Early to bed and early to rise won't make you wealthy and wise, research shows as night owls are linked to high income earnersUniversity of Madrid researchers tested nearly 1,000 teenagersEarly risers do well at school but are outstripped by night owls at work By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 They are most likely to be healthy, wealthy and wise, according to the old adage. But those who are early to bed and early to rise do not always have the upper hand, researchers say. They have revealed that night owls are generally brighter and wealthier than those able to get up early in the morning.
Lights to be turned off in France to save money and show 'sobriety' Paris may go dark in the early hours of the morning if new plans go aheadTraders fears the blackout would negatively affect tourism and the economy | UPDATED: 17:33 GMT, 29 December 2012 Paris may lose its trademark glow next year after plans emerged to extinguish its street lighting at night to save money. French President Francois Hollande and his energy minister Delphine Batho are considering turning out the lights in and outside public buildings, offices and shops in the early hours of the morning. If the scheme goes ahead, late-night revellers in the city would be advised to carry torches if they venture out between the hours of 1 and 7am
New Year We're staying in! Cash-strapped Brits prepare for a muted celebration on the sofa to welcome in 2013 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 27 December 2012 Cash-strapped Britons are preparing for muted New Year's Eve celebrations with eight in ten planning a quiet night in, a survey revealed yesterday.
Tiny Christmas tree that gave the Nazis' prisoners hope: Survivor still lights candles 78 years after receiving gift from his parentsPolish POW was sent the tree whilst in German camp in 1944 Janusz Kent, 87, who now lives in East Sussex, has lit the tree each Christmas since | UPDATED: 23:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 It is only a few inches tall, but this tiny tree had the power to lend hope to hundreds of the Nazis’ prisoners. Janusz Kent received it in 1944 while he was in the Stalag 11A camp in southern Germany, having been locked up for taking part in the Warsaw Uprising. Within minutes hundreds of prisoners in the camp, which included inmates from across Europe and Russia, had gathered around his window, to sing Silent Night and other carols in different languages in the snow
Red alert over Chilean volcano as she gets ready to blow with awesome ash dischargeArea near Copahue volcano put on red alert following seismic activity Volcano started spewing ash and gas on SaturdayAn ash cloud nearly a mile high has billowed from the volcano | UPDATED: 17:35 GMT, 24 December 2012 A region of Chile has been put on red alert after a volcano on the Argentinian border started spewing ash and gas. Seismic activity at the Copahue volcano grew over the weekend until Chile's emergency office ONEMI issued the highest alert yesterday in the Biobio region when an ash cloud billowed almost a mile high. The volcano, which sits in the Andes cordillera, straddling the border with Argentina's Neuquen province, started spewing ash and gas on Saturday.
Paralysed schoolboy, 12, amazes his mother as he writes a Christmas song by BLINKINGAdam Bojelian, 12, who has cerebral palsy, wrote the song with the help of mother Zoe, 52With the help of a Hollywood musician, the family have now made the song available on iTunes for charity It has already attracted celebrity backing including from actor Ewan McGregor | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 20 December 2012 A paralysed schoolboy who can only communicate with his eyes has written a Christmas song by blinking. Adam Bojelian, 12, who has cerebral palsy, wrote the song with the help of mother Zoe, 52, who painstakingly pointed at letters until the festive track was complete.
Lorry driven by lost Polishman following sat-nav gets wedged in tiny Devon lane – and police can't shift it Articulated lorry got stuck after its driver followed sat-nav through lanes | UPDATED: 15:36 GMT, 19 December 2012 A huge lorry driven by a Polish man following his sat-nav has been wedged in a country lane since last night because rescuers cannot shift it. The Blue Man lorry and its empty trailer got stuck in the narrow Devon lane at 11.30pm yesterday on its way to Lee Moor, six miles away
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Drunk couple left 16-month-old daughter home alone to get takeaway then crashed car with newborn son sitting on mother's lap Police found toddler at home in urine-soaked nappy after late-night crash | UPDATED: 22:39 GMT, 19 December 2012 A couple who left their 16-month-old daughter at home alone while they drove to get a takeaway with their newborn baby were caught after the drunken father crashed the car on a motorway slip-road. Police officers found the baby boy had been sitting on his mother's lap when his father crashed the car late at night. And when the parents were taken to hospital for checks, they told staff their other child was being cared for by a relative when this was not the case.
Revealed: Patrick Moore's secret 'sons'. A deeply moving interview with the three men adopted by the astronomer after losing their fathersThe stories of Ian Makins, Chris Doherty and Adam Corrie provide an extraordinary insight into the man who was as luminous and yet as mysterious as the skies he studied For Sir Patrick the three of them were simply 'my family'Their memories are full of laughter; memories of impromptu parties at his home, travels around the world and shared friendships | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 When Sir Patrick Moore passed away at the age of 89 last week following a short illness, the impression was of a solitary, eccentric soul who died as he lived – alone. A short statement released on his behalf told us his beloved cat Ptolemy was with him, along with the carers he relied upon in his latter years, but there was no wife, no children – in fact, no blood relative at all