Inflation index "has cheated us for years": Annual increase in bills has been linked to inaccurate figures

Inflation index 'has cheated us for years': Annual increase in bills has been linked to inaccurate figures ONS admitted its Retail Prices Index measure was 'inadequate'RPI dictates how much Britons' household bills go up each yearThe measure has been swapped for the 'improved' RPIJ, said ONS .

Dr Darryl Peel: Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start bonfire in his garden dies

Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start a bonfire in his garden dies from his injuriesDr Darryl Peel, 51, died after accident which left him with 80 per cent burnsGP ignited petrol fumes whilst preparing a bonfire at his Suffolk home By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:04 GMT, 27 February 2013 Fatal accident: Dr Darryl Peel died three weeks after the accident which left him with severe burns A man has died after suffering horrific burns as he was caught in a fireball lighting a bonfire in his garden. Dr Darryl Peel, 51, was preparing the pile of wood in his Suffolk home when a spark is believed to have set the petrol can ablaze.

Pippa gets a job in a supermarket (but she won"t be stacking shelves): Duchess of Cambridge"s sister lands recipe column in Waitrose…

Pippa gets a job at Waitrose! Duchess of Cambridge's sister lands job writing recipe column in magazineHer food column Pippa's Friday Night Feasts will start in April issueComes despite her book Celebrate being a pre-Christmas flop By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 14:07 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 25 February 2013 Her first book may not have been the success she or the publisher that paid her an 400,000 advance expected, but despite the hiccup the work keeps rolling in for Pippa Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge's sister will now pen a column called Pippa's Friday Night Feasts which will feature 'casual dining ideas and recipes' for Waitrose's monthly magazine.

YouTube video shows how astronauts defy gravity to wash their hands

Ever wondered how astronauts wash their hands New video shows spaceman demonstrating the process Canadian spaceman Chris Hadfield reveals the secret – no-rinse soap By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:32 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:50 GMT, 4 February 2013 Their gravity defying existence has long been a source of wonder for mere earthlings. But have you ever wondered how astronauts manage to complete everyday, mundane tasks like washing their hands, completely weightless A new video released by the Canadian Space Agency has revealed the answer – no-rinse soap. Scroll down for video Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield beamed a video back from space to show a young caller how he washes his hands in the weightless atmosphere Shown on YouTube, he squirts the solution from a straw attached to a pouch and it gathers in a ball, heading towards the ceiling The astronaut will have to act quickly before the ball of handwash reaches the roof In a question-and-answer session beamed back from space, astronaut Chris Hadfield took a young caller through the process step-by-step

Marooned at Christmas: Family left stranded for a week in holiday cottage as Severn bursts its banks

Marooned at Christmas: Family left stranded for a week in holiday cottage as Severn bursts its banksDream Christmas becomes nightmare for 12 members of the Hughes familyThey had to be rescued from a luxury cottage in Uckinghall, GlosIt was the first time the whole family had been together for 20 years | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 31 December 2012 A Christmas break in a luxurious cottage by the Severn probably seemed like a good idea at the time. But it turned into a nightmare for the Hughes family when the river burst its banks and they were stranded indoors for a week looking out at waist-deep water before eventually being rescued by boat.

My skin was burned off by a cauldron of baked beans: Mother Sarah Conner left paralysed when vat of "lava-like" food tips over on camping…

My skin was burned off by a cauldron of baked beans: Mother left paralysed when vat of ‘lava-like’ food tips over on camping tripSarah Conner left with injuries after vat of baked beans was blown on to herThe mum-of-one needed four skin grafts and two operations following dramaThe 35-year-old has now recovered and spoken of her trauma to help others | UPDATED: 14:08 GMT, 27 December 2012 A camper was left with horrific injuries after a cauldron of boiling baked beans was blown on top of her by a strong wind during a family trip.

The stunning images of water droplets that show rain can sometimes be a work of art

The mesmerising images of water droplets that show there's no greater artist on Earth than Mother Nature | UPDATED: 15:36 GMT, 27 December 2012 As Britain is lashed by rain and floods, a Russian photographer has captured another side of water in these stunning images of droplets.

Thorpe Bay Southend: Man dies and another injured after dinghy capsizes just 300 yards off the coast

Pensioner, 73, dies and another injured after dinghy capsizes just 300 yards off the coastRescue team discovered one man clinging to the boat and the other drifting Both men received medical attention on the shore for up to an hour | UPDATED: 18:52 GMT, 17 December 2012 One man has died and another has been taken to hospital after their dinghy capsized at sea. The two men, aged 71 and 73, were pulled from the frigid water by Southend RNLI after Thames Coastguard received several phone calls from members of the public at 2.45pm today. The rescue team discovered one man clinging to the boat 300 yards off the coast of Thorpe Bay, Southend, while the other had begun to drift away in the current

Pictured: Incredible "tsunami" of clouds roll over mountain top to engulf city

Pictured: Incredible 'tsunami' of clouds roll over mountain top to engulf city | UPDATED: 17:28 GMT, 16 December 2012 This is the dramatic moment a city in Switzerland looks like it is about to be engulfed by a giant tsunami – although the apparent tidal wave is actually just thick clouds rolling in over a mountain range. As thousands of people went about their everyday business in Geneva, behind them a mammoth tsunami appeared to be about to tear through the city. But the spectacular scene was really just an optical illusion caused by clouds sweeping across the Saleve mountain range, which overlooks the city, on December 5 this year.

"I"ve killed him": Crying nurse"s confession after ignoring "nil by mouth" sign and feeding tablet to patient who choked…

'I've killed him': Crying nurse's confession after ignoring 'nil by mouth' sign and feeding tablet to patient who choked to deathKirsten May gave Norman Betchley pill despite 'nil by mouth' sign over bed Betchley, 81, was in hospital with breathing issues being fed through tubes She realised mistake and ran to a laundry cupboard crying: 'It's my fault' | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 14 December 2012 Frail: Agency nurse Kirsten May gave Norman Betchley (pictured) the tablet even though an A5 sign above his head stated 'nil by mouth' A nurse ran through a hospital ward crying 'I've killed him' after feeding a frail patient a pill moments before he choked and died, an inquest heard today. Agency nurse Kirsten May gave Norman Betchley the tablet even though an A5 sign above his head stated 'nil by mouth', Chelmsford Coroners Court heard