Britain drops two places in Euro standard of living table as nation falls behind Germany and Austria New figures show the UK slipping down the European league tableBritain now ranked sixth, down from fourth in 2010Families have only 19 days worth of savings if breadwinner loses job | UPDATED: 01:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 Britain has slipped down the European league table on living standards as families continue to feel the pinch of the economic downturn. An in-depth analysis by the EU measured material consumption in 37 European countries, including both private purchases and state spending, to give an accurate measurement of how well off people really are.
The fat timebomb: A THIRD of primary school children are now overweight or obese New NHS figures show 33.9 per cent of year six pupils weigh more than they shouldFifth of children in reception also overweight or obese Pupils in urban areas more likely to be larger than those in towns and suburbs | UPDATED: 11:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 A third of final year primary school children are overweight or obese, new figures suggest. Last year 33.9 per cent of Year Six pupils, aged 10 or 11, weighed more than they should – a slight increase from 33.4 per cent the previous year. The NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) said year six pupils in urban areas were more likely to be obese than those who live in towns and suburbs.