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…

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.

Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge"s contract in real life kitchen nightmare

Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge's contract in real life kitchen nightmare after 12 years at the helm Chef had been negotiating new long-term agreement for Art Deco dining rooms at high-end Mayfair hotelClinched deal in 2001 with ex-business partner and estranged father-in-lawFive-star hotel's dining rooms lost Michelin status in January 2010 after head chef quit it was reported that Gordon Ramsay would face competition from his estranged father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson. Mr Hutcheson and his son Adam were said to be launching a chain of healthy fast-food restaurants called Scoffs, serving British tapas for diet-conscious office workers

"Disabled children cost too much and should be put down": Bizarre rant by councillor to disability charity

'Disabled children cost too much and should be put down': Calls for councillor to stand down after outrageous rantCllr Collin Brewer refuses to quit and has apologised to Disability CornwallTold BBC radio that the timing wasn't good because of upcoming elections Charity says his apology was an insult and he should quit his postDefended himself by saying he was 'hot under the collar' after a meetingMr Brewer forced to write apology a year and a half after offensive remark97 per cent of people in local paper poll say Mr Brewer should resignKatie Price tweeted 'How would you like to dispose of my son Harvey'Cornwall Council distanced itself from Mr Brewer's 'ignorant' comment By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:42 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:54 GMT, 28 February 2013 Councillor Collin Brewer's remarks were described as 'depraved' but he is refusing to quit A councillor who told charity workers that disabled children should be put down is defying calls for him to quit.

One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a result

One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a resultHalf of us eat both breakfast and lunch at our desksAnd tuck into our first snack by 10am20% of regularly raid the vending machine at work By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:24 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:02 GMT, 26 February 2013 Millions of workers are putting in such long hours they are eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at their desk, a survey has found. The mad dash to get to work in the morning means many of us grab something from the fridge and take it to work to eat on arrival. Most pop out to buy lunch before hurrying back to eat it at their desk in order to stay on top of the to-do list

Loving couple "put through hell" after social services mistook tiny "birthmark" on baby"s foot for a bruise

Couple put through three 'weeks of hell' by social services who thought mark on their newborn baby's foot was a bruiseParents Kelly Cook and Ian Hutchison feared losing baby AvaSeven-week-old had unexplained mark on her footHealth visitor noticed blemish and called social services By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 4 February 2013 A couple were banned from being alone with their baby and investigated by police when a mystery mark appeared on her foot. Kelly Cook, 31, and Ian Hutchison, 35, were accused of harming seven-week-old Ava by social workers

Eastbourne care home under investigation over disabled residents using prostitutes and strippers

Eastbourne care home put under investigation for allowing disabled residents to use prostitutes and strippers 'so they can fulfill their primeval needs' Staff at home in Eastbourne, Sussex would call prostitutes for residentsLeft sex workers alone with disabled people and put red sock on the door so they weren't disturbedManagers defend policy as it 'protects residents' human rights' By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 14:16 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 28 January 2013 A care home has admitted to calling prostitutes for disabled residents who are otherwise unable to have sex. The home is now under investigation by the local council over concerns the bizarre set-up could place vulnerable residents at risk of being exploited.

Record breaking 30m Britons now in work: Cheer for Cameron as number hits highest level for more than 40 YEARS

Record-breaking 30million Britons now in work: Cheer for Cameron as number hits highest level for more than 40 YEARSUnemployment falls to 7.7% in 10th consecutive quarterly declineRise in private sector jobs makes up for continuing cuts in public sectorMcDonald's announces it will hire 2,500 more UK staff in 2013 But Lloyds TSB reveals plans to cut 940 jobs as airline Flybe follows suit By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 10:17 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 24 January 2013 The number of people in work is at a record high of almost 30million. Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the total workforce across public and private sectors last year was 29.7million, the largest number since records began in 1971

Pension from a 100,000 pot "halved since 1995": Annuities fall to less than 5,000 a year after rates hit record low

Pension from a 100,000 pot 'halved since 1995': Annuities fall to less than 5,000 a year after rates hit record lowReport highlights nightmare facing generation of older workersFall is due to lower interest rates on corporate bonds and gilts and rising life expectancy An annuity is income paid on monthly basis when pension pot is cashed in By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 22:41 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:02 GMT, 10 January 2013 The monthly income from a pension pot of 100,000 has halved in the past 18 years, a study has warned The income from a 100,000 pension pot has more than halved in the past 18 years, a damning study reveals today. In January 1995, a 65-year-old worker could have bought himself an annuity – an income for life – of 11,380 a year. Today a man of the same age, who has worked throughout his life to save the same amount, would get an annuity of just 4,920 from an insurance company – a fall of 57 per cent

"I"m on benefits and unemployable": Shamed Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith says nobody will now take risk of employing her

'I'm on benefits and unemployable': Self-pitying Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith says nobody will now take risk of employing herFormer social services chief avoids public places four years after sackingSharon Shoesmith is unable to find work because of blame for Baby PIn rare interview she says risk to children is now greater than before case By James Rush PUBLISHED: 00:57 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:51 GMT, 6 January 2013 Sharon Shoesmith has said she is on benefits and is unemployable after being blamed for the Baby P case The social services chief sacked over the Baby P scandal has spoken of how her life has been unable to 'move on' since she lost her job four years ago.