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
Watership Drown! Pampered rabbit has water therapy to cure her arthritisHeidi, a giant continental rabbit, has twice-weekly sessions to help arthritisOwner pays 30 a session in the 4ft-deep hydrotherapy poolLives with two other rabbits in a 3,000 converted garage The pad is complete with sofas, air conditioning and carpet By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 00:36 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 6 March 2013 She doesn’t like getting those floppy ears wet. And there’s no way she’ll be trying the doggie paddle. But it seems you can lead a rabbit to water and, with the help of a bright orange buoyancy aid, make her swim.
The cul-de-sac that's just too Christmassy: Residents put up so many festive light displays they're a drain on the power gridDorset cul-de-sac has been branded 'Britain's most festive street'Astonishing light display attracts thousand of sightseers from miles awayRunton Road uses so much electricity at night it hits the local gridEach household pays roughly an extra 50 to run the incredible display | UPDATED: 17:23 GMT, 13 December 2012 It started out as a bit of friendly rivalry between two neighbours at Christmas time. But the festive competition of putting up Christmas lights outside the two homes led to a ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ response from the rest of the Dorset cul-de-sac
Named for the first time: Teenager facing life in prison for murdering his mother by stabbing her 94 times and severing her spineKieren Smith turned on Leah Whittle, stabbing her with at least one knifeThe 42-year-old had 'little chance' to defend herself Police called it a 'particularly horrific and sustained attack' | UPDATED: 21:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 Violent death: Leah Whittle, 42, was stabbed to death at her house by her teenage son Kieren Smith. He will be sentenced tomorrow A 17-year-old youth has been found guilty of the murder of his mother who he stabbed to death after losing his temper. Kieren Smith killed 42-year-old Leah Whittle at her home in Benville Road, Weymouth, Dorset, on July 21.
Pictured: Dramatic moment huge chunk of Jurassic coastline crashes 100ft on to beach after heavy rainfall Red sandstone cliff in Sidmouth is part of the Dorset and East Devon world heritage siteResidents claim it is the fifth collapse along the 95 mile stretch of historic coastline in a weekExperts claim cracks in the rock-face are being caused by too much rain | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 December 2012 This is the dramatic moment when a whole chunk of Jurassic coastline came crashing down on to a beach. The rain-soaked clifftop plunged 100 feet to the pebbled beach below at Sidmouth, east Devon. The moment was captured by John Austin, 70, who spotted a crack in the red sandstone cliffs while out for a walk last week.
Teenager 'cut through his mother's spinal cord so she could not move and stabbed her 94 times in brutal attack'Youth allegedly turned on Leah Whittle, stabbing her with at least one knifeThe 42-year-old had 'little chance' to defend herself, the court heard Teenager, who admits having 'an interest in knives', fled the flat in DorsetDivorced mother, 42, found slumped against hallway wall of her home | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 29 November 2012 Violent death: Leah Whittle, 42, was stabbed to death at her house.
Serial sex offender on the run: Police issue alert after woman was raped in her own home by attacker who kicked in the door Public urge public not to approach him Suspect was previously jailed for sex assaults on a 63-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 27 November 2012 A serial sex offender was on the run last night after raping a young woman in her own home. Police have warned the public not to approach Dean Goodwin, 32, who has served time for vicious sexual assaults on a 63-year-old woman and a girl of 13. Police described the latest attack, on a woman in her 20s, as shocking