- SOME 300,000 workers are still being paid below the minimum wage-one year since its introduction. Office for National Statistics figures show that 250,000 workers are paid less than 3.60 an hour and another 50,000 18 to 21 year olds are paid below 3 an hour.
- THE TORIES have been handed 1.4 million by Lord Ashcroft, the billionaire former tax exile who is now the party's treasurer. Ashcroft was based in Belize but recently relocated to Britain.
- THE Aviation Health Institute says there is evidence that, of the 20,000 deaths from lung blood clots each year, one third are related to economy class air travel.