A blast of heavy metal "boosts blooms": Study finds plants that listened to Black Sabbath had the best flowers (but those that listened to…

A blast of heavy metal 'boosts blooms': Study finds plants that listened to Black Sabbath had the best flowers (but those that listened to Cliff Richard all died)Flowers exposed to heavy metal had best flowers and resistance to diseasePlants exposed to 60s star Cliff Richard died By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:18 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 Chris Beardshaw (pictured) told listeners that a diet of Black Sabbath was best for plants Talking to your plants is supposed to be good for them.

Thieves steal 1930s gold Nobel Peace Prize worth 150,000 from Lord Mayors house

Thieves steal 1930s gold Nobel Peace Prize in haul worth 150,000 from Lord Mayor's houseThe prize was awarded to former Foreign Secretary Arthur Henderson He was given it for his peacekeeping efforts before the Second World WarRaiders also stole a lock of hair from Admiral Lord CollingwoodThe break-in, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, happened overnight on Monday By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 18:50 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:56 GMT, 4 April 2013 A Nobel Peace Prize awarded to a pioneering politician for his attempts to patch-up international relations in the years before World War Two has been stolen. The prize, awarded to former Foreign Secretary Arthur Henderson in the 1930s, was one item in a haul of items thought to be worth an estimated 150,000 to be stolen from the Lord Mayor's Mansion House, in the Jesmond area of Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. A lock of hair from Admiral Lord Collingwood, who took over control of the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 after Admiral Nelson was killed, was also stolen in the raid.

House prices "will overtake pre-crisis peak by next year thanks to government"s new help-to-buy scheme"

House prices 'will overtake pre-crisis peak by next year thanks to government's new help-to-buy scheme'House prices will hit record highs while millions can't afford to buy home 130billion scheme will 'add 1,000 to the price of a property next year' By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 20:52 GMT, 31 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:38 GMT, 1 April 2013 The cost of the average home will jump by nearly 50,000 over the next five years, partly fuelled by the Government’s mortgage lending scheme, a report reveals today. The Centre for Economics and Business Research said house prices will pass their pre-recession peak next year and will go on to hit record highs at a time when millions cannot afford to buy their own home. The economic consultancy predicts the 130billion lending scheme, unveiled in last month’s Budget, will add more than 1,000 to the price of a property next year.

Duke of Devonshire evicts farmer whose family have worked on his estate since 1830 – because rent was a day late

Duke of Devonshire evicts farmer whose family have worked on his estate since 1830 – because rent was a day lateEdward and Elizabeth Hill served with 'notice to quit' Chatsworth House Parkinson's sufferer Mr Hill, 63, forgot to pay 2,000 in overdue rentHe immediately paid up after being served with the noticeBut the couple's tenancy was terminated by the estate anyway By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 22:47 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:48 GMT, 21 March 2013 Letter: The Duke of Devonshire has evicted a farmer from his Chatsworth House estate because the rent was a day late For almost two centuries his family has run a farm on the Duke of Devonshire’s famous Chatsworth estate.

Tottenham stabbing: One dead and two injured in early morning knife rampage

One dead and two injured in early morning knife rampage at house party as three men are arrested Police and paramedics called at 5am to report in Tottenham, north LondonOne victim in 20s pronounced dead shortly after arriving at London hospitalTwo other men treated for relatively minor injuries and three men arrested By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 12:23 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:53 GMT, 10 March 2013 A young man was stabbed to death at a party in the early hours of this morning, police said today. The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was one of three men taken to hospital at around 5am after suffering knife wounds at a party in Tottenham, north London.

UKIP leader says Prime Minister"s deal to cut EU spending in Brussels is "rotten" as he vows party will fight for first Commons seat in…

UKIP leader says Prime Minister's deal to cut EU spending in Brussels is 'rotten' as he pledges party will fight for first Commons seat in by-election UKIP candidate in running for seat vacated by disgraced MP Chris HuhneNigel Farage said the party's main campaigning issue will be immigrationParty leader said it is not 'right' that the UK 'has a total open door policy'Said EU budget reduction negotiated by PM is a 'rotten deal' By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 19:43 GMT, 9 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 9 February 2013 Contesting: UKIP leader Nigel Farage today pledged that his party would be fighting for their first House of Commons seat in the Eastleigh by-election in Hampshire UKIP leader Nigel Farage described the EU budget reduction negotiated by David Cameron as 'a rotten deal for Britain'. He made the comments while pledging that his party would be fighting for their first House of Commons seat in the Eastleigh by-election

House prices up 50% in capital hot spots in just three years as super-rich foreigners buy sought-after properties

House prices up 50% in capital hot spots in just three years as super-rich foreigners buy sought-after propertiesPrices 16.5 % cent higher than before the financial crash three years agoLondon’s property market outperformed the likes of New York and Paris . ‘Sales to Russians, US and Indian buyers remain the most prevalent, however. Between them they made up over 15 per cent of all sales last year.’ South Kensington, where the average house price tops 1million, drew the largest number of international buyers, with a staggering 76.5 per cent of all property in the area bought by foreigners last year

Rapist Jordan Swales who attacked 18-year-old in park caught by have-a-go heroes

Rapist who attacked 18-year-old in park was caught when have-a-go heroes held him in citizen’s arrestJordan Swales, 21, jailed for eight years after attacking the student He strangled victim and threatened to kill her during violent assault Only stopped when three members of the public responded to cries for helpJudge reserved praise for trio describing actions as 'highly commendable' By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 18:30 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 4 January 2013 Convicted: Jordan Swales, 21, raped and beat an 18-year old woman as he walked her home from a party.

Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK"s fat epidemic shows no sign of slowing

Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK's fat epidemic shows no sign of slowing UK second only to the US for weight problems and situation is getting worseTreatment still 'inadequate' adding to 5billion cost of dealing with issue /12/31/article-2255540-059C6912000005DC-251_634x421.jpg” width=”634″ height=”421″ alt=”Crackdown: Leading doctors have advised that an obesity tsar should be appointed at every NHS trust to tackle a growing crisis” class=”blkBorder” /> Crackdown: Leading doctors have advised that an obesity tsar should be appointed at every NHS trust to tackle a growing crisis Yet treatment is still ‘inadequate’ adding to the annual 5billion cost of dealing with the issue. The Royal College said two out of three hospitals lack ‘joined-up’ services for patients who are obese or overweight.

Fears over security in Parliament as it is revealed visitors tried to smuggle swords, knuckle-dusters and even a meat cleaver into the building

Fears over security in Parliament as it is revealed visitors tried to smuggle swords, knuckle-dusters and even a meat cleaver into the building At least five truncheons were found while two people brought in cannabis Over 100 people had knives on them when entering Palace of Westminster | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 31 December 2012 A meat cleaver, a catapult, and three swords were among hundreds of deadly weapons visitors have tried to smuggle into the Houses of Parliament, it has been revealed. At least five truncheons and two sets of knuckle-dusters have also been confiscated at Westminster's entry checkpoints sine the start of 2008, according to a Freedom of Information request, as were two amounts of cannabis. According to the data, no suspected explosive devices were uncovered at checkpoints and no real firearms, but three imitation guns were picked up – one in 2010, one in 2011 and one this year