News archive from 1 January 2013
IAIN Duncan Smith yesterday claimed that £10 billion has been lost to fraud in the tax credit system set up by former prime minister Gordon Brown. =Mr Duncan Smith’s assault on one of the proudest parts of Labour’s legacy came on the eve of the...
Michelle Obama runs with schoolchildren during an event to promote physical activity, on the South Lawn at the White House. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters High-profile leadership, perhaps by a member of the royal family who could take on a similar role...
POLICE in Northern Ireland are on high alert after a pipe bomb was found following a separate incident in which dissident
Liver disease is mostly caused by drinking, but few people realise that an unhealthy lifestyle and obesity can also damage organs. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA The government should introduce early screening for liver disease across the country, to...
Two-thirds of cancer survivors did something they had never done before since being diagnosed with the disease,
A 60-year-old man is critically ill after being struck by a trolley during an alleged altercation at a Marks and Spencer store. The man suffered a broken hip and wrist following the incident at The Glades shopping centre in Bromley, London, on 22...
Thousands of drivers are facing a false start to 2013 as thousands of cars that have gone unused over the festive period fail to start, experts have warned. The RAC predicts more than 10,000 breakdowns tomorrow - 40 per cent more than any other day -...
The average Briton will have consumed 38,000 calories over the festive period and gained up to 6lbs in weight, according to new figures. A study found that the typical adult scoffs the equivalent of 15 days’ food in just eight days between Christmas...
A MAN celebrating his Boxing Day birthday received an extra special present when he discovered he had become a millionaire in a Christmas lottery draw. Andrew Garth, from Middlesbrough, was hosting a party for his 29th birthday when he checked his...
A TWO-year-old child struck by a car in Northern Ireland at the weekend has died. The boy was in a buggy being pushed by his mother when a parked car rolled into them in Dundonald, east Belfast, on Saturday. The toddler died of his injuries in...
TEENAGERS who do not have the internet are at a serious disadvantage in their education, a study by Oxford University shows. Hundreds of thousands of British children are unable to access the internet at home, either because parents cannot afford it,...
Former prime minister Lord Wilson of Rievaulx will be honoured with a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey, it has been announced. Harold Wilson, who died in 1995 aged 79, was prime minister from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1976.
One of Britain's oldest surviving bridges has been swept away by rampaging flood waters. The ancient Tarr Steps clapper bridge has spanned the River Barle in the heart of Exmoor, Somerset, for 1,000 years. But the massive stones – which weigh up to...
TURKEY has accused the European Union of bias and bigoted attitudes towards the EU candidate country and blamed it for undermining the Turkish public's trust in the bloc. Turkey criticised the European Commission’s latest report on its progress...
AS A NEW Constitution embeds Islam ever more firmly into Egyptian law, a young comic's escalating battle with a group of ultra-conservative television sheikhs has become an early skirmish over the application of Shariah law. In the weeks leading up to...
- 23:26 Custody for 'Columbine' plot schoolboys
- 23:26 Novichok victim Charlie Rowley leaves hospital
- 23:26 Khalid Ali: Westminster plot bomb-maker jailed for life
- 23:26 UK weather: Driest start to summer on modern record
- 23:26 Michel Barnier questions Theresa May's Brexit White Paper
- 23:25 Mortgage misery: The homeowners facing repossession
- 23:25 Six ways China could retaliate in a trade war
- 23:25 Smart meters to cut energy bills by just £11, say MPs
- 06:47 Dol-y-Moch: Re-living childhood days at the 'slimy lake'
- 06:47 Gareth Shaw: If you’re not claiming marriage allowance, why not?
- 06:47 Susan Dalgety: Embrace legacy of Otis and Elvis in the name of freedom
- 06:47 Child-friendly gigs praised by parents
- 06:47 Brian Wilson: There’s a sinister side to Sturgeon’s new Catalan friend
- 06:47 Rare 50p coin sells for staggering £840 on eBay
- 06:47 Stephen Jardine: I was wrong about the future of restaurants
- 06:47 Watch: Moment police raid Nuneaton home and find thousands of...
- 06:47 Thatcher ‘Eurosceptic’ speech was never meant to be anti-EU,...
- 06:47 Foreign Secretary calls on Nato members to increase defence spending
- 06:47 MPs visit farm to highlight ‘crisis’ of berry picker shortage
- 06:47 Brian Wilson: The weakness of May and Corbyn has been exposed
- 06:47 John McLellan: The blood on the Brexit carpet can’t be ignored
- 06:47 Johnny Vegas reveals dramatic weight loss after split from wife
- 06:47 Jane Bradley: The sad end of this sporting life
- 06:47 Leader comment: Girl Guide badges to include actual Moon-walking?
- 06:47 This is when all the new Cathedral Lanes restaurants are opening
- 06:47 Girlguides ditch home making for mixology in culture change
- 06:47 Long-term CJD survivor at centre of legal protection battle
- 06:47 Person injured 'by falling object' near Coventry city centre - recap
- 06:47 Now That’s What I Call Music! hits 100th edition
- 06:47 Watch: Rare 200mph supercar cruises along M40