White Britons are now a minority in Leicester, Luton and Slough and Birmingham is set to follow by end of decade All three communities have a white British population of less than 50%, 2011 UK census shows, and Birmingham will be the same by 2020 Slough has the lowest proportion of white Britons in the UK outside London – 35 per centImmigration from Eastern Europe since 2004 a major cause, say academics By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 10:52 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 10 January 2013 Three towns and cities have joined London in having a minority white British population. Researchers say more than 50 per cent of people living in Leicester, Luton and Slough are either foreign or from an ethnic minority. Birmingham is expected to have a similar make-up by 2020
Teachers' Gangnam Style spoof video backfires as they are accused of undermining pupils' respect Staff at Mount Carmel RC school in Accrington, Lancashire, made parodyIncludes men posing in changing rooms wearing only their towelsConservative Councillor Peter Britcliffe concerned pupils will 'lose respect' | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 1 January 2013 Teachers at a secondary school who posted a Gangnam Style parody on YouTube have been slammed for undermining pupils' respect for them. Staff at Mount Carmel RC in Accrington, Lancashire, including head teacher Xavier Bowers, appear in the spoof video dancing and singing and at one point dressed only in towels.
The changing face of Old St Nick revealed through the last 700 years (but he's always had a big white beard) | UPDATED: 01:51 GMT, 26 December 2012 After more than 700 years, quite a lot has changed in both the meaning and appearance of Christmas. But when it comes to Old St Nick, ironically with his age, the one thing that may not have changed could very well be his big white beard as this unique collection of historical pictures show.
We're all fatter than we think, with women underestimating their weight by an average of 5lb Nearly half of parents of obese children thought their child was 'about the right weight'Women aged 35 to 39 underestimated their weight the most and thought they were 8lbs lighter than they were | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 20 December 2012 It will be little consolation to any woman who has stood in a changing room fretting about whether her bottom looks big – and any man who has desperately tried to convince her that it doesn’t. We’re all fatter than we think we are, a study claims, and women are most likely to be guilty of underestimating their size. It seems the average woman is actually 5lb heavier than she believes she is – and those in their late 30s are the most optimistic, convinced they weigh half a stone less than they really do.
Changing face of a killer: How gunman went from fresh-faced schoolboy to home-schooled loner who liked to burn himself with a lighterThe shooter, Adam Lanza, 20, described as a ‘ticking time bomb’ who suffered from Asperger’s syndrome and was painfully shy and awkwardMother Nancy Lanza believed he'd begun to burn himself so he could 'feel something'Peers remember him as a quiet and extremely intelligent student who kept to himself and carried black briefcase to classGrew up around guns with his mother's guidance on how to shoot Brother Ryan, 24, an accountant at Ernst and Young, said Adam had personality disorder Gunman killed his mother at home they shared in Newtown, then stole her guns and carried out massacreReporters broke the news of the massacre to Adam's father, Peter, who is divorced from the mother and lives in Stamford, Connecticut with new wife | UPDATED: 10:34 GMT, 17 December 2012 After perpetrating one of the worst mass shootings in American history Adam Lanza has become a household name, but details on the man behind the monstrous act remain maddeningly scarce. But from what we now know about Lanza from former classmates and those few who spoke with the deeply disturbed young man alternately described as shy, intelligent, and a masochist, it seems Lanza went from meek fresh-faced schoolboy to a home-schooled loner who hurt himself so that he could 'feel something.' At his most innocent, Lanza is described as a mild-mannered student in high school, making the honor roll, and living with his mother, Nancy Lanza, who in turn loved playing dice games and decorating their upscale home for the holidays. Innocent once: Gunman Adam Lanza was just another fresh-faced student once, described by peers as shy but intelligent Killer: Adam Lanza would sometimes burn himself as if he was trying to find a way to feel, his mother said Weird: Students said Lanza while quiet was developing into a kid who hung out with the 'freaks' Nancy Lanza's home in Newtown, Connecticut, where she was found shot dead from a gunshot wound to the face He also suffered from Asperger's syndrome and was painfully shy and awkward, former classmates said.
Punks, video games and kids just hanging out: How the Paparazzo of Peterborough documented life in town during the 70s and 80sAmateur photographer Chris Porsz, 59, took snaps to help ease stress of his jobPunk haircuts, flared jeans and early computers included in fascinating collection | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 12 December 2012 A group of 'psychobillies' – ex-punks, teds and skinheads – stare at a camera in a shopping arcade… the flat-top hairdo of one dyed a similar colour to the logo of a C&A store in the background. Elsewhere, young boys gaze longingly at chunky video games, such as Firefox and Scramble, in a computer shop.
Sikh soldier makes history as he guards Buckingham Palace wearing turban instead of traditional bearskin | UPDATED: 22:41 GMT, 11 December 2012 Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace yesterday also offered a glimpse into the changing face of Britain.
How your facelift will look in five years: Leading surgeon answers the question every woman asks | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 2 December 2012 Facelifts cannot be guaranteed to last more than five years, according to one of Britain’s most eminent plastic surgeons. His verdict is the result of more than a decade of groundbreaking research based on photographs taken of 50 women before and after their operations