Schoolgirl, 14, found hanged after father confiscated her phone Jade Stringer, of Bury, was unhappy at being told to hand over the phoneIt was despite fears schoolgirl might get abusive text messages from a boyFather later offered to give her the phone if he could check her messagesShe refused to hand over charger and was found hanged 30 minutes later , her mother added. However, last summer she accused a boy of assaulting her, and her mobile phone was seized by police in an attempt to stop him contacting her
Woman killed and two men injured after goods lorry ploughs into home sparking major rescue operation55-year-old woman who lived in ground floor flat has died60-year-old man and 54-year-old driver taken to hospital Incident happened in Fairlie, North Ayrshire, at 1.45pm todayResources drafted in from across the west of Scotland By James Rush PUBLISHED: 17:24 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 14 February 2013 A 55-year-old woman has died after a large goods vehicle ploughed into a house, Strathclyde Police have said. Police were called to Main Road in Fairlie, North Ayrshire, shortly before 2pm following reports of a lorry crashing into a house. A 55-year-old woman who lived in one of the ground floor flats, in the two-up, two-down property, died at the scene
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
Fire in the sky! Israel’s Apache helicopter’s stunning aerobatic display to mark top gun graduationAstonishing pictures show Israel's aerial hardware in actionThe images were taken at a graduation ceremony for pilots earlier todayIsraeli Air Force pilots are seen as among the best in the world | UPDATED: 20:56 GMT, 27 December 2012 These incredible images of some of the world's most sophisticated aerial warfare technology were taken during today's graduation ceremony for Israeli pilots.
Lynch mob bay for blood of Delhi gang rapists: Streets in lockdown as three appear in court over bus attack that damaged girl so badly she lost her intestines Hundreds of protesters called for the death penalty for the three suspects Ram Singh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma appeared in court yesterdaySharma tells court they should be 'hanged' for the 'heinous crime' Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeals for calm after week of protest 23-year-old victim still in critical condition eight days after brutal attack | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 24 December 2012 A 'lynch mob' called for the death penalty against three men accused of raping a woman for more than an hour before throwing her from a moving bus were brought to court. Roads and railways have been closed in New Delhi today as police try to regain control after days of protest and pitched battles between police and demonstrators. Today, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed for calm and vowed to get justice for the 'monstrous crime'.
Almost 1,000 obese claimants get share of 4m a year in incapacity benefit: Two thirds have got pay-outs for more than five years | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Taxpayers fork out more than 4million every single year on incapacity benefit for people who are obese, figures show. Almost 1,000 people receive the hand-out for no other reason than they are grossly overweight – costing us 11,000 every single day. And two thirds of them have been languishing on the sick for more than five years
Carer jailed for stealing 31,000 from vulnerable woman she was looking after Denise Kiff, 40, used Maureen baker's debit card over four years Bought takeaways, jewellery and clothes and took out 5,000 bank loan Jailed for 16 months after judge slams 'shocking' breach of trust | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 15 December 2012 Breach of trust: Carer Denise Kiff stole more than 31,000 from elderly Maureen Baker who has the mental age of a five-year-old over the period of four years A carer who repeatedly stole from her vulnerable patient to fund her own lifestyle has been jailed. Denise Kiff, 40, took cash from Maureen Baker who is severely mentally disabled over the course of four years. Kiff, who worked for mental health charity Mencap, used Miss Baker’s debit card to withdraw money as well as to buy Chinese takeaways and clothes, and even took out a bank loan in her name.
Holy roller: Motorbike lover's coffin carried to church in 24-foot-long trike hearse | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 15 December 2012 Motorbike lover Mark Nuttall made his last journey in style when his coffin was carried to an abbey in a 24-foot long trike hearse. Mr Nuttall, 58, who was passionate about motorcycles, died this month after a three-year battle with cancer. His wife, Sharon, rode his Harley-Davidson in a procession of around 50 motorbikes to the service near Romsey, Hampshire
MoD chief runs up 23,000 hotel bill and you pay! Outrage at expenses when department faces huge cutbacksBernard Gray ran up the huge bill in his first ten months in the jobEarns 220,000 as Chief of Defence Materiel, in charge of equipmentShadow defence minister says people will be 'shocked' at 'luxurious lifestyle' | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 13 December 2012 Luxury: Bernard Gray, pictured, Chief of Defence Materiel, has spent 23,000 on luxurious hotels in his first ten months in the job.
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.