House of Fraser manager sues employer for 1MILLION after "suffering crippling injuries picking up an earring"

House of Fraser manager sues employer for 1MILLION after 'suffering crippling injuries picking up an earring'Safaa Pate, 31, has handed High Court writ to clothing brand CoastShe reached for earring and 'heard clicking noise and felt her back give way'Coast claim she should have used a stick to pick up the jewellery in 2009 By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 12:25 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 25 April 2013 Incident: Safaa Pate, 31, outside London's High Court, where she is suing Coast for 1m claiming she suffered crippling back injuries at work whilst picking up a dropped earring A FASHION shop manager who says she suffered crippling back injuries while bending down to pick up an earring at work is claiming more than 1million in damages. Safaa Pate, 31, is suing her employers saying she was left in ‘unbearable pain’ after trying to retrieve the earring, which had fallen under a display unit. She has had to undergo a spinal fusion operation for her ‘irreparable’ back injuries and now has no feeling in her left leg and foot.

French President Francois Hollande warns David Cameron he cannot pick and choose from "a la carte" Europe

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Cameron vows to secure "better deal for Britain" as he creates two-tier Europe after opting out of banking union

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Just a 200ft drop in the ocean! Record-breaking lifeboat designed for oil rigs that can launch into the sea from great heights

Just a 200ft drop in the ocean! Oil rig lifeboat that's not for the faint-hearted Lifeboat safely fell from massive height without damageThe GES350 MKIII will be used on massive container ships and oil rigs It hit a top speed of 70mph during test plummet | UPDATED: 18:33 GMT, 5 December 2012 This is the amazing moment a lifeboat was launched from a staggering 201ft (61.53 metres) into the water, breaking the world record for the highest free-falling drop.

Forcing newspapers under state control would be illegal, says Leveson adviser

Forcing newspapers under state control would be illegal, says Leveson adviser as it's revealed three warned him not to consider compulsory regulationShami Chakrabati says law forcing papers to sign up to regulator is illegalEx-Channel Four News political editor Elinor Goodman and former Daily Telegraph political editor George Jones both said law was unnecessaryThe two advisors to Leveson believe editors will sign up voluntarily | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 3 December 2012 Three of the six independent advisers to Lord Justice Leveson warned him not to consider compulsory state regulation of the Press, it emerged last night. Shami Chakrabarti, director of the civil rights group Liberty, said she had serious concerns about the idea floated by the judge to force newspapers to sign up to a new regulator by law if they refused to do so voluntarily.