It"s not like the old days, millions moan with a lack of manners topping list of complaints

It's not like the old days, millions moan with a lack of manners topping list of complaints 1,000 people polled in survey by search website Ask Jeeves Second on list is weather followed by pubs and television programmes By Tara Brady PUBLISHED: 14:37 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:07 GMT, 6 March 2013 From TV programmes to pubs to the weather, things really aren't as good as they used to be, according to the British public. New research published today found that that the majority of Britons really do think modern life is rubbish.

Riot fears as cigarettes set to be banned from prisons in England and Wales amid compensation

Riot fears as cigarettes set to be banned from prisons in England and Wales to stop passive smoking compensation claims from officers Jails were exempt from 2007 ban but Prison Service to outlaw it 'within two years' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:16 GMT, 3 March 2013 Prisons could be set to follow the rest of the country in introducing a smoking ban, leading to fears of unrest among inmates Prisoners are to be banned from smoking, sparking fears they might riot when they are stopped from lighting up, it was revealed today. It is believed cigarettes will be outlawed from all 123 prisons in England and Wales within the next two years, according to the People

Stop smoking ad: Cancerous tumour grows out of cigarette in new anti-smoking campaign

Shocking ad shows cancerous tumour growing out of cigarette in new anti-smoking campaign Department of Health ad, which cost 2.7m, will run for nine weeks on television, billboards and onlineLaunched in response to statistics which show more than a third of smokers still think the health risks are greatly exaggerated | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 28 December 2012 This gruesome image of a tumour growing from a cigarette is part of the Government's latest attempt to get millions of Britons to stop smoking. The new Department of Health campaign launched today is in response to statistics which show more than a third of smokers still think the health risks are greatly exaggerated

BLACK DOG: Clegg can walk through walls!

BLACK DOG: Clegg can walk through walls! | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 23 December 2012 One of Nick Clegg's perks in his Cabinet Office base is use of the 'secret' door One of Nick Clegg’s perks in his Cabinet Office base is use of the ‘secret’ door between the building and No 10 – the one famously locked shut in Yes, Prime Minister to annoy Sir Humphrey Appleby. But what will happen when the Deputy PM is shortly forced by renovation works to relocate to the Scotland Office next door Simple.

What a gas! Federal worker cited by bosses for "uncontrollable flatulence" in the workplace

What a gas! Federal worker cited by bosses for 'uncontrollable flatulence' in the workplace | UPDATED: 18:08 GMT, 22 December 2012 A Social Security Administration worker has been cited by his superiors for 'conduct unbecoming a federal officer,' relating to his 'uncontrollable flatulence' in the workplace. The Maryland man, 38, was reportedly hit with a five-page reprimand Dec. 10 that included a meticulously-crafted log of specific dates and times when coworkers observed – or overheard – him 'releasing the awful and unpleasant odor' in his Baltimore office.

Playing violent video games for just 20 minutes a day can encourage aggressive behaviour

Playing violent video games for just 20 minutes a day can encourage aggressive behaviour University students were asked to play a violent video game or a driving game over three daysThey were then set a couple of tests to see how they reacted to the outside worldThose who played shoot-em-ups like Call of Duty were more likely to assume the world was hostile and react aggressively | UPDATED: 16:57 GMT, 11 December 2012 Playing a violent video game for just an hour over a three-day period is enough to increase aggressive behaviour, according to a new study. However, playing a non-violent video game, such as a racing game, has no effect on aggression when played for 20 minutes a day for three consecutive days. Although previous studies have revealed a single violent gaming session can increase short-term aggression, this is the first to show longer-term effects.

Meningitis link to smoking in pregnancy: Cigarettes can treble child"s chance of developing the disease

Meningitis link to smoking in pregnancy: Cigarettes can treble child’s chance of developing the disease | UPDATED: 01:24 GMT, 10 December 2012 Scientists estimate that more than 600 children a year in Britain develop meningitis as a result of their parents' second-hand smoke (pictured posed by model) Smoking during pregnancy can treble the baby’s chance of developing meningitis, researchers warn, and children exposed to smoke from a parent’s cigarettes at home are twice as likely to have the deadly illness. Scientists estimate that more than 600 children a year in Britain develop meningitis as a result of their parents’ second-hand smoke

British scientist jailed in Argentina after being "duped" into drug smuggling by honeytrap sting protests his innocence

British scientist jailed in Argentina after being 'duped' into drug smuggling by honey trap sting protests his innocence Physics professor from Kidderminster says he has barely slept since conviction in Buenos Aires Admits sending series of messages implying he was a cocaine smuggler, but says they were an 'ill-choice of joke'Psychological reports say Paul Frampton, 69, suffers from Asperger's and Narcissistic Personality Disorder | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 8 December 2012 Each day begins the same as the last for Professor Paul Frampton. His alarm rings at 7.30am, he showers, eats cornflakes and, when he is meeting lawyers, dresses in a jaunty orange Herms tie and navy pinstripe suit that hangs off him after losing 20lb on his prison diet