And all because the MAN loves Milk Tray: Dark chocolate has more heath benefits for men

And all because the MAN loves Milk Tray: Men get the most health benefits from dark chocolate Chocolate gives men more protection against heart attack and strokeAppears to help by preventing fatal blood clotsBut researchers say findings are not an excuse to gorge on the snack, which is rich in fat and sugar | UPDATED: 16:40 GMT, 21 December 2012 If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for that special man, make it a box of chocolates, for it could save his life. Eating dark chocolate can protect against heart disease and stroke, say scientists, but even more so if you are a man

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases hit 900,000

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases near 900,000 Number of people affected is 83 per cent higher than this time last year due to an early outbreak of the virusMost cases usually occur between January and MarchNumber of people affected has doubled in one week | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 19 December 2012 Norovirus is threatening to ruin Christmas for thousands of people as the number of cases continues to soar. Figures released yesterday show the number of people affected is 83 per cent higher than this time last year due to an early outbreak of the virus

Downton Abbey Christmas Special: Hoots m"lud! Nessie"s in McDownton

Hoots m'lud! Nessie's in McDownton | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 13 December 2012 Apparently, the Downton Abbey Christmas Special finds the entire Grantham household transplanted to Scotland. They have decamped to Duneagle Castle, home of the Marquess of Flintshire.

Pensioner accused of registering a mannequin as a candidate in a city council election is to face trial

Pensioner accused of registering a mannequin as a candidate in a city council election is to face trial Renee Slater, 64, denies breach of the Representation of the People ActPensioner, of Aberdeen, is accused of submitting false details for the dummy called Helena Torry to a returning officer | UPDATED: 21:57 GMT, 8 December 2012 A pensioner accused of registering a mannequin as a candidate in a city council election is to face trial. Renee Slater is alleged to have put the dummy – named Helena Torry – forward to stand in Aberdeen City Council's local government elections on March 29. The 64-year-old denied the charge, made under the Representation of the People Act, when she appeared at the city's sheriff court on Friday.