One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in south WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Many of those affected are teenagers who missed out on vaccination in the late 1990s and early 2000s when parents were concerned about a link between MMR and autism that has since been discredited.

Battlefront dies on Grand National meeting day one

Grand National meeting suffers first fatality on day one after Battlefront collapses following Fox Hunters' Chase By Charlie Skillen PUBLISHED: 16:05 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:58 GMT, 4 April 2013 The Grand National meeting at Aintree suffered its first fatality on day one this afternoon as Battlefront collapsed and died after the 3.40 John Smith's Fox Hunters' Chase. The horse, ridden by Katie Walsh, was pulled up at the 11th fence of the 2m 5f chase, which was won by 100/1 long shot Tartan Snow

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

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.

"I won"t let gas firms hike prices": Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills

'I won't let gas firms hike prices': Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:04 GMT, 24 March 2013 Energy Minister John Hayes warned power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills 'Ruthless' power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills, the Energy Minister warned last night.

Cull one million deer a year to stop them from devastating woodland, wildflowers and crops, say experts

Cull one million deer a year to stop them from devastating woodland, wildflowers and crops, say experts A cull is necessary to keep a population explosion under control Without it, they will continue to devastate woodland, wildflowers and crops By Emily Andrews PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:55 GMT, 7 March 2013 We should stop seeing wild deer as cuddly ‘Bambis’ and cull half their number to stop further damage to the countryside, experts said yesterday. Shooting almost a million animals every year using trained hunters is necessary to keep a population explosion under control, they warned.

Romanians and Bulgarians snap up 175,000 jobs in the UK already… and that"s before the borders have even opened

Romanians and Bulgarians snap up 175,000 jobs in the UK already… and that's before the borders have even opened More than 250,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have come to Britain175,000 of them have been given National Insurance NumbersWork restrictions are set to be lifted next year , a total of 262,929 applications to work or remain in Britain were approved for Bulgarians and Romanians

Revealed: One in four of UK"s top companies pay no tax

Revealed: One in four of the UK's top companies pay no tax while we give THEM millions in credits tax year, about nine per cent of the total tax take. In comparison, income taxes raised 151 billion (32 per cent of the total), while VAT raised 98 billion (21 per cent). The companies who got a credit from the taxman were Experian, RSA Insurance Group, security group G4S, telecoms firm Vodafone, aerospace and defence group Rolls-Royce and engineering company IMI.

Secret payout for terror suspects

Secret payouts for terror suspects reach 30m as Kenneth Clarke argues we 'just pay up to who knows who' UK cannot contest compensation claims because of sensitive evidenceKenneth Clarke says 'we just pay up to who knows who'Vote on 'secret courts' to fight compensation claims will be held on Monday By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 02:04 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:27 GMT, 3 March 2013 Britain has paid out more than 30 million in compensation to terror suspects – and there could be yet more payments to come with 20 cases set to go ahead. The full extent of the payouts has emerged after Kenneth Clarke, the minister without portfolio, warned that Britain is a magnet for compensation claims

Number of people in employment hits record level with almost 30 million in work – but the squeeze on wages continues

Number of people in employment hits record level with almost 30 million in work – but the squeeze on wages continuesMore Britons are in work than ever before as unemployment falls to 7.8%But wages rise by just 1.4% to 472 per week, with inflation at 2.7%'UK is now ahead of international rivals', claims Iain Duncan Smith By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 10:17 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 A huge rise in employment means that there are more people in work than every before, with almost 30million Britons holding jobs, it was revealed today. And the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance has fallen to its lowest level in nearly two years.

Subway franchise closes in France after outcry Valentine"s Day special which was offered to heterosexual couples only

Subway closes in France after offering Valentine's Day special to heterosexual couples onlyOwner of shop in north-west city of Angers cited 'freedom of expression'Poster slammed as 'homophobic' went viralSubway France closes branch and forced to apologise via Facebook page By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 19:42 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 18 February 2013 The Valentine's Day poster which appeared at a Subway in Angers, France, which specifies it is for a man/woman combination only A French branch of the sandwich chain Subway has caused outrage after offering a Valentine's Day special to heterosexual couples only. The franchise in Angers, in the north-west of the country, has been forced to close after the owner's poster went viral and sparked widespread condemnation on Thursday