Horsemeat scandal: Selling horses for food would help end this cruelty," says Abigail Butcher

'I'm going to say the unthinkable: Selling horses for food would help end this cruelty,' says ex-editor of Horse and HoundsAbigail Butcher believes horsemeat trade could end welfare issuesLast year more than 700 horses reported as abandonedHorses can be bought for 5 at auction and sold as meat By Abigail Butcher PUBLISHED: 01:16 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 17 February 2013 We might be appalled at having unknowingly eaten horse, but as a horse lover, I believe we need a horsemeat trade in Britain. If used properly, it could solve some of our desperate horse welfare problems. I worked as head of news for Horse & Hound, the UK’s equestrian bible, for six years

Debt-hit soldiers are targeted by 3,300% payday loan firm in MOD"s own magazine

Debt-hit soldiers are targeted by 3,300% payday loan firm… in MOD's own magazineLoans company sold advertising space in Ministry of Defence magazine Rising concern about the number of soldiers getting into debtNew recruits earn less than 14,000 a year and private are paid 18,000 | UPDATED: 01:15 GMT, 30 December 2012 Condemned: The MoD magazine that includes the advert for payday loans from Forces Loans, a company charging an APR of more than 3,300 per cent The Ministry of Defence was condemned last night for cashing in on the debts of its poorest soldiers by selling advertising space in its staff magazine to a payday loans company

Jacintha Saldanha death: Does Kate Middleton"s hospital care more about PR than its own nurses?

Does Kate’s hospital care more about PR than its own nurses | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 12 December 2012 Even if you’d never heard of the King Edward VII Hospital before that infamous prank call, a quick look at its online brochure would have told you all about its self-belief and famous heritage. Established more than 100 years ago, it hand-picks its consultants, claims a zero rate of hospital-acquired MRSA infections, and offers all patients well-appointed private rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Of course, because the private hospital business is fiercely competitive, huge effort is exerted to recruit the best consultants and to offer a five-star service