Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years: Obesity, smoking and drinking to blame


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Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years – and obesity, smoking and drinking are to blame But the rise among women is just 6 per cent, says Cancer Research UKThe biggest rise was seen among people in their 60s and 70sDisease is linked to factors such a lack of fibre and too much red meatSome experts also believe the link with obesity seems to be stronger in men By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 23:23 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:42 GMT, 2 April 2013 Bowel cancer rates among men have soared by more than a quarter in the last 35 years, new figures have revealed. But the rise among women is far lower, at around six per cent. A report from Cancer Research UK says reasons for the widening gap in disease rates between the sexes remains a mystery, although it is replicated in other countries.

Benefit cheat mother, 23, is now 64 a week better off after DWP rules she is entitled to MORE than the amount she was stealing


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Benefit cheat mother, 23, is now 64 a week better off after DWP rules she is entitled to MORE than the amount she was stealing Claimed 64 a week illegally but is told she can now receive 130Worked for a clothes shop and NHS trust while claiming income supportHer lawyer described mitigation as 'most ridiculous' he had ever broughtOrdered to do 80 hours community service and pay 100 court costs , Macclesfield Magistrates' Court heard she would not have qualified for any payouts. Gibbons' lawyer Mr Julian Farley said: 'This case is extraordinary and perhaps an indictment of the benefits system. 'If you work out what the overpayment was on the income support over 11 months, it's about 66 per week of overpayment

Homeless drug users SLEEPING inside graves after pushing stones off the top of tombs


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Homeless SLEEPING inside graves at Cambridge cemetery after pushing stones off the top of tombsFamilies of those buried there want to see the troublemakers were removedSquatters seen drinking in graves and letting their dogs run wildThey were also accused of intimidating schoolchildren nearby | UPDATED: 08:11 GMT, 1 January 2013 Homeless drug users were seen pushing the stones off the top of tombs and using them as beds for the night. Horrified passers-by spotted the disrespectful squatters sitting in the graves in Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge, while injecting themselves and drinking. The site has been plagued by drunkenness, littering, drug taking and reports of the homeless people defecating on the plots over recent months.

"I"m going to do some cooking today": Crematorium worker suspended for posting sick jokes about the dead on Facebook


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'I'm going to do some cooking today': Crematorium worker suspended for posting sick jokes about the dead on Facebook Matthew Kay accused of posting series of tasteless posts over three year period about job at Newcastle Crematorium These include references to 'laughing' during a funeral and burning himself on metal replacement joints'Described his job on Facebook page as full-time cook' | UPDATED: 16:55 GMT, 24 December 2012 Accused: Matthew Kay, a Newcastle crematorium worker, has been suspended after allegedly mocking his job and the dead on his Facebook page A crematorium worker has been suspended after he apparently posted comments mocking his job and the dead on his Facebook page. Matthew Kay, who works as a technician at the West Road Crematorium, Fenham, Newcastle, is accused of writing a stream of vile comments on the social networking site over a period of around three years. The Newcastle City Council employee also allegedly uploaded a photo of what appears to be the machine control buttons in the crematorium with tinsel around them, writing underneath, 'Hurrah, it took me ages to put up the Christmas decorations at work today.' On his page, he wrote he worked as a crematorium technician for the council and described his job as, 'Full-time Cook.' One of the most offensive status updates on Mr Kay's personal Facebook page referred to the cremation of a body containing metal bone joints

Anti-cuts demonstrator Matthew Bates spared jail after being caught with smoke bombs and bangers


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Anti-cuts demonstrator spared jail after being caught with smoke bombs and bangersMatthew Bates, 25, from Bristol, caught with fireworks during disturbances Admitted possessing explosive substance but 'did not intend to cause alarm'Hundreds were arrested after extremists clashed with police following rally | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 21 December 2012 Matthew Bates, 25, was spared jail today after admitting being caught with bags full of smoke bombs and fireworks during an anti-cuts demonstration last year An anti-cuts demonstrator caught with two bags full of 'smoke bombs and bangers' at a rally that ended with running battles between police and protestors was spared jail today.

Police arrest 500 for spreading "doomsday" rumour: Chinese swoop on believers challenging government


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Police arrest 500 for spreading 'doomsday' rumour: Chinese swoop on believers challenging governmentThose arrested are reported to be members of a fringe Christian group Almighty God – also known as Eastern LightningThe group preaches that Jesus has reappeared as a woman in central China | UPDATED: 18:15 GMT, 18 December 2012 Chinese police have detained more than 500 people from a fringe Christian group for spreading rumors about the world's impending end, state media reported today. In western China's Qinghai province alone, police arrested more than 400 members from the religious cult group, state-run China Central Television reported. Police seized leaflets, video discs, books and other apocalyptic materials as they arrested more than 500 people across eight provinces and regions, from the prosperous east coast to less developed western China, state media reports said

Finger nicking good: Men who stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores jailed for total of four years


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Finger nicking good: Thieves stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores to sell on as biodiesel Stuart Bradley and Matthew Walker masterminded nationwide scamThe pair stole cooking oil from stores and sold it on as biodieselThe duo have been jailed two years each for 'complex and elaborate' scam | UPDATED: 20:22 GMT, 18 December 2012 Two men who stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores and supermarkets across the UK and sold it on as biodiesel have been jailed for a combined total of four years. Scheming Stuart Bradley, 38, and Matthew Walker, 27, masterminded a nationwide scam described by one senior detective as one of the most 'complex and elaborate' crimes he had ever investigated. The duo struck at dozens of KFC branches as well as Asda, Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets and stole up to 147,000 worth of cooking oil which they siphoned into their vans.

Private Matthew Thornton died after being blown 30ft up a tree after being lured to sight of Taliban bomb


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Army private died after being blown 30ft up a tree after being lured to site of Taliban bombPrivate Matthew Thornton stepped on an improvised explosive device Regiment had come under fire from grenades and small armsDescribed as 'a cracking soldier who gave 100 per cent' | UPDATED: 09:20 GMT, 15 December 2012 The body of a Territorial Army soldier was found 30ft up a tree after his was patrol lured towards a hidden bomb, an inquest heard. Private Matthew Thornton, 28, was five weeks into a tour of duty in Helmand when he was killed by the huge blast.

Family"s heartbreak after losing second son to suicide in less than nine months: Jonathan Watson found dead in family home in Stanmore, Herts


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Family's heartbreak after losing second son to suicide in less than nine monthsJonathan Watson, 28, committed suicide at family home in StanmoreHis brother Matthew killed himself in March after splitting with girlfriendMother Caryn said the family was in 'complete shock'Said Jonny was schizophrenic and had 'struggled' since brother's death | UPDATED: 20:39 GMT, 14 December 2012 A family has been left devastated after losing a second son to suicide in less than nine months. Jonathan Watson, 28, known to friends as Jonny, was found dead at his home in the village of Stanmore, Hampshire, earlier this week. His older brother Matthew, 29, also committed suicide in March after splitting with his girlfriend.

Schoolboy Michael Delaney hours from death after swallowing magnetic tongue studs

Schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing Magnets are designed to sit on either side of the tongue to hold stud in place Michael Delaney needed surgery after accidentally swallowing them Magnets ripped through his intestines and acid damaged his bowelTeenager was four hours from death when he had life-saving surgery | UPDATED: 09:15 GMT, 11 December 2012 Michael Delaney was forced to undergo major surgery after swallowing his magnetic tongue studs A fashion craze almost cost a teenage boy his life after he swallowed the magnetic tongue studs he was wearing. Michael Delaney, 15, was only hours from death and needed surgery when the studs, which are much more powerful than ordinary magnets, began making holes in his digestive system