Hairdresser jailed for using dead babies' names to claim 100,000 in benefits illegallyElizabeth Tetteh, 45, convicted of 17 fraud offences at Basildon Crown CourtShe was jailed for two years after misusing National Insurance numbersClaimed income support and job seekers' allowance despite working By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 14:06 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 10 March 2013 A benefit cheat who used dead babies' names to defraud taxpayers out of almost 100,000 has been jailed for two years. Elizabeth Tetteh, 45, used the National Insurance numbers of dead children to claim income support and job seekers' allowance, despite working as a hairdresser.
Married couple desperate to start a family after trying for 13 years smuggle a baby into the UK from Sierra LeoneRaymonde Miessan, 39, pretended she had given birth overseasShe and husband Kacou named the baby Matys, or 'gift from god'They were jailed for 12 months and the boy is now in careMrs Miessan said she did it to save the child's life and give him a future By Inderdeep Bains PUBLISHED: 12:06 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:23 GMT, 5 February 2013 Faking it: Raymonde Miessan, 39, claimed she had given birth in her native country A childless couple smuggled an African baby into Britain and tried to pass him off as their own. When confronted by the authorities, they admitted the newborn was not theirs but claimed he had been rescued from a rubbish bin. Kacou Miessan, 44, and his wife Raymonde, 39, had unsuccessfully undergone IVF treatment after trying to conceive for more than 13 years
Child neglect allegations and adoption records sent to wrong people in blunders that cost councils 150,000Two councils mistakenly sent personal data out, including child neglect and criminal allegationsReport blames 'human error' and 'inadequate' checksPlymouth City Council and Devon County Council fined for errors | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 17 December 2012 Two local authorities have been fined for a series of blunders that saw sensitive child welfare documents sent to the wrong people, it has emerged. Allegations of child neglect against parents of four were sent to the wrong family because of an error by Plymouth County Council.
Is this our bravest soldier Extraordinary story of medic who won TWO Victoria Crosses in two wars 12 years apart Lieutenant Colonel Martin-Leake one of just three soldiers to win two VCs Surgeon saved the lives of wounded comrades in Boer War with enemy riflemen just 100 yards awayAged 40, he feared he was too old to volunteer for the Western Front and travelled to Paris to enlist By Ian Drury PUBLISHED: 22:05 GMT, 7 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 8 December 2012 He was a medical man who tended to the sick and injured at a local hospital in the shires. But Arthur Martin-Leake became one of Britain's greatest war heroes — earning the Victoria Cross for extreme bravery not once, but twice.