One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in south WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Many of those affected are teenagers who missed out on vaccination in the late 1990s and early 2000s when parents were concerned about a link between MMR and autism that has since been discredited.

Bungling coach driver takes school children on 80 mile diversion after misspelling Welsh town in his sat nav by one letter

Bungling coach driver takes school children on 80 mile diversion after misspelling Welsh town in his sat nav by one letter He typed in Towyn instead of Tywyn, which is on a different coast Pupils and teachers faced two-hour detour at the end of 13-hour trip Bus company has apologised and driver faces disciplinary hearing By Zac Fine PUBLISHED: 14:33 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:53 GMT, 18 April 2013 A coachload of schoolchildren was taken 80 miles in the wrong direction in the middle of the night after a driver misspelt their destination by just one letter.

Two-thirds of us hate it when cold callers use our first names

First name terms No, Mr and Mrs to you: Two-thirds of us hate it when cold callers use our first names Poll finds three in ten people fed up with strangers treating them like friends One in five objected to Facebook's 'how's it going' messages Most traditional views held in Wales, while Scottish are more relaxed By Claire Ellicott PUBLISHED: 00:37 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:23 GMT, 2 April 2013 A survey found almost two-thirds of us hate cold callers who address customers by their first name Answering the phone halfway through dinner to a cold caller trying to sell you things you’ll never want or need is bad enough. What’s worse When they use your first name to do it. Almost two-thirds of us hate cold callers who address customers by their first name and start conversations with ‘hi’, a study found.

Pc who became YouTube sensation after smashing pensioner"s car window wins tribunal

Pc who became YouTube sensation after smashing pensioner's car window with truncheon to get six-figure payout after being bullied out of jobPanel rules Pc Mike Baillon, 42, unfairly dismissed from traffic squadHe allegedly quit his job after becoming the butt of jokes YouTube video showed CCTV of him battering car near Usk, South Wales Another officer jumped onto bonnet of the car and kicked in the windscreen Police disciplinary panel concluded that the officers' actions were justified /02/02/article-2095341-11902FEA000005DC-945_634x414.jpg” width=”634″ height=”414″ alt=”Extreme: Pc Mike Baillon, 42, quit his job after becoming the butt of jokes from fellow officers over the CCTV of him battering the Range Rover” class=”blkBorder” /> Extreme: Pc Mike Baillon, 42, quit his job after becoming the butt of jokes from fellow officers over the CCTV of him battering the Range Rover On camera: As the window was being smashed in, an officer was on the bonnet stamping on the windscreen Shocked: The two officers were later cleared of misconduct after an investigation but Pc Baillon was removed from front-line duties and his colleagues often brought up the 'Whatley incident', a tribunal heard Mr Baillon also told the tribunal in Cardiff that his locker at work was defaced over the ‘Whatley incident’ and that he became a ‘laughing stock’.

He died a hero! Cookie the cockatiel dies in house fire after saving teenager from bedroom blaze

'He died a hero': Cookie the cockatiel dies in house fire after saving teenager from bedroom blazeBen Rees, 17, was alerted to a fire in his bedroom by his pet cockatielThe fire started when Ben lit an incense stick but went off for a showerThe bird squawked and flapped his wings to alert Ben to the blazeThe teenager was able to escape thanks to Cookie's actions By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 11:48 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:08 GMT, 7 February 2013 A pet parrot has been lauded as a hero after he died saving his teenage owner from a house fire. Cookie the cockatiel flew to the bathroom to alert Ben Rees, 17, that a fire had broken out in his bedroom by squawking and 'dive-bombing' him. Thanks to the bird, Ben managed to escape the blaze and call for help

Pretty employee, 24, suffers "life-changing injuries" after she was scalped by conveyor belt at coat hanger factory

'I kept asking doctors, “Am I going to die”' Horror of pretty factory employee scalped by conveyor belt after being dragged in by her hair and scarfKelly Nield was dragged into machinery at factory in North Wales in 2009Recalled how she coughed up blood and thought she would not survive Company forced to pay 60,000 fine after admitting it was at fault By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 13:53 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 18 January 2013 Injuries: Kelly Nield had her hair ripped out while working at a factory; she is pictured before the accident A factory worker who suffered life-changing injuries after being dragged into a conveyor belt has spoken out about her horrific ordeal.

April Jones: Former lifeguard Mark Bridger "probably responsible for death of missing five-year-old"

Former lifeguard Mark Bridger 'probably responsible for death of missing five-year-old April Jones'April went missing after she was seen getting into a car on October 1Mark Bridger will stand trial later this yearApril's parents Coral and Paul Jones attended court today /10/06/article-2213802-155CF6ED000005DC-113_306x397.jpg” width=”306″ height=”397″ alt=”Mark Bridger, 46, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of April Jones” class=”blkBorder” /> Mark Bridger, 46, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of April Jones Former lifeguard Mark Bridger is 'probably responsible' for the death of five-year-old April Jones, who went missing in mid Wales last year, a court heard today.

Police forces face growing attack over value for money and time spent on the beat

Has Government declared war on the police Forces face growing attack over value for money and time spent on the beat Recorded crime drops by at least 10% in 19/43 force areas as budgets fallMore than 20,000 officers supplementing income with extra work, up 20%Police spend eight minutes an hour on frontline duties; 12% of working dayMP Keith Vaz: Recent events have 'shaken public confidence in our police' | UPDATED: 17:22 GMT, 30 December 2012 Police forces were tonight facing a growing attack from the Government as tensions grew over their value for money following the fallout from the Andrew Mitchell ‘Plebgate’ affair. Recorded crime fell by at least a tenth in 19 of 43 force areas across England and Wales, official figures showed – while budgets went down by just under 10 per cent, reported The Sunday Times. And another investigation by the Mail on Sunday found that more than 20,000 officers and staff are moonlighting in their spare time – a figure that has soared by almost 20 per cent in a single year

Rise in number of families with four cars: Working women and their stay-at-home offspring behind rise in vehicles on the drive

The four-car families: Working women and their stay-at-home offspring behind rise in vehicles on the driveFamilies with four or more cars account for nearly one in 50 of all householdsStudy by RAC Foundation analysed census results | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 26 December 2012 The number of households with four or more cars has soared by 51 per cent to nearly half a million over the past decade. The rising number of women who work is one factor behind the increase

Three daughters of mother killed during Cardiff hit-and-run rampage will open Christmas gifts "from mum"

Three daughters of mother killed during Cardiff hit-and-run rampage will open Christmas gifts 'from mum' Karina Menzies died in a 30 minute hit-and-run rampage in OctoberMatthew Tvrdon, 31, from Cardiff, charged with the murder within a dayGirls, aged 11, eight and two, will unwrap the last gifts left by motherSister says they are 'the last thing she will ever be able to give them' | UPDATED: 21:20 GMT, 24 December 2012 Three girls left motherless after a hit-and-run rampage that brought hysteria to a city's streets will open festive gifts labelled 'from mum,' tomorrow. Karina Menzies, 31, was killed during 30 minutes of terrifying carnage in the Ely and Leckwith areas of Cardiff, south Wales, in October.