Diners order less when they know how much exercise would be needed to burn off their meal

Struggling to say no to dessert We make healthier food choices if we see how much EXERCISE it takes to burn off a meal Diners choose less calories when shown exercise needed to burn it off But knowing calories in food does not affect calories we eat at restaurants By Nick Mcdermott, Science Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 24 April 2013 For those of us that struggle to say no to dessert, a reminder of the consequences might help us when we need to resist temptation. Researchers found that when diners were shown the amount of exercise needed to burn off an item of food on a menu, they chose a less calorific option. However if they were simply provided with nutritional data, they failed to opt for healthier selections.

Former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley granted "quickie" divorce from wife after 57 years of marriage

Labour's 80-year-old former deputy leader Roy Hattersley is granted a 'quickie' divorce from his wife after 57 years of marriageGiven a 'quickie' divorce in just 55 seconds today at the age of 80 Couple had not lived together for five yearsGranted because he would now find it intolerable to live with Molly By Jill Reilly PUBLISHED: 13:04 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 13 April 2013 Veteran Labour politician Roy Hattersley was given a 'quickie' divorce in just 55 seconds today at the age of 80 from his wife of 57 years. Baron Hattersley in his full name of Roy Sydney George was granted a decree nisi at London's High Court because of the irretrievable breakdown of his 1956 marriage to wife Edith Mary known as Molly.

Terrifying moment armed gunman walks down the street after threatening to shoot police officers

Terrifying moment armed gunman walks down the street after threatening to shoot police officers Boy, eight, ordered to flee by police marksmen as they hunted down the gunman in Much Wenlock, Shropshire Police firearms officers shot at the man, aged in his 50s, but missedHe was later arrested after being tackled by a police dog By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 12:07 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 2 April 2013 This is the terrifying moment a gunman casually strolled down a road carrying a pistol which he had threatened to shoot two officers with.

Vandal professor with impeccable manners facing a 28,000 bill after scratching graffiti on his neighbours" cars

Vandal professor with impeccable manners facing a 28,000 bill after scratching graffiti on his neighbours' carsStephen Graham, 47, went on half-naked rampage after downing ginScratched words such as 'arbitrary', 'wrong' and 'silly' onto 4x4sHas vague memory of walking down the street in a dream-like state By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 17:22 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 2 March 2013 Remorse: Stephen Graham scratched graffiti on 27 vehicles A professor with a hatred of 4×4 cars scratched graffiti on vehicles in his upmarket neighbourhood, a court heard yesterday. Stephen Graham, 48, used a screwdriver to write words such as ‘arbitrary’, ‘wrong’ and ‘very silly’ on the paintwork while dressed in only underpants and a jacket. His night-time vandalism, while still wearing a sleeping mask on his forehead, left 27 cars damaged and has landed the professor with a 28,000 compensation bill.

Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner"s meteoric rise – and his bitterness after London 2012

A ladies’ man who cures his insomnia with nights on the gun range: Blade Runner’s meteoric rise – and his bitterness after London 2012 He visits South African gun range with his 9mm pistol when he can't sleepPistorius got his biblical shoulder tattoo on a whim at 2am After Paralympics he threatened to break legs of man linked to ex-girlfriendHe was linked to various women while dating ex-girlfriend Samantha TaylorAfter break-up she said: 'Oscar is certainly not what people think he is'In 2008 he broke ribs and had 172 stitches in face after crashing power boat Pistorius now charged with murder of FHM model Reeva Steenkamp ” class=”blkBorder” /> Oscar Pistorius after winning his gold medal at the Paralympic games in 2012. He is the world's most famous Paralympian and first to compete in able-bodied Olympics It's a dog's life: Pistorius at his house in Pretoria with his dogs Enzo (right) and Silo (left) Oscar Pistorius' legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old Pistorius was born 26 years ago into a prominent family in Pretoria without fibulas, the outer of the bones that run between the knee and the ankle. His parents, Sheila and Henke, grappled with information, complied with doctors’ advice, and at 11 months his legs were amputated below the knee.

Serial criminal John Moir convicted of 218 offences laughs at police after receiving 43rd driving ban

'Nothing is going to stop me': Serial criminal convicted of 218 offences laughs at police after receiving his 43rd driving ban John Moir, 46, of Ipswich, Suffolk, was caught driving while banned – againHe was jailed in 2010 after hitting Simon Jacobs, 45, who nearly diedMr Jacobs says 'Justice system must listen: he will kill someone next time' , for driving while banned, resisting a police officer and having no car insurance, for which he was jailed for five months. 'I believe he will kill someone eventually': Simon Jacobs, 45, nearly died after Moir drove into him in 2010 Moir admitted driving while banned, having no insurance, and two charges of theft. He received a four-month jail sentence for driving while disqualified, and three months for each theft to run consecutively.

Brooke Weston Academy: School issues humbling apology to children"s cancer charity after teacher brands pyjama day fundraiser a…

School issues humbling apology to children's cancer charity after teacher brands pyjama day fundraiser a 'paedophile's paradise' Vice principal of Brooke Weston Academy criticised the fundraiser, which would see pupils come to school in nightwear, in an e-mail to a colleagueMark Willimott also sent the e-mail to 'shocked' organisers at charity Chelsea's Angels by mistakeThe vice principal had written: '… are they aiming for a paedophile's paradise' By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:43 GMT, 22 January 2013 Blunder: Vice principal Mark Willimott described charity Chelsea's Angels' sponsored pyjama day as a 'paedophile's paradise' in an e-mail A school has been forced to apologise to a children's cancer charity after the vice principal branded its sponsored pyjama day a 'paedophile's paradise'. Chelsea's Angels, which helps children diagnosed with neuroblastoma and other rare cancers, had e-mailed schools in Northamptonshire inviting them to take part in the event – which would see pupils attending lessons in nightwear – as a fun way to raise money.

Fugitive Eastern European criminal entered UK legally and raped two women in knife-point attacks

Fugitive Eastern European criminal entered UK legally and raped two women in knife-point attacks , Butkus followed a 39-year-old woman he and his friends met in a kebab shop after a night out. When she got home she invited Butkus in for a drink but then found her daughter's moneybox had been smashed and him in her bedroom

Marmalade theft and reporting a murder on Emmerdale among bizarre calls made to 999 revealed by police force

'Hello, police, there's been a murder – on Emmerdale!' Force reveals most bizarre 999 callsOther examples include a dog following a woman into her house and a chicken walking down a roadGreater Manchester Police receive an average 1,371 calls each day | UPDATED: 19:15 GMT, 27 December 2012 Reports of a marmalade theft and a chicken walking down a road are some of the hoax calls that one police force has received. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has released audio recordings of the calls in the run-up to New Year's Eve in an effort to encourage people not to abuse the emergency 999 number

Ghosts of the mountains: Natural light phenomenon leaves haunting halo around shadow

Just what did this photographer capture in this 'Ghostly' man of the mountains Brocken Spectre is actually a person's shadow cast onto low-lying cloudsLight diffraction causes figures to be surrounded by a multi-coloured 'halo'Stunning examples photographed in Ukraine's Chatyr-Dag mountain regionAccording to climbers' superstition, whoever sees one will die the next day | UPDATED: 18:48 GMT, 19 December 2012 This eerie ghost-like figure left a group of trekkers stunned when it suddenly appeared over a mountain range, but it was nothing more than the rare natural phenomenon known as a Brocken Spectre.