Benefit cheat mother, 23, is now 64 a week better off after DWP rules she is entitled to MORE than the amount she was stealing Claimed 64 a week illegally but is told she can now receive 130Worked for a clothes shop and NHS trust while claiming income supportHer lawyer described mitigation as 'most ridiculous' he had ever broughtOrdered to do 80 hours community service and pay 100 court costs , Macclesfield Magistrates' Court heard she would not have qualified for any payouts. Gibbons' lawyer Mr Julian Farley said: 'This case is extraordinary and perhaps an indictment of the benefits system. 'If you work out what the overpayment was on the income support over 11 months, it's about 66 per week of overpayment
Perfect parties… on a plate: How cutlery and crockery are just as important as food in making the perfect meal New study shows food tastes different depending on what plate its onProfessor Charles Spence advised those planning a dinner party to spend as much time on the table setting as the food By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 If your dinner parties always go a little awry, don’t blame the cooking – it might be the plates.
Packets of ten and menthol cigarettes could be banned by EU as they bid to stop youngsters taking up the habitProposals will have to be agreed by all Europe's health ministers Plans will also ban 'slim' cigarettes and require packs are 75 per cent covered with warnings // E-cigarettes will also have to carry warnings | UPDATED: 22:18 GMT, 19 December 2012 Packs of ten cigarettes could be banned under a European proposal to crack down on smoking. The EU’s Health and Consumer Commissioner also unveiled plans to ban menthol cigarettes and to force companies to cover three quarters of their packets with a picture warning