MH370 five years on: As mystery of missing plane reaches fifth anniversary, 50 relatives of victims gather to demand the search continues Relatives of Chinese passengers on board Flight MH370 call for hunt to resume The families gathered outside the Chinese Foreign Ministry to demand answers It marked the fifth anniversary of the tragedy that killed all 239 on board in […]Read more
Families of Americans killed by illegal immigrants take issue with claim Trump is ‘manufacturing a crisis’
Angel mom demands action on the border wall Several "Angel parents" — the mothers and fathers of U.S. citizens killed by illegal immigrants — are accusing top Democrats of being out of touch with “regular America” after they claimed President Trump is “manufacturing a crisis” at the border to win support for the construction of his long-promised wall. Senate Minority Leader […]Read more
With thousands of vans on the roads at this time of year, the burglars are using them as a 'Christmas cloak'. The raiders can pull up in the street or in driveways in white vans and start brazenly loading up their haul. It's thought some even take flat packs of unopened cardboard boxes into houses and fill them with items […]Read more
Families paying £170 for 'magical Christmas experience' disappointed to find 'indoor market no better than a school fair'
Santa South West Christmas Village claimed to “keep the magic of Christmas alive” with a “grotto experience like no other” called Santa’s Enchanted Adventure, ice skating and a pantomime. However disappointed parents described the “magical” event as “blunderland” and said they were left feeling “totally ripped off”. They posted pictures showing bare halls with limited decorations, basic sign posts placed […]Read more
Au pairs exploited by families in Australia as they are 'paid like babysitters but work like housekeepers'
The survey of nearly 1,500 au pairs found that young people were coming to Australia for a “cultural exchange”, but often ended up in full-time roles caring for children, cooking, cleaning, and performing household tasks. A majority were found to be working 36-hour weeks, and nearly a third of those surveyed worked 40 hours a week or more, working “like […]Read more
The national flag was raised and set on top of two Guy Fawkes figures at the Thorner Bonrifer & Fireworks Festival on Saturday. But dozens abandoned the display completely "disgusted" when the the flag was in flames,and appeared to melt with the fabric. A woman said viewers had questioned why the flag was included in the first place. Choosing to […]Read more
A Policy in Practice report found more than 14 million people were living in poverty made up of 8.4m working age adults and 4.5m children. And a further 2.5 million people live less than 10 per cent above the poverty line and are close to falling below it. But researchers also found fewer pensioners are likely to be living below […]Read more
Why won’t someone give us a stable home? Horses languish in refuges after being dumped by middle-class families who can’t afford to keep them They’re the status symbol and best friend every little girl dreams of. But despite their glamorous image, horses and ponies are suffering like never before. They are being abandoned in record numbers — the RSPCA saw […]Read more
Alarming research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found transport, childcare and energy costs are up to two thirds more expensive than a decade ago – but earnings have barely risen in real terms. It found families on low incomes were facing bigger barriers to meet rising costs than a decade ago – despite tightening their belts and shopping around online […]Read more
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has celebrated the launch of her families' package with a message from her couch – baby Neve in arms. Going live on her Facebook page, Jacinda Ardern made her first public comments since she and partner Clarke Gayford left Auckland Hospital following the birth of their first child, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. The […]Read more