BBC radio presenter wins tribunal after DWP wrongly claimed she was fit to work despite recovering from chemotherapy and double mastectomyDespite her breast cancer ordeal the DWP cut Val Armstrong's weekly cashBBC Cumbria DJ had 2 years off after chemotherapy and losing both breasts'When I was battling to get back to health, hurdles were put in my way'Val is now back at work but says legal fight was a matter of principle Val had to undergo a work capability assessment. During this medical she was awarded points according to her condition
Average adult manages seven smiles a day… but one is false! By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:24 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 6 March 2013 The average adult manages just seven smiles a day – and at least one is probably false, according to a study.
BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made sex complaintsBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' Deals gagged victims of sexual harassment and bullyingGroup of at least 20 ex-BBC staff have now made formal complaints . The Respect at Work review was launched by the former director general George Entwistle last October after news emerged that many of Savile's alleged offences took place on BBC premises
Staff at BBC's 1bn revamped offices using EAR PLUGS to protect themselves from noisy indoor performances Loud music and noise from atrium areas distracting workers in open-plan environment BBC staff will be hoping it's not a sign of things to come with the new 'World' piazza close to completion | UPDATED: 18:33 GMT, 29 December 2012 BBC staff members have taken to wearing ear plugs after 'noisy' performances were carried out inside the newly-revamped headquarters in London. The complaints over loud music came as the 1billion development of New Broadcasting House, in Portland Place, nears completion.
'Rape-provoking' miniskirts and crop tops banned by king of Swaziland with offenders facing six months in jail Miniskirts and low slung jeans banned in SwazilandThe clothing 'encourages rape' according to police in the tiny African kingdomBut semi-naked dances for all-powerful king are exempt from colonial-era law | UPDATED: 20:32 GMT, 24 December 2012 Police in Swaziland will enforce a colonial law to stop women wearing miniskirts and other 'sexual' clothing. Officers say the clothes 'encourage rape' (file picture) Women in Swaziland have been banned from wearing miniskirts and crop tops because they 'encourage rape' – and offenders face a six-month spell in jail
Killed by a three point turn: Mechanic crushed to death by reversing hire car in parking accident at repair garage Mark Roper, 32, was working on a car inside garage when accident occurredThe hire car driver, 68, has been arrested and bailed | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 14 December 2012 Accident: A 68-year-old man has been arrested after mechanic Mark Roper (pictured) was crushed to death at his garage on Wednesday A mechanic was crushed to death at work when the driver of a hire car attempted a three point turn and accidentally crashed through the garage's closed shutter doors. Mark Roper, 32, was working on a car inside Autocraft Accident Repair Centre, in Keighley, West Yorks, when the 68-year-old driver came crashing through in his car.
Boxing Day killer 'Psycho' Stapleton holds prison vicar hostage after losing appeal against whole life sentenceKiaran Stapleton pulled homemade weapon on vicar at Full Sutton prisonThe killer of Indian student Anuj Bidve angry he lost an appeal to have his 30-year sentence cutChaplain presses panic button and guards crashed in and disarmed himStapleton laughed as he shot his victim in an attack that shocked Britainlast Boxing Day | UPDATED: 12:14 GMT, 7 December 2012 'Psycho': Kiaran Stapleton, 21, was convicted of the murder of Indian student Anuj Bidve, 23, and last week tried to take his prison chaplain hostage A self-proclaimed 'psycho' killer who laughed as he shot a stranger in the head has tried to take his prison chaplain hostage after his appeal against a life sentence failed. Kiaran Stapleton, who bragged 'I can do 30 years standing on my head', wanted to seek revenge in an attack at Full Sutton prison near York.