Let them eat leftovers: Minister who lectured families on food waste plays Lord of the Manor handing bread to the poor through the WINDOW of his manor Richard Benyon claims the average family wastes 50 of food a monthNamed country's wealthiest MP, worth an estimated 110millionHe told people to read storage labels properly and keep fruit in the fridgePrime Minister insists the government is helping struggling families . The government has been stung by criticism that it is out of touch after Mr Benyon claimed the average family wastes food worth 50-a-month. The minister suggested people were wrong to keep fruit in a bowl and instead should be packed in the fridge Mr Benyon, who is the heir to the Englefield Estate near Reading in Berkshire, was accused of being out of touch Mr Benyon told MPS: ‘We have been needlessly throwing away enormous amounts of food when it is perfectly safe to eat it
Horror of slave kept in 2million home who was raped while being passed between three middle class families Indian woman was raped several times by one of her abusersShe was beaten until she vomited and made to mop up with her clothesAbuser held knife to her neck and said she would be buried in the garden Given left overs and gone-off food to eat and beaten with rolling pin By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 20 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:53 GMT, 20 April 2013 Shashi Obhrai threatened to kill the woman and bury her in the garden after she contacted police and was taken to hospital An Indian woman who was kept as a slave and passed between three middle class families has spoken of her traumatic ordeal where she was beaten, burned and raped. The 40-year-old Indian woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was kept prisoner for six months by the Obhrai family on their 2million estate in Middlesex. She was passed between two other families – who cannot be named for legal reasons – where she was forced to work for 2 an hour and raped several times by butcher Enkarta Balapovi
'I filled just one bag of rubbish in a whole year!' Extreme recycler keeps resolution to re-use nearly all his waste John Newson composted or recycled most of his wasteSingle bag full of film packaging he has crammed into plastic bottlesRecycler says he wanted to 'push himself' | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 1 January 2013 If you gave the dustmen a hefty tip this Christmas because you feel guilty about the amount of rubbish you put out, you might want to take a leaf out of John Newson’s book. Yesterday he celebrated achieving his goal of producing only one bag of refuse in an entire year. Mr Newson has picked through his leftovers every day since last New Year’s Day, putting all his uneaten food on a compost heap in his garden
High life of the travellers who ran slave gang: Lived in luxury while beating homeless man into a 'state of servitude' Family of five kept private army of labourers in cramped, squalid caravans The Connors paid the vulnerable drifters as little as 5 a day and beat them The victims were attacked with brooms and rakes to keep them obedientSlaves were made to strip and one had hosepipe forced down his throatMany were addicts who were supplied with cannabis to keep them docileWilliam Connors, 51, lived a life of luxury while his workforce suffered | UPDATED: 01:03 GMT, 15 December 2012 A family of travellers who kept homeless drug addicts and alcoholics as virtual slaves were last night facing years behind bars. The Connors family owned homes with hot tubs; a fleet of cars including a Rolls-Royce and a Mercedes saloon; enjoyed Caribbean cruises and holidays in Mexico and Dubai; and had 500,000 in the bank. But their fortune came from constructing driveways and patios using a workforce of vulnerable men kept in squalid conditions, paid a pittance, and living in fear of violence.