Protestants 'work harder' and their mental wellbeing is more affected when they are unemployedPeople in Protestant countries feel guilty about time off150,000 people in 82 countries quizzed Findings suggest economic downturn hit Britain harderJoblessness more likely to lead to depression By Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 00:34 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 8 April 2013 People in Protestant countries work harder because they feel guiltier about taking time off, a study has found. And while unemployment generally makes all people unhappy, it is twice as likely seriously to affect the mental wellbeing of Protestants as those of other denominations.
One in seven women made redundant after maternity leave amid growing discriminationMore than half of women who were discriminated against 'suffer in silence'Tenth of women found themselves replaced by their maternity leave coverOne in seven felt they were overlooked for a promotion following maternity30,000 women lose jobs every year due to to pregnancy discrimination By Emily Andrews PUBLISHED: 14:40 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 10 March 2013 Discrimination: A survey of 1,000 women found that more than half of women subjected to discrimination 'suffer in silence', with one in seven made redundant One in seven women are made redundant after their maternity leave, according to a study. And campaigners say discrimination against those who return to work after giving birth is on the increase. The study found that 40 per cent said their jobs had changed by the time they returned, with half reporting a cut in hours or demotion
Five killed and several injured after gunman goes berserk in Swiss wood processing plant Shooting happened at around 8am GMT in the town of MenznauPolice said the gunman opened fire in the company's canteenEstimates suggest one in three people in Switzerland keep a gunLast month, gunman killed three and wounded two in village of Daillon By Leon Watson and Allan Hall PUBLISHED: 11:08 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 27 February 2013 [headerlinks Five people are dead and several others injured after a gunman went berserk at a wood processing plant in Switzerland today. The gunman committed suicide at the scene, confirmed police, as helicopters were scrambled to evacuate the wounded
Homegrown fruit and veg back on menu as Britons turn to allotments to save money in struggling economyShare of homegrown produce rose from 2.9% to 5% between 2008 and 2011Economic downturn and celebrity chefs' campaigns credited for the rise | UPDATED: 23:33 GMT, 30 December 2012 Families are increasingly turning to homegrown produce as household budgets are squeezed by Britain's trouble economy and soaring fruit prices.
Nearly half of families are worried about debts as toxic combination of runaway inflation and low wage growth means they struggle to make ends meetAverage household now 22 a month worse off than a year agoHouseholds are cutting spending, looking for extra work or asking for helpBank of England says consumer spending has been 'flat' since end of 2009 | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 18 December 2012 Nearly half of all households in Britain are worried about their debts as the squeeze on family finances intensifies, the Bank of England warns today. A toxic combination of runaway inflation and low wage growth has left millions struggling to make ends meet in the run up to Christmas. The average household is now 22 a month worse off than they were a year ago, according to a study from the Bank, blowing a 264 hole in annual family budgets
Britain drops two places in Euro standard of living table as nation falls behind Germany and Austria New figures show the UK slipping down the European league tableBritain now ranked sixth, down from fourth in 2010Families have only 19 days worth of savings if breadwinner loses job | UPDATED: 01:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 Britain has slipped down the European league table on living standards as families continue to feel the pinch of the economic downturn. An in-depth analysis by the EU measured material consumption in 37 European countries, including both private purchases and state spending, to give an accurate measurement of how well off people really are.
Torch-lit protests against awarding the EU the Nobel Peace Prize ahead of ceremony tomorrow | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 10 December 2012 Around 1,000 protesters marched in Oslo yesterday against the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.
Torch-lit protests against awarding the EU the Nobel Peace Prize ahead of ceremony tomorrow | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 10 December 2012 Around 1,000 protesters marched in Oslo yesterday against the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union. Peace and human rights campaigners and members of political groups held the torch-lit protest as various EU leaders arrived in Norway, where they will collect the award today. The protesters argued the EU is undemocratic and maintains a large military even as it suffers an economic downturn
Blow for Eurozone recovery hopes as Bundesbank slashes German growth forecastBundesbank prediction is down one per cent from JuneThe German central bank expects a 0.4 per cent growth in 2013, down from 1.6 per centNews preceded U.S. unemployment fall to 7.7 per cent | UPDATED: 22:41 GMT, 7 December 2012 The German economy could slam into reverse this winter as the crisis in the eurozone intensifies, the country’s central bank warned yesterday
Economic crash leaves an extra 1million workers under-employed and wanting more hoursSince 2008 crash the number of people in jobs but wanting to work more has risen by 47 per centFigure now stands at 3.05million with labourers, cleaners and caterers among worst affectedPart-time workers making employment figures look better than they are PUBLISHED: 14:30 GMT, 28 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:35 GMT, 28 November 2012 More than 3million people are under-employed, forced to work part-time because they cannot find enough work. The number has soared by 1million since the start of the economic downturn in 2008, with cleaners, caterers, school crossing assistants and labourers worst affected.