Salon sunbeds set four times above safety limit: Watchdogs found 70 per cent broke the rules to offer a quicker tan

Salon sunbeds set four times above safety limit: Watchdogs found 70 per cent broke the rules to offer a quicker tan Tanning salons are setting sunbeds dangerously high for instant resultsIn Newcastle, only 16 per cent of sunbeds complied with safety regulations'We are talking about skin cancer – not a bit of sunburn' an investigator said By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 02:18 GMT, 30 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:18 GMT, 30 March 2013 Tanning salons are routinely flouting regulations designed to protect customers against skin cancer, an investigation reveals.

Doctors: Halt NHS headline now… Three days before launch of new phone service, BMA makes last-minute plea to prevent "chaos" costing…

Doctors: Halt NHS headline now… three days before launch of new phone service, BMA makes last-minute plea to prevent 'chaos' costing patients' lives BMA wrote to NHS head after urging him to delay full roll-out of 111 serviceDoctor said patient safety cannot be 'sacrificed' to meet 'political deadline' Patients using pilot schemes have already waited hours for urgent advice Those who are not ill enough for ambulance will be told to ring serviceDue to be used nationwide from Monday despite serious errors during trialsBMA said system 'run on the cheap' with untrained staff rather than nurse By Sophie Borland and Neil Sears PUBLISHED: 16:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 28 March 2013 Doctors demanded last night that a new health helpline due to be introduced across most of England within days should be suspended, warning that lives could be at risk. The British Medical Association wrote to the head of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, urging him to delay Monday’s full national roll-out of the 111 service.

Convicted cannabis dealer told to write 5,000-word ESSAY on dangers of drugs because he couldn"t do community service due to injury

Convicted cannabis dealer told to write 5,000-word ESSAY on dangers of drugs because he couldn't do community service due to injury Terry Bennett, 32, of Cold Ashton, Glos, admitted intent to supply cannabis Probation said his dislocated shoulder was health and safety issueJudge Julian Lambert wants his essay on dangers of drugs in by April 4 By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 27 March 2013 It is a penalty more commonly associated with classroom than court room. But convicted drug dealer Terry Bennett has been told to pay for his crime by writing a 5,000-word essay.

Drivers face MoT failure and rising repair bills as European rules impose 20 additional safety checks on brakes, steering, and lighting

Drivers face MoT failures and rising repair bills as EU imposes twenty ADDITIONAL safety checks on brakes, steering, and lightingThousands of drivers who ignore dashboard warning-lights face the chargesThe European rule changes reflect the massive growth in in-car electronics New changes aim to establish minimum technical standards across Europe but on an advisory-only basis. From today any defects could mean a failed test. Rory Carlin, of Halfords Autocentres, said: 'We have been preparing for these changes and offering advice to motorists for more than a year now in order to help them stay on the road and ensure the safety of the vehicles they drive.

Airport "sorry" after publishing photo of a fatal plane crash on its Facebook page to boast about its own safety record

Luton Airport forced to apologise after 'appalling' Facebook post about fatal plane crash to boast of their own safety recordUsed 'insensitive' image of 2005 Chicago crash that killed Joshua Woods, 6'This is what we prevent you from when it snows……Weeeee :),’ staff wroteThe Boeing 737 slipped off runway in snow and smashed into passing cars Airport forced to apologise after people complain about 'appalling' post By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 07:15 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:33 GMT, 15 March 2013 An airport has apologised after it posted on its Facebook page a light-hearted comment with a photo of a plane crash in which a child died. Luton Airport published the image of the plane crash with a joke boasting about its own safety record

Schoolboy, 13, excluded from lessons for breaching health and safety rules by wearing traditional tie instead of clip-on version

Tied in knots by elf 'n' safety: Schoolboy, 13, excluded for wearing traditional version instead of a clip-on Teenager Max Richmond says children need to learn how to wear one Headteacher says clip on ties supports health and safety of youngsters HSE said it was a 'myth' that health and safety bans traditional school ties By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 09:24 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 14 February 2013 [headerlinks] Max Richmond was put into isolation for a day after he refused to wear a clip on tie Most children have been scolded by a teacher for their scruffy uniform and told to straighten their tie. But one schoolboy has been punished for refusing to wear a clip-on tie because he wants to wear a smarter traditional one – which breaches 'health and safety rules'.

Horse meat in lasagne: Online jokers make fun of Findus scandal with hilarious images

Fancy some spaghetti bolog-neighs Online jokers make fun of Findus horse scandal with hilarious images By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 12:43 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:42 GMT, 8 February 2013 The revelation that Findus beef lasagne contained up to 100 per cent horsemeat has sparked safety fears among thousands of consumers who have been inadvertently eating contaminated products. But for some web users, the scandal has been the perfect opportunity to flex their comedic muscles in a serious of hilarious visual gags. The pictures show how Findus products should look if the packaging was totally honest, and speculate on other uses for a horse lasagne

Disabled mother told she can"t attend her own disability tribunal because her WHEELCHAIR is a "health and safety risk"

Mother is banned from her own disability tribunal… because of her wheelchair Sylvia Middleton was told she could not attend the fourth-floor courtroom Only people able to escape down stairs in case of fire were allowed in'It's absolutely ridiculous,' said the 65-year-old By Andrew Levy PUBLISHED: 14:32 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:57 GMT, 8 February 2013 A disabled woman was barred from a tribunal to decide whether she was entitled to benefits – because she was in a wheelchair

Motorist died at level crossing after signalman wrongly lifted the barrier when he became distracted by phone call

Hairdresser died at level crossing after signalman wrongly lifted the barrier when he became distracted by phone callJane Harding, 52, was killed when train smashed into her car Her husband, who was driving, escaped the crash unharmedSignalman Adrian Maund had been taking a call from a farmerCourt told a 40,000 safety device might have prevented the tragedy By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 14:34 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:51 GMT, 7 February 2013 A car passenger was killed by a train at a level crossing when a signalman wrongly lifted the barrier after being distracted by a phone call. Jane Harding, 52, was killed when the family Volkswagen was struck by a passenger train at 60mph, and dragged 150 yards down the track near Moreton-on-Lugg, Herefordshire. The hairdresser's husband Mark, who was driving the black Volkswagen Touareg, suffered shoulder and pelvic injuries but miraculously survived the horrific smash on January 16, 2010.

Schoolgirl, 15, left in agony from severe burns over her whole body after allowed to use sunbed at gym

Gym owner fined after girl, 15, suffered agonising burns all over her body following two illegal ten-minute sunbed sessions Two days after sunbed visit she was rushed to hospital after her skin broke out in blistersShe was left bed-ridden for days and it took three weeks for her skin to heal By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:53 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 29 January 2013 A 15-year-old girl suffered severe burns all over her body after she was illegally allowed to use a sunbed at a gym. The student spent 24 hours attached to a drip in hospital and missed three weeks of school with agonising blisters to her chest, back, legs and face