Mother gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets as a 13th birthday present, RoboCop mayor claims as he says EACH problem family costs taxpayers up to 600,000Children should be 'targeted in the womb to stop problems', Ray Mallon said Former detective was speaking out about problem families in Middlesbrough He said one household was costing the public purse 600,000 a year By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:17 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 12 March 2013 A mother gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets as a present for her 13th birthday, it emerged last night. The woman was reported to social services after handing over the Class A drugs as a special prize for becoming a teenager. It is understood the family, from Middlesbrough, are now being monitored by social workers – although the mother was not prosecuted.
Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer EVERY SECOND with sales already up 1,000% on last year Retailers brand 2012 the 'tablet Christmas'Frenzy put down to greater choice and wider price range | UPDATED: 13:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 Staggering demand for computer tablets has seen British shoppers buy one every second as the rush for Christmas gifts goes into overdrive. Some shops are reporting sales of tablets like the iPad and Google Nexus 7 are up by 1,000 per cent from last year, leading retailers to brand 2012 the 'tablet Christmas'. The frenzy began last week on Cyber Monday when a tablet was sold every second, and it is forecasted demand will continue to be high during the countdown to Christmas