Salon sunbeds set four times above safety limit: Watchdogs found 70 per cent broke the rules to offer a quicker tan

Salon sunbeds set four times above safety limit: Watchdogs found 70 per cent broke the rules to offer a quicker tan Tanning salons are setting sunbeds dangerously high for instant resultsIn Newcastle, only 16 per cent of sunbeds complied with safety regulations'We are talking about skin cancer – not a bit of sunburn' an investigator said By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 02:18 GMT, 30 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:18 GMT, 30 March 2013 Tanning salons are routinely flouting regulations designed to protect customers against skin cancer, an investigation reveals.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Proof that you can cut crime and save money

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Proof that you can cut crime and save money By Daily Mail Comment PUBLISHED: 23:49 GMT, 30 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 30 December 2012 For months, the Police Federation has been giving dire warnings that budget cuts and reforms to working practices would mean a ‘Christmas for criminals’. Yet instead of the predicted crimewave, new figures show the opposite – recorded crime has fallen by around 10 per cent

Jacob Zuma says black people who buy a dog and take it for walks are just copying white culture

Owning a dog 'is not African', declares Jacob Zuma: Racism row after South African president says black people with pets are just copying white culture Outspoken president describes people who love dogs more than humans as 'having a lack of humanity'Black South Africans respond by posting photos of themselves being 'un-African' by walking their dogs on Twitter President's office says message of speech 'was need to decolonise the African mind post-liberation' | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 27 December 2012 Claim: South African President Jacob Zuma has warned black Africans against owning and walking dogs, which he says is just copying white culture He is not afraid to voice controversial opinions on anything from same-sex marriage to teenage pregnancy. But now South African president Jacob Zuma has taken the bizarre step of warning black Africans against owning a dog. President Zuma said that owning and walking a dog, and even taking one to the vet, were not African activities, and was just copying white culture

Hundreds of GP"s surgeries "are too cramped and not fit for purpose"

Hundreds of GP’s surgeries ‘are too cramped and not fit for purpose’ Some found to have inadequate heating and insufficient easy-access facilities for elderly or disabled patientsKings Fund report said 'major' improvements were needed to cope with higher patient numbers | UPDATED: 07:56 GMT, 6 December 2012 Hundreds of doctors’ surgeries are too cramped and ‘not fit for purpose’, a report warns. Rooms in some are so close together that patients worry that confidential discussions can be overheard in the waiting area.

Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two

Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two Lily has chronic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which affects one in 10,000 children aged 16 or underShe takes chemotherapy drugs as this stops the immune system from attacking the jointsHowever, they cause unpleasant side-effects including vomiting | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 30 November 2012 When Lily Aird went from being an active toddler to one that could barely walk within the space of weeks, her mother knew that something was seriously wrong. Claire rushed her two-year-old to the doctor and after months of testing and treatment was shocked to be told her daughter had arthritis.