offenders unit made him never want to go back, adding that he did not want to 'doss around and get in trouble with the police.' He said while Mo was busy training for the Olympics, he was going off the rails, mixing with the wrong crowds. Omar said he was caught up in the riots in August 2011 – which saw London erupt into violence and thousands of shops looted – and was arrested and charged with using or threatening violence to others near Brentford, West London.

Lightning strike sparks devastating blaze at school just months after 12m refit is completed following fire a decade earlier

Lightning strike sparks devastating blaze at school just three years after 12m refit is completed following arson attack Members of the public dialled 999 when they spotted flames at 7am More than 60 firefighters were still trying to tackle the blaze at 5pmSchool burned twelve years ago after an arsonist targeted a science lab | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 27 December 2012 A bolt of lightning is understood to have sparked a devastating fire which destroyed large parts of school today, just three years after it had undergone a 12million refit following an arson attack in 2000.

A heatwave in March, a twister in Bicester and the wettest summer on record: Britains topsy turvy weather which kept Britain talking

A heatwave in March, a twister in Bicester and the wettest summer on record: Britain’s topsy turvy weather which kept Britain talking | UPDATED: 00:09 GMT, 25 December 2012 From sunbathers on the beach during the third warmest March in history, to mass flooding around the country during the wettest April in 100 years, this year's weather has certainly been one of extremes. In many cases, it has been impossible to predict whether it was going to snow, pour down with rain or be gloriously sunny as the traditional seasons appear to have become a thing of the past. Here we look back on the weather events that hit the headlines in 2012…

Christmas shopping: High Street pins hopes on biggest festive bonanza since credit crunch as shoppers spend 2BILLION over the weekend

High Street pins hopes on biggest Christmas bonanza since credit crunch as shoppers spend 2BILLION over the weekend Almost a quarter of a million head to Bluewater in KentExtra trading weekend coming up has raised hopes of record sales Retailers offer discounts of up to 50% nine days before ChristmasSavvy shoppers ditching brand loyalty in hunt for bargainsSupermarket price hikes mean an expensive Christmas dinnerNearly 12.75m British men still haven't started their present buyingFirst time December has four retail weekends before Christmas since 2007London's West End saw 200m spent during bumper weekend | UPDATED: 18:09 GMT, 17 December 2012 Christmas shoppers spent up to 2billion on Saturday and Sunday in a crucial two days for present buying – with the upcoming extra December trading weekend promising record sales. London's Oxford Street was jam-packed with people while almost a quarter of a million headed to Bluewater in Kent and the Bullring Centre in Birmingham had a million visitors in a week

Facebook party: 30k trail of destruction when 800 descend on Billericay home of girl, 14

Rooms ripped to pieces, a piano smashed apart and graffiti on the walls: 30,000 trail of destruction when 800 descend on five-bedroom semi after girl, 14, advertises her party on FacebookHouse party advertised on Facebook attracted 800 youngstersThe damage could cost up to 30,000 to repairMother of teen daughter who threw party says damage is uninsuredShe was warned by school staff who saw social media invite two weeks ago | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 11 December 2012 The soft drinks and snacks were laid out, the music set to a sensible level and, more importantly, Mum was on hand to police proceedings. But Sarah Hine’s early 15th birthday party soon spiralled out of control after word spread on Facebook and Twitter, attracting a crowd of about 800 teenagers by one estimate. Over the next couple of hours – before police arrived and called time – the youngsters left an extraordinary trail of destruction that will cost up to 30,000 to put right.

Her father would be so proud: Daughter of fallen soldier in landmark DNA case wears his medals to welcome home his regiment

Her father would be so proud: Daughter of fallen soldier in landmark DNA case wears his medals to welcome home his regiment Emma Hickman, 19, won the right to officially name killed soldier Daniel Wade as the father of their five-month-old after a legal wrangle over his DNAMother and daughter today watched his 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment return home after six-month tour of Afghanistan Private Wade was one of 10 soldiers killed from the regiment | UPDATED: 21:53 GMT, 5 December 2012 This heartbreaking picture shows the medals of a soldier killed in Afghanistan pinned to the coat of his five-month-old daughter – just a month after her mother proved his paternity in a landmark case. Lexie-Mai Wade was pictured among the crowds at the homecoming parade of her father's 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment as they marched through the city of York today. Her mother Emma Hickman, 19, won the right to officially name Daniel Wade, who died in a Taliban bomb attack in March, as the father of the five-month-old after a legal wrangle over his DNA