Only one in three of us bother to introduce ourselves to our neighbours when we move because we're 'too busy'One in five have only met neighbours to ask to take parcels or water plants One quarter of people do not know the names of the people living next door By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 17:57 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:08 GMT, 10 March 2013 Some people feel 'too nervous' to get to know their neighbours, while others are too busy Only one in three Brits bothers introducing themselves to their neighbours when moving into a new home, it emerged today. Researchers found a large percentage of us are ‘too busy’ to make ourselves known to those who live nearest to us, while others fear they will ‘have nothing in common’.
Woman with cystic fibrosis is denied vital new drug because she live in Scotland… while her brother gets it as he's based in England Emma Mitchell lives in Scotland and will not get breakthrough cystic fibrosis drugHer brother Nick lives in London and will because it has been approved in EnglandNow she must wait until January 14 to find out if she can get the life-saving treatment | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 31 December 2012 A brother and sister with the same chronic lung condition are facing a cross-Border lottery which will see one of them denied a life-saving drug. Emma Mitchell – who lives in Scotland – and her London-based brother Nick Talbot both have cystic fibrosis.
BBC to be investigated by watchdog over revelations that 200 executives received pay-offs of 100,000 EACH in just three years A total of 14 senior managers pocketed more than 300,000 eachHighest individual payment was 949,000 to Mark Byford MPs said losing a well-paid job at BBC is like 'winning the lottery' By Simon Cable PUBLISHED: 05:04 GMT, 26 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:13 GMT, 27 December 2012 The BBC is to be investigated by the National Audit Office after it emerged that almost 200 of the corporation’s managers have been handed payoffs of 100,000 each in the past three years. The watchdog is to examine the scale of severance packages in the New Year after MPs recently claimed that losing a job at the BBC was like ‘winning the lottery’. The move comes after it was revealed that the BBC’s former Director General, George Entwistle, received a 450,000 exit package when he left the job last month – double what he was entitled to
Lotto couple who won 1million want compensation from Queen's bank after 'wrong advice' left them with just 10k-a-year to live onThe couple from Devon are now hoping to win a substantial amount of compensation from the 320-year-old private bankAllege they should have been treated as 'vulnerable people' due to the unexpected surprise of their overnight win in 2001 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 22 December 2012 The bank used by the Queen is being chased for compensation by a couple who won 1million, but were left with 10,000 a year to live on after being given the ‘wrong advice’.
93,000, the price of peace of mind: Amount would leave most people feeling 'financially safe and comfortable' | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 11 December 2012 We may all dream of winning many millions in a lottery rollover – but it seems that a little less than 100,000 would satisfy the hopes of most families. That’s how much would leave people feeling ‘financially safe and comfortable’, if it was in their account.
Jailed: London-based Nigerian fraudsters who ran 2.7million lotto scam which led to a murder-suicide | UPDATED: 21:22 GMT, 4 December 2012 Osas Odia arriving at Croydon Crown Court.
Exposed: The brokers cheating the tax system by helping to set up tens of thousands of bogus British companiesMore than 20,000 companies being run by only a few dozen people, BBC Panorama findsIndividuals are being paid to front businesses in tax havens they have nothing to do with – an illegal act in the UKProbe films brokers admitting more chance of winning the lottery than being caught by HMRCAnother man says about tax evasion 'we wouldn't give a monkeys' | UPDATED: 16:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 A web of tens of thousands of bogus companies set up in Britain and fronted by sham directors dotted around the globe is helping aggressive tax evaders and criminals keep millions, an investigation revealed today. An undercover BBC probe has exposed the illegal scam after they secretly filmed brokers bragging they had more chance of 'winning the lottery' than being caught by HM Revenue and Customs. Tonight's Panorama lays bare a network of at least 21,000 of these companies, headed by just a few dozen puppet managers in various obscure countries who are paid just to front the tax fiddle.