Police officer escapes death after "crude" homemade bomb is thrown into his home in Northern Ireland

Police officer escapes death after 'crude' homemade bomb is thrown into his home in Northern IrelandThe officer was at the home in Omagh when the device was hurled insideBut his life was saved after it failed to explodeIt happened close to where an off-duty police officer fired shots last night By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 19:58 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 26 January 2013 A bomb has been thrown into the home of a police officer in Northern Ireland, it has emerged. The officer was inside the home in the Coolnagard area of Omagh when the 'crude viable explosive device' was hurled inside. However, he narrowly escaped death after it failed to explode

Health minister Anna Soubry says obesity is linked to class

The poor are more likely to be obese, says health minister Death of the dinner table means more eat junk food in front of the television By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 24 January 2013 Anna Soubry says parents should ensure children have proper meals Poor families are more likely to be obese, a health minister has said. Anna Soubry said children were suffering because of an ‘an abundance of bad food’ in their homes.

Woman PC handed 1,000 compensation after being spat at by unemployed father-of-two

1,000 fine for spitting at a police officer: Unemployed thug ordered to pay compensation to woman PC… and even Police Federation 'astonished' by size of awardLee Birtles spat at Sarah Botham in police station1,000 fine described as 'astonishing' by police union By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:35 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:47 GMT, 4 January 2013 A female police officer has been awarded 1,000 compensation from a criminal who spat at her when she was trying to restrain him. PC Sarah Botham feared she could have caught hepatits from the spittle of unemployed father of two Lee Birtles, but tests later proved negative

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Proof that you can cut crime and save money

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Proof that you can cut crime and save money By Daily Mail Comment PUBLISHED: 23:49 GMT, 30 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 30 December 2012 For months, the Police Federation has been giving dire warnings that budget cuts and reforms to working practices would mean a ‘Christmas for criminals’. Yet instead of the predicted crimewave, new figures show the opposite – recorded crime has fallen by around 10 per cent

Met police chief branded "extremely foolish" over handling of Plebgate to be knighted a year after taking up role

Met police chief branded 'extremely foolish' over handling of Plebgate to be knighted a year after taking up roleAlso been called a bully who has left staff exhausted and demoralisedOne critic questioned the value of 'archaic custom' which means honour is automatically handed out to every commissioner | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 29 December 2012 Britain's most senior police officer will receive a knighthood in the midst of the most turbulent period of his command. Bernard Hogan-Howe is being honoured little more than a year after taking up the role of Metropolitan Police commissioner

The police union that turned into a wounded animal

The police union that turned into a wounded animal | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 24 December 2012 Power: Bernard Hogan-Howe, who was assistant commissioner of human resources at the Met between 2001 and 2004, is under no illusion about how powerful the Fed can be For decades, the Police Federation has terrified senior politicians and police officers.

What a gas! Federal worker cited by bosses for "uncontrollable flatulence" in the workplace

What a gas! Federal worker cited by bosses for 'uncontrollable flatulence' in the workplace | UPDATED: 18:08 GMT, 22 December 2012 A Social Security Administration worker has been cited by his superiors for 'conduct unbecoming a federal officer,' relating to his 'uncontrollable flatulence' in the workplace. The Maryland man, 38, was reportedly hit with a five-page reprimand Dec. 10 that included a meticulously-crafted log of specific dates and times when coworkers observed – or overheard – him 'releasing the awful and unpleasant odor' in his Baltimore office.

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.