Surgeons demand that medical professionals carry out cosmetic procedures Practitioners should not imply patients will 'look nicer' or feel 'better' Should instead use unambiguous language like 'bigger' or 'smaller' Patients should also have psychological screening before treatmentPlus 'Botox parties' should be banned, as staff often untrained figures released yesterday by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons revealed that women had: Breast enlargments: 9,854 Eyelid surgery 6,071 Face/neck lift 5,324 Breast reduction 4,217 Nose job 3,228 Tummy tuck 2,882 Fat transfer 2,641 Liposuction 2,638 (Figures for BAAPS surgeons only) 'With the demand for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments rising year on year, it is crucial that the highest level of professionalism is maintained amongst practitioners.' The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said the new guidance was a 'step in the right direction' but called for more stringent recommendations on cosmetic surgery advertising. Baaps president Rajiv Grover said: “The marketing and advertising of cosmetic procedures is neither educating nor informing, but an exercise squarely aimed at achieving sales. This clearly puts economics ahead of patient care.
Labour and Lib Dems accused of 'not trusting the people' to decide the future of Britain's place in EuropeGeorge Osborne reveals Tory plan to portray rival parties as undemocraticHe dismisses warnings from Nick Clegg that years of uncertainty ahead of 2017 EU referendum will undermine growth by deterring investorsBoris Johnson attacks Labour's Ed Miliband for ruling out a vote Warns Britain cannot 'run away' from tough choices on the economyDavid Cameron promise of a say on EU gave Tories a poll boost .
‘Simon Cowell would not be impressed’: Cringeworthy Christmas crime song fails to hit the right note Bedfordshire Police has recorded its own version of the Slade festive classic Merry Christmas EverybodyBut not everyone is impressed with their musical effort with one Facebook user describing it as 'tragic' | UPDATED: 12:42 GMT, 24 December 2012 They may be more accustomed to patrolling the beat, but one police force has shown that it doesn’t have the X Factor when it comes to trying to sing along in time to it. Facebook users have slammed Bedfordshire Police’s ‘tragic’ cover version of Slade’s 1973 anthem Merry Christmas Everybody – the not very catchily named ‘Christmas Crime Reduction’. The force had hoped that the song would offer residents winter crime advice but it is unlikely to trouble the frontrunners for the number one spot over the festive period.
Britain’s coveted triple AAA credit rating comes under threat as ratings agency puts country on 'negative watch'Standard & Poor’s said there was a one in three chance it could lower Britain’s rating within the next two yearsIt said it expected government debt as a percentage of gross domestic product to continue to rise in 2015 before declining againA downgrade by one of the big three credit ratings agencies would drive up the UK's borrowing costs | UPDATED: 19:24 GMT, 13 December 2012 Worrying: Britain's gold-plated triple AAA status came under pressure today after an influential credit ratings agency put it on negative watch.
JAMES FORSYTH: George revs up for a fuel duty freeze (…and no handbrake turns this time!) | UPDATED: 05:00 GMT, 2 December 2012 Last chance: George Osborne knows this Autumn Statement is the last opportunity to do things voters will feel in their wallets before the next Election Throughout the Coalition negotiations over the Autumn Statement, George Osborne has had two things on his mind. He wants to use the platform he has on Wednesday to show the country that the Government is ‘staying the course’ and ‘we’re still all in this together’.
Biggest fall in immigration for 20 years: Success thanks to a blitz on bogus colleges and a cut in student visas Minister hails success of government's 'tough' new policies213,000 students arrived this year compared to 232,000 last year Emigration increases from 336,000 to 353,000 as more Britons work abroad | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 30 November 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron said controlling immigration helped Britain compete in the 'global race' Migration into Britain has seen the biggest fall in 20 years, official figures revealed yesterday. A total of 536,000 foreigners came to live here in 2011, 42,000 fewer than the year before