May steps into row over WPC suing garage owner for trip by calling for review on PC compensation Mrs May fears that the risk of officers suing will deter victims from reporting crime, sources sayShe 'believes it is unreasonable for police to demand compensation for minor injuries in their line of duty' By Simon Walters PUBLISHED: 21:24 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 6 April 2013 Demand: Theresa May has ordered a review of police compensation cases Theresa May stepped into the Kelly Jones row yesterday by ordering a review of police compensation cases. Sources say the Home Secretary fears that the trend for officers to sue could deter victims from reporting crimes
Revealed: How Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza 'passed over' a classroom full of children – because he though it was empty Investigation into the shooting has revealed that Lanza ignored a classroom full of children because he thought the room was emptyConnecticut State Police sources reveal the horrifying and chilling sequence of events of December 14thLanza killed 26 people at Sandy Hook – including 20 children in 1st grade Adam Lanza, 20, had clippings and information on every recent mass murder committed inside and outside the United States prior to the massacre he executed at the Connecticut elementary school after Adam Lanza opened fire killing 20 1st graders” class=”blkBorder” /> Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 after Adam Lanza opened fire killing 20 1st graders The school had recently performed a practice lockdown drill and the black construction paper that had been put up on the door had been left there – leading Lanza to think the classroom was empty. Roig and her class, sat in petrified silence while they heard Lanza continue past their door
Lib Dems battle to persuade voters to turn out in today's crunch Eastleigh by-election amid fears sex scandal could decide result Polls open in Hampshire town to elect successor to disgraced Cabinet minister Chris HuhneContest billed as three-horse race between Lib Dems, Tories and UKIPLib Dems thought win was 'in the bag' until allegations emerged against ex-chief executive Lord RennardTories fear they could be forced into third place by a surging UKIP By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 08:54 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 28 February 2013 Panicked Liberal Democrats launched a drive to persuade their supporters to turn out in today's crunch Eastleigh by-election amid fears voters will desert them in protest at the Lord Rennard scandal. Voters go to the polls in the Hampshire seat today to choose a successor to disgraced Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, who quit after being warned he faces jail for pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice. The Lib Dems are battling to see off challenges from the Conservatives and the UK Independence Party, who claim they could be on course for a historic first Commons win
Findus lasagnes have been 'contaminated with horse meat since last summer', leaked letter reveals as supermarkets clear YET MORE shelvesLasagne packs manufactured at plant in Metz by French company ComigelConcerns the horse meat contained drug bute – a known human health riskFirm 'was told last week that food had been contaminated since August' Top politicians say they will no longer eat processed beef after scandalComigel could face prosecution for supplying mis-labelled meat are likely to be non-conform and consequently the labelling on finished products is incorrect. The supplier has asked us to withdraw the raw material batches.' Findus could not be reached for comment on Mr Watson's claim
British man, 32, arrested in France for sexual assault and murder of mother-of-three who was 'stabbed so many times her face was unrecognisable' British man, 32, arrested over the murder of a mother killed while out jogging in FranceJoudia Zimmat's body was discovered lying on a track in Nimes in the south west of the countryThe 34-year-old, who had three children, had been stabbed, beaten and sexually assaulted, police in France sayArrested man described as 'nice', 'polite guy', who had recently moved to France from Chatham, Kent By Peter Allen PUBLISHED: 11:29 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 29 January 2013 A British man has been arrested in France following the brutal murder of a mother-of-three who was out jogging. The man, who has not been named but who is 32 and originally from Chatham in Kent, lives just a few hundred yards from the scene of last Thursday’s attack on the outskirt of Nimes. Police launched a manhunt in the popular tourist town after the semi-clothed body of 34-year-old Joudia Zimmat was found in scrubland.
Fury as maternity ward allows pregnant woman to bring her dog to watch two-hour birthSt Michael's Hospital in Bristol said the dog had a 'calming presence'But a hospital source said staff are worried a precedent has been setThe hospital insists a thorough cleaning was carried out after the birthThe labrador – Barney – is a certified 'therapy dog' By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 02:48 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 A hospital allowed a pregnant woman to take her pet dog into a maternity ward so it could watch her give birth. Managers justified the extraordinary action by saying that the dog – who is called Barney and is believed to be a Labrador – had a ‘calming presence’.
Revealed: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il 'died in fit of rage after being told a major dam had sprung a leak'Tyrant ordered 'severe punishments' for those responsible before he diedThe secretive country had announced the leader died from a heart attackThe leaking hydro-electric power plant was a flagship construction project | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 30 December 2012 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il died after flying into a fit of rage when he was told that a major dam project had sprung a leak, it emerged today. The tyrant collapsed during a briefing about a flagship hydro-electric power plant but managed to order 'severe punishments' for those responsible before he died
Cancer be damned! I'll make this our best Christmas ever: The utterly inspiring story of a mother-of-six with breast cancer | UPDATED: 22:23 GMT, 19 December 2012 As the mother of six young children with just a few days to go until Christmas, I’m working my way through the very long list of jobs that send all of us into a spin at this time of year. There’s the hundred stocking fillers I have to buy, a mountain of presents to wrap, a super-sized turkey to source, tree-lights to untangle, Post Office queues to stand in and pine needles constantly to vacuum up. These festive duties can drive us mothers to despair, but this year I’m relishing every single task that comes my way
Dancing on ice: Snowy owl left with a big smile on his face as practises his moves | UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 16 December 2012 This owl looks like it's taking advantage of the cold weather to practise its skating moves on the ice. The snowy owl was captured on camera with one leg outstretched behind it while it balanced on one claw. But, the beautiful bird may just have been stretching after it woke up to freezing temperatures of -20C in Montreal, Canada
Labour to vote AGAINST Osborne's 1% cap on benefits rises which would cut 3.7bn from the welfare bill | UPDATED: 17:01 GMT, 11 December 2012 Shadow chancellor Ed Balls said Labour would not support the cap because it hit working families as well as the jobless Labour is to vote against a cap on rises in benefits, imposed after handouts soared at twice the rate of wages. Shadow chancellor Ed Balls today revealed his party would oppose the 1 per cent rise planned by the government for each of the next three years.