Student, 21, was so drunk "he was on the point of madness" when he fried hamster in pan

Student, 21, was so drunk he told police his name was '1, 2, 3, 4' when they found him frying his friend's hamsterJames White admitted causing unnecessary suffering to flatmate's pet Dead hamster found in frying pan at student accommodation in YorkStudents complained when they smelt a 'pungent aroma' White was found collapsed on the floor when police arrived at the sceneTold police officers: 'I f****** fried it' when they discovered the animal By Sam Adams PUBLISHED: 13:44 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:24 GMT, 8 March 2013 A student who fried his flatmate's hamster has been ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid of work in the community. James White, 21, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the female Syrian hamster after a court accepted it could not be established whether the animal was alive when it went into the pan. District Judge Roy Anderson told White he was sentencing him on the basis the rodent died minutes before, when the defendant was handling it

The future"s bright thanks to orange: Pensioner sells collection of fruit wrappers to fund holiday for his wife

The future's bright thanks to orange: Pensioner sells collection of fruit wrappers to fund holiday with his wife Eric Bradshaw, 83, owns albums containing nearly 3,000 wrappers The collection was started by his grandfather during the 1920sHe now hopes to sell the lot to pay for a cruise for his wife By Sam Adams PUBLISHED: 17:46 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 22 February 2013 Most people simply throw away food wrapping without a second thought. But pensioner Eric Bradshaw, 83, is hoping to sweeten his retirement by cashing in on what is believed to be the world's biggest collection of fruit wrappers.