Costa Concordia: Five-year-old girl and her father drowned because they were turned away from a lifeboat

Revealed: Five-year-old girl and her father drowned because they were turned away from a lifeboat on the Costa ConcordiaDayana and William Arlotti among the 32 victims of cruise ship tragedy They had been unable to find a space on board a lifeboat on the port side Trying to get to across to the starboard side when the ship rolled over They fell into a flooded part of the ship and drowned New dossier details the final moments of each of the victims Prosecutors using it in bid to bring captain Francesco Schettino to trial with 4,252 passengers and crew on board, 32 lives could not be saved” class=”blkBorder” /> Tragedy: The Costa Concordia capsized on January 13 2012 with 4,252 passengers and crew on board, 32 people died Grim task: Divers search for the bodies of the missing victims of the Costa Concordia disaster Girolamo, a drummer from Bari, on his first cruise as crew, showed extraordinary courage when he gave up his place on a life boat for a child.

John Coatman: Salford Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairly

Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008

French Mayor introduces law ordering people to say "hello" and "thank you" when they visit the town hall

'Au revoir' to bad manners: Mayor introduces law ordering people to say 'hello' and 'thank you' when they visit the town hallMayor Gerard Ple introduced the regulation requiring all visitors to the town hall in Lhraule, north of Paris, to be polite after a resident was rudeRule is aimed at 'the eternally dissatisfied, the rancorous and any other grumpy people' | UPDATED: 10:33 GMT, 3 December 2012 A town mayor became so fed up with residents' bad manners he has introduced new rules forcing them to be polite. Mayor Gerard Ple brought in regulations requiring all visitors to speak politely to staff at the town hall in Lhraule, situated a little north of Paris. And if anyone forgets their Ps and Qs or fails to say 'thank you' they will promptly be told to leave.

Mother Vickie Robins of Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, starves herself and visits Foodbank to ensure her children eat

'I don't eat four days a week so my children can,' claims middle-class mother who cannot afford Christmas presents so is rewrapping their old toys Vickie Robins, 31, and family ran out of money after she lost her care job Lack of food made her collapse at nursery – doctors warn of heart attack | UPDATED: 21:40 GMT, 30 November 2012 A mother-of-two who has fallen into poverty after losing her job has revealed the desperate measures she's had to resort to to avoid selling their home. Care worker Vickie Robins, 31, does not eat for days at a time so she can afford to put food on the table for her sons Blake, three, and Thomas, 18 months

Councils using lie-detector tests to root out benefits cheats

Council using lie detector tests to root out benefits cheats catches 4,000 fraudsters in just four months Software analyses calls from claimants for signs of stress in their voices The technology is similar to that used by insurance companiesSouthwark Council in London say they have saved 1,400,000 | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 30 November 2012 A lie detector test trapped nearly 4,000 benefit cheats in just four months. The offenders were picking up council tax discounts worth 1.4million by falsely claiming they lived alone. But they were caught out by technology that analyses phone calls for signs of stress in the speaker’s voice