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March 2009 News

God and Darwin – what do your readers believe?

One in five Londoners believe God created Man while one in four Northern Irelanders subscribe to the same theory. Research shows the two regions are the most creationist while the East of England is the most science friendly with 44pc

House prices are still falling, right?

Regular visitors to the Story Ideas page may remember this one from March 2008. We told you about website Property Snake which details houses that are falling, rather than increasing, in price. Now a year later most estate agents would

Good will from a good will

America multi-billionairess Leona Helmsley died in 2007 and left some of her estate to dog charities. Now a New York judge has ruled that some of it can go to other good causes, including medical research and education. Have charities

Worshipping at a model temple

A farmer has spent over three decades creating a scale model of a biblical temple. But Alec Garrard, from Norfolk, fears that it will never be finished as he’s always finding new pieces to add. See some amazing photos of

Working late again?

It’s a well-used stat but we Brits work some of the longest hours of any EU country. But staying late, out of either love for the job or just plain necessity, may harm more than just your home and social

Pick up litter and pick up a voucher

A warm sense of self-satisfaction is now not the only reward youngsters can get for ‘doing their good deed’ for the day. Police in some parts of Devon have agreed to reward young people for picking up litter or helping

Over-eating as dangerous over-smoking

Obese teenagers are just as likely to die early as smokers who have more than ten cigarettes a day. A new Swedish study also suggests a premature death is more than twice as likely compared with normal weight youngsters while

Armour for the perilous life of paramedic

The life of a paramedic is becoming so perilous that they should wear body armour for certain jobs. Figures reveal that ambulance staff need a police escort or are warned about potential attacks at more than 7,500 homes in England.

Jennifer Newman

An agency feature writer for real-life magazines and national newspapers with skills to work in PR, journalism or online communications.