Damning new figures reveal worst performing train companies are running just half their services on time | UPDATED: 21:51 GMT, 20 December 2012 The worst performing train companies are running fewer than half their services on time, damning new ‘real’ punctuality figures revealed. CrossCountry, whose services snake around Britain, managed a punctuality rate of only 48.8 per cent over the last year when ‘on time’ is defined as being within a minute of the published timetable – not within up to 10 minutes as at present.
Disability handouts to be cut or stopped for 330,000 claimants as Government aims to end 'welfare for life'New figures show 71 per cent of claimants do not go through proper checksWithout reform, one in every 17 adults would be claiming DLA by 2018 says Disability minister | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 13 December 2012 Benefits clampdown: Disability minister Esther McVey defends change The Government is to reduce or stop disability allowance for hundreds of thousands of claimants in a bid to end unchecked ‘welfare for life’. The clampdown comes as new figures suggest that seven in ten of those claiming the benefit go through the system without proper checks
First, nip off to Brussels to buy your sprouts… | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 3 December 2012 Your essential timetable for Christmas dinner Q: I want to make this a Christmas to remember.