We all know about Britain's binge drinking problem, but are more of us doing ourselves even more damage with what we drink at home?
Do low prices combined with signs of stability in the Eurozone make it the right time to pick up a bargain in the sun?
GDP, the measure of what is produced by the country, was growing by 0.6 per cent in the second three months of the year.
According to research from car insurance company LV=, one in 20 adults said they have been contacted within two hours of an accident, by claims companies.
The report also said that a fifth of people were encouraged to make the claim by a police officer, with a number of police forces sharing victims' details in exchange for a fee.
John O'Roarke, managing director of LV= car insurance, said:
The heavy-handed tactics of the claims farming industry has resulted in record levels of compensation claims for whiplash and other personal injuries, despite falling accident rates.
Crash victims are being aggressively targeted by those who can make money out of their details and they are literally hounding them to make a claim within moments of an accident.
Claims companies are contacting victims of car accidents, within as little as two hours of an incident, according to figures from a new study.
Insurance firm LV= found that some people have even been approached on a roadside, or in hospital, to encourage them to make a compensation claim.
Out of the 2,000 adults surveyed, one in four said they would never have made a claim if they had not been pressured.
Almost half of drivers admit they park on the pavement without thinking about the danger to those people who are blind.
According to a YouGov Poll, almost a third of drivers do not see parking on the pavement as dangerous driving, and two thirds believe that parking on double yellow lines is much worse.
UK charity Guide Dogs say because of this, some towns and city centres are becoming 'no go' areas, for the blind and partially sited people.
The charity wants to see councils in England use their powers to ban pavement parking and make the streets safer for everyone.
Research from a cancer charity has found that over half of ovarian cancer cases are misdiagnosed.
According to Target Ovarian Cancer, up to 500 lives could be saved if the disease was diagnosed much earlier.
– Department of Health spokesman
Early diagnosis is at the core of our £750 million cancer strategy and plays a vital role in our aim to improve cancer survival rates and save an extra 5,000 lives every year by 2014.
This is why last week we launched the Be Clear on Cancer campaign to raise public awareness of the key symptoms of ovarian cancer and encourage those with the symptoms to visit their GP.
The overall five-year survival rate of women in the UK with ovarian cancer, is among the worst in Europe, at just under 40 per cent.
Previous studies show that those diagnosed at the first stage of the disease have a survival rate of Nearly 100 per cent.
The charity Target Ovarian Cancer, is today launching its Pathfinder Study at the House of Commons.
The charity has found:
- One in four women wait more than three months to make an appointment with a doctor after they start suffering symptoms of ovarian cancer
- Half of those diagnosed wait more than a month to see their GP
- One in ten GPs have had diagnostic tests refused in the past year
- Thirty per cent of women are misdiagnosed as having IBS, 15 per cent with ovarian cysts and 13 per cent with a urinary infection