How Britain is becoming a SAFER place to live: Rate of murders and violent crime falling faster than anywhere in Western Europe New report reveals UK's murder rate has fallen by half over the past decadeBroadland in Norfolk is most peaceful area and Lewisham is most violentPeople believe they are four times more likely to be attacked than is actually the case , just eight weapons crimes were recorded in the area, which has a population of 125,000 people. The other areas ranked as least violent were Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire, East Dorset and Maldon in Essex. Among urban areas, Cardiff was found to be the most peaceful, along with Sheffield, Nottingham and Leeds
Britain is becoming a safer place: Rate of murders and violent crime falling faster than anywhere in Western Europe New report reveals UK's murder rate has fallen by half over the past decadeBroadland in Norfolk is most peaceful area and Lewisham is most violentPeople believe they are four times more likely to be attacked than is actually the case , just eight weapons crimes were recorded in the area, which has a population of 125,000 people. The other areas ranked as least violent were Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire, East Dorset and Maldon in Essex.
It's getting warmer! Get ready for balmy 14C as spring arrives with a warm start to the weekMet Office says most of UK will see temperatures at least hitting 12 to 13CWarmest place in the Britain today is expected to be Aberdeenshire By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 12:39 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:39 GMT, 2 March 2013 After weeks of chilly weather, Britain will finally start to feel some warmth this week. Forecasters say that England and Wales will see bright and sunny weather with temperatures up into the teens by Tuesday.
The Saudi Shard: Skyscraper modelled on British design set to be world's largest – at ONE KILOMETRE highLondon-based Mace won 780m deal to build the Kingdom TowerWill stand 1km tall but designers have not revealed exact scaleWill be four times bigger than western Europe's tallest building By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 06:22 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 22 February 2013 The British company that built the Shard has landed a contract to manage the construction of what will become the world's largest building – and plans reveal the two look remarkably similar. London-based Mace won the 780million deal to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which will stand more than 3,280ft (1km) high. The Shard is currently western Europe's tallest building, while the company also played a role in several of London's most recognisable landmarks, such as the London Eye
Australian scientists unveil Wallaby and Dingo, the radio telescope network in the outback they hope could discover 700,000 new galaxies in 2013 The two new sky surveys will use data from an array of 36 antennas each 12 meters (40 feet) acrossProject is also the first building block in the world's largest telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which will be based in both Australia and South Africa | UPDATED: 02:08 GMT, 1 January 2013 Two Australian sky surveys named Wallaby and Dingo are expected to discover 700,000 galaxies over the course of the new year.
Cameron must defend the traditional family | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 28 December 2012 Promises: David Cameron devoted much of his party conference speech this year to his own family story and his belief that 'family comes first' Today the Mail reveals how, by the time they are 14, only two-thirds of British children will be living with both their parents in a stable family environment. Disturbingly, the figure is one of the lowest in the western world – with only youngsters in Latvia, Estonia and Belgium less likely to grow up under the same roof as their mother and father, according to the OECD think-tank. Tellingly, in countries such as Germany and France, which offer tax breaks to encourage couples to remain together, levels of family break-up are significantly lower than in the UK, where no such financial support exists
Punish the evil judges who jailed my mother: Heartbroken New Year plea from daughter of Ukraine's former PM Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko was jailed in 2011 on charges of abuse of officeShe served as Ukraine's prime minister from December 2007 to March 2010 She denies charges accusing President Yanukovych of orchestrating trialDaughter Eugenia says West must put sanctions on judges and prosecutors | UPDATED: 17:53 GMT, 27 December 2012 The daughter of jailed former Ukrainian premier Yulia Tymoshenko has urged Western nations to impose sanctions on officials involved in her mother's imprisonment. Tymoshenko, the country's top opposition leader, is serving a seven-year prison sentence on charges of abuse of office after a trial that was condemned by the West as politically motivated and which strained Ukraine's ties to Europe and the United States.
Raising a child as Christian worse than sex abuse Oh, do put a sock in it, you atheist Scrooge | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 23 December 2012 Denunciation of religious faith: Professor Richard Dawkins declared that raising a child as a Catholic was worse than subjecting it to sexual abuse You really would need to have a heart harder than the five-pence piece in the Christmas pud not to feel sorry at present for Professor Richard Dawkins. Christmas must be such a terrible trial for the planet’s most celebrated — and angriest — atheist. All that cheerfulness and pleasure associated with Christianity’s main celebration seems to drive him simply nuts.
Winter storm 'Draco' wreaks havoc across U.S. with 5,200 flights delayed and heavy snow stranding millions trying to get home for Christmas 131 flights cancelled today and 5,843 delayed across the U.S.National Weather Service issues winter storm warnings for Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and Ohio as well as parts of Northern California and Oregon Delays of an hour or more were reported at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and La Guardia Airport in New YorkAt least four people dead in treacherous driving conditionsThree people killed in 25-vehicle pileup in Iowa after drivers were blinded by snow | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 22 December 2012 Powerful winds and snow whipped parts of the eastern United States on Saturday, carrying the promise of a white Christmas while threatening to cause havoc for the many Americans traveling for the holidays. The storm moving in from the Midwest was sending strong winds into the mid-Atlantic states and southern New England and buried parts of Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin in more than a foot of snow earlier this week.
Police arrest 500 for spreading 'doomsday' rumour: Chinese swoop on believers challenging governmentThose arrested are reported to be members of a fringe Christian group Almighty God – also known as Eastern LightningThe group preaches that Jesus has reappeared as a woman in central China | UPDATED: 18:15 GMT, 18 December 2012 Chinese police have detained more than 500 people from a fringe Christian group for spreading rumors about the world's impending end, state media reported today. In western China's Qinghai province alone, police arrested more than 400 members from the religious cult group, state-run China Central Television reported. Police seized leaflets, video discs, books and other apocalyptic materials as they arrested more than 500 people across eight provinces and regions, from the prosperous east coast to less developed western China, state media reports said