"Turn immigrants away to save British jobs": Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemployment


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'Turn immigrants away to save British jobs': Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemploymentCross-party MPs say temporary closures would aid UK employmentThey say immigration levels are 'unsustainable''Limits on immigrants will not harm economy', MPs add By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 07:20 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 29 March 2013 Britain’s borders should be closed to immigrants while the country’s own citizens are struggling to find jobs, a group of MPs said last night. Frank Field and Nicholas Soames, chairmen of the influential Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, said the Government should be able to block immigration during periods of high unemployment.

Hound beaten to death and left on drive of hunt master "in attack by animal rights activists"


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Did animal rights activists beat dog to death and leave its body on hunt master's drive Lee Peters was fined last year for racially abusing an anti-hunt protester Corpse dumped near a vandalised car with symbol from animal rights group By Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 11:29 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 24 March 2013 The dog was found dead on the driveway of Ross Harriers hunt master Lee Peters, pictured last year A huntmaster's dog was battered to death and dumped on his driveway in what may have been an attack by animal rights activists. Lee Peters, who was last year fined for racially abusing an anti-hunt protester, is said to be mortified after finding his pet. The corpse had been dumped near a vandalised car inscribed with a symbol for an animal rights group

Diplomatic protection officer facing jail after he admits leaving his post at the Israeli Embassy to meet lover


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Diplomatic protection officer facing jail after he admits leaving his post at the Israeli embassy to meet loverRicci Giff, 38, admitted three counts of misconduct in a public officeMet Melissa Ramsden, who worked for the Israeli tourist board, three timesGiff was initially charged with surrendering his weapon and CS spray But the charge was later amended to remove reference to the embassyJudge Anthony Leonard QC adjourned sentencing until later this month By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 20:40 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:40 GMT, 5 March 2013 Guilty: Ricci Giff, from Sandy, Bedfordshire, admitted three counts of misconduct in a public office at Southwark Crown Court A diplomatic protection officer is facing jail after abandoning his post at the Israeli embassy in London to meet his lover. Ricci Giff, 38, left his patrol on three occasions to see Melissa Ramsden, a PR manager for the Israeli tourist board who later committed suicide

Shoppers who buy organic food are LESS likely to be helpful to other people, study claims


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Shoppers who buy organic food are LESS likely to be helpful to other people, study claims By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:36 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 18 February 2013 Buying organic foods may make you less likely to show kindness to others, researchers claim. This is because using organic products makes people feel more secure about themselves, weakening the urge to act unselfishly, says US psychologist Dr Kendall Eskine. It also makes them judge immoral behaviour more harshly, his team reports in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Why folks Down Under are fed up with Stephen Fry: The TV presenter"s show QI is on so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent


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Why folks Down Under are fed up with Fry: The TV presenter's show QI is on so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talentFormer senator tells Australian inquiry she wondered how viewers knew they were Down UnderHis quiz show has appeared on Australian Broadcasting Corporation so often, there are fears local talent is being killed off By Richard Shears PUBLISHED: 01:34 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 Too much Stephen Fry's quiz show QI appeared on national channel the Australian Broadcasting Corporation so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent If you think there’s too much Stephen Fry on British TV, spare a thought for Australians. His quiz show QI has appeared on national channel the Australian Broadcasting Corporation so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent. Former senator Margaret Reynolds told an Australian parliamentary inquiry into ABC’s content that Fry was on the channel in Tasmania so often she wondered how viewers would know they were actually in Australia

French commando killed trying to rescue hostage from Somali militants in daring helicopter raid

French commando killed trying to rescue hostage from Somali militants in daring helicopter raid Militant group al-Shabab have held French soldier Denis Allex since 2009French spies stormed house after arriving in five helicoptersOne soldier killed and another was reported missing Initial reports Mr Allex was shot dead during the raid have been denied by those holding him , looking gaunt, he sent a video message to new President Francois Hollande, telling how his hopes of a rescue were fading by the day. He calls on France to drop its 'oppressive attitude' towards Muslims and says Mr Hollande represented his last hope of rescue. Poignantly, he adds: 'I am alive.

French hostage killed by Somali militants during botched rescue mission


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Two French commandos killed and hostage murdered by captors after daring helicopter raid on Somali militants ends in disaster Militant group al-Shabab had held French soldier Denis Allex since 2009French spies stormed house after arriving in five helicoptersThree civilians and 17 Islamists also killed during fire fight Operation came hours after pilot died during French attacks on Malian militants , looking gaunt, he sent a video message to new President Francois Hollande, telling how his hopes of a rescue were fading by the day. He calls on France to drop its 'oppressive attitude' towards Muslims and says Mr Hollande represented his last hope of rescue. Poignantly, he adds: 'I am alive.

Channel 4 and the sick show they call comedy: Comedians Jack Whitehall and James Corden guzzle wine and egg each other on to trade obscene jokes about…


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Channel 4 and the sick show they call comedy: Comedians guzzle wine and egg each other on to trade obscene jokes about the Queen, Philip and Susan Boyle Big Fat Quiz of 2012 featured countless vile sexual jokes just after 9pm Most made by James Corden and Jack Whitehall who drank bottle of wine each during pre-recorded showChannel 4 accused of failing to learn from Sachsgate scandal Television watchdog Ofcom says it has received complaints | UPDATED: 01:12 GMT, 1 January 2013 A primetime Channel 4 quiz in which drunken comedians made obscene jokes about the Queen has outraged viewers. The Big Fat Quiz Of 2012, which featured countless vile sexual jokes, was broadcast on Sunday only seconds after the 9pm watershed. The pre-recorded show, presented by controversial comedian Jimmy Carr, also featured puerile remarks about sprinter Usain Bolt, President Obama and singer Susan Boyle

Theresa May faces court battle over decision to strip "kidnapped extremist" of British citizenship


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Theresa May faces court battle over decision to strip 'kidnapped extremist' of British citizenship Mahdi Hashi, 23, went missing in Somalia and is now on trial in New YorkHis lawyers claim the Home Secretary's order put him at risk | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 29 December 2012 Home Secretary Theresa May is to face a court challenge over her decision to strip a British man of his citizenship just weeks before he was allegedly kidnapped by American forces and put on trial in New York. Lawyers for Mahdi Hashi, 23, who went missing in Somalia in the summer, are to ask judges to overturn Mrs May’s order which, they say, left him stateless and at the mercy of US secret agents.

Paedophile businessman, 51, jailed after having affair with teenage girl he seduced when she was just 12


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Paedophile businessman, 51, jailed after having affair with teenage girl he seduced when she was just 12 John Duffy had a five year illicit relationship with the teen during the 1990s Affair came to light last year when his victim – now in her 30s – went to policeCllr Duffy, 51, was jailed for 12 years at Burnley Crown Court after being found guilty of indecent assault and gross indecency | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 23 December 2012 Behind bars: John Duffy had a five year illicit relationship with a teenage girl he seduced when she was just 12 A parish councillor is today starting a 12 year sentence behind bars for exploiting his status as a 'pillar of the community' to have an affair with a teenage schoolgirl. Married youth group leader John Duffy used his position of respectability as a cover for his five year illicit relationship with the besotted youngster during the 1990s. After befriending her through his youth club, Duffy seduced her when she was just 12 then had regular sexual liaisons with the girl – promising her marriage and even showing her holiday brochures of where he said they would go on their honeymoon.