G4S boss who oversaw botched Olympics contract lands bigger pay packet for 2012 deposit firm"s 88m loss on London games

G4S boss who oversaw botched Olympics contract lands bigger pay packet for 2012 despite firm's 88m loss on London gamesG4S chief executive Nick Buckles paid 1.19m, up 170,000 on last yearCompany lost 88m in Olympics fiasco when they failed to provide security , following million pound losses during the Games. G4S boss Nick Buckles was paid a total 1.19million in 2012, up 170,000 on his 2011 paycheck, despite the company nursing an 88million loss on the London 2012 contract. The security giant failed to provide the 10,400 guards needed during this summer's main event and the military was forced to step in

Speaker"s plans to end booze culture in Westminster scrapped after staff claim they will pay for antics of drunk MPs

Speaker's plans to end booze culture in Westminster scrapped after staff claim they will pay for antics of drunk MPsJohn Bercow unveiled plans after MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in Commons barStaff say they will be penalised because MPs will not suffer same restrictionsBan replaced by a voluntary code for drinking at Westminster | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 29 December 2012 John Bercow’s attempt to call time on Westminster’s hard-drinking culture was in tatters last night after plans for a total ‘no-alcohol’ policy for Commons staff were ditched. The Speaker has taken action to curb excessive drinking at the Commons after Labour MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in a Westminster bar

Mr Osborne is right to stick to his guns

Mr Osborne is right to stick to his guns | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 6 December 2012 To give George Osborne his due, he has never for one moment lost sight of the vital task entrusted to him: giving our children and grandchildren some hope of a decent life by bringing the biggest deficit in history under control. Indeed, it is a tribute to his courage that he has pressed forward doggedly towards that goal through some of the toughest economic conditions faced by any peacetime Chancellor

Proof old fashioned vibrating belt machines could actually be good for you…even if you don"t lose weight

Old fashioned vibrating belt machines could improve the health of obese people – even if they don't actually lose any weightDaily 15-minute bouts of low-intensity vibration could help immune and bone problems linked with being severely overweight Experts hope it could help the obese 'regain health without drugs' – until they lose weight by diet and exercise | UPDATED: 19:30 GMT, 30 November 2012 Researchers have found the machines could offer significant clinical benefits for obese people suffering from a wide range of immune problems related They have until now been seen as 'the lazy option' for those hankering after a slimmer physique, but without the hard work. But it seems the vibrating machine could really hold the key for overweight people when it comes to improving their health – even if it doesn't mean losing weight. Tests carried out by New York researchers has shown the machines could offer significant clinical benefits for obese people suffering from a wide range of immune problems related to obesity.