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Drunken mother-of-three caught driving... with FIVE children in the back of her car

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:26 PM on 28th June 2010

Banned: Ms Hartley admitted, at Ely Magistrates' Court, to driving while over the legal limit after drinking 'two pints' of cider while the children were skating

Banned: Ms Hartley admitted, at Ely Magistrates' Court, to driving while over the legal limit after drinking 'two pints' of cider while the children were skating


Horrified CCTV operators helped stop a drunken a mother-of-three after spotting her leaving a pub and driving off in a people carrier with five children in the back.

Police were alerted and Emma Hartley's car was tracked until she stopped outside a supermarket in Ely, Cambridgeshire, magistrates were told.

A breath test showed she was almost three times over the drink-drive limit.

Laura Mardell, prosecuting, said: 'Officers caught up with the vehicle, which was Miss Hartley's parents' Vauxhall Zafira, outside the Spar shop in Ely's High Street.

'It was parked outside and when she came out of the shop, they confronted her.

'They could see she was flushed in the face and she smelt strongly of alcohol.

'There were five children in the car at the time.'

Hartley, 35, downed pints of cider before driving her children aged 11, seven and five, and two of her parents' neighbours' children back from a day out.

She took took the youngsters roller skating at the Paradise Centre in Ely on June 4 and went to the pub while she waited for them to finish.

Tests showed she had 88 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

Hartley, who was unrepresented in court, told magistrates she was 'absolutely mortified' by her actions.   

She said: 'I was visiting my parents in Soham during half term and decided to take my children and two of their neighbours' children skating in Ely.   'I just popped over to the pub while they were skating and had two pints of cider.   

'I don't usually drink because I can't afford to but I do tend to have one or two when I'm visiting my parents.   

'I realised the moment that I got behind the wheel to come home that the alcohol had hit me so I drove round to the Spar shop to get some credit.   

'I wanted to phone my parents to tell them that I wasn't fit to drive back but on my way out the police stopped me. I have let so many people down.'


Hartley, from Surrey Quays, East London, was given a 20-month driving ban after admitting driving while intoxicated.   

She was also fined £200 and ordered to pay £40 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.



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Admin says: This case is shocking AND disgusting. First and foremost, this mother had absolutely NO consideration for the wellbeing and safety of her children when she got behind the wheel of her motor, pissed, and drove it with them in it. This shows that she must have no regard for the lives of her own children.

 

Secondly, her 'punishment' - if you can call it that - was a £200 fine and also a payment of £40 to be made towards court costs. So overall, what she had to pay out as punishment was probably less than what she paid for her carry out in the first place. Now, I may be wrong here, but driving whilst 3 times over the legal limit should, by law, constitute dangerous driving. Furthermore, she should also have been facing 5 counts of endangering lives by driving under the influence of alcohol. AND ALL SHE GETS IS A 20 MONTH DRIVING BAN £200 FINE??? SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN JAILED. 

 

I know a person, who very recently, was done by cops for driving at 65mph in a 50mph zone on a motorway. Not speeding, not dangerous driving, not erratic driving - keeping up with the flow of light traffic. Admittedly, it is still 'speeding' according to the law, but if you know the legal position on charges for motoring offences, to be given anything in excess of 3 penalty points by a court, is considered to be within the 'band' of dangerous driving. Hardly. On a four lane motorway, who the hell drives at 50mph? Miss Daisy, maybe. Not normal people. The punishment? 4 penalty points and £175 fine. Now tell me, what's wrong with that picture, considering the news article you have just read?


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I think the law has went a bit Irish with regard to motoring offences, having watched my two sons ive now decided if you even steer round a pothole you can be done with driving with undue care and attention they seem to have made every offence more serious but in my opinion the penalty doesnt always match the crime as seen above. 

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Mother's fury after Google Street View publishes naked picture of her son, three, online

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:21 PM on 29th June 2010

LAID BARE: Claire Rowlands was stunned to see the na\ked picture of her son Louis

Laid bare: Claire Rowlands was stunned to see the naked picture of her son Louis

A woman has told of her horror after Google published a photograph of her young son naked on the internet.

Claire Rowlands, 25, was stunned to see the image of Louis mears playing on a sunny day in his grandmother's garden in Walkden, Greater Manchester.

Louis, three, had been snapped by  Google's controversial 'camera car' as it took pictures of every road in Britain for the search engine's Street View service.

The company blurred out  the registration plate of a car on the drive of the house - but the image of  Louis, who was wearing nothing but his shoes, was uncensored.

In another image, taken seconds later, Louis's face was clearly identifiable, but  his modesty was preserved by a fence.

Shocked Claire, who lives on the same road as her mother, said she had no idea the pictures had been taken and accused Google of invading her son's privacy.

She said: 'I just felt sick to my  stomach when I saw the naked picture of Louis on the internet. I'm angry,  disgusted and upset about it - they should be checking every image before it  goes up.

'They should be extra careful on warm days because this is what children do - he was just playing in the garden and we didn't expect in a  million years he'd have his picture taken and put on the internet for anyone to see.

'It's such a clear image, I see it as an indecent photograph - my  concern is that paedophiles could see it and there's no way I ever wanted my son to be seen naked all over the world.

'Louis was on private property. Surely residents should be asked if they're happy to have their pictures taken before this is allowed to happen.'

Google has now apologised and said it has blurred the image.

The company's software automatically obscures car number plates but does not detect human bodies.

Google pictures of a naked small child

Fixed: Google has now posted a modified image on Street View in which the bottom half of Louis's body is blurred

A spokeswoman said: 'We take issues around inappropriate content in our products very seriously, and we removed the image in question within an hour of being notified.
For us, privacy and user choice remain paramount. 

'This is why we have put  in place tools so that if people see what they believe to be inappropriate they can report them to us using the simple tools and the images will be quickly  removed. We apologise for any inadvertent concern this may have  caused.'

Privacy groups have already blasted Street View, which they  branded a 'burglar's charter' when it was launched last year. Alex  Deane, from the Big Brother Watch group, said: 'This is not the first time this has happened but the excuses are wearing thin.

'Google still needs to take greater responsibility for people's personal privacy and introduce stronger safeguards to the system.'



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Admin says: Google are starting to rattle the proverbial cage with their 'Street Views'. Believe it or not, it was only earlier this year that I knew Google did such things - and got away with it. I was horrified to learn that they didn't need permission, nor did they even have to alert you to the fact that they were planning on taking photos of you and/or your house. In fact, someone showed me a Google 'street view' of my son, where he lives, and him out playing with his cousin after school. I was horrified. And since then, I don't know how many people I've either had as a passenger in my car, or been a passenger in someone else's car, to hear them exclaim: "Oh there's the Google people" - a little too close to home for my liking. Google - sod off. It's not big, it's not clever, and where kids are involved, it's just downright perverted.


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Fixed: Google has now posted a modified image on Street View in which the bottom half of Louis's body is blurred

Tell me they do not have this on?????? Had my kid on even blurred idwatch out for them smash their windscreen with a brick then their heads..then google it
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A woman has told of her horror after Google published a photograph of her young son naked on the internet.

Claire Rowlands, 25, was stunned to see the image of Louis mears playing on a sunny day in his grandmother's garden in Walkden, Greater Manchester.

Louis, three, had been snapped by  Google's controversial 'camera car' as it took pictures of every road in Britain for the search engine's Street View service.

The company blurred out  the registration plate of a car on the drive of the house - but the image of  Louis, who was wearing nothing but his shoes, was uncensored.

In another image, taken seconds later, Louis's face was clearly identifiable, but  his modesty was preserved by a fence.

Shocked Claire, who lives on the same road as her mother, said she had no idea the pictures had been taken and accused Google of invading her son's privacy.

 

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Fake severed arm spotted on motorway causes chaos as dozens of police launch hunt for accident victim

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:45 PM on 2nd July 2010

Part of a motorway was closed and dozens of police officers and a force helicopter were scrambled to the scene after a fake severed arm was spotted by the roadside.

Motorists who spotted the shirt-clad arm with a bloodied stump dialled 999 thinking an horrific accident had taken place.

But when officers converged on the scene - closing the M62 for more than three hours and leading thousands of drivers to be diverted - they found the 'arm' to be a plastic Halloween-style toy.

A helicopter, specialist search teams, forensics experts and motorway patrol officers were involved in the Merseyside operation, costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds.

Major alert: Police search teams at the scene after reports of a bloody human body part on a slip road off the M62. It turned out to be a plastic joke shop prop

Major alert: Police search teams at the scene after reports of a bloody human body part on a slip road off the M62. It turned out to be a plastic joke shop prop

As the helicopter circled above junction six of the M62, sniffer dogs were sent in to track down the 'victim.'

Eyewitnesses reported chaos at the scene as members of the public wandered around in the road and police squad cars lined up at the junction.

It was three hours later at 4.30pm that the arm was declared a fake and the slip road was finally re-opened.

Merseyside police later confirmed the body part was in fact a Halloween-style plastic prop of the joke shop variety, rather than a prosthetic limb.

Detective Inspector Tom Keaton, from Knowsley CID, said: 'This was treated as a major investigation that tied up large amounts of resources and impacted on all areas of policing response in Knowsley.

'We don't how this plastic arm came to be in the middle of the road, whether it was placed there deliberately or whether it had fallen out of the window of a passing vehicle.

'However, Merseyside Police put a lot of resources into this incident and not only has it caused expense both in terms of time and money, it caused traffic chaos for motorists and was extremely upsetting for the drivers who saw the plastic arm in the road.

'We would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while this enforced road closure was in place.'



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Admin says: Lmfao....ha ha ha ha ha! Remember all the Ford Capri's that the boy racers had - they would always have one of those fake arms hanging out the boot of their motor. I bought one with my pocketmoney, and my mum took the horrors when I hung it out of my bedroom window. Shame they were banned. Some people have absolutely no sense of humour...


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The fundraiser with a sting in its tail... Teenager's raises £400 by creating a beard of bees

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Last updated at 2:01 AM on 2nd July 2010

Most teenage girls like to create a buzz with their fashion statements. But Nellie Odam-Wilson went for an accessory with a real sting in its tail.

The 16-year-old modelled a ‘beard’ of bees at Quince Honey Farm in Devon yesterday – achieving her look by placing the Queen Bee on her face and waiting for a swarm to follow.

She escaped without a single sting after the stunt, which raised £400 towards a charity trip to Africa. Nellie, from South Molton in Devon, said: ‘It felt like they were everywhere.’

Buzzing: Nellie endured the swarm of insects on her face for several minutes

Buzzing: Nellie endured the swarm of insects on her face for several minutes

The £390 she raised from sponsors will help to underwrite her trip to Uganda, where she plans to do voluntary work in an orphanage.

Nellie said: 'It was a bit scary having all the bees on me, but it was worth it because it's for such a good cause.'

The plucky teenager endured a faceful of the buzzing creatures for seven minutes, remaining as quiet and still as possible to avoid being stung.

The money Nellie raised will help finance her voluntary work in a Ugandan orphanage

The money Nellie raised will help finance her voluntary work in a Ugandan orphanage

'They were only on me for a matter of minutes but it seemed like much longer. You don't know if one of them will sting you. The bees were all crawling across my face and it was really itchy. But I work at the farm so I knew I was in good hands.'

Farm owner Ian Wallace said it was the first time anyone had managed the feat at the farm without receiving a single sting.



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Student jailed over false rape claim made 'so she could get more time to do her homework'

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Last updated at 9:26 AM on 5th July 2010

Jailed: Temitope Adenugba will spend 18 months behind bars for falsely accusing a cleaner of raping her in an effort to get an extension on her course work

Jailed: Temitope Adenugba will spend 18 months behind bars for falsely accusing a cleaner of raping her in an effort to get an extension on her course work

A student has been jailed for 18 months for falsely claiming a cleaner had raped her - so she could get an extension on her university course work.

Temitope Adenugba, 24, was struggling to meet a deadline whilst studying at Oxford Brookes University last year.

She phoned police to tell them she had been abused as a child, before complaining she had also been subjected to a serious sexual assault as she slept in her university digs.

When officers attended her halls of residence to take a statement, Adenugba pointed at cleaner Kunle Ogunmola and said: 'Can't talk here, that's the man who raped me.' 

Mr Ogunmola was arrested, before a subsequent police investigation exposed a catalogue of lies and her claims later proved to be complete fantasy.

The lie was created in a bid to get an extension on her end-of-term coursework, the court heard.

Sentencing her to 18 months in prison at Oxford Crown Court on Friday, Recorder Rabinder Singh said: 'It's extremely easy to make an allegation of rape when there's no foundation whatsoever.

'It's likely to have the perverse impact of guilty men walking free.'

The court heard that police attended Clive Booth Halls of residence, Oxford, on May 21 last year after she reported historic abuse against her as a child.

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Adenugba was a student at Oxford Brookes University when she made the false allegations

Officers interviewed her but were stunned when she told them Mr Ogunmola had used a key to get into her room on April 13 and raped her.

A full police investigation was launched and the cleaner was quizzed and later arrested.

But police found any keys taken by Mr Ogunmola had been returned by April 12 and would not have given him access to her room at any time.

Adenugba had also alleged her victim had been harassing her with phone calls, but analysis of both parties' mobile phones showed this to be a lie.

Scientific examination of her pyjamas also revealed no link to Mr Ogunmola.

Mr Walsh added that Adenugba had made a fictitious rape complaint against a previous partner in October 2006.

Walter Scott, mitigating, said his client had made the claim against Mr Ogunmola after an earlier false allegation of harassment against the same man 'didn't have the desired effect of extending her time to do her coursework'.

He added: 'She was not seeking to directly attack the victim, he was chosen rather arbitrarily.'

Det Ch Insp Colin Paine, of Thames Valley Police, said: 'It is exceptionally rare and unusual for a malicious complaint to be made in this way. It caused significant distress to the man who was accused.'



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Admin says: And still we get the likes of Harriet Harman and the sisterhood (as they were recently - again!) banging on about "disgracefully low rape conviction rates" - well I wonder why they are?

All this stupid and criminally malicious creature Adenugba has done by making these false allegations against a totally innocent man is to effectively ensure that REAL rapists will possibly now escape justice on the back of this puiblicity.

So Harriet Harman and the sisterhood - your comments / thoughts please on women who make these increasingly frequent malicious allegations?
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Woman with TWO wombs falls pregnant with babies who are not twins due a week apart

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Last updated at 12:59 AM on 17th July 2010

A woman is pregnant with two babies who were conceived almost a week apart.

Angie Cromar has been told she is expecting a boy and a girl.

But they are not twins because their 34-year-old mother has a rare medical condition which means she has two wombs.

Angie Cromar two babies

Incredibly rare: Angie Cromar has a rare condition known as didelphys which means she has two uteruses and has conceived in both of them at different times

The condition, known as uterus didelphys, affects only one in five million women.

But fewer than 100 women worldwide are known to have become pregnant after conceiving at different times.

Mrs Cromar, who has three children under eight, was aware that she had more than one uterus.

But she and her husband Joel were still shocked when her doctors told her about the double pregnancy.

'It was exciting,' said Mrs Cromar, who lives in the U.S..

'Joel didn't believe me for a little while, though,' she said.

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The double uterus condition seen in Angie Cromar is a rare condition that arises in female foetuses as they develop in the womb.

Normally, two tubes called Mullerian ducts are fused together as the infant develops to create a single uterus, but occasionally they fail to join up.

When this happens, two separate uteri form, sometimes with a double cervix and double vagina as well.

The cause of this anomaly is not known and there are often no symptoms present, so many women never discover that they have uterus didelphys.

If there are no symptoms and no complications with fertility and pregnancy, then uterus didelphys does not require any treatment.

However, sometimes women with the condition will have pregnancy complications because of the smaller size of each uterus.

Miscarriage, infertility, and delivery problems are all possibilities.

Breech births are especially common for women with uterus didelphys.

The delivery and labour nurse said she was told at the first ultrasound that one baby was five weeks and a day old and the other six weeks and a day.

Mrs Cromar from Murray, Utah, later revealed on her Facebook page that she was expecting a boy and a girl.

She wrote: 'It''s a BOY!!!!!! and it's a GIRL!!!!!!!! Just found out that we are having both! I was looking forward to getting rid of some baby clothes, but I guess we still need them all!'

She added that the babies were due in the autumn.

She and her husband, 33, already have two boys, Alex, eight, and Luke, four, and a daughter of two, Sammy.

As a maternity ward nurse at the hospital where her babies will be delivered later this year she is aware of the dangers of a double pregnancy.

Doctors have warned that uterus didelphys presents a risk of premature labour and low birthweight.

'I'm a little nervous, just because I know what can happen, but I'm really excited,' she said.

'It's pretty rare. We are pretty thankful, pretty happy.'

Her doctor Steve Terry said he was surprised when the ultrasound revealed the double pregnancy.

He said research had revealed that there were fewer than 100 women worldwide who are reportedly in the same condition.

'She is in a small club,' he added.

Mrs Cromar is a nurse in the maternity unit at the Cottonwood hospital in Murray, near Salt Lake City. She has been told the babies, who are now at 20 weeks, are developing normally.

She said the condition had not caused any problems in her previous pregnancies.

However medical experts said the condition puts her in the high-risk category. The babies' development will be closely monitored and it is likely she will be offered the choice of a caesarean delivery.

According to U.S. medical records, in 1981 a woman with uterus didelphys became pregnant with triplets, two in her left uterus, one in the right.

The babies on the left were delivered on the same day, two hours apart while the baby on the right was delivered 72 days later.

Last year Julia Grovenburg, again from the U.S., conceived while she was already pregnant, an example of a rare condition in women with a single uterus called superfetation.



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Out-of-this-world exhibits rock Sensation

Pieces of space rock older than Earth have gone on display at Sensation in Dundee

Visitors can even hold a fragment of a meteorite as they contemplate its astonishing estimated age of 4565 million years.

Sensation space rock collection

The priceless collection was unveiled as part of a loan deal with the US government and NASA and includes dust and rock from the moon that was collected during the manned missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The samples are considered irreplaceable and beyond valuation, so NASA officials were forced to visit Dundee for a detailed security assessment before they could agree the loan.

Sensation space rock collection

For safety, the displays are kept locked away overnight in a high-tech safe.

Centre chief executive Louise Smith said, "Being able to get so close and even touch materials that come from a world beyond our own offers a truly unique experience and really engages visitors like never before."

The collection completes the space-themed summer exhibition — One Small Step — which also looks at the moon landings, the future of space travel and the quest for other worlds.

The programme also features a new planetarium, interactive treats and one of just 100 images from the Hubble telescope NASA has published

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Thirty-hour sit-in protest beats the clampers



As the government is set to announce that clamping vehicles on private land is to be outlawed, a couple of welcome examples of the motorist fighting back against the clampers have emerged.

A driver waged a personal battle against the firm that clamped his Toyota Prius by staging a 30-hour sit-in. Haroon Zafaryab, 27, returned from his mosque in Wembley, North London last week to discover clampers demanding a £100 fine and a £265 charge for towing his car.

Rather than agreeing to pay the penalty, Zafaryab jumped into the car as he knew the company couldn't tow it while he was sat inside. He stayed there for a full 30 hours in a gloriously stubborn battle of wills which was watched by local residents and the police.

Eventually the firm relented and accepted his offer of the original £100 fine, despite having issued 40 tickets that were plastered all over his front and rear windscreens, amounting to a total charge of £3,865.

Haroon, of Kingsbury, told The Sun: "A crowd of about 50 clapped and cheered as they took the clamps off.

"Everyone was shaking my hand. The little man won against the big bad clampers."

Almost more shocking was the immobilisation of an on-duty nurse's car as she visited an elderly patient in Clacton, Essex.

Hannah Bannock had parked in her patient's space for 15 minutes before the clampers swooped in, and they refused to release her car even though she was in full uniform and had an NHS parking permit. Instead they demanded hundreds of pounds to unclamp her car, with the sum increasing by £50 for every 30 minutes the fine remained unpaid.

As the car was parked on private land, the police were unable to intervene, and the clampers refused to listen to Ms Bannock, insisting that she call the number on the notice they had put on her window. Eventually the firm relented, releasing her car five hours after she was first clamped without charging a fee.
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'Police get knickers in a twist'

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'Police get knickers in a twist'

Police chiefs have been accused of nannying colleagues after telling them what underwear to put on.

Revised guidelines published by West Midlands Police advised officers and staff to make sure their undergarments are appropriate.

A message to staff read: "Underwear should be of an appropriate colour to be inconspicuous underneath (your) uniform."

It provoked a furious outburst from several officers who questioned why their bosses are getting their knickers in a twist.

One sergeant told Police Review: "We are not a scouting organisation made up of young children who need nannying. As we are all adults, personal pride should drive folks to maintain that professional appearance by shaving before going on duty, having clean boots and tidy uniform."

A constable added: "It is ridiculous. They are basically telling us what underwear to wear to work. A couple of sergeants have jokingly been saying there would be spot checks. It is outrageous."

The guidelines were part of a wider force "revised uniform, equipment and appearance policy" that followed the introduction of some new items of uniform. All forces have uniform policies, but most appear to have stopped short of issuing diktats on underwear.

Other forces issuing similar underwear guidance include West Mercia, Suffolk and Lincolnshire. The revised guidelines were published just weeks after watchdog Denis O'Connor warned volumes of official rules are impeding police work.

Writing in a force magazine West Midlands Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe said managers must "challenge" inappropriate dress.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "There is no new force policy on underwear, but all officers and staff who come into contact with the public are asked to adopt a common sense approach when choosing what underwear is worn when on duty, so they remain smart."

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Sleeping with the boss helps your career, new study shows

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If you're not getting on at work, there's one surefire way to boost your chances of getting that promotion: Sleep with your boss.

If you are male, it helps, but if you are female it REALLY helps, according to new research. And almost two fifths of office workers say that employees who have gone in for a bit of ooh la la with the boss, have come out the other end with a step up the career ladder.

They also believe that it is of particular use for women, who tend to need a 'sponsor' – or sugar daddy – to help them navigate the office jungle.

The information comes from research by the US Centre for Work-Life Policy, which said that these patrons are usually married, male, senior employees with power in their hands.

It's very hard to imagine why an older, married male would want to give a young female a leg up in a company.

However, around 34% of female executives said they knew a female colleague who had had an affair with a superior.

The signs are that it works too. Among company directors, 15% of women said they had slept with someone else in the company at some point.

On the other hand, you want to keep your office affair to yourself, because 61% of males and 70% of females said they had little respect for a manager who slept with a junior member of the team.

Yes, there's jealousy aplenty when the petting gets heavy. Around 48% of men and 56% of women felt antipathy to colleagues having an affair.

And it does nothing for the company - 39% of men and 37% of women say that they have seen workplace productivity fall off when the team bonding goes out the window.

Don't despair if you want to get on, but really don't fancy your boss, though. You could always changes careers and work for yourself

Lap-dancing, for example, is becoming increasingly popular among the educated middle-classes – one in four dancers has a degree, according to new research.

They take home an average of £232 per shift, or £48,000 per year, meaning they are paid on a par with lawyers. And they work far fewer hours.

Dr Teela Sanders and Kate Hardy from the University of Leeds, who carried out the study, say the vast majority of lap-dancers also had high levels of job satisfaction.

Almost 90% had completed a further education course, and one in four had degrees.

Amber, 32, who used to be a financial journalist, told the academics: "It doesn't surprise me that dancers are well educated - I've met dancers who have degrees in astrophysics from top universities."
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I remember a few years back someone saying to me at work "You know some women sleep their way to the top" It was just me and him sitting didnt know how to take him........apart from by the throat if it was a suggestion
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Ambulance driver could lose licence over 112mph emergency dash



An ambulance driver who was clocked doing 112mph while delivering a liver for a life-saving operation could lose his licence and, as a result, his job.

Paul Bex, 51, was delivering the organ from Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge to the North East in a private ambulance when he was flashed by a speed camera in Lincolnshire.

Even though he had his blue lights switched on and was on an emergency call, a loophole in the law means that he could still be prosecuted as he was not carrying a patient at the time.

Despite an appeal by his employers, Lifeline Medical Transport Service, Mr Bex will have to appear in court to contest the charge. The worst case scenario is that he could lose his licence, as anyone caught speeding over 100mph is subject to an automatic, 12-month ban.

Mr Bex told The Mail: "I was doing my job safely and as quickly as possible. Now I find out I could lose my licence.

"I have been trained in the same way that the police are trained. I have to take care of myself and the organ and other people on the road.

"The worst outcome is I could lose my licence, which means I will not be able to work"

Dave Cooper, operations manager at Lifeline, said Mr Bex faced legal action because of the definition of an ambulance, which dates back to 1946.

"An ambulance is defined as a vehicle constructed or adapted for the purpose of conveying sick, injured or disabled persons," he said.

"The definition does not extend to vehicles used for the transportation of blood or human tissue."
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