Pictured on her first day at work: WPC who tripped on 999 call is now suing her own force for a prang in her Panda car WPC Kelly Jones police car skidded off the road as it pursued another vehicle and she is now suing her police forcePanda car ended up on its side and was written off following the accidentShe faced an extraordinary backlash after it emerged she was suing a petrol station owner who called 999Divorced mother-of-two has been off work on full basic pay while she recovers from that accident and tripping on a kerb . No other vehicles were involved but the panda car ended up on its side and had to be written off after the pre-dawn crash in the south of the county. Proud: WPC Jones with her father Danny Harle on her first day as a police officer The spokeswoman could not divulge the extent of WPC Jones’s injuries, how many weeks she was off work after the accident or how much compensation she was claiming.
House prices 'will overtake pre-crisis peak by next year thanks to government's new help-to-buy scheme'House prices will hit record highs while millions can't afford to buy home 130billion scheme will 'add 1,000 to the price of a property next year' By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 20:52 GMT, 31 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:38 GMT, 1 April 2013 The cost of the average home will jump by nearly 50,000 over the next five years, partly fuelled by the Government’s mortgage lending scheme, a report reveals today. The Centre for Economics and Business Research said house prices will pass their pre-recession peak next year and will go on to hit record highs at a time when millions cannot afford to buy their own home. The economic consultancy predicts the 130billion lending scheme, unveiled in last month’s Budget, will add more than 1,000 to the price of a property next year.
Giraffic Park! Terrified safari tourists in Jeep chased for two miles by crazed animal 13ft male gave chase during tour of South African savannahRan after 4X4s for two miles and kicked out at driver smashing wing mirrorNo one injured although tourists left badly shaken by incident'Hormonal imbalance' thought to be behind unusual outburst By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 22 March 2013 This is the moment terrified safari tourists were attacked in their jeep by a two-and-a-half tonne giraffe.
'He died a hero': Cookie the cockatiel dies in house fire after saving teenager from bedroom blazeBen Rees, 17, was alerted to a fire in his bedroom by his pet cockatielThe fire started when Ben lit an incense stick but went off for a showerThe bird squawked and flapped his wings to alert Ben to the blazeThe teenager was able to escape thanks to Cookie's actions By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 11:48 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:08 GMT, 7 February 2013 A pet parrot has been lauded as a hero after he died saving his teenage owner from a house fire. Cookie the cockatiel flew to the bathroom to alert Ben Rees, 17, that a fire had broken out in his bedroom by squawking and 'dive-bombing' him. Thanks to the bird, Ben managed to escape the blaze and call for help
Award-winning police special quits after misusing force Twitter account to contact gay menJames Horton quit his West Midlands Police role after 10 yearsHe resigned just six months after winning a long service awardMr Horton quit before disciplinary proceedings could begin By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 10:49 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 7 February 2013 Quit: Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, pictured, resigned after allegations that he had misused a force Twitter account An award winning police special who allegedly used a force Twitter account to contact gay men has resigned after volunteering for more than a decade. Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, 34, quit following allegations that he had misused the account which was linked to West Midlands Police. Mr Horton, who was head of a team of 70 special constables, resigned before disciplinary proceedings could take place.
Carer jailed for stealing 100,000 life savings from dementia patient aged 90Angela Perkins, 47, was sentenced to two years in prisonShe admitted the theft at an earlier hearing at Norwich Crown CourtPerkins had originally been charged with stealing 55,000 from the womanBut it later emerged that she had stolen almost double that amountThe victim is in 24-hour residential care By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 09:03 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:31 GMT, 7 February 2013 Sentenced: Carer Angela Perkins was jailed for two years after admitting stealing 100,000 from a 90-year-old dementia sufferer A carer who stole 100,000 from a 90-year-old dementia patient has been jailed for two years. Angela Perkins siphoned money from the vulnerable patient's life savings between 2005 and 2010
Teachers shouldn't use red coloured pens to mark homework 'because it's like shouting and upsets pupils' Students think they are being marked more harshly if it's written in redTeachers should use more neutral colours like blue, say researchers at University of Colorado in the U.S'I think it's a rather silly idea,' chairman of Campaign for Real Education By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 13:13 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 17 January 2013 Researchers at the University of Colorado found students think they have been marked more harshly if it is written in red ink Teachers should stop using red pens to mark homework and tests because it could upset schoolchildren, U.S researchers say. A study showed students think they've been assessed more harshly when their work is covered in red ink compared to more neutral colours like blue. Sociologists Richard Dukes and Heather Albanesi from the University of Colorado told the Journal of Social Science: 'The red grading pen can upset students and weaken teacher-student relations and perhaps learning.' In 2008, hundreds of schools banned teachers from using red ink to correct work because they considered it 'confrontational' and 'threatening'
'Must never shy away from the controversial': BBC launches search for next Newsnight editor in wake of Savile scandal (with some good advice)Job advert posted on BBC website for successor to Peter RipponFormer head stood down following decision to drop Jimmy Savile probeCorporation also recruiting a Head of News Programmes By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 14:01 GMT, 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 12 January 2013 The BBC has posted a job advert to find the next editor of Newsnight after the controversial decision to drop a probe into claims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile cost the previous boss his job. Peter Rippon, who took over at Newsnight in 2008, stood aside when his explanation in a blog about why the investigation was pulled was criticised for inaccuracies and had to be corrected.
Take Me Out contestants evicted from 1.5million country mansion after weekend party got out of hand Police were called to the party in Tutbury, StaffordshireAround 100 contestants were asked to leave by owners and policeOne party-goer said that the raucous bash 'got out of hand' By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 13:32 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 6 January 2013 Hit: Contestants from ITV1 show Take Me Out were thrown out of a 1.5million country mansion after a weekend long party got out of hand and police were called.
Harman's adviser, the lobbyist against freedom of Press: Recruit worked for Grant’s Hacked Off campaign Gavin Freeguard worked for Hugh Grant's Hacked Off campaign and Media Standards Trust founded by Sir David Bell – assessor assisting LevesonBell is at heart of powerful nexus of left-of-centre individuals linked to Leveson inquiry into press standards which will published tomorrowPolitical adviser recruited from lobbyists pushing for statutory regulation Mr Freeguard's presence in Harriet Harman's team chimes with her already declared support for end to any kind of Press self-regulation | UPDATED: 08:13 GMT, 28 November 2012 Labour media spokesman Harriet Harman is employing a political adviser recruited from the lobbyists pushing for statutory regulation of the free Press. Gavin Freeguard was until recently working for the Media Standards Trust and its spin-off Hacked Off campaign which is spearheaded by actors Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan, and Formula 1 tycoon Max Mosley. The trust was founded by Sir David Bell, controversially chosen to be one of the assessors assisting Lord Justice Leveson to write his report on the future of newspapers