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.
Money seized from drug dealers 'should be spent on research into treatment' say campaigners'Lack of leadership' a major factor hindering drugs policy moving forward 'Billions of pounds' spent on unproven policies, commission claims | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 31 December 2012 Millions of pounds seized from drug dealers should be funnelled into a new independent researcher in a bid to tackle the country's drug problems, campaigners said today. In a highly-critical report, the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) warned a lack of leadership and high turnover of ministers and civil servants were hindering progress. A new body funded by up to 10million a year in cash raised through the confiscated assets of drug-related crime is required to improve drug policy, the UKDPC said.
If you really must have 'a life' girls, leave it till the weekend | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 30 December 2012 The 2011 UK Census found that men are no longer the main breadwinners Who is going to be worrying about the bills that plop on the mat over the next few weeks For once, remarkably, my own peculiar lifestyle choice – to have been richer than my husband – segues nicely into the results of the 2011 UK Census. It found men are no longer the main breadwinners, an astonishing leap: my mum never possessed a cheque book, let alone a paid job. A leading union stated: ‘Employers need to acknowledge the fundamental importance of family-friendly policies as women continue to take on the burden of domestic work and childcare.’ Oh dear.
Women's car insurance up by 300 tomorrow after new EU rules that ban setting prices according to gender come into force Female driver pays 1,247 on average while a man pays 2,004Women aged between 31 and 35 also likely to be hit with a rise of 10%Men approaching retirement will also suffer as value of annuities will drop | UPDATED: 00:40 GMT, 20 December 2012 Women drivers are among the biggest losers in an insurance revolution which comes into force tonight. A change to European rules will ban insurers from setting their prices according to a person’s gender – which could cost women drivers around 300 a year more
Now PM slaps down Clegg over his call to relax drugs laws after he said Britain was losing on 'industrial scale' Deputy Prime Minister urges David Cameron to show 'courage' and look again at narcotics lawsTory leader backed reclassification of ecstasy in 2002 but now insists government policy 'actually is working' Home Affairs select committee urged government to examine Portugese 'depenalisation' strategy where drug users escape prosecution Campaigners warn over link between cannabis and mental illnessPoll shows 60% back a Clegg's call for Royal Commission to consider decriminalisation or legalisation of drugs | UPDATED: 01:14 GMT, 15 December 2012 Nick Clegg was slapped down by David Cameron yesterday after saying Britain was ‘losing the war on drugs on an industrial scale’.
Car insurance for women up 15% ahead of new EU gender rules kicking in next week | UPDATED: 18:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 Car insurance quotes for women are up 15 per cent, or 114 on average, ahead of new European 'gender neutral' rules which kick in next week. A car insurance quote for women is now 862 on average – up from 748 six weeks ago, according to price comparison website Gocompare.com
Yes, immigration can bring huge benefits. But on this scale and at this speed, it's too much to cope with | UPDATED: 09:30 GMT, 12 December 2012 There you have it. The newly released results of the last census have made it official.
Yes, immigration can bring huge benefits. But on this scale and at this speed, it's too much to cope with | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 There you have it
London bar raided after selling a cocktail 'flavoured with whale skin' Nightjar in Hoxton, east London, sold drink called Moby Dick, allegedly with 'infused whale skin'Police raided venue after tip-off from animal conservationistsWhale banned from sale in most of Europe | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 9 December 2012 A London cocktail bar has outraged animal conservationists after it was discovered selling a cocktail allegedly flavoured with whale skin. Whale is banned from sale in Europe as part of EU protection policies, but it would appear the Nightjar bar in Hoxton, east London, has been flouting those rules. A cocktail called the Moby Dick is described on the bar's menu as containing Laphroaig whiskey, Drambuie, ale and bitters – and a 'whale skin infusion'
Planning minister Nick Boles becomes Tory 'hate figure' with plan to build on two million acres of countrysideCall to build on 'another 2 to 3% of land' sparks backlash from Conservative votersTory MP Bob Stewart says the government should focus on developing brownfield sites | UPDATED: 13:30 GMT, 3 December 2012 High demand: Planning Minister Nick Boles warned 100,000 new homes will be built to accommodate the expanding British population A plan to build on two million acres of countryside to solve Britain’s housing crisis has made planning minister Nick Boles a Tory ‘hate figure’, it was claimed today. The outspoken minister, promoted by David Cameron in this autumn’s reshuffle, claimed ‘another 2 to 3 per cent of land’ needed to be developed to meet soaring demand for housing fuelled by immigration. But Tory MP Bob Stewart revealed voters in his Beckenham constituency are furious at the idea, insisting homes should be built on brownfield sites which have been developed before.