London semi where North Korean Supreme leader"s man keeps watch… on The X Factor

London semi where North Korean Supreme leader's man keeps watch… on The X Factor North Korean embassy is based near Acton Town tube station in a bay-windowed 1920s homeCarry On star Sid James lived down the same streetThe wife of Korean ambassador Hyon Hak Bong went out shopping as normal on Friday despite tensions in North Korea By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 There is an unlikely corner of England that is forever North Korea. To get there, turn left out of Acton Town Tube station, right at the BP garage and walk past the cricket ground, but not quite as far as the mock-Tudor semi with the blue plaque where Carry On star Sid James lived

Findus" lasagne has been "contaminated with horse meat since last summer"

Findus lasagnes have been 'contaminated with horse meat since last summer', leaked letter reveals as supermarkets clear YET MORE shelvesLasagne packs manufactured at plant in Metz by French company ComigelConcerns the horse meat contained drug bute – a known human health riskFirm 'was told last week that food had been contaminated since August' Top politicians say they will no longer eat processed beef after scandalComigel could face prosecution for supplying mis-labelled meat are likely to be non-conform and consequently the labelling on finished products is incorrect. The supplier has asked us to withdraw the raw material batches.' Findus could not be reached for comment on Mr Watson's claim. Downing Street described the incident as 'distasteful' but stressed there was no evidence of a health risk and urged consumers to follow the FSA advice

Universities "should take pupil"s race into account" to help poorer students gain places

University applications plummet for second year running as 40,000 fewer pupils apply since introduction of 9,000 a year fees /12/02/article-0-0AF13319000005DC-856_634x435.jpg” width=”634″ height=”435″ alt=”On the decline: The number of applicants from England has fallen 14.2 per cent in two years following the imposition of higher charges” class=”blkBorder” /> On the decline: The number of applicants from England has fallen 14.2 per cent in two years following the imposition of higher charges The fees hike led to a sharp drop in applications last year but universities hoped numbers would soon rally. The latest figures, which show a further 6.5 per cent decline between 2012 and 2013, triggered renewed claims that fees are dampening demand for higher education.

Nobel Prize-winning biologist who was forced to keep work secret from Italy"s Fascist regime dies aged 103

Nobel Prize-winning biologist who was forced to keep work secret from Italy's Fascist regime dies aged 103Rita Levi-Montalcini helped improve knowledge of human cellsHer research led to improved knowledge of tumours and senile dementiaShe continued her research in the face of anti-Semitic persecution in ItalyLevi-Montalcini won the Nobel Prize for her work in the U.S in 1986 | UPDATED: 20:58 GMT, 30 December 2012 A Nobel Prize winning scientist who defied Italy's facist regime and and carried out key research into human cells underground during World War Two has died aged 103. Biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who helped improve our knowledge of tumours and conditions such as senile dementia, died at home in Rome today.

Ahmed Shaheen: British student arrested in North Africa for "trying to join terror group"

British student arrested in North Africa for ‘trying to join terror group threatening to take control of entire Sahara’ | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 29 December 2012 A British student is under arrest in North Africa accused of trying to join an Islamic terrorist group threatening to take control over the entire Sahara. Ahmed Shaheen, 26, from London, was detained on the border between Mauritania and Mali as he tried to cross the Sahara on foot to reach the desert stronghold of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Syrian rebels unveil "Mad Max-style" home-made tank controlled by Playstation gamepad

Syrian rebels unveil 'Mad Max-style' home-built tank controlled by gamepad from a Sony Playstation Scrapyard vehicle built on the chassis of an old diesel carFeatures five cameras and a remotely controlled machine gunNow heading towards flashpoint city of Aleppo to join rebel offensive | UPDATED: 18:09 GMT, 10 December 2012 It may look like something out of a Mad Max movie, but this home-built tank is the latest weapon in the Syrian rebels' desperate fight against the brutal regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The Sham II, which was cobbled together from the chassis of an old diesel car and parts salvaged from a junkyard in under a month, uses a controller from a Sony Playstation games console to aim a roof-mounted machine gun. Inside the rusting steel panels a crew of two sit side-by-side in front of flatscreen TV's mounted on the wall.

Hunt to introduce "Ofsted style" ratings for hospitals and care homes to push up standards

Hunt to introduce ‘Ofsted style’ ratings for hospitals and care homes to push up standards Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will pledge overhaul of current inspection regime after being 'appalled' | UPDATED: 08:11 GMT, 27 November 2012 Hospitals and care homes will be given Ofsted-style ratings in a move by Jeremy Hunt, pictured Hospitals and care homes will be given Oftsed-style ratings as part of a major drive to root out ‘bog-standard’ performance in the NHS. Jeremy Hunt will pledge an overhaul of the current inspection regime, which he says promotes poor care as it gives institutions little incentive to improve. The Health Secretary has acted after being ‘appalled’ by last week’s report from the Care Quality Commission watchdog, which found standards so poor that one in five care homes do not even feed residents properly.