RAC launches device that will warn motorists of faults in cars before vehicles break down

That'll stop the emergency calls! RAC launches device that will warn motorists of faults BEFORE their car breaks downThe RAC Advance transmits data about a car before and after every journeyIf car breaks down it will automatically alert recovery team with informationTiny black box is size of a matchbox and works using car's computer system By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:53 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:01 GMT, 10 March 2013 The RAC is to launch a device that will warn motorists about faults in their cars before they break down. The matchbox-sized device, called the RAC Advance, transmits data about the car before and after every journey by slotting slots into a car's computer system. The automated system means that drivers then receive a phone call, text or email telling them there's a fault with their car.

Inside the seafront sweetshop where filthy saucepans were left on cooker caked with food and rubbish piled high

Inside the seafront sweetshop where filthy saucepans were left on cooker caked with food and rubbish piled highPictures show filthy conditions in the kitchen of sweet shop Love to Fudge Owner Lucy Gillian Kappes pleaded to three hygiene offencesShe was fined 1,050 at Scarborough Magistrates CourtThe seafront shop remains open for business By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 7 February 2013 A seaside sweetshop owner has been fined after her premises were found covered in old food that had cemented itself onto cookers and work surfaces – but the shop remains open for business. Health inspectors found that the food preparation area in the Love to Fudge shop in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, breached several food hygiene laws. Pictures taken when the shop was visited show saucepans on top of a cooker that has food burned onto it and what is believed to be fudge or caramel pouring over the side of work surfaces.

Drugs police bust cannabis operation after finding secret doorway inside wardrobe

The lie, the snitch and the wardrobe: Drugs police bust cannabis operation after finding secret doorway inside 6ft cupboard By Tara Brady PUBLISHED: 10:43 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:58 GMT, 11 January 2013 Police discovered a secret doorway inside a 6ft wardrobe which led to a cannabis growing operation. Officers stumbled on the hidden passage during a raid on Tuesday following a tip-off from suspicious neighbours.

Ministry of Defence chief Bernard Gray spends 23,000 on hotel stays in his first ten months in the job

MoD chief runs up 23,000 hotel bill and you pay! Outrage at expenses when department faces huge cutbacksBernard Gray ran up the huge bill in his first ten months in the jobEarns 220,000 as Chief of Defence Materiel, in charge of equipmentShadow defence minister says people will be 'shocked' at 'luxurious lifestyle' | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 13 December 2012 Luxury: Bernard Gray, pictured, Chief of Defence Materiel, has spent 23,000 on luxurious hotels in his first ten months in the job.

Two men killed by deadly gases take number of victims to be poisoned by faulty cookers to eight

Two men killed by deadly gases take number of victims to be poisoned by faulty cookers to eight Richard Smith, 30, and Kevin Branton, 34, were killed almost instatly as lethal carbon monoxide filled their home in Saltash, Cornwall7,000 of the faulty ovens are still being used in kitchens across country Manufacturers Beko are also linked to fridges which caught fire | UPDATED: 12:27 GMT, 8 December 2012 Two friends died while cooking a pie in a killer oven which is still being used in 7,000 British kitchens, an inquest heard. Housemates Richard Smith, 30, and Kevin Branton, 34, were killed by lethal carbon monoxide within minutes of turning on the grill made by manufacturer Beko, who have previously been criticised for selling fridges freezers which catch fire. Mr Smith's father Brian said the tragedy had left a 'huge gaps in our hearts' and he hoped the pair would be the last victims of faulty equipment.

Spending watchdog slams defence chief"s 220,000 pay deal with 25,000 thrown in for a London flat

Spending watchdog slams defence chief's 220,000 pay deal with 25,000 thrown in for a London flatFormer Labour advisor Bernard Gray was hired by the coalition in 2011 to be in charge of military equipment But his pay and perks package was not properly signed off by the TreasuryNational Audit Office refuses to sign off the Ministry of Defence's accounts PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 7 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 7 December 2012 Bernard Gray was appointed as Chief of Defence Materiel in 2011, but the deal to pay him for a London flat was not signed off properly, the National Audit Office found The Ministry of Defence agreed to contribute some 25,000 towards a senior official's living expenses without proper authorisation from the Treasury, auditors said last night.

A 500 pony, 18,000 in cash and body armour worth 8,000: Incredible list of MoD thefts costing 270,000 in just SIX months

A 500 pony, 18,000 in cash and body armour worth 8,000: Incredible list of MoD thefts costing 270,000 in just SIX months Catalogue of equipment stolen from April to September includes a pony taken by a soldier – who has now left the forcesThieves made off with uniforms, helmets, flags, tools and silverwareMinistry of Defence hit by metal thefts with copper, lead and brass stolenBikes, boats and Land Rovers also targeted but MoD insists many items are recoveredLabour MP Madeleine Moon says MoD bosses need to check what leaves as well as what arrives at military basesDefence Police Federation warns officers are only called in 'when the trail has gone cold' | UPDATED: 16:10 GMT, 3 December 2012 A pony worth 500 was among 270,000 of Ministry of Defence equipment recorded stolen from April to September (file image) A pony worth 500 was among more than 270,000 worth of military property reported stolen in just six months, it emerged today. It is understood the horse was taken by a serving member of the armed forces, but has since been recovered. But as fresh details emerged about the incredible catalogue of military equipment, clothing, silverware, tools, medals and flags which have been stolen, the Ministry of Defence was accused of being too focused on arrivals on military bases and not on what leaves.

Labrador Lycka to undergo human heart surgery in Paris hospital after vets said they could not operate

Heart surgeons agree to operate on pet Labrador as vets were unable to helpLabrador Lycka has a rare heart condition that vets could not treatTop Paris hospital said it would help after Facebook campaignDoctors said they would work for free as owner could not afford surgery | UPDATED: 11:50 GMT, 30 November 2012 Happy-go-lucky: Nine-month-old labrador Lycka is set to undergo human heart surgery at a top Paris hospital after vets said they could not perform the operation A labrador with a rare heart condition is to receive specialist treatment normally reserved for humans after vets said they could not help.

Scottish NHS dossier reveals failings that lead to death

Patient killed in oxygen explosion as a second dies in broken lift: Damning dossier reveals NHS failings that caused death First study shows 345 serious incidents in Scotland including 100 deathsPneumonia patient died after being left for nine days without medicationShocking report reveals another patient had wrong organs stapled together | UPDATED: 15:19 GMT, 26 November 2012 A horrifying catalogue of serious errors at NHS hospitals in Scotland has come to light, following a Freedom of Information request.