Press body given £900,000 to do nothing

The Press Recognition Panel has been given £900,000 in public funding despite having no work to do, it was revealed in January 2015. The body was set up in October 2013 after...

Health and care issues

In two weeks over Christmas 2014, 24,589 people waited between 4 and 12 hours on a trolley in hospital before getting a bed. Accident and emergency saw 77% of patients within four...

Over half of pensions will be restricted

Only 45% of the 3.5 million workers due to retire between 2016 and 2020 will receive the full state pension of about £150 a week to be introduced in 2016. The figure...

Record low mortgage rates

Mortgage rates reached a record low at the end of 2014, with an average rate of 2.08%. This is the lowest rate since records began in 1995. Rates had started to creep...

Police on jury does not prejudice fair trial

The presence of serving or retired police officers on a jury does not prejudice a fair trial, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Peter Charles Armstrong was convicted of murder...

Missing lunch adds 19 days

British workers work an extra 19 days a year for nothing by not talking their full lunch break, according to a survey by Leerdammer, the cheese maker. The average “lunch hour” is...