Candid pictures capture the birth of the groovy "teenage" generation in 1940s America

Drinking milkshakes, an evening at the drive-in and dancing the night away: Candid pictures capture the birth of the 'teenage' generation having a gas in 1940s America By Thomas Durante PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 14 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:07 GMT, 15 April 2013 Before Justin Bieber, One Direction and Gossip Girl, the carefree teens of the early 1940s sipped milkshakes, listened to records and went on their first dates – usually to the movies to catch a flick. The stunning images by photographer Nina Leen, captured daily life of the American teenager as the country emerged from the Great Depression and World War II was waged abroad

Convicted cannabis dealer sentenced to write 5,000-word ESSAY

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: 10:03 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. The 32-year-old had been given a suspended prison sentence as well as 240 hours of community service for possessing a kilogram of cannabis with intent to supply.

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.

M6 crash: Stranded on the road to nowhere

Stranded on the road to nowhere | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 28 December 2012 Saddest story of the week was the death of two young brothers, aged four and ten, in a crash on the northbound M6 in Staffordshire on Christmas morning. Their mother, who was driving the car, survived, but another woman passenger was also killed

Stranded on the road to nowhere

Stranded on the road to nowhere | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 27 December 2012 Saddest story of the week was the death of two young brothers, aged four and ten, in a crash on the northbound M6 in Staffordshire on Christmas morning. Their mother, who was driving the car, survived, but another woman passenger was also killed.

Better-off families are changing eating habits and shopping for bargains as they struggle to make ends meet

Even better-off families are shopping for bargains as they struggle to make ends meet Food price rises have outpaced wage increasesHousehold budgets have been stretched to breaking pointShoppers are increasingly turning to bargain deals, multi-buy offers and vouchers to put enough food on the table | UPDATED: 08:37 GMT, 13 December 2012 Families are changing their daily diet to match the bargain food offers from supermarkets amid the longest cost of living squeeze in at least 100 years.

Police worker "sold secrets about royal protection officers for 32,000"

Police worker 'sold secrets about royal protection officers for 32,000' Jairo Dos Santos emailed details of more than 2,700 expenses claims made by members of the Met's Protection Command to a reporterDos Santos hired PR Guru Max Clifford to spark a bidding war between the Mail on Sunday and News of the World He had been sacked from Protection Command's finance department and had overdrawn his account by 1,000 He denies one count of disclosing personal data | UPDATED: 07:35 GMT, 13 December 2012 A cash-strapped police worker joked that he felt like James Bond as he sent secrets about Royal bodyguards to PR guru Max Clifford, a court heard. Jairo Dos Santos, 29, emailed details of more than 2,700 expenses claims made by members of the Met’s Protection Command to a reporter at the Mail on Sunday, it is alleged

The M6 toxic fireball: Motorway re-opens 12 hours after chemical tanker exploded and ten people – including eight firefighters – were left needing…

The M6 toxic fireball: Motorway re-opens 12 hours after chemical tanker exploded and ten people – including eight firefighters – were left needing treatmentMotorists evacuated from their cars and warned to expect major delaysResidents advised to stay indoors and close their windows Firefighters set up 800m exclusion zone between Junction 3 and Junction 4 Lorry was carrying potentially harmful acid solution hydrochloride Accident follows Monday's nine-vehicle pile-up on the M6 in Cheshire | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 12 December 2012 The M6 has re-opened 12 hours after a chemical tanker exploded in a 50ft fireball, leaving eight firefighters and two drivers needing treatment for exposure to toxic fumes. Huge tailbacks built up throughout the day leaving scores of drivers stranded before the traffic chaos finally cleared at 10pm, the Highways Agency said this evening.

Gay hairdresser stabbed train passenger with SCISSORS after he made a homophobic comment

Gay hairdresser stabbed train passenger with SCISSORS after he made a homophobic comment Hairdresser Lee Howett, 26, snapped after a man made a homophobic comment about him He fetched out his hairdressing scissors and stabbed the victim in the shoulder during a row at Basildon train station Court heard Howett was emotional after confronting an ex-partner By Harriet Cooke PUBLISHED: 10:03 GMT, 6 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 6 December 2012 Guilty: Lee Howett, 26, was jailed for two and a half years for stabbing a man with a pair of hairdressing scissors A gay hairdresser has been jailed for two and a half years after he stabbed a man with a pair of scissors in revenge for making a homophobic comment. Lee Howett snapped after a passenger waiting at Basildon rail station, Essex, abused him over his sexuality during a series of skirmishes. The 26-year-old then took a pair of hairdressing scissors from his bag and stabbed him close to his right shoulder blade

M1 Crash: The "140mph death race" that killed two

The '140mph death race': Two killed in 2.30am crash on M1… then friends in a following car brawl with survivors at the roadside Police bail a man after arresting him in connection with the crash Two young men killed and four injured in early-morning BMW crash Witnesses claim BMWs were racing at high speed before death smash Police confirm driver and passenger aged 22 and 24 were from east London M25, A414 and A41 suffered gridlock as five junctions are closedThree of the injured victims of the collision had to be cut free by firefighters | UPDATED: 11:34 GMT, 4 December 2012 A brawl broke out on a motorway after a ‘140mph race’ that left two dead and six injured. A witness reported seeing two black BMWs speeding along the M1 moments before one clipped the central reservation and bounced off a bridge into the path of the other