16m pay bonanza for five British Gas bosses: Windfall came just weeks after inflation-busting price increases Chief executive Sam Laidlaw is handed 5million Figures emerge in Centrica's annual report showing British Gas made 606million profitOfgem predict the average gas and electricity bill will rise to 1,420 by end of next year was 1,188 and customers have seen their prices double over the last seven years. A total of 2.5million families are estimated to live in ‘fuel poverty’, which means they have to spend more than 10 per cent of their income on their energy bill
Premier League footballer on 20,000 a week pictured 'wiping his bottom' with 20 notesLiam Ridgewell was seen squatting over toilet in his 1.5million homeThe 28-year-old had around 1,000 in notes scattered around himHe earns as much in a week as the average West Midlander does in a yearRidgewell last night apologised for what was meant to be a private joke Angry fans labelled the defender 'arrogant' and 'idiotic' | UPDATED: 15:07 GMT, 3 December 2012 A picture of Premier League footballer Liam Ridgewell wiping his backside with a wad of 20 notes has infuriated fans. The West Brom defender was photographed squatting over the toilet in the bathroom of his 1.5million home in Barnt Green, Birmingham, with his trousers down.
Average home heating bill hits 600: Millions plan to ration usage after price surge Latest figures show average bill is 63 per cent higher than in 200890 per cent of people plan to go without heating to cut costs Fears some elderly people will die from the cold because they switch heating off to save money In recent weeks five of the 'big six' energy giants have raised tariffs | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 28 November 2012 Cold: 90 per cent of people say they will switch off heating to save money this winter Millions of householders are planning to ration heating this winter after bills surged to shocking new levels. The latest figures reveal that the average bill is 587 – a startling 63 per cent rise from 360 in 2008
2.3m pupils being let down by schools: Watchdog chief condemns 'postcode lottery' | UPDATED: 01:54 GMT, 28 November 2012 Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted's senior inspector, said the difference in teaching standards is 'unacceptable' More than two million children attend under-performing schools amid a ‘postcode lottery’, Ofsted’s chief inspector revealed yesterday. Sir Michael Wilshaw said there were ‘completely unacceptable’ differences in standards, even within affluent suburbs where youngsters are let down by coasting schools.