Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed Move comes after shocking treatment of Anne the elephant Two circuses have had requests to use wild animals rejected in past year . The move was not binding, however, as it was based on a backbench motion from Tory MP Mark Pritchard.

"Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet": Forget the ABC, toddlers prefer the F-word

'Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet': Forget the ABC, toddlers prefer the F word0.7% of all English spoken language is swearingMany children learn swear words before the alphabetBad language dates to Romans and Anglo-Saxons By Hugo Gye and David Gardner PUBLISHED: 14:59 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:07 GMT, 12 April 2013 Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet, according to a new book that examines bad language and its origins. English speakers also use a curse word on average once in every 140 words, roughly the same proportion as the first person plural pronouns such as ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our.’ The surprising preponderance of swearing in everyday language probably explains why the majority of children know at least one obscene word by the age of two, says language expert Dr. Mellissa Mohr, from Stanford University in California.

"Doctors must learn care and compassion": Prince Charles claims modern medicine is putting the "human touch" at risk

'Doctors must learn care and compassion': Prince Charles claims modern medicine is putting the 'human touch' at risk His Royal Highness makes heartfelt plea to medical professionNHS should foster climate of care and compassion, he saysIntervention follows series of appalling cases highlighted by the Daily Mail | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 22 December 2012 Compassion:Prince Charles has said the NHS should listen to patients and be more caring The Health Service must learn to listen to its patients and be more caring, Prince Charles said yesterday. Modern medicine and technology are putting the ‘human touch’ at risk, according to the heir to the throne. In a heartfelt plea, he said medical schools should try to foster a climate of care and compassion among doctors

Horserider Cautriona O"Leary who warned about dangers of sharing animals died when shared ex-racehorse bolted

Nervous horserider who warned about dangers of sharing animals died when ex-racehorse she kept with friend boltedCaitriona O'Leary, 28, died after her horse bolted in a country laneTwo motorists chased after the stricken woman, only to find her fatally injured in the roadToday a coroner recorded a verdict of accidental deathFather says she 'died doing what she loved' | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 21 December 2012 Tragic: Caitriona O'Leary, pictured, has died after being thrown from retired racehorse Mister, also pictured, which she was 'sharing' with another rider A woman who had written articles warning about the dangers of riding other people’s horses died after falling from a thoroughbred she shared with its owner. Caitriona O’Leary suffered fatal head injuries after she lost control of the 15-hand former racehorse named Mister, an inquest was told. Witnesses said she may have tightened up and leaned forward, making the 12-year-old mount speed up, thinking it was in a race

Seriously ill baby forced to wait for 12 hours in A&E because no suitable bed was available in all of Britain

Seriously ill baby forced to wait for 12 hours in A&E because no suitable bed was available in all of Britain Staff rang 29 units but all 320 beds were already occupied by sick childrenA bed was eventually found nearly 100 miles away in Sheffield Case emerged as specialists warned of shortage of beds for children | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 15 December 2012 A seriously ill baby was forced to wait in an Accident and Emergency ward for more than 12 hours because there were no suitable beds available anywhere in the UK. The shocking case emerged as specialists yesterday warned the Department of Health about a national shortage of intensive care beds for children this winter.

Census data: Decade that changed the face of the UK: 4million migrants settle here – and in London less than half of the population is white British

Decade that changed the face of the UK: 4million migrants settle here – and in London less than half of the population is white British 7.5million residents of England and Wales were foreign-born in 2011Just 44.9 per cent of Londoners are White British, according to census dataLess than 90 per cent of country is white for the first time everCensus data reveal just 59 per cent now call themselves Christian as a quarter say they have no religion and 5 per cent are Muslim Home ownership declines but more people have paid off their mortgagesMarriage rate dips to record low as fewer than half are hitched | UPDATED: 01:18 GMT, 12 December 2012 Nearly four million immigrants swelled the population of England and Wales over just ten years, the results of the national census revealed yesterday.

Village green at popular vantage spot in Cotswold village is replaced with artificial grass

Turfed out: The Cotswold village green that's so popular with tourists they've had to plant artificial grass The grass in Bourton on the Water was being left threadbare by tourists Councillors hope they will save money with long-lasting imitation grass | UPDATED: 16:31 GMT, 10 December 2012 A village green in a Cotswold beauty spot has been partly replaced with artificial turf after the grass was being ruined by crowds of tourists.

Britain will be "swamped" by TB unless tests to diagnose it are brought into the 21st century, experts warn

Britain will be 'swamped' by TB unless high-risk immigrants are routinely given blood tests, experts warn 9,000 cases of tuberculosis in the UK last year – up 5% on the year beforeImmigrants currently screened using chest X-rayBut experts argue this 100-year-old method only spots people with advanced disease, meaning many with no symptoms are missedCalling for blood test used in the U.S. to be standard test | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 7 December 2012 Britain will be 'swamped' by tuberculosis unless new measures to diagnose the disease A leading doctor has warned that Britain will be ‘swamped’ by tuberculosis unless new measures to diagnose the disease in immigrants are introduced