It"s like living in a tanning salon! Family"s agony over neighbour"s solar panels that reflects sunlight directly into their home


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It's like living in a tanning salon! Family's agony over neighbour's solar panels that reflects sunlight directly into their home Trevor Chase, 81, fitted the panels on top of his bungalow in Devon His next door neighbour Robert Phipps says his home is now lit up His family have to retreat behind thick curtains to hide from the glare Torridge District Council said planning permission was not required By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 13:33 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 25 April 2013 Sitting in your conservatory is supposed to be a relaxing way of spending a sunny afternoon. But for the Phipps family the sunshine means they are forced to retreat behind blackout curtains after their neighbour installed solar panels

Britain avoids triple-dip recession by a whisker as economy grows by 0.3%


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Phew! Britain avoids triple-dip recession by a whisker as economy grows by 0.3%… and Osborne claims economy is 'healing at last' Overall figures better than expected easing pressure on George OsborneEconomy overall grew by 0.3% but construction slumps by 2.5% Deputy PM Nick Clegg warns: 'We're not out of the woods yet'Labour blames coalition for slowest recovery for 100 years Government borrowing remains stubbornly high at 120billionTory MPs accuse coalition of being 'timid' and 'complacent' about growth IMF urged Britain to rethink pace of cuts in face of sluggish recovery .

Why sharing the chores makes a marriage last: Couples are happier when men pull their weight


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Why sharing the chores makes a marriage last: Couples are happier when men pull their weightU.S.

Is DNA key to an ideal workout? Scientists say genes determine fitness and create test to identify if someone is suited to sprints or marathons


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Is DNA key to an ideal workout Scientists say genes determine fitness and create test to identify if someone is suited to sprints or marathons By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 00:29 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:47 GMT, 25 April 2013 If you gamely go to the gym or perpetually pound the pavements but don’t seem to be getting any fitter, the answer could lie in your genes. Scientists say DNA is key to sporting ability – and they have created a genetic test that tells someone if they are better-suited to marathons or to the 100 metres. Billed as ‘the end of workouts that don’t work’, the 249 kit reads around 20 genes involved in how the body reacts to exercise, the risk of injury and how long it takes muscles to recover from exertion

Motorist, 64, fined 850 for LITTERING after he threw 30 parking ticket at PCSO who issued it

Motorist, 64, who screwed up 30 parking ticket and threw it at PCSO is fined 850 for LITTERINGTimothy Sawyer crumpled ticket and threw it from car in Horncastle, Lincs The 64-year-old told PCSO: 'I will f****** well park here'He then drove off, leaving the ticket on the road from enforcing 586 fixed penalty notices. All cash recovered – for everything from dog fouling to fly tipping and littering – is ploughed back into frontline services. 'Littering of any kind is illegal and is a common problem throughout the area of Rhondda Cynon Taf,' said Nigel Wheeler, council streetcare service director.

Taxi driver headbutted and punched by drunk passenger as they travelled at 70mph along dual carriageway


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Taxi driver headbutted and punched by drunk passenger as they travelled at 70mph along dual carriageway Taxi picked Anthony Coyle, 25, up from Horden Labour Club this monthAgreed a 20 fare to take him to MiddlesboroughTaxi stopped at shop so Coyle could buy bottle of wine to drinkCoyle then started banging dashboard and attacked driver when he was asked to stop By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:25 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 25 April 2013 Thug: Anthony Coyle, 25, head-butted and punched a taxi driver in the face as he drove to Middlesborough A thug head-butted a taxi driver at 70 miles an hour in a violent attack on a dual carriage way. Anthony Coyle then punched the cabbie, knocking his glasses from his face, as they travelled down the A19, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, Cleveland. Hartlepool magistrates heard the 25-year-old had booked the taxi from Peterlee firm, Red Line Taxis, to travel from the Horden Labour Club to Middlesbrough.

Italy is FINALLY set to form a coalition government after two months of argument


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Italy is FINALLY set to form a coalition government after two months of argumentDemocratic Party deputy leader Enrico Letta asked to form governmentHe will be Italy's youngest Prime Minister in a quarter of a centuryThe new government could take office within a matter of days By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 13:14 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 25 April 2013 Enrico Letta looks set to become the new Italian Prime Minister after being asked to form a government by president Giorgio Napolitano.

What a Blessed earful! Cameron and foghorn-voiced actor meet at Downing Street


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What a Blessed earful! Cameron and foghorn-voiced actor meet at Downing StreetBrian Blessed is campaigning for greater transparency over animal testing By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 25 April 2013 It may not have been his most hostile confrontation of the day but it was probably the loudest. David Cameron emerged from Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons yesterday to be bearded in Downing Street by foghorn-voiced actor Brian Blessed. The larger-than-life star, 76, was at No 10 to deliver a petition calling on Mr Cameron to end the secrecy surrounding testing on animals for research.

Emma Hall: Baby-faced woman, 21, jailed for 15 years after leading vigilante gang to kill a wrongly accused rape suspect


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Baby-faced woman, 21, jailed for 15 years after leading vigilante gang to kill a wrongly accused rape suspect in brutal attack which left him looking like the 'Elephant Man'Emma Hall encouraged gang to beat Luke Harwood to death in EssexA girl had told Hall that Harwood raped her but this turned out to be falseBrutal attack left victim with flattened head 'like a marshmallow' James Danby and Tony O'Toole also jailed for taking part in the murder By Arthur Martin and Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 15:59 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 25 April 2013 Jailed: Emma Hall will spend at least 15 years in prison for the brutal torture and murder of Luke Harwood A gang who tortured and killed a teenager who was wrongly accused of rape were jailed for life yesterday. The trio – led by baby-faced Emma Hall – left Luke Harwood, 18, looking like ‘the Elephant Man’ after punching and kicking him for two hours.

UK Peace Index: Rate of murders and violent crime falling faster than anywhere in Western Europe


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How Britain is becoming a SAFER place to live: Rate of murders and violent crime falling faster than anywhere in Western Europe New report reveals UK's murder rate has fallen by half over the past decadeBroadland in Norfolk is most peaceful area and Lewisham is most violentPeople believe they are four times more likely to be attacked than is actually the case , just eight weapons crimes were recorded in the area, which has a population of 125,000 people. The other areas ranked as least violent were Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire, East Dorset and Maldon in Essex. Among urban areas, Cardiff was found to be the most peaceful, along with Sheffield, Nottingham and Leeds