Budget 2013: Backlash grows over plan to penalise mothers who don"t work

An insult to stay at home mothers: Backlash grows over Budget plan to penalise mothers who don't workCritics described plan as a 'slap in the face' for stay at home mothersA Government briefing was inadvertently published yesterdayThe document, designed to help press officers rebuff criticism, was removed By Jason Groves and Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 23:12 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:57 GMT, 20 March 2013 Mothers who stay at home to look after their children do not need as much financial help as those who work, according to the Treasury.

Orley Farm School headmaster who hid coded W***** insult in colleague"s retirement letter steps down

W*****! Headmaster’s message announcing teacher’s retirement hid coded insult which was spotted by his departing colleague Mark Dunning announced Roger Clark's retirement in school newsletterBut Mr Clark noticed the kind words were not what they seemedMr Dunning has now quit the 13,000-a-year Orley Farm School in Harrow By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 10:32 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:15 GMT, 1 March 2013 Retired teacher Roger Clark was insulted by his headmaster Mark Dunning in a school newsletter As retirement announcements go, it seemed kind and innocuous enough. But a prep school headmaster's wordplay has cost him his job after his departing colleague detected a stronger sentiment between the lines. 'It is with mixed feelings that I announce the retirement of Mr Roger Clark at the end of this term,' wrote Mark Dunning, the head of the 13,000-a-year Orley Farm School in Harrow, north-west London.

"Disabled children cost too much and should be put down": Bizarre rant by councillor to disability charity

'Disabled children cost too much and should be put down': Calls for councillor to stand down after outrageous rantCllr Collin Brewer refuses to quit and has apologised to Disability CornwallTold BBC radio that the timing wasn't good because of upcoming elections Charity says his apology was an insult and he should quit his postDefended himself by saying he was 'hot under the collar' after a meetingMr Brewer forced to write apology a year and a half after offensive remark97 per cent of people in local paper poll say Mr Brewer should resignKatie Price tweeted 'How would you like to dispose of my son Harvey'Cornwall Council distanced itself from Mr Brewer's 'ignorant' comment By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:42 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:54 GMT, 28 February 2013 Councillor Collin Brewer's remarks were described as 'depraved' but he is refusing to quit A councillor who told charity workers that disabled children should be put down is defying calls for him to quit.

Fury over Sandhurst"s insult to Mons heroes: Hall renamed after 3million gift from Bahrain king

Fury over Sandhurst's insult to Mons heroes: Hall renamed after 3million gift from Bahrain king The Mons Hall will now be called the King Hamad Hall after the 3million gift Was originally named to honour thousands of soldiers that died in the battleCritics say the king is 'buying our silence' over alleged human rights abuses By Sam Greenhill PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 18 February 2013 Sandhurst is renaming a hall which commemorates the fallen of a major First World War battle following a 3million donation from the king of Bahrain. The Mons Hall was named to honour thousands of British soldiers who died during the battle in Belgium in 1914. But despite the 100th anniversary of the battle next year, military chiefs are changing its name to King Hamad Hall after the Bahraini ruler, who has given millions to Sandhurst.

Backlash as Radio 2 moves hymns to a 6am slot

Prayers before dawn on Radio 2: Backlash as broadcaster moves hymns show to a 6am slotSunday Half Hour moves from 8:30pm to earlier hour-long slotTwitter users branded the new time 'ridiculous' Presenter Diane Louise Jordan told regular listeners that they can catch up on iPlayer By Paul Revoir PUBLISHED: 01:06 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 04:05 GMT, 9 January 2013 Listeners have reacted with anger after Radio 2 moved church hymns show Sunday Half Hour from 8.30pm to a 6am slot. Presenter Diane Louise Jordan announced the new time at the weekend.

Almost 1,000 obese claimants get share of 4m a year in incapacity benefit: Two thirds have got pay-outs for more than five years

Almost 1,000 obese claimants get share of 4m a year in incapacity benefit: Two thirds have got pay-outs for more than five years | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Taxpayers fork out more than 4million every single year on incapacity benefit for people who are obese, figures show. Almost 1,000 people receive the hand-out for no other reason than they are grossly overweight – costing us 11,000 every single day. And two thirds of them have been languishing on the sick for more than five years

BBC has to apologise as guest from Mensa labels people with an IQ of 60 "carrots" on live Breakfast show

BBC has to apologise as guest from Mensa labels people with an IQ of 60 'carrots' on live Breakfast show Peter Bainbridge made 'offensive' remark while discussing IQ testing Interviewed by presenters Louise Minchin and Charlie StaytPresenters forced to read complaints and apologise Viewers described comment as 'insult' to those with learning difficulties | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 22 December 2012 The BBC has apologised on air after a Mensa member appearing as a guest on one of its shows said anyone with an IQ of around 60 was ‘probably a carrot’. Peter Baimbridge made the comment during a live discussion about IQ testing on BBC Breakfast.