Parents who tell children to finish everything on their plates are fuelling obesity

Parents who tell children to finish everything on their plates are 'fuelling obesity' Parents still encourage children to finish all their food, even though portion sizes have increased Means children can no longer tell when they are fullFathers are more likely to insist on clean plates than mothers and are more likely to pressurise sons By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:47 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:53 GMT, 24 April 2013 Parents are still encouraging children to finish their food even though portions have got bigger Parents have long encouraged children to finish everything on their plates, not least because of guilt about wasting food.

Who needs to tweet when you"ve got the Roy-owl Mail?

Who needs to tweet when you've got the Roy-owl MailAnimal sanctuary trained owls to deliver internal mail after budget cutsKirkleatham Owl Centre in North Yorkshire had a backlog of mailBirds trained to recognise primary colours and pick up post from trays By Nesta Vowles PUBLISHED: 23:00 GMT, 31 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 1 April 2013 It is a wizard idea straight out of Harry Potter and ensures the post always wings its way out on time. Experts at an animal sanctuary have trained their owls to deliver the internal mail – just like the birds of prey do at the fictional Hogwarts School. Kirkleatham Owl Centre in North Yorkshire introduced the feathered posties after budget cuts forced it to reduce staff numbers, leaving a backlog of mail

Senior university business lecturer arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine in police sting operation

Senior university business lecturer arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine in police sting operation PUBLISHED: 20:51 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:58 GMT, 31 January 2013 Kristine Lord (left), pictured with her son Christopher, has been arrested A senior university business lecturer has been arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine. Kristine Lord, 64, has also been suspended from teaching at Southampton Solent University following the arrest

Six men in India arrested after ANOTHER brutal gang rape of a woman bus passenger

Six men in India arrested after ANOTHER brutal gang rape of a woman bus passenger Attack comes just weeks after the brutal gang rape and murder of a student on a bus travelling through New DelhiLatest victim was abducted Friday night and driven to a secluded spot where seven men took turns to rape her, police said She was dumped near her in-laws village the next morning, where she reported the crime to policeLocal reports claim accused have already confessed to the crime in preliminary interrogations – a seventh suspect remains at large , after the cremation ceremony for the victim of the December 16 gang rape” class=”blkBorder” /> Baying for blood: Members of India's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) take part in a candlelight march in Amritsar on December 30, 2012, after the cremation ceremony for the victim of the December 16 gang rape Protesters across India have called for the police to be more vigilant and sensitive to the growing incidence of sexual assault against women, after details emerged of the New Delhi attack. Police and prosecutors have outlined how the alleged rapists picked up the woman and her male companion in a school bus which they had taken for a joyride after drinking heavily. The bus would have had to cross numerous police checkpoints at that time of night but at no stage was the vehicle pulled over by officers

Kate Middleton pregnant: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge advertise for help as they prepare to become parents

Wanted, a loyal servant to run the Royal household: Kate and Wills advertise for help as they prepare to become parentsJob description includes polishing silverware and glasswareSuccessful candidate must be 'discrete, loyal and reliable'Position is internal job advertisement for housekeeper at Kensington PalaceKate and William expected to move into new flat in late summer or autumn By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 10:00 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 13 January 2013 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have advertised for a servant to attend to the Royal household when the couple become parents this summer.

Police officer told he can keep his job after messaging millionaire"s rioting daughter during her trial

Police officer told he can keep his job after messaging millionaire's rioting daughter during her trialLaura Johnson, 20, was handed a two-year jail term for driving looters around London during 2011 riotsBut Scotland Yard launched an investigation after James Quigley, an officer who gave evidence at her trial, made contact with her He was later subject to disciplinary action but has kept his job | UPDATED: 19:36 GMT, 27 December 2012 A Metropolitan Police officer who sent a text message to a millionaire's daughter during her trial for chauffeuring looters around during the London riots has held on to his job. University-educated Laura Johnson, 20, was handed a two-year jail term for her part in the crime spree which engulfed the city at the height of the 2011 riots. But Scotland Yard was forced to launch an internal inquiry before any verdict was reached after it emerged Detective Constable James Quigley, an officer who gave evidence to the court, made contact with Johnson.

Talented enthusiast builds Britain"s largest four-jet engine model aeroplane

Just like the real thing! Talented enthusiast builds Britain's largest four-jet engine model aeroplane (and it can fly at speeds of 150mph) | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 20 December 2012 At first glance, it looks like any normal fighter jet patrolling the skies. But actually, this impressive jet – which has a massive 20-ft wingspan – is Britain's largest four-jet engine model aeroplane.

Lia Green: Mother Natalie Critchley charged with causing or allowing death of daughter, three, who suffered serious internal injuries

Mother, 21, charged over death of daughter, three, after body was found with serious internal injuries Partner Richard Green, 22, charged with Lia's murderNatalie Critchley will appear in court on Friday for preliminary hearingCouple called ambulance to their home after toddler became unwellBut their little 'princess' was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital | UPDATED: 19:09 GMT, 18 December 2012 'Princess': Lia Green was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital after she began feeling unwell at her parents' home A 21-year-old mother has been charged with causing or allowing the death of her three-year-old daughter, who was found with serious injuries to her internal organs. Natalie Critchley and her partner Richard Green, 22, called an ambulance to their 90,000 terraced home in Preston, Lancashire, after their daughter Lia Green began feeling unwell. Paramedics fought to save her life, but the toddler was pronounced dead on arrival at Royal Preston Hospital

Peter Ndlovu critically ill after car accident which killed his older brother and a female passenger

Former Premier League star Peter Ndlovu in hospital after car accident which killed his older brother and a female passenger | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 17 December 2012 Former Coventry City footballer Peter Ndlovu is out of danger after surviving after a horror car crash which claimed the life of his brother. Ndlovu, who also played for Birmingham, Sheffield United and Huddersfield during a 13-year career in England, was en route to play a friendly match for the Highlanders Legends team against Victoria Falls when the car he was travelling in, a BMW X5, struck a tree near Victoria Falls after a tyre burst. His elder brother, Adam, also a former footballer who played for Zimbabwe, died in the incident near Victoria Falls, along with a female passenger.

It is time for Western Governments to raise their voices against Iran and regime"s human rights abuses

It is time for Western Governments to raise their voices against the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses | UPDATED: 09:51 GMT, 5 December 2012 Tragedy: Sattar Beheshti died whilst in police custody, reportedly as a result of extensive torture Iran remains front page news throughout the world, stealing headlines with their nuclear ambitions, inflammatory rhetoric and regional interference. The Iranian regime continues to be the focus of much discussion and debate, yet little attention is being paid to the internal dynamics of Iran; particularly its brutal crackdown on dissidents and its appalling human rights record. For Iranian activists on the ground, it has been a struggle to have their voices heard.