Four "aggressive and out of control" dogs put down at house, in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where 15-year-old girl found dead

BREAKING NEWS: Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs put down at house where 15-year-old girl found dead By James Rush PUBLISHED: 16:31 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:46 GMT, 26 March 2013 Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs have been put down at a house in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where a 15-year-old girl was found dead today, police said (file picture) Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs have been put down at a house in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where a 15-year-old girl was found dead today, police said. Officers were called to the house shortly after 2pm today following a report of a teenage girl who was seen unconscious, along with a number of 'out of control' dogs. Police have said officers attended where they were confronted by 'a number of dogs that were aggressive and out of control'

Teatime screening of Most Haunted breached TV rules by showing "psychic" Derek Acorah being possessed by dead child

Teatime screening of Most Haunted breached TV rules by showing 'psychic' Derek Acorah being possessed by dead child Possession scenes were deemed too spooky for children Psychic Derek Acorah 'channeled the spirit' of a dead 9-year-old boy Sky argued Most Haunted does not have a following with young viewers Regulator Ofcom said the tone was 'consistently dark and menacing' By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 18:21 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:16 GMT, 19 March 2013 A particularly spooky episode of paranormal TV show Most Haunted breached the broadcasting code, regulator Ofcom has ruled. The disturbing show featured psychic Derek Acorah, 62, being 'possessed' during a seance by a number of people, including a child who had been whipped and a woman who was said to have murdered children. Broadcast at 6pm by Pick TV, which is owned by Sky, Acorah reported ghostly presences at Chatham Dockyard in Kent and appeared to channel the spirit of a 9-year-old boy called Barney Little.

Foreign Office goes on the defensive against No10 as it installs plastic "riot shield" to stop Larry the cat from getting into building

Foreign Office goes on the defensive against No10 as it installs plastic 'riot shield' to stop Larry the cat from getting into building Chief Mouser to the Cabinet found his way into the Foreign Office blockedHe and George Osborne's cat Freya are regular visitors to the buildingBut staff with allergies had complained about their presence William Hague came to their aid and ordered the removal of the barrier By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 19:01 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:03 GMT, 21 February 2013 As Chief Mouser to the Cabinet, Larry is used to having his run of Downing Street. So he was understandably more than a little perturbed today when he found one of his favourite prowling routes blocked by a plastic shield. It appears the Foreign Office, which installed the clear cover, has gone to extreme lengths to stop the No10 employee from snooping around.

Richard Graham: "Short skirts and high heels risk rape" warning lands male MP in sexism storm

'Short skirts and high heels risk rape' warning lands male MP in sexism storm By Amanda Perthen PUBLISHED: 23:54 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 27 January 2013 Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester, pictured, has sparked outrage for saying that women put themselves at risk of rape by dressing provocatively A Tory MP has come under fire for saying that women are putting themselves at risk of rape by wearing short skirts and high heels. Richard Graham’s comments sparked outrage among women’s groups, who insist that if a woman becomes a victim of rape it is not because of her dress style

"Short skirts and high heels risk rape" warning lands male MP in sexism storm

'Short skirts and high heels risk rape' warning lands male MP in sexism storm By Amanda Perthen PUBLISHED: 23:54 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:28 GMT, 27 January 2013 Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester, pictured, has sparked outrage for saying that women put themselves at risk of rape by dressing provocatively A Tory MP has come under fire for saying that women are putting themselves at risk of rape by wearing short skirts and high heels. Richard Graham’s comments sparked outrage among women’s groups, who insist that if a woman becomes a victim of rape it is not because of her dress style

Fury as maternity ward allows pregnant woman to bring her dog to watch two-hour birth

Fury as maternity ward allows pregnant woman to bring her dog to watch two-hour birthSt Michael's Hospital in Bristol said the dog had a 'calming presence'But a hospital source said staff are worried a precedent has been setThe hospital insists a thorough cleaning was carried out after the birthThe labrador – Barney – is a certified 'therapy dog' By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 02:48 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 A hospital allowed a pregnant woman to take her pet dog into a maternity ward so it could watch her give birth. Managers justified the extraordinary action by saying that the dog – who is called Barney and is believed to be a Labrador – had a ‘calming presence’.

Mother-of-three commended by judge and handed bravery award for shouting f*** off at armed raider

Mother-of-three commended by judge and handed bravery award for shouting f*** off at armed raider By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 12:45 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:57 GMT, 4 January 2013 When faced with a terrifying situation, many of us lose the power of speech. But not for one woman – who was handed a bravery award today for shouting 'f*** off' to an armed robber. Michelle Andrews, 45, was commended by a judge for her four-letter tirade when she was confronted by the dangerous knifeman.