Up to 70,000 British jobs 'are at risk from Brussels climate change law'Think-tank Civitas says aluminium industry has been ‘virtually eradicated’ after closures in Anglesey and Northumberland'The only way to save 400billion-a-year industry is to scrap plans to fine firms which produce too much carbon dioxide' | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 A think-tank has said for 'British manufacturing to revive, the Government should abandon its expensive climate change policies' Up to 70,000 British jobs are at risk as a direct result of European carbon reduction targets, according to a report. The policies have pushed up the cost of energy, threatening the vital mineral industries which deal in materials such as cement, chemicals, glass, ceramics and steel, the study claims. It says the aluminium industry has been ‘virtually eradicated’ after closures in Anglesey and Northumberland, and blames policies which penalise ‘energy-intensive’ industries for emitting too much carbon dioxide
The world's most expensive gifts: From the glass pool table to the 3,400 coffee beans, what the really rich will get this Christmas | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 20 December 2012 While most of us will be happy with a DVD, t-shirt or perhaps a nice new watch from our loved ones this year, the uber-rich will be expecting a little bit more as they unwrap their presents while sipping Kristal Champagne in front of the Queen's Speech. 'If in doubt, sprinkle it in diamonds' appears to be the rallying call of the upmarket manufacturers and boutiques catering to the whims of the international jet set this Christmas. From a 20,000 bejewelled USB stick (perfect for the billionaire tech genius in your life), to a solid gold pen that comes with an eye-watering 60,000 price tag, MailOnline takes a peek under the wrapping paper of the one per cent.
Exposed, the 'small-time drug pusher' chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra London chemists found to be selling antibiotics and drugs like Valium and opiates without a prescriptionResearchers also bought temazepam – a potentially lethal sleeping tablet if wrongly usedShadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said high street pharmacists were 'acting like small time drug pushers' | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 18 December 2012 Rogue chemists have been accused of acting like ‘small-time drug-pushers’ after they were discovered selling anti-depressants, sleeping pills and Viagra on the black market. Undercover reporters were able to buy potentially lethal substances such as Valium and temazepam from pharmacies over the counter without a prescription. The BBC Inside Out investigation last night revealed a dangerous trade where chemists are risking lives by selling patients prescription drugs before they have seen a doctor
Trading places: Lagos becomes first African city to have its own version of MonopolyMayfair makes way for Banana Island, Makoko replaces Old Kent RoadOther squares include Nigerian Stock Exchange and notorious Kirikiri jailLagos State Government hopes it will educate public about road safetyOne Chance card says: 'You've been caught driving against traffic. Report for psychiatric evaluation' | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 14 December 2012 The makers of Monopoly have advanced to Lagos in Nigeria to launch the first African city edition of the famous board game
Parents who 'brainwashed' their three children to hide years of horrific abuse face jail The Chorley, Lancashire, couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, subjected their children to years of abuse but convinced them that their sadistic punishments were 'horseplay'The parents were convicted of four counts of child cruelty having previously admitted five similar offences | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 7 December 2012 Horrific: A care worker and her husband hid years of abuse by 'brainwashing' their children into thinking their punishments were 'horseplay' (file picture) A care-home worker and her husband who subjected their children to years of horrific abuse were facing jail yesterday after being convicted of cruelty. The couple hid their crimes for years by lying to social services and ‘brainwashing’ their daughter and two sons into believing their sadistic punishments were ‘horseplay’, a court heard. Details of their shocking attacks included: ■ Pressing red-hot spoons against their children’s skin and holding knives to their necks; ■ Beating them with belt buckles and metal coat-hangers; ■ Making their daughter sleep in a tent for three weeks in freezing conditions after wetting her bed; and ■ Stabbing her with a dirty needle and telling her she would die of Aids.
The moment that Anders Breivik planted his bomb: Never before seen CCTV footage shows mass murderer parking van that killed eight in Oslo Breivik wearing security guard's uniform walks away from bomb inside vanCCTV footage captures significant damage caused by the device last yearAfter bomb exploded, Breivik got into second van which he drove to Utoya | UPDATED: 00:22 GMT, 27 November 2012 This is the chilling moment mass murderer Anders Breivik walks away from his van in Oslo before a bomb inside it explodes killing eight people and injuring dozens. Never before seen CCTV footage also captures the devastation the device caused in July 2011, which was planted by the 33-year-old Norwegian. Breivik, wearing a security guard's uniform, is seen parking his white van at the entrance of a Government building that housed the Prime Minister's offices.