The polymer pound: UK could get plastic banknotes, claims incoming Governor of the Bank of England

UK could introduce new banknotes made of plastic says incoming Bank of England governorMark Carney said bank is 'exploring a variety of options' when asked about introducing plastic notesHe said they are 'cleaner and greener' and 'good value'Also described the notes as 'better for the environment' By Louise Eccles PUBLISHED: 05:38 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 18 February 2013 Possibility: Mark Carney, the incoming governor of the Bank of England, said the bank was 'exploring a variety of options' when asked about introducing plastic notes The incoming Bank of England governor has said he is ‘exploring’ the introduction of plastic banknotes in Britain.

Danielle Cooke, 22, who fell to her death at Premier League club stadium after splitting with boyfriend

Pictured for the first time: Christmas partygoer, 22, who fell to her death at Premier League club stadium after splitting with boyfriendDanielle Cooke found dead at bottom of stairs in hotel at Madejski StadiumFamily pays tribute to 'generous, intelligent and beautiful young woman' Police have not yet established cause of death and continue to investigate By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 15:10 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:53 GMT, 4 January 2013 A young woman who fell to her death during an office Christmas party at a Premier League football stadium had just broken up with her boyfriend, it emerged today.

Christmas party-goer, 22, dies in staircase plunge at Premier League stadium hotel

Christmas party-goer, 22, dies in staircase plunge at Premier League stadium hotelThe 22 year old woman had been at an office Christmas partyBody was discovered at the foot of a stairwell in the Millennium Madejski Hotel at Reading Football club | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 23 December 2012 Police are tonight investigating the death of a woman who plummeted down a flight of stairs at a Christmas party at a Premier League stadium hotel. The 22-year-old woman had been celebrating Christmas at an office party held at the hotel on the same complex as the Madejski Stadium, home to Reading Football Club

Alexander Litvinenko: Poisoned Russian spy was working for British AND Spanish intelligence, says wife

Triple agent! Poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was working for British AND Spanish intelligence, says wifeFormer KGB agent introduced to Spanish intelligence services by MI6 Alexander Litvinenko advised on link between Russian Mafia and governmentSpy was poisoned after allegedly having tea with former KGB colleaguesFamily claim he may have been poisoned in bid to silence him or as warning | UPDATED: 09:49 GMT, 14 December 2012 Poisoned former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko was effectively a triple agent working for MI6 and the Spanish secret service, it was claimed yesterday. He was on the payroll of MI6 and had a handler called ‘Martin’, a barrister for his widow Marina said. The Spanish secret service was also bankrolling his espionage activities and both stipends were paid into a joint bank account he held with his wife, it was said

Triple agent! Poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was working for British AND Spanish intelligence, says wife

Triple agent! Poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was working for British AND Spanish intelligence, says wifeFormer KGB agent was working for both MI6 and at their behest Spanish intelligence services at the time of his deathAlexander Litvinenko was advising on how closely linked Russian Mafia were to the country's governmentSpy was poisoned after allegedly having tea with former KGB colleaguesFamily claim he may have been poisoned in bid to silence him or as warning Lugovoy – now Russian MP – was double crossing his government and working alongside Mr Litvinenko in handing over information to Spain | UPDATED: 23:20 GMT, 13 December 2012 Poisoned former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko was effectively a triple agent working for MI6 and the Spanish secret service, it was claimed yesterday. He was on the payroll of MI6 and had a handler called ‘Martin’, a barrister for his widow Marina said. The Spanish secret service was also bankrolling his espionage activities and both stipends were paid into a joint bank account he held with his wife, it was said.

Taxi driver who knocked down eight men by driving cab "like a bowling ball" after row is jailed for 15 years

Taxi driver who knocked down eight men by driving cab 'like a bowling ball' after row is jailed for 15 years Majid Rehman ploughed into six railmen and two innocent passers-by after a petty disputeThe 29-year-old sent 'bodies flying in all directions' during the attack in Wales | UPDATED: 15:37 GMT, 7 December 2012 Guilty: Majid Rehman was found guilty of mowing down eight men in his black cab, and has been jailed for 15 years A taxi driver has today been jailed for 15 years yesterday for mowing down eight men 'like a bowling ball' with his black cab. Majid Rehman, 29, deliberately used his car to run over the men walking on a pavement after a row at a railway station taxi rank. A court heard how furious Rehman deliberately ran a red light and drove 'at speed' towards six railworkers as they walked home from the station, just yards from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment

Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment IVF children were also twice as likely to develop wheezing and up to four times more likely to have taken anti-asthma medicine by the age of fiveResearchers from Oxford University are the first to conduct a UK study of asthma after IVF conceptions Explanations might include the severity of the infertility and the role played by treatment | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 6 December 2012 Having fertility treatment doubles the chances of a child developing asthma, say researchers. They found children born after IVF have a twofold higher risk of wheezing and are up to four times more likely to take anti-asthmatic medicines by the age of five