Gadgets blamed for 70 per cent leap in child speech problems in just six years

Gadgets blamed for 70 per cent leap in child speech problems in just six yearsRise blamed on screen-based gadgets and games as 'electronic babysitters'Department of Education study finds 135,700 children had difficulties in 2011Children's charity says 1.2million youngsters have communication problem | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 28 December 2012 Challenges: Findings from a Government-funded study show that the number of schoolchildren needing help for speech and language difficulties rose 71 per cent between 2005 and 2011. The rise has been blamed on the growing use of gadgets The number of children with speech difficulties has leapt 70 per cent in six years, according to a new study. As many as 1.2million youngsters are now estimated to struggle with speech

Retired Bedfordshire couple Trevor and Elizabeth Piggott had 500 litres of kerosene pumped into their luxury home, say it has to be demolished

Retired couple who had 500 litres of kerosene pumped into their luxury home, say it has to be demolished Trevor and Elizabeth Piggott claim they will have to knock down and rebuild the five-bed bungalow in Little Billington, BedfordshireA oil company worker accidentally sent toxic liquid down the wrong pipeInsurers Lloyds TSB say it can be restored to its original state without demolition | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 2 December 2012 A retired couple say they must knock down and rebuild their 800,000 home, after 500 litres of toxic kerosene was accidentally pumped into it – but their insures refuse to pay the cost. A heating oil delivery intended for their neighbours went disastrously wrong when a new tanker driver picked the wrong pipe and sent it gushing into their house in Little Billington, Bedfordshire