US job fears wipe 25bn off FTSE as stock markets across the world reel from grim outlookThe number of Americans in work rose less than expected Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic slammed into reverse By Hugo Duncan PUBLISHED: 01:17 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:17 GMT, 6 April 2013 Nearly 25billion was wiped off the value of Britain’s top companies yesterday as bleak jobs news in the US sent stock markets tumbling. The number of Americans in work rose by 88,000 in March – well below the 200,000 expected by analysts
Spring of discontent Unions refuse to drop strike threats Documents suggest Unite backs a general strike, described as a 'tool in our armoury' Teaching unions also planning to escalate action By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 01:15 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 5 January 2013 Britain is facing the threat of a spring of widespread industrial unrest at the hands of Labour’s biggest donor and the teaching unions, it has emerged.
2012: The year we felt that golden glow of resurgent Middle England (And not even my cringingly inept BBC could shatter the illusion) | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 30 December 2012 Analysis: Michael Buerk believes 2012 was a proud year for Britain – despite a few low moments It's difficult to pinpoint the exact moment the mood changed and impossible, even in retrospect, to explain why. For me, it came when I was standing in the drizzle, six deep in a crowd massed at a corner of a Surrey lane, waiting for my first glimpse of the London Olympics. The rain stopped
Chaos for Christmas: Rail unions plan Tube and train walkouts targeting the holiday getaway AND Boxing Day sales Third consecutive Boxing Day walkout by Tube driversDispute dates back to Bank Holiday pay agreement in 1992Further strikes planned for Scotland and Tyne and Wear Metro | UPDATED: 00:29 GMT, 18 December 2012 Militant rail unions are set to create a nightmare for travellers over Christmas by staging a nationwide series of strikes.
Killed by a three point turn: Mechanic crushed to death by reversing hire car in parking accident at repair garage Mark Roper, 32, was working on a car inside garage when accident occurredThe hire car driver, 68, has been arrested and bailed | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 14 December 2012 Accident: A 68-year-old man has been arrested after mechanic Mark Roper (pictured) was crushed to death at his garage on Wednesday A mechanic was crushed to death at work when the driver of a hire car attempted a three point turn and accidentally crashed through the garage's closed shutter doors. Mark Roper, 32, was working on a car inside Autocraft Accident Repair Centre, in Keighley, West Yorks, when the 68-year-old driver came crashing through in his car.
Inside Britain's FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial weighing scales Based at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, the ward is at the heart of one of the most overweight parts of the countryMore than 600 weight loss operations performed last yearNew documentary follows plight of 29-year-old Terry Garner, who is 47 stone and housebound | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 From super-size doors to reinforced wheelchairs, everything is larger than life. This is one of the UK’s first dedicated weight loss wards, where last year four surgeons performed more than 600 operations to try and help clinically obese patients