One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in south WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Many of those affected are teenagers who missed out on vaccination in the late 1990s and early 2000s when parents were concerned about a link between MMR and autism that has since been discredited.

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

White working classes "should attend citizenship ceremonies to help them feel part of society again"

Alienated white working classes should attend citizenship ceremonies to help them feel part of British society again, says Cameron's poverty tsar Labour MP Frank Field said white working classes are unsure of identitiesHe told conference that English society has 'lost confidence in what it is'Concerns over immigration's impact on white working class communities By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 15:36 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 5 April 2013 Ideas: Frank Field, Labour MP for Birkenhead, said at a symposium that the white working classes are increasingly unsure of their identities The white working classes are so alienated from society that they should attend citizenship ceremonies with immigrants, according to David Cameron’s poverty tsar. Frank Field said some working class people were increasingly unsure of their identities. He suggested that going to the ‘wonderful’ citizenship ceremonies could help them feel like they were part of British society again.

Census finds that 120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain and in some parts of the country one in ten are Eastern European

120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain: Census shows in some parts of the country one in ten are Eastern EuropeanFears of major influx when travel restrictions lifted at the end of the yearIn Boston, Lincolnshire, 10.7 per cent of population are Eastern EuropeanPM announced plans to make access to social benefits harder for migrants By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 23:53 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 27 March 2013 Nearly 120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain despite not yet being allowed to work freely in this country, official figures showed yesterday. The data from the 2011 census showed that migration to Britain – at a rate equivalent to 30,000 a year – began as soon as the two countries joined the EU. The disclosure is fresh evidence that a major movement of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens is likely when restrictions are lifted at the end of the year.

David Cameron hints government may bring back 10p tax rate

David Cameron hints government may bring back 10p tax rate in move that could put 250 in pockets of every British taxpayer By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:26 GMT, 14 February 2013 Change: David Cameron signalled yesterday that the Government may bring back the 10p tax rate axed by Gordon Brown David Cameron signalled yesterday that the Government may bring back the 10p tax rate axed by Gordon Brown. The Treasury is thought to be considering plans that have been drawn up by Conservative MPs for a chunk of taxable income – probably the first 2,500 – to be taxed at 10p in the pound rather than the current rate of 20p.

Horsemeat: Food minister turns down Findus beef bolognese because it would be "bad politics"

Neigh thanks! Food minister turns down Findus bolognese lunch because it would be 'bad politics' to eat it David Heath did not want to 'revisit' John Selwyn Gummer's infamous photoMr Gummer was photographed eating a burger during the mad cow crisis By Nick Constable PUBLISHED: 00:21 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:51 GMT, 10 February 2013 Food Minister David Heath yesterday declined The Mail On Sunday’s offer of a tasty Findus spaghetti bolognese lunch, saying he wouldn’t be ‘revisiting’ John Selwyn Gummer’s infamous photo call with a beefburger.

Tube passenger catches Miliband taking a quick afternoon nap on London Underground

Missing the ministerial car, David Tube passenger catches Miliband taking a quick afternoon nap on the London Underground Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband spotted on train last monthElectrician sat opposite MP for South Shields on Piccadilly line at 3pmMiliband spotted travelling from Leicester Square to South Kensington By Mark Duell and Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 11:22 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:31 GMT, 7 February 2013 Flies Undone: Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband, 47, was caught out while travelling on the London Underground last month In one of his more unguarded moments, former foreign secretary David Miliband has been spotted taking a nap on the Tube. Labour's Mr Miliband, 47, was caught out while travelling on the London Underground’s Piccadilly line at 3pm last month between Leicester Square and South Kensington.

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.

Future generations of pensioners will get state pension but no extra benefits, Iain Duncan Smith warns

Future generations of pensioners should get state pension but no extra benefits, Iain Duncan Smith warnsWork and Pensions Secretary insists handouts like winter fuel allowance and TV licence are safe for current pensionersBut 'next generation' will be encouraged to save to remove 'any extra dependence on the state'Coalition plans single-tier pension of around 155-a-weekLinking state pension age to life expectancy 'will mean working until 70' By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:11 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 8 January 2013 Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, pictured arriving at Number 10 yesterday, said coalition reforms mean future generations would only need the state pension The next generation of pensioners should not need to receive extra benefits like free TV licences and help with heating bills, Iain Duncan Smith suggested today.