"Don"t expect new dresses all the time": Old fashioned newspaper advice on how to be a good wife unearthed in new collection

'Don't expect new dresses all the time': Old fashioned newspaper advice on how to be a good wife unearthed in new collection The collection has been unearthed by the British Newspaper ArchiveThe secrets to keeping your husband happy include avoiding nagging | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 26 December 2012 Wives – want to keep your husband happy The secrets are to obey him, avoid nagging, not spend any money on yourself and not to let him catch you curling your hair. He does not want to hear any news of his mother-in-law, only about his own mother. And if he is lying in bed, ill, for heaven’s sake do not fuss around him in a silk dress, else it will rustle and annoy him

Petrol prices: Revealed: Real cost of petrol now is as high as in the wake of the Suez Crisis when supplies were rationed

Revealed: Real cost of petrol is now as high as in wake of Suez Crisis when supplies were rationedHouse of Commons says prices now are equivalent to the fall-out of the 1957 fuel shortages triggered by stand-off with Egypt Tory MP Robert Halfon calls for crackdown on 'oil cartels'Ministers to publish a study in January into demise of petrol stations after 285 close in two years | UPDATED: 12:30 GMT, 24 December 2012 Petrol prices in 2012 are 'broadly equivalent' to those during the Suez crisis, House of Commons researchers said Petrol prices are now as high as in the wake of the Suez crisis when petrol was rationed, shocking new research suggests. In the last 100 years, the cost of filling up a car has only been higher in the wake of the First World War when the petrol pump was still a novelty on the high street

Schools to be banned from taking pupils" fingerprints without parents" consent

Schools to be banned from taking pupils' fingerprints without parents' consent30 per cent of secondary schools use fingerprinting Schools will have to ensure data from pupils is treated with careCivil liberties campaigners welcome the ban | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 24 December 2012 Schools minister David Laws says the ban will give parents all the power over personal data Schools are to be banned from collecting pupils' biometric data without the consent of parents, it was announced yesterday. Hundreds of secondary schools in England use fingerprints or face recognition systems for the issuing of library books or to allow pupils to enter certain buildings. Last night Michael Gove's Department for Education said that from next September, schools will be forced to obtain parental permission before taking fingerprints

This is not a photograph, honestly! Incredible ink dot paintings so realistic they look just like camera shots

This is NOT a photo: Will incredibly lifelike ink-dot drawing solve riddle of identity of man found naked and with no memory outside Burger King Miguel Endara created image of Benjaman Kyle, found in 2004 in GeorgiaSuffered from retrograde amnesia and had no ID or memory of who he was Doctors named him after B.K. initials of Burger King – where he was foundDrawings took Endara 138 hours with about four dots applied per second | UPDATED: 18:26 GMT, 17 December 2012 If you’re already impressed by this extraordinarily-lifelike portrait of a man created with more than two million ink dots, then just wait until you hear the story behind it.

First glimpse inside British Library"s new home for its UK national newspaper collection

Read all about it: First glimpse inside British Library's new home for its UK national newspaper collectionCulture Minister Ed Vaizey was given a sneak peek of the British Library's new Newspaper Storage Building at Boston Spa, Wetherby, West YorkshireThe state of the art facility will be controlled by robotic shelves and features humidity, temperature and oxygen controls | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 14 December 2012 With its neck-achingly high ceilings and vast amounts of space, this giant warehouse could be used to store almost anything.

Another thing Thatcher was right about: People even prefer leaders in feminine roles to have a deep voice, new research shows

Another thing Thatcher was right about: People even prefer leaders in feminine roles to have a deep voice, new research showsFormer PM had lessons to lower her voice to make it sound authoritative | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 12 December 2012 Elocution lessons: Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was taught to speak in a lower pitch, and now research shows she was right Even women prefer leaders in typically female roles to have a Thatcheresque deep voice, research has shown. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously had elocution lessons to lower her voice and make it sound more masculine and authoritative. She was advised – correctly, in light of subsequent research – that members of the public would find this more appealing.