Strictly come prancing! It"s Britain"s one and only horse ballet school brought back to life after 300 years

Strictly come prancing! It's Britain's one and only horse ballet school brought back to life after 300 years Haute ecole not been seen in Britain since the reign of Charles II and discipline became popular in France and SpainSpanish Andalusian horses thought to be the only breed with physical strength and intelligence to master it Olympics where Team GB won a total of five medals. Charlotte Dujardin mesmerised the nation with her performances of routines on her horse Valegro, winning gold in the team dressage and individual dressage events. Her sequence featuring Land of Hope and Glory, The Great Escape and the chimes of Big Ben proved a big hit with the judges and raised the profile of dressage as a sport among the British people

Being pregnant DOES make women"s feet bigger and the changes are permanent, say researchers

Being pregnant DOES make women's feet bigger and the changes are permanent, say researchers Study from University of Iowa found long-lasting changes to feet of pregnant women Most changes observed in first pregnanciesReport suggests the permanent change to women's feet could lead to arthritis in later life By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 14:12 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:12 GMT, 3 March 2013 In her shoes: A new report suggests pregnancy can result in a woman's feet becoming permanently larger The next time a pregnant woman puts her feet up, she might just notice they look a little bigger – and are likely to stay that way, according to new research which suggests having a baby can change your shoe size forever. Research from the University of Iowa has found pregnancy can permanently change the size and shape of a woman's feet. Flat feet, where the arch of the foot flattens out, are a common problem for pregnant women and is possibly caused by the extra weight and increased looseness of the joints associated with pregnancy

Airman who was "beaten up by soldier after having sex with his wife demanded 50,000 to keep quiet about the attack"

Airman who was 'beaten up by RAF colleague after having sex with his wife demanded 50,000 not to press charges' Lisa Jacques, 28, said she had affair with RAF corporal Justin AshtonAshton denied having sex and said they just exchanged naked picturesMr Jacques heard about affair and allegedly beat up Cpl AshtonAirman demanded money from Mrs Jacques to keep quiet about attackWife couldn't afford to pay him so he pressed charges against Cpl JacquesCorporal Dale Jacques yesterday found not guilty of grievous bodily harmAshton 'could face charge of perjury after claiming they didn't have sex' By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 14:20 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 17 January 2013 An airman who was allegedly beaten up by a soldier after he had sex with his wife demanded 50,000 from her not to press charges. RAF corporal Justin Ashton, 37, had an affair with Lisa Jacques, 28, and even paid for her to hire a babysitter so they could have sex, a British military court heard yesterday. After her husband, Corporal Dale Jacques, 26, heard about the affair he confronted the airman, a court martial heard.

HMV: More than 4,000 jobs at risk as firm calls in administrators after rescue talks fail

More than 4,000 jobs at risk as HMV teeters on brink of collapse: Firm calls in administrators after rescue talks fail Retailer has struggled in the face of growing demand for digital downloadsCompany had a poor Christmas sales period239 stores and 4,350 staff face uncertainty as negotiations unfold By Rob Davies PUBLISHED: 21:08 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:48 GMT, 14 January 2013 One of the most famous names on the high street, HMV, was on the brink of collapse tonight. The music chain’s demise would cost 4,000 jobs and make it the second household name to go under already this year. Administrators from City firm Deloitte were brought in tonight

How blondes raise more money for charity going door to door (unless they visit Black households)

How blondes can raise more money for charity going door to doorBlondes found to raise 23 per cent more than equally attractive brunettesHowever the 'blonde effect' is entirely driven by Caucasian donorsBlondes found to receive significantly less from minority households | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 28 December 2012 If you are looking for a way to raise more money for charity, science has a simple answer: go blonde. Donors to charities give nearly a quarter more if they are approached by a blonde fundraiser than a brunette, a study claims.

"Being raised Catholic is worse than child abuse": Latest incendiary claim made by atheist professor Richard Dawkins

'Being raised Catholic is worse than child abuse': Latest incendiary claim made by atheist professor Richard Dawkins | UPDATED: 04:08 GMT, 23 December 2012 Incendiary: Richard Dawkins Raising your children as Roman Catholics is worse than child abuse, according to militant atheist Richard Dawkins.

Can you get up off the floor without using your hands? If not you could be heading for an early grave

Stand up with no hands to live longer: Why you could be heading for an early grave if you can't get off the floor without using your hands Simple test asked 50 to 80-year-olds to sit on the floor and stand up with as little support as possibleAdults who needed to use a number of aids such as their hands and knees were six times more likely to die than those who didn't | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 14 December 2012 If getting up from a game of Scrabble on the floor this Christmas requires both hands, a lot of sighing and a helpful tug from a grandchild, beware. For the gloomy message from scientists is that you may not live as long as your flexible counterparts. Those who can sit down and get up using only one hand – or no hands at all – are likely to live for longer, a study found

Is SALT making children fat? Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks

Is SALT making children fat Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks Two thirds of children consumed sugar sweetened drink in the studyIn this group the more salt they consumed the more sugary beverages they drankThe children who consumed more than one sugary drink per day were 34% more likely to be overweight | UPDATED: 18:29 GMT, 11 December 2012 Salty snacks could be fueling childhood obesity as they encourage youngsters to guzzle sweetened drinks to quench their thirst, say researchers. A study of 4,200 children in Australia found those who consumed high amounts of salt were also the most likely to reach for high-calorie beverages. This put them at risk of unhealthy weight gain, according to the research from Deakin University

Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by "rebuilding" the brain

Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by 'rebuilding' the brain Drugs could promote the growth of new nerve cells in the brain or protect other cells damaged by strokeAnd by preventing depression, they may encourage more patients to be physically active | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 6 December 2012 Anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke – even in patients who are not depressed, research suggests. The drugs could reduce dependence, physical disability, depression and anxiety in the first year after a stroke, according to the study published by the Cochrane Library

Sweet Treats snaps Rogue Scout"s limb in female charity arm-wrestling contest

Woman snaps opponent’s limb during all-female charity arm-wrestling contest Arm wrestler Sweet Treats snapped opponent Rogue Scout's humerus bone during a bout at a charity event in Delaware, U.S.Video shows the injured 31-year-old, whose real name is Megan Weber, in shock after the incident | UPDATED: 17:08 GMT, 28 November 2012 These two female arm wrestlers were all smiles as they prepared to do battle in a charity bout.