Thousands of officers forced to declare their second jobs and publish salaries in major shake-up to improve public trust in policeReform will affect more than 20,000 police officers who have second jobsIt is part of a new code of conduct to try to raise professional standards , compared with 19,329 in March 2011. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the integrity reforms were welcome but 'they don't go far enough'. She said: 'Our duty in this house is to make sure police officers get the support they need, and have a proper framework of accountability to keep standards high
Bentley axes its company chaplain in case he upsets non-Christian workers: Employees start campaign to have him reinstatedRev Francis Cooke made redundant just days before ChristmasCompany says too many people of different faiths to warrant chaplainMr Cooke says his role provided counselling for all not just ChristiansStaff have started petition to bring the chaplain back | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 23 December 2012 Rev Francis Cooke said he wasn't just a chaplain but a counsellor to all faiths Every week for ten years the Rev Francis Cooke visited the shop floor at Bentley, offering counselling and advice to the luxury car maker's workers. But only days before Christmas he has been made redundant because the company says he might offend non-Christians. It said there were too many religions represented among the 4,000-strong workforce at its factory to warrant a Christian chaplain.
Triple-dip alert: Recession fears as figures show industrial output has fallen to lowest level in 20 years Further fall in North Sea production which has dropped by almost 50 per cent in the past three years Cameron declares Britain must be more like Germany and develop a modern workforceFears a cold winter could spell further economic gloom | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 8 December 2012 In a blow for Chancellor George Osborne financial markets have predicted Britain is heading for a triple dip recession Britain is on the brink of a triple-dip recession, experts warn as latest figures reveal industrial output has now fallen to its lowest level in 20 years. In a week when chancellor George Osborne put yet another squeeze on the hard working middle-classes, figures for October revealed manufacturing production dropped by 1.3 per cent – more than two per cent down on this time last year. Markets had been optimistic that October would have seen a rise in industrial production but figures from the office for national statistics revealed it had fallen by 0.8 per cent
Doorway to despair: Glimpse inside Spanish industrial ghost town that produced seven million doors a year which has been decimated by housing crash During the construction boom, most of the doors for the 800,000 new houses a year were built in VillacanasSince the housing bubble burst, the town has been left desolate and is struggling with unemployment problems | UPDATED: 21:48 GMT, 26 November 2012 At its peak, it was a bustling town manufacturing millions of wooden doors to cater for the housing boom in Spain.