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Police arrest first two suspects for hate crime against 'Emos' after murder of student who was targeted because she looked like a goth A boy, 14, and man, 44, were arrested for punching an 'Emo' in the faceGreater Manchester Police treated assault as hate crime Force changed the way it records attacks on alternative cultures Came after Sophie Lancaster was murdered because of her appearance By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 15:41 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 GMT, 11 April 2013 Police have made their first arrests using new hate crime policies used to protect those with alternative lifestyles.
59 years, eight months and two weeks: That's the age we stop feeling young, says Government pollBritons believe that old age begins at 59 years, two months and two weeksThe Department for Work and Pensions commissioned the poll | UPDATED: 15:07 GMT, 1 January 2013 Middle-aged: It's been said that life begins at 40, but it might be more accurate to say that mid-life begins at 40 according to a Government poll It’s been said, somewhat optimistically, that life begins at 40. Now it seems a more accurate adage might read: Mid-life begins at 40. Or to be precise, according to a study which reveals general attitudes to youth and ageing, the age at which we should stop calling ourselves young is 40 years, eight months and two weeks.
Shock 37% rise in 'blue light' ambulances that take more than 30 minutes to reach casualty Patient groups up in arms and blame figures on cutsMail on Sunday has led campaign to stop A&E closures and cost cuttingBut NHS says patients must accept shut downs to ensure service's survival | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 30 December 2012 Thousands of the most seriously ill emergency patients are being forced to travel further to hospital in ambulances following a swathe of A&E closures and downgrades. Figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday show that the number of patients with life-threatening conditions taking longer than 30 minutes to reach A&E has rocketed by an average of 37 per cent in two years
Children aged just three will be given kindles and iPads this Christmas as their parents upgrade leaving toymakers worried Toymakers Mattel and Hasbro said to be 'terrified' by trendAmount of time children dedicate to gadgets has rocketed | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 24 December 2012 iPads and Kindles are said to be more in demand than traditional children's toys such as Mattel's Barbie dolls The toys have been well and truly thrown out of the pram this year as children's Christmas lists are dominated by iPads and Kindles, analysts said. Top toymakers Mattel and Hasbro are said to be 'terrified' at the thought that children no longer plump for traditional presents such as dolls and toy cars, but rather the latest technological gadgets, including iPads and Kindles. 'Up against tech groups that make such engaging entertainment, toymakers cannot compete', said managing director of equity research at Needham & Company, an investment banking firm
Outrage as British paedophile, 71, who travelled to Cambodia to abuse boys is jailed for just one yearReginald Blakely charged with molesting five boys aged between 7 and 14Sentenced to two years in prison but one year was suspendedChild victim groups said the sentence is too lenient and will do nothing to deter other abusers of children in Cambodia | UPDATED: 15:42 GMT, 21 December 2012 A British child molester who slipped through the hands of UK police because they did not have enough evidence against him has been sentenced to prison in Cambodia. But the one-year-jail sentence imposed on 71-year-old Reginald Blakely has outraged child protection groups in the south east Asian country, the previous haunt of notorious child sex abuser Gary Glitter. Child victim groups said the sentence was too lenient and would do nothing to deter other abusers of children in Cambodia
Police arrest 500 for spreading 'doomsday' rumour: Chinese swoop on believers challenging governmentThose arrested are reported to be members of a fringe Christian group Almighty God – also known as Eastern LightningThe group preaches that Jesus has reappeared as a woman in central China | UPDATED: 18:15 GMT, 18 December 2012 Chinese police have detained more than 500 people from a fringe Christian group for spreading rumors about the world's impending end, state media reported today. In western China's Qinghai province alone, police arrested more than 400 members from the religious cult group, state-run China Central Television reported. Police seized leaflets, video discs, books and other apocalyptic materials as they arrested more than 500 people across eight provinces and regions, from the prosperous east coast to less developed western China, state media reports said
Cameron warned he has 'no mandate' to redefine marriage by legalising gay weddingsDozens of MPs and peers sign letter accusing the PM of ignoring public opinionCross-party group say no party promised same-sex weddings in 2010 manifesto | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 17 December 2012 David Cameron has promised to pass laws next year which would legalise gay marriage David Cameron is today accused of ‘ploughing on regardless’ with plans to legalise gay marriage in the face of opposition from dozens of MPs and peers. The Prime Minister has insisted he will enshrine same sex weddings in law next year, with legal protection for the Church of England and other religious groups who chose not to opt in.
Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud Muslim Brotherhood claims to be in lead with 56 per cent of 'yes' votesRights groups call for repeat of votes as counting 'took place in darkness'120,000 army troops deployed to help the police protect polling stations | UPDATED: 18:56 GMT, 16 December 2012 Egyptians voted narrowly in favour of a controversial new constitution yesterday amid accusations of widespread ballot box violations. Rights groups today called for a repeat of the first round of the two-part referendum as Islamists, who back the disputed charter, claimed they were in the lead with a 56 per cent majority of ‘yes’ votes. Representatives of the seven groups charged that there was insufficient supervision by judges in Saturday's vote in 10 of Egypt's 27 provinces and independent monitors were prevented from witnessing vote counts.
Speeding drivers on the M25 escape without tickets because new network of digital cameras is NOT switched onNot a single ticket has been issued from the motorway's network of 36 overhead digital cameras over the past yearHighways Agency say 'technical and legal difficulties' have prevented it from switching on the camerasAround 500,000 drivers use the London orbital motorway every day | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 13 December 2012 Not a single driver breaking the speed limit on the M25 motorway has been issued with a ticket from its new overhead cameras over the past year. A network of 36 digital cameras has been installed along the busy London orbital motorway by the Highways Agency, but the machines are yet to be switched on, according to a report