One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in south WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Many of those affected are teenagers who missed out on vaccination in the late 1990s and early 2000s when parents were concerned about a link between MMR and autism that has since been discredited.

The two-year-old who is allergic to Christmas: Archie has extreme reaction to Yuletide treats

The two-year-old who is allergic to Christmas: Archie has extreme reaction to Yuletide treatsArchie Sims cannot eat mince pies, chocolate and cheeses because of a variety of allergiesNativity scenes with animals give him hay fever symptomsHis family even has to have a fake tree as pines trigger a rash | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 24 December 2012 Little Archie Sims is the boy who is allergic to Christmas. Not only does the two-year-old have an extreme reaction when he comes into contact with mince pies, chocolates, nuts and cheeses, but he also cannot go near all kinds of Christmas treats and yuletide items and festivities. A nativity scene poses a problem because he reacts to animals and has hay fever symptoms when the youngster, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, goes near sheep, cows and chickens.

Pub landlord vanishes with 30,000 Christmas fund and is last seen on boat to France

Pub landlord vanishes with 30,000 Christmas fund and is last seen on boat to France | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 15 December 2012 Malcolm Levesconte, 59, was due to return from St Malo last Monday but officers do not believe he boarded the ship to return A pub landlord who disappeared with almost 30,000 collected in a Christmas thrift fund for his 60 customers was today at the centre of an international manhunt.

Britain"s biggest collection of light bulbs: stunning coloured bulbs go under the hammer for 3,000

All things bright and beautiful: Stunning collection of colourful light bulbs is Britain's biggestCollection of 500 bulbs belonged to lighting engineer Bill CarltonIncludes bulbs made with rare metals and others from 19th CenturyHaul sold at auction to a European buyer for 1,750 today | UPDATED: 20:42 GMT, 6 December 2012 Britain’s biggest collection of light bulbs went under the hammer for 1,750 at auction today. The set of more than 500 bulbs was bought as a single lot by a European buyer after the electrician who spent years collecting them died