No turtle doves! Alert over bird celebrated in Twelve Days of Christmas as numbers fall two thirds in five years

No turtle doves! Alert over bird celebrated in Twelve Days of Christmas as numbers fall two thirds in five years | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 7 December 2012 If you are expecting a gift of two turtle doves from your true love this Christmas, you may be disappointed. For the bird, celebrated in the Twelve Days of Christmas, is in peril, conservationists have warned. Latest figures show that the number of turtle doves has plummeted by nearly two thirds in five years and are in increasing danger of disappearing from the British countryside for ever.

More than 6.5m Britons believe they will be forced to work past pension age

More than 6.5million Britons believe they will be forced to work past pension age – and most of them are women | UPDATED: 10:10 GMT, 28 November 2012 Around 6.5 million people currently over the age of 50 say they plan to work beyond the State pension age – and women will be the biggest losers, a report reveals today.