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

'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.

Is this the ultimate diet carb? The rice with just 8 calories in every bowl

Is this the ultimate diet carb The rice with just 8 calories in every bowl One portion of Slim Rice is said to make you feel full for four hours By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 23:00 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 16 February 2013 New product Slim Rice is said to have only 7.7 calories per 100g compared to 350 calories in white basmati rice For anyone trying to stick to a diet, carbohydrates are usually the enemy. But one type of rice is flying off the shelves, because it has virtually no calories.

Three husky puppies and their mother left in tiny cage for 23 hours a day by cruel owners

Three husky puppies and their mother left huddled in tiny cage for 23 hours a day by cruel owners By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 15:17 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:00 GMT, 6 February 2013 Three husky puppies and their mother were left to fester in their own urine in a locked crate before being dumped by their owners. The female Alaskan Malamutes were severely malnourished, had ammonia burns on their paws from being left in their own mess and their coats were stained yellow. The 16-week-old puppies and their three-year-old mother, called Megan, are believed to have been kept in a tiny cage for 23 hours a day before being taken to a pet rescue centre in Liverpool

West Antarctic warming TWICE as fast as previously thought: Study raises the alarm over rise in sea levels

West Antarctic warming TWICE as fast as previously thought: Study raises new alarm over rise in sea levelsAverage temperatures have risen 2.4C since the Fifties, study showsWest Antarctic ice sheet contains enough water to raise sea by 3.3m Sea levels have risen by about 20cm (8in) over the past century By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 10:13 GMT, 24 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 24 December 2012 West Antarctica is warming almost twice as fast as previously believed, a new study shows, heightening fears of a catastrophic thaw that raise water levels from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Specially trained dog raised the alarm when disabled owner fell into diabetic coma

Forget Lassie, Millie is my life-saver: Specially trained dog raised the alarm when disabled owner fell into diabetic coma Labrador saved owner Paul McKenzie after he passed out unconsciousPressed panic button with her paw and paramedics arrived'If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be here now,' he said | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 21 December 2012 If Paul McKenzie shouts ‘alarm’, his dog Millie is trained to press a panic button. But when he slipped into a diabetic coma, he was far beyond shouting – and seemingly beyond help. Millie, however, had other ideas.

Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel pain?

Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel painPeople who feel pain less intensely could have genes that work together to regulate painThose sensitive to pain are more likely to go on to develop chronic pain | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 20 December 2012 Sensitivity to pain is all in the genes, according to a new study. People who feel pain less intensely could have a particular set of genes that work together to regulate pain, claims a study published in the journal PLOS Genetics

Number of children who never see Dad read a book jumps a third in two years as computers and gadgets capture their attention

Number of children who never see Dad read a book jumps a third in two years as computers and gadgets capture their attentionOne in seven youngsters told researchers they had never been to a bookshopThe number of youngsters who had no encouragement to read rose by six per cent in six years | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 18 December 2012 TV presenter Richard Madeley is heading a campaign to increase literacy among fathers One in three fathers sets a poor example to his children by never picking up a book to read, a study found today. The number of dads who are never seen reading a book has risen 30 per cent in just two years as computers and other gadgets claim more of their attention.

Anger at climate aid "blank cheque" as ministers agree global deal to repair "loss and damage"

Anger at climate aid ‘blank cheque’: Ministers accused after agreeing global deal to repair ‘loss and damage’ caused by extreme weatherEnergy Secretary Ed Davey pledged to help people in poor countries 'who will be underwater' due to rising sea-levels and melting glaciers In a deal signed by 193 nations, rich countries accepted responsibility for the consequences of rising temperatures | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 10 December 2012 Deal: Energy secretary Ed Davey pledged to help those in poor countries who 'will be underwater' due to rising sea-levels Ministers were accused of ‘signing a blank cheque’ for climate aid to the third world as Britain agreed a global deal to repair ‘loss and damage’ caused by extreme weather.

Eurozone unemployment reaches new record high with those under 25 hardest hit

Europe's 'lost generation': Unemployment reaches record high with 19 million people out of work across 17 countries Total of 18.7million people out of work across the Eurozone in October – an increase of 173,000 on the previous monthSpain and Greece have the region's highest unemployment rates of more than 25 per cent | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 30 November 2012 European unemployment has reached a record high – with almost 19 million out of work across the 17 countries that use the euro. More than 10 per cent of people living in the Eurozone are now unemployed with those under 25 struggling the most to find jobs. Experts said the prospect of a 'lost generation' of young people now looks like an 'alarming possibility'.

The cheeses saltier than a bag of crisps: Alarming levels contributing to high blood pressure responsible for heart attacks and strokes

The cheeses saltier than a bag of crisps: Alarming levels contributing to high blood pressure responsible for heart attacks and strokesA single portion of cheddar has more last than a bag of crispsCheese is the third-biggest contributor of salt to the national diet | UPDATED: 00:01 GMT, 29 November 2012 Alarming levels of salt in cheese are contributing to an epidemic of high blood pressure responsible for strokes, heart attacks and thousands of early deaths a year, experts have warned. Cheese can contain as much salt as junk food products, says Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH). The campaigning group found a single portion of cheddar has a greater amount than a bag of crisps, while feta, halloumi and other popular types contain higher levels of salt than seawater