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
Photo 'reveals new identity of Bulger's killer'The image was uploaded to Twitter on TuesdayThe Attorney General's Office is investigating By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:04 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 04:03 GMT, 14 February 2013 A photograph published on the internet may have exposed the new identity of one of James Bulger’s killers. The image, uploaded to Twitter on Tuesday, the 20th anniversary of the murder, allegedly showed Jon Venables at a birthday party.
Soldier, 24, who survived Taliban bomb blast is found hanged at home while on leaveLight tank driven by Robert Griffiths was hit by roadside bomb last yearTrooper was on home leave for Christmas when he was found hanged Had been staying with this parents when his body was discovered By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 16:52 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 5 January 2013 A young soldier who survived a Taliban bomb blast on the frontline in Afghanistan has been found hanged while on home leave. Trooper Robert Griffiths, 24, was driving a light tank when it was hit by a Taliban roadside bomb last year
So, Mr Farage, why does UKIP's leader have a German wife …and did she make you kip in the spare room over that 'seven-times-a night fling' with a LatvianLove him or loathe him, Nigel Farage is impossible to ignoreHe dresses like a City trader, smells of fags and speaks from the hipThe UKIP leader has been at death's door three times in his 48 years'Circumstances have changed, things could really happen now' | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 28 December 2012 A lot of people don't seem to like UKIP leader Nigel Farage. They roll their eyes and dismiss him as brash and vulgar – part used-car dealer, part public-school fool, 'utterly unembarrassable' and 'a poor man's Boris Johnson'
Forget the sympathy and counselling. Just lock up my burglar! | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 23 December 2012 The last time I wrote about a crime in the family – after my younger son was relieved of his BlackBerry in London’s Holland Park in broad daylight – a certain local politician complained of me putting it about that the capital’s streets were in the grip of a ‘middle-class mugging epidemic’ ahead of an important election.
The great Christmas Eve skive: Record numbers head to work on Monday… but many admit to focusing on online shopping | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 21 December 2012 Many workers suffer the Monday blues, a day where they try to shake off the excesses of the weekend and prepare themselves for yet another week of work
Robert Peston's desperate Twitter appeal for return of wife's 1920s wedding and engagement rings stolen in burglaryBusiness Editor tweeted after the raid at his Haringey, London homeRaiders broke into his home between 2pm and 11pm on Wednesday night Novelist Sian was diagnosed with lung cancer nearly five years agoShe died from the illness back in September aged just 51As well as the rings, a laptop with 'sensitive material' was takenPolice believe that Mr Peston may have been targeted because of his jobMr Peston made a desperate plea on Twitter for their return last night | UPDATED: 09:23 GMT, 21 December 2012 BBC business editor Robert Peston has launched an appeal on Twitter for the safe return of his late wife's wedding and engagement rings, which were stolen in a burglary on Wednesday night. Mr Peston’s wife, the author Sian Busby, died aged 51 in September after losing a five-year battle with lung cancer
Triple agent! Poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was working for British AND Spanish intelligence, says wifeFormer KGB agent was working for both MI6 and at their behest Spanish intelligence services at the time of his deathAlexander Litvinenko was advising on how closely linked Russian Mafia were to the country's governmentSpy was poisoned after allegedly having tea with former KGB colleaguesFamily claim he may have been poisoned in bid to silence him or as warning Lugovoy – now Russian MP – was double crossing his government and working alongside Mr Litvinenko in handing over information to Spain | UPDATED: 23:20 GMT, 13 December 2012 Poisoned former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko was effectively a triple agent working for MI6 and the Spanish secret service, it was claimed yesterday. He was on the payroll of MI6 and had a handler called ‘Martin’, a barrister for his widow Marina said. The Spanish secret service was also bankrolling his espionage activities and both stipends were paid into a joint bank account he held with his wife, it was said.
Energy bills to soar AGAIN: As big freeze bites, warning of more pain for every familyWith power firms reporting record profits, a 5 per cent rise in tariffs loomsConsumer groups said prices could rise by even more – possibly by 15% Average household energy bill has risen 94 or 7 per cent this year | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 11 December 2012 Families already struggling to make ends meet were yesterday warned they face another huge rise in power bills next year. Many pensioners and less well-off households are having to choose between heating and eating this winter after electricity and gas charges reached an all-time high. But, as the cold weather bites and power firms report record profits, customers were told there is likely to be more pain to come – with a further 5 per cent rise in tariffs.
Surgeon who killed 30-stone woman in crash refusing to pay 300,000 damages because victim's size 'would have reduced her life expectancy' Benjamin Kendrick admitted killing obese Joan Johnston in a crash in 2009Mrs Johnston's widower is seeking 300,000 damages following her deathDr Kendrick disputes amount because her size 'limited her life expectancy' | UPDATED: 14:45 GMT, 11 December 2012 Damages: Surgeon Benjamin Kendrick, who admitted killing Joan Johnston in a road crash in 2009, is being sued for compensation A surgeon convicted of killing an obese woman in a road accident is refusing to pay out 300,000 compensation to her widower – because her 30-stone weight would have limited her life expectancy.