Facebook "cashing in on mums-to-be by selling information about due dates and babies" genders

Facebook 'cashing in on mums-to-be by selling information about due dates and babies' gendersUsers who announce happy news are deluged with baby product adverts Originally Facebook said it would not target mothers-to-beBut the Daily Mail has learned this policy has secretly been changed | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 21 December 2012 Happy news: But women letting people know about their pregnancy on Facebook may open them up to targeted advertising Facebook is cashing in on pregnant women by selling access to private information about their due dates and the gender of their unborn babies to advertisers.

The great online discount voucher blitz: Millions turn to discounts to help pay for Christmas

The great online discount voucher blitz: Millions turn to discounts to help pay for Christmas30 per cent increase in the number of UK retailers offering vouchers online this monthShoppers taking advantage of deals offering up to 60 per cent off | UPDATED: 22:38 GMT, 17 December 2012 Millions of shoppers are turning to the internet phenomenon of money-off web vouchers and discount codes to help pay for Christmas. There has been a 30 per cent increase in the number of UK retailers offering vouchers online since the beginning of the month, taking the total to more than 3,000, industry experts say

Girl, 8, with face tumour the size of a football to have life-saving surgery before it strangles her

Girl, 8, with face tumour the size of a football to have life-saving surgery before it strangles her Trinny suffers from a severe form of bone disease called Fibrous dysplasiaThe tumour is benign but has grown so quickly it has blinded her in one eye and threatens to strangle her if no action is takenMother has praised her daughter who has bravely dealt with condition for half her lifetime | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 14 December 2012 An eight-year-old girl with a football-sized facial tumour is to have pioneering surgery before it strangles her.

You really CAN teach an old dog new tricks: The strays being trained to drive a car

A dog that can drive It must be a Rover: The stray canines that have been taught to get behind the wheel The three stray dogs are being trained in specially modified carts to operate the car's controlsThey will attempt to drive a real Mini next week, with their efforts being broadcast live online | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 6 December 2012 In a world already full of road hogs this is perhaps the last thing you want to see in the rear view mirror. Animal experts are teaching dogs how to drive.

Get set for mega Monday: Online Christmas shoppers in UK set to spend 222,222 a MINUTE over 24 hours

10,000 spent every second! Christmas bargain hunters are expected to splash out 465million today – biggest online shopping spree in history Shoppers could spend nearly half a billion pounds throughout the day78 transactions will be made every secondOnline shopping this month could top 5bn | UPDATED: 22:56 GMT, 2 December 2012 Christmas shoppers will spend an astonishing 10,000 a second online today. On the day dubbed ‘Mega Monday’, they will make 115million visits to web stores – up by more than a third on last year – and spend as much as 465million.

Whooping cough claims lives of 13 babies in past year in worst outbreak in more than two decades

Whooping cough claims lives of 13 babies in past year in worst outbreak in more than two decades | UPDATED: 00:17 GMT, 30 November 2012 A total of 13 babies have died from whooping cough in the worst outbreak in more than 20 years. There have been nearly 8,000 confirmed cases so far this year – the highest number since 1990

Record 588 rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa this year

Record 588 rhinos are killed by poachers in South Africa this year to 'fuel demand from wealthy Chinese,' say officials More rhinos have been killed in South Africa this year than at any time since the colonial period The government has announced plans to deploy troops to wildlife parksPoachers sell the animals' horns for use in traditional medicine | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 28 November 2012 The South African government has announced plans to deploy armed troops into its wildlife parks in a bid to protect the country’s rhinoceroses from poachers targeting the animals’ famous horns. The plans – which could see helicopter gunships patrol game parks’ skies and soldiers wearing night vision goggles on the ground – were announced as new figures show that more rhinos have been killed in South Africa this year than at any time since the colonial period.