Britain is becoming a safer place: 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.
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.
Greece overtakes Spain to have the highest level of unemployment in Europe Unemployment rate has almost tripled since September 2009Labor union now predicts jobless rate will reach 29 per cent next year Greek economy is now in its fifth year of recession Expected to have shrunk by almost a quarter before recovery begins in 2014Riots in Athens and Thessaloniki to mark the fourth anniversary of a deadly police shooting | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 6 December 2012 Unemployment in Greece climbed to a new record of 26 percent in September, topping that of Spain to become the highest in the euro area. Greece’s jobless rate has almost tripled since September 2009, driven higher by the global financial crisis and severe austerity policies imposed by the bailed-out country’s international lenders
Europe's 'lost generation': Unemployment reaches record high with 19 million people out of work across 17 countries Total of 18.7million people out of work across the Eurozone in October – an increase of 173,000 on the previous monthSpain and Greece have the region's highest unemployment rates of more than 25 per cent | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 30 November 2012 European unemployment has reached a record high – with almost 19 million out of work across the 17 countries that use the euro. More than 10 per cent of people living in the Eurozone are now unemployed with those under 25 struggling the most to find jobs. Experts said the prospect of a 'lost generation' of young people now looks like an 'alarming possibility'.