30stone mum: "I"m too fat to work … even though I"m married to a fitness instructor". Wendy Phillips talks to Closer magazine

'I'm married to a fitness instructor… but I'm too fat to work!' 30st mother has claimed 30,000 in sickness benefitsWendy Phillips admits to spending two decades eating junk foodMother-of-three claimed benefits since leaving care home job five years agoHusband Sean is qualified gym instructor and said to be 'disappointed''I was greedy and ate too many sausage rolls' says Wendy who wants gastric band surgery to cut life-threatening BMI of 76.8 By Toni Jones PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:43 GMT, 13 March 2013 They say opposites attract.

Centre for Social Justice: Teenage sex slave raped 90 times in one weekend despite authorities saying she wasn"t at risk

Teenage sex slave raped 90 times in one weekend despite authorities saying she wasn't at riskGirl gave evidence to committee despite still being 'deeply traumatised'CSJ report claims efforts to tackle slavery in a state of crisisMore than 1,000 adults and children trafficked into or within UK in 2011/12 (file picture posed by model)” class=”blkBorder” /> A report by the Centre for Social Justice has said more than 1,000 adults and children were trafficked into or within the UK in 2011/2012 (file picture posed by model) A teenage girl was raped 90 times in one weekend it has been revealed, in a shocking report into modern-day slavery in the UK. The report, due to be published tomorrow by the Centre for Social Justice, contains evidence from the girl, who was 16 at the time she was taken into slavery and raped by 90 men. The girl, who gave evidence to the committee despite still being 'deeply traumatised' by the attacks, did not come from a background which put her at risk, but became enslaved after befriending girls vulnerable to abuse, it has been reported.

"It"s like losing a child": Owner of cocker spaniel stolen by callous gang tell of heartbreak at theft

'It's like losing a child': Owner of cocker spaniel stolen by callous gang tell of heartbreak at theft Melanie Parker is heartbroken after six-year-old Jarvis was takenThieves used bolt cutters to open his kennel in Miss Parker's gardenHe was one of three cocker spaniels stolen in 24 hours by gang By Inderdeep Bains PUBLISHED: 22:33 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:07 GMT, 2 January 2013 The owner of a cocker spaniel that was stolen by a gang of serial dognappers has said the theft was ‘like losing a child’. Six-year-old Jarvis was taken by thieves who broke into the Hampshire cottage of Melanie Parker. Speaking last night, the 36-year-old said: ‘I’m absolutely devastated that someone could do this

Gadgets blamed for 70 per cent leap in child speech problems in just six years

Gadgets blamed for 70 per cent leap in child speech problems in just six yearsRise blamed on screen-based gadgets and games as 'electronic babysitters'Department of Education study finds 135,700 children had difficulties in 2011Children's charity says 1.2million youngsters have communication problem | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 28 December 2012 Challenges: Findings from a Government-funded study show that the number of schoolchildren needing help for speech and language difficulties rose 71 per cent between 2005 and 2011. The rise has been blamed on the growing use of gadgets The number of children with speech difficulties has leapt 70 per cent in six years, according to a new study. As many as 1.2million youngsters are now estimated to struggle with speech

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

Britain"s gender pay gap: Mothers who work full-time earn 21% less than men

Britain's gender pay gap: Mothers who work full-time earn 21% less than menStudy reveals the true extent of the gender pay gap in BritainWorking mothers in full-time employment paid 21 per cent less than men Women without children also paid 7 per cent less than men in full-time jobsBritish childcare also costs much more than in most other countries | UPDATED: 02:13 GMT, 18 December 2012 Enlarge Gender gap: Working mothers earn 21% less than men the report says, while the cost of childcare can almost wipe out the benefit of returning to work Mothers who work full-time earn 21 per cent less than men, a report revealed yesterday. But even women without children are victims of Britain’s gender pay gap. On average, they earn 7 per cent less than men in full-time jobs, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said

Mum was so angry with me for going back to work she moved in to look after the children: Mother and daughter lock horns over their VERY different…

Mum was so angry with me for going back to work she moved in to look after the children: Mother and daughter lock horns over their VERY different views on parenting | UPDATED: 02:53 GMT, 18 December 2012 Fiona Wright, 44, is married to Neil, 48, a police inspector.

Michael Gove: Headteachers can dock the pay of staff who take industrial action

Cut pay of teachers who work to rule, Michael Gove orders headsEducation Secretary writes to heads advising that a 'robust response' is needed to union actionSome members of the NUT and NASUWT are working to rule, having a 'severe impact' on children's education, minister warns Staff refusing to cover lessons or produce lesson plansUnion leaders say it is an escalation of Mr Gove's 'war on teachers' | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 13 December 2012 Enlarge Education Secretary Michael Gove wrote to headteachers, advising a 'robust response' to striking staff, including cutting pay Headmasters were yesterday told to slash the pay of teachers taking industrial action after thousands joined a campaign of disruption. Members of the National Union of Teachers and rival NASUWT have been working to rule complaining about pay, pensions and working conditions

Labour to vote AGAINST 1% cap on rises in benefits, saying they should rise faster than wages

Labour to vote AGAINST Osborne's 1% cap on benefits rises which would cut 3.7bn from the welfare bill | UPDATED: 17:01 GMT, 11 December 2012 Shadow chancellor Ed Balls said Labour would not support the cap because it hit working families as well as the jobless Labour is to vote against a cap on rises in benefits, imposed after handouts soared at twice the rate of wages. Shadow chancellor Ed Balls today revealed his party would oppose the 1 per cent rise planned by the government for each of the next three years.