It"s like living in a tanning salon! Family"s agony over neighbour"s solar panels that reflects sunlight directly into their home

It's like living in a tanning salon! Family's agony over neighbour's solar panels that reflects sunlight directly into their home Trevor Chase, 81, fitted the panels on top of his bungalow in Devon His next door neighbour Robert Phipps says his home is now lit up His family have to retreat behind thick curtains to hide from the glare Torridge District Council said planning permission was not required By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 13:33 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 25 April 2013 Sitting in your conservatory is supposed to be a relaxing way of spending a sunny afternoon. But for the Phipps family the sunshine means they are forced to retreat behind blackout curtains after their neighbour installed solar panels

Abu Qatada wins final court battle meaning he can stay in the UK for as long as he wants

Will Qatada ever be kicked out Court of Appeal blocks Home Office from taking fight to the highest court in the land to remove hate Government cannot take deportation campaign to the Supreme CourtDecision means it is very likely Qatada can stay in UK indefinitelyHome Office to appeal again to kick out 'dangerous man' By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 13:29 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:08 GMT, 23 April 2013 Hate preacher Abu Qatada appears to have won his battle to stay in Britain for good after the Government was blocked from taking its fight to deport him to the Supreme Court. Home Secretary Theresa May had launched a final attempt to get the radical cleric kicked out of the UK.

Victory for the small man: Pub regulars celebrate after fighting off plans for Tesco Express store on site of their local

We'll drink to that! Pub regulars celebrate fighting off plans for Tesco Express store on site of their localThe retail giant planned a new Tesco Express store on the site of the Victoria and Albert pub in Seaton Delaval, NorthumberlandBut planners and villagers waged a bitter battle against the grocery chain's plans to extend and convert the pubThere have been with more than 200 conversions of pubs to supermarket chains in Britain since 2010 By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 00:55 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:19 GMT, 22 February 2013 Pub regulars have celebrated saving their beloved local from being turned into a Tesco after a 16 month campaign. The retail giant planned a new Tesco Express store on the site of the Victoria and Albert pub in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. But the scheme was rebuffed by planners and villagers, who waged a bitter battle against the grocery chain's plans to extend and convert the pub.

Schools to be banned from taking pupils" fingerprints without parents" consent

Schools to be banned from taking pupils' fingerprints without parents' consent30 per cent of secondary schools use fingerprinting Schools will have to ensure data from pupils is treated with careCivil liberties campaigners welcome the ban | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 24 December 2012 Schools minister David Laws says the ban will give parents all the power over personal data Schools are to be banned from collecting pupils' biometric data without the consent of parents, it was announced yesterday. Hundreds of secondary schools in England use fingerprints or face recognition systems for the issuing of library books or to allow pupils to enter certain buildings. Last night Michael Gove's Department for Education said that from next September, schools will be forced to obtain parental permission before taking fingerprints

Two men become first in Britain jailed for land banking fraud for 3m deception

Two men who masterminded 3m deception of elderly and vulnerable people become first in Britain to be jailed for land banking fraud Omar Eshpari and Stefan Mitchell set up a string of fraudulent companiesThey conned people into buying land that was worthless or over-pricedThey were jailed for seven and six years respectively todayCommander Steve Head said it was a 'landmark moment' for combating and preventing fraud | UPDATED: 21:51 GMT, 6 December 2012 Two men have become the first in Britain to be jailed for land banking fraud today after conning elderly and vulnerable people out of 3million. Omar Eshpari, 33, and Stefan Mitchell, 42, masterminded the deception, conning people into buying plots of land that were either worthless or massively over-priced

Father forced to tear down 10ft-high treehouse he built for his children after breaching planning laws

Father forced to tear down 10ft-high treehouse he built for his children after breaching planning lawsShane MacDonald spent 10 months building the den before being told he should have applied for planning permission He planned to present it to his two daughters on Christmas Day | UPDATED: 14:53 GMT, 3 December 2012 A devoted father has been ordered to tear down a treehouse he built as a Christmas present for his children because it breached planning laws. Shane MacDonald, 27, spent 10 months building the 10ft-high den before being told he should have applied for planning permission first