Bungling council officials paint double yellow lines in an alleyway which is too narrow to drive downContractors 'forgot how big cars were' and painted the linesThey were supposed to be part of clampdown to stop illegal parking in alleywaysSpace between lines measures just 13 inches By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 10:07 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 16 April 2013 It would make a good racing track for model cars.
Protestants 'work harder' and their mental wellbeing is more affected when they are unemployedPeople in Protestant countries feel guilty about time off150,000 people in 82 countries quizzed Findings suggest economic downturn hit Britain harderJoblessness more likely to lead to depression By Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 00:34 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 8 April 2013 People in Protestant countries work harder because they feel guiltier about taking time off, a study has found. And while unemployment generally makes all people unhappy, it is twice as likely seriously to affect the mental wellbeing of Protestants as those of other denominations.
Anti-wrinkle creams that really work… but only with a magic ingredient A chemical called Matrixyl used in some anti-wrinkle creams may double the amount of collagen in skin Collagen is needed to keep skin elastic and give it a plump, youthful feel – but production declines with ageScientists say Matrixyl can help the skin produce more By Fiona Macrae and Ryan Kisiel PUBLISHED: 11:48 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 7 March 2013 It is news that will put a smile on the face of plenty of women of a certain age – and stop them worrying about the lines it may leave.
Number of people in employment hits record level with almost 30 million in work – but the squeeze on wages continuesMore Britons are in work than ever before as unemployment falls to 7.8%But wages rise by just 1.4% to 472 per week, with inflation at 2.7%'UK is now ahead of international rivals', claims Iain Duncan Smith By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 10:17 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 A huge rise in employment means that there are more people in work than every before, with almost 30million Britons holding jobs, it was revealed today. And the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance has fallen to its lowest level in nearly two years.
Prayers before dawn on Radio 2: Backlash as broadcaster moves hymns show to a 6am slotSunday Half Hour moves from 8:30pm to earlier hour-long slotTwitter users branded the new time 'ridiculous' Presenter Diane Louise Jordan told regular listeners that they can catch up on iPlayer By Paul Revoir PUBLISHED: 01:06 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 04:05 GMT, 9 January 2013 Listeners have reacted with anger after Radio 2 moved church hymns show Sunday Half Hour from 8.30pm to a 6am slot. Presenter Diane Louise Jordan announced the new time at the weekend.
I'm sorry mum! Flamingo chick is in trouble after getting his feathers muddy Two-week-old chick took first steps outside the nest in a reserve in CubaWildlife photographer Andrey Gudkov spent a day watching the pair bond | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 30 December 2012 Any mother would despair at seeing their child covered in mud. And this flamingo was no different.
Today is 'frazzled Friday' – which means half of us will lounge on the sofa with the curtains closed after overdosing on food, alcohol and relatives over Christmas 72 per cent of us have spent one day too long with our family and friendsToday will be a struggle thanks to overspends and overdosing on treatsAverage adult will have piled on 4lbs by todayWe will have battled through or witnessed five arguments over festive period | UPDATED: 04:57 GMT, 28 December 2012 Today has been named 'frazzled Friday' to mark three days after Christmas when the festive excesses finally get the better of us. Overdosing on food, alcohol and spending time with relatives, coupled with a realisation there is very little left in the bank to get through January, means today will be a struggle, a study has found. And as many as one in two of us will spend today lounging on the sofa with the curtains closed taking time out to settle frayed nerves
Cancer patients who struggle to pay their energy bills: Thousands are behind with one in four owing more than 200As much as 2.8million is owed by sufferers to heating companies in the UKThree in ten said that they have had to turn off the heating in the last three monthsAccording to Macmillan Cancer Support a third wore outdoor clothing inside | UPDATED: 08:55 GMT, 27 December 2012 Around 27,000 cancer patients in the UK are behind with paying their fuel bills Thousands of cancer sufferers are caught up in a 3million energy bills nightmare after falling behind with their payments, claims a leading charity. Around 27,000 cancer patients in the UK are behind with paying their fuel bills – with the debts of one in four exceeding 200. As much as 2.8million is owed by sufferers to heating companies in the UK, according to new research by Macmillan Cancer Support
Pudsey's pup parade: Dancing dog in first reunion with all his brothers and sistersCelebrity dog joined siblings Hero, Toggle, Kez, Piper and BeckyTogether for first time since puppies and celebrate birthday on FridayBritain's Got Talent winning dog took break from busy schedule | UPDATED: 23:07 GMT, 25 December 2012 If there were ever any doubts that showing off is in Pudsey the dancing dog’s blood, this family picture should dispel them.
Britain struck a deal with EU countries to send their criminals home. So how many have gone NONESince December 2011 prisoners from within the EU can be forced to serve their sentence in their home countryPrevious government allowed opt outs for Poland and Ireland, the two countries with the most inmates serving time in Britain Meanwhile 38 prisoners were returned to the UK | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 25 December 2012 Must change: More foreign prisoners should be sent home to serve their time says Justice Secretary Chris Grayling Britain was hit by a fresh foreign prisoner fiasco last night after it was revealed that a much- trumpeted EU transfer agreement has spectacularly backfired