TOP STORIES OF THE DAY:
The Defence Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has said that UK prisoners captured in Afghanistan cannot be sent into Afghan custody, for fear of a breach of their human rights.
Toddler Killing A man has been detained for 5 years for the killing of a 3-year-old boy in Eltham, South-East London.
#ED DAVEY TRENDING ON TWITTER
Energy Secretary Ed Davey is trending on Twitter – Today he has released new energy bills as part of a plan that would make energy generation less polluting and more affordable in the long term.
The UK government is considering paying firms for cutting electricity use as part of plans to try to save energy and reduce costs.
As he introduced the legislation to Parliament, Mr Davey insisted: “The net effect of Government policy on energy bills is downwards not upwards.” (Source SkyNews)
Cheese is too high in salt.
It’s late morning, after 11am. Are you thinking about what you might have for lunch today?
The Consensus Action on Salt and Health group (CASH) have issued a report stating that cheese is the third biggest contributor to salt in our diet after bread and bacon. Britain’s most popular cheese, cheddar, contains more salt per portion than a packet of crisps. So if you were thinking of having a BLT and a packet of cheese and onion this afternoon, it’s likely that the only non salt-heavy thing you’ll be eating will be the tomatoes.
98% of British households include cheese in their weekly shop.
Katharine Jenner, from the CASH group said “we don’t say at any point don’t eat cheese… but we are asking manufactures to reduce salt in cheese by, say, 10%.”
Director of the Dairy Council, Dr Judith Bryan said that “salt is not added to cheese to add flavour… You need salt to mature the cheese safely.
Like all the good things in life, moderation is the key.
Migration figures to the UK are down by 59,000 from last year, the lowest level since 2004.
Leveson Inquiry Lord Justice Leveson is expected to publish the report this afternoon on the culture and ethics of the media. David Cameron is to give a speech on the report at 3pm in the House of Commons.
Illegal Students have been allowed to stay in Britain by the UK Border Agency (UKBA), after staff have failed to notice tip-offs made about them.
Julian Assange has a chronic lung infection, thought to be brought on by his stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
INTERESTING AND QUIRKY NEWS:
New York goes on a Crime Vacation
For the first time in the city’s history, there was no reported violent crime for an entire 24-hour period this Monday in New York, taking everyone by surprise.
We named our baby Hashtag! # for short…
A mum faced opposition on social networks after naming her baby Hashtag, a symbol used on Twitter to identify a subject.
She posted: “Hashtag Jameson was born at 1oclock last night. She weys 8pounds and I luv her so much!!!!”
The name soon attracted its own Twitter hashtags, including #TerribleParenting, #FoolishParents, #YourParentsHateYou and #StupidestNameEver.
Text: Lillie Rosenblatt at 09.45