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.
YouTube is ruining Top Gear moans James May as he blames social networking sites for spoiling show's surprisesJames May predicts a future where the public will create the showSays privacy could be a thing of the past because of social media , is believed to have a massive 350 million viewers per week in 170 different countries. It features a number of regular features including a challenge for the presenters, Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car and power laps, where the show's 'tame racing driver' The Stig completes a lap around the Top Gear test track to gauge the performance of various cars. In September, MailOnline reported how co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson was set for a 5million windfall after the BBC bought out his stake in Bedder 6, which he set up five years ago with Top Gear's executive producer Andy Wilman, to exploit the programme's global brand
The coolest Gangnam tribute in the world! Chinese ice sculpture looks just like YouTube rapper Psy | UPDATED: 16:39 GMT, 27 December 2012 He has created the first video to become a YouTube blockbuster – reaching one billion views with his Gangnam Style dance sensation. Now South Korean rapper PSY may have another 'first' accolade to his name. The rapper has been carved out of snow and made into a giant winter sculpture in Harbin, Heilongjiang, in China
Video mash-ups and song parodies to be legalised (just as long as they are funny) Copyright law shake-up to make it easier to transfer files between devicesiPod and e-book users will not be criminalised if copy is for personal useRecord companies will not be able to block song parodies | UPDATED: 16:29 GMT, 21 December 2012 Film companies and record labels will not be able to force mash-ups and spoofs to be taken down from the internet under a major shake-up of copyright law. Ministers have vowed to legalise parodies after countless viral hits have disappeared from sites like YouTube because multi-national firms failed to see the funny side
Association for tanning salon owners claims sunbeds DON'T cause skin cancer… but it seems they're still the only ones | UPDATED: 19:08 GMT, 20 December 2012 Despite being associated with serious health risks, a new organization is touting the benefits of sunbed use. The World Health Organization classifies UV tanning devices as harmful and 'carcinogenic to humans', but the American Suntanning Association says it wants to 'factually dispel these myths'
Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 09:39 GMT, 17 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S
Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 22:40 GMT, 16 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S.
Investment banker jailed for helping his two lovers make more than 1.5m by leaking confidential inside information Thomas Ammann persuaded two girlfriends to invest in shares in Dutch photocopy company Oce, knowing they were going to go up in price Love-rat netted close to 500,000 after agreeing to split profitsBanker jailed for two years and eight months today after pleading guilty to two counts of encouraging insider dealing and two counts of insider dealing | UPDATED: 01:15 GMT, 14 December 2012 Thomas Ammann, 39, pictured yesterday as he was jailed, handed over price sensitive details to his two girlfriends about a takeover bid The serial love-rat who tricked two of his girlfriends into carrying out illegal trades worth almost 1.8million was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday. Thomas Ammann, who wears a toupee, persuaded Christina Weckwerth and Jessica Mang to buy and sell shares in a firm he knew to be the subject of a future City takeover bid. Ammann, who worked at the London offices of Japanese bank Mizuho, was one of only seven at the bank who knew that global electronics company Canon was planning a takeover of Dutch printing firm Oce.