I was conned by TV bosses, says teenage star of Barely Legal Drivers reality showAmy Smith, 18, claims BBC 'set her up' with promises of TOWIE-style showInstead they followed her driving around exposing her as a bad driverBBC hit back saying she signed a release form and parents knew all along By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:29 GMT, 2 April 2013 A teenager claims she was set up by a BBC programme after unwittingly taking part in a documentary about bad driving. Amy Smith, 18, said she thought she was taking part in a lifestyle show after responding to an advert asking for ‘fun and confident groups of friends’. The beauty student said she imagined it would be a reality TV series similar to ITV2’s The Only Way Is Essex.
Royal wedding guest jailed for a week in Barbados after gun part is found in his luggage James Archibald was found with a pistol barrel in his luggageHe had disassembled it but couldn't persuade them that it couldn't be firedThe interior designer was taken to HMP Dodds, which was featured on TV Show 'The World's Toughest Jails' By Sharon Churcher PUBLISHED: 21:59 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:43 GMT, 3 March 2013 James Archibald with his wife Nicki. Mr Archibald was put in jail when he was found with a gun part A friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was arrested at an airport for having a pistol barrel in his luggage and locked up for a week in a notorious jail. High-society interior designer James Archibald – who was a guest at the Royal Wedding – was held when his bag set off metal-detectors in Barbados.
After a life of hard labour, the butcher's knife awaits: The thousands of horses being slaughtered for their meat in Romania for a 100 a time Horses too old to work are sold to abattoirs, ending up on British supermarket shelvesCicalex abattoir is one of 25 in Romania to slaughter horses commerciallyRomania produces 14,000 tons of horsemeat each year, mainly for export By Nick Fagge PUBLISHED: 00:51 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:47 GMT, 11 February 2013 Caked in mud and tethered by rope in the tiny yard of a rundown farm, this is one of tens of thousands of horses that face slaughter in Romania every year for their meat.
Merry Essex-mas! How 'Father Christmas' lived in TOWIE county and died 500 years agoArchive entry shows Father Christmas was buried in the county in 1564Essex Record Office archives show a host of Christmas family members | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 23 December 2012 Historians have uncovered evidence that Father Christmas lived in Essex and died nearly 500 years ago. Archivists at the county's records' office have discovered a brief archive entry that states Father Christmas was laid to rest at a churchyard in the village of Dedham on May 30, 1564.
Instagram announces U-turn after celebrity-led user backlash against user's picture rightsControversial sections of new policy reverted to their original form after massive backlash among users Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom apologises for failure to 'communicate our intentions clearly'Kim Kardashian among the string of high-profile users who had publicly spoken out against the new terms | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 21 December 2012 Instagram has abandoned wording in its new terms-of-service agreement that sparked outcry from users who feared it meant their photos could appear in advertisements. In a blog post published late last night, the popular mobile photo-sharing service says it has changed back the advertising section of its terms of service to the original wording. There was outrage this week after the app published new terms on Monday which appeared to give it rights over all its users' photos and data to promote 'sponsored content'
Three million elderly Britons are dreading a lonely Christmas: Festive period brings back sad memories of lost loved ones Many fear leaving the house because of poor weather, says charity Age UK Research reveals 840,000 over 65s find Christmas brings back sad memories By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 00:17 GMT, 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 20 December 2012 Around three million elderly people are dreading the thought of a cold, lonely Christmas, says Age UK. The charity, which surveyed 1,000 over-65s, said many will be spending it on their own.
Middle-class children are at risk of anxiety disorders because parents shelter them from the harsh reality of life Youngsters growing up in a ‘paranoid’ culture which protects them from risk but unable to cope with life’s challenges, warns leading psychologist Professor Tanya Byron says she is treating an increasing numbers of children with anxiety disorders who lack ‘emotional resilience’ Warning comes as NHS figures reveal rising numbers of children are suffering keyboard strain, but tree-climbing injuries are plummeting By Laura Clark, Education Correspondent PUBLISHED: 15:44 GMT, 5 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 5 December 2012 Middle-class children are unable to cope with life's challenges, Professor Tanya Byron has warned Rising numbers of middle-class children are suffering mental health problems amid a trend for risk-averse parents to raise them ‘in captivity’, a leading psychologist and broadcaster has warned. Youngsters are growing up in a ‘paranoid’ culture which attempts to protect them from all risk and failure but leaves them unable to cope with life’s challenges, according to Professor Tanya Byron.
A bitter aftertaste! Stoat kills rabbit twice its size after 20 minute fight only for a fox to snatch the prey | UPDATED: 18:19 GMT, 28 November 2012 This unlucky stoat fought hard to kill a rabbit more than twice its size only to watch helplessly as its meal was stolen – by a typically wiley fox. The small animal battled with the much larger foe for 20 minutes before it gave in, only for a hungry fox to nonchalantly stroll out of the brush and take the spoils. Wildlife photographer Robin Morrison captured the struggle between the three wild creatures as he was walking through a wood near Ilminster, Somerset.