Boxing legend Muhammad Ali "could be dead in days" warns distraught brother

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali family locked in bitter feud as distraught brother says he 'could be dead in days' Rahman Ali said the health of his boxing great brother is in decline The former world champion has suffered from Parkinson's since 1984Made a frail appearance at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremonyRahman claims the family are being prevented from seeing Ali by wife Olympic opening ceremony” class=”blkBorder” /> Ali, pictured with wife Lonnie, left, was very frail during his appearance at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, pictured right with Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti He said that in the days when his brother could still communicate, he had told him he was not in pain, adding: ‘I’ve achieved everything I’ve ever wanted to accomplish.

Huge spike in online dating after Christmas as holiday spirit encourages thousands to cure their loneliness

Huge spike in online dating after Christmas as holiday spirit encourages thousands to cure their lonelinessOnline dating sites are reporting 350 per cent more traffic post Christmas Match.com expects three million email messages to be sent this week One in five UK relationships now begins online | UPDATED: 20:32 GMT, 30 December 2012 Looking for love: Millions of singletons will be looking for their perfect date online this week with dating websites reporting a surge in users in the period between Christmas and the beginning of January It may be the annual onslaught of loved ones questioning your single status over Christmas dinner or the pressure to find that special someone to kiss at midnight on New Year's Eve. But it seems that the post Christmas slump is the time to find romance online with the period between Boxing Day and the turn of the year the busiest stretch for online dating sites.

Boy, 7, who was given metal detector for Christmas discovers World War Two "bomb" in fields nearby

Boy, 7, who was given metal detector for Christmas discovers World War Two 'bomb' in fields nearbySonny Carter found the 10lb capsule while out for a Boxing Day walkHis father became suspicious when rinsing off the mud-caked objectA relative who worked for the RAF armoury confirmed it was a shell | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 29 December 2012 When he was given a metal detector for Christmas, seven-year-old Sonny Carter hoped to find buried treasure. He tried it out on Boxing Day – and within 15 minutes the machine began bleeping.

We can"t win "pointless" vote to end hunting ban due to parliamentary opposition, say Tories

We can't win 'pointless' vote to end hunting ban due to parliamentary opposition, say Tories Grant Shapps defended decision to delay vote on hunting banThe Tory Party chairman said vote on lifting ban on hunting with dogs 'pointless' due to strong parliamentary oppositionMr Shapps' comments came as hunting parties with hounds gathered for the annual Boxing Day event | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 27 December 2012 Pointless: Grant Shapps said holding a vote for lifting the ban with such strong opposition would be a waste of time The ban on hunting with dogs will not be overturned, Tory chairman Grant Shapps declared yesterday. Speaking on the day that a quarter of a million supporters turned out for Boxing Day hunts, he said there was no chance of getting the majority needed to scrap Labour's law. Earlier, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said he was not expecting a vote in 2013, because it was clear the Government would lose.

Dash "n" grab! Police called in to control hordes as they run screaming through stores to splash out 3BILLION on bargains

Dash 'n' grab! Police called in to control hordes as they run screaming through stores to splash out 3BILLION on bargains Selfridges took 1.5m in first hour – most successful first 60 minutes everNumber of shoppers out across UK was up by a fifth compared to last yearBoom has been fuelled by rich tourists from Middle East, China and Nigeria Retailers slash prices and opened as early as 6am to entice consumersCustomers literally grab bargains as they are handed out by shop staff Next in Leeds operated ten in, ten out policy to control massive crowdsManchester's Trafford Centre enjoys 'biggest' Boxing Day sale in its history | UPDATED: 23:32 GMT, 26 December 2012 Their eyes blazed as their arms stretched out in desperation. This was the front line in the great Boxing Day bargain hunt. The frenzied scene at a London perfume counter was repeated around the country as shoppers besieged stores on the first day of the sales.

Boxing Day swimmers swept into rocks in choppy waters are rescued dripping with blood

Swimming into terror: Bloodied on Boxing Day, lifeboat fundraisers swept on to the rocks RNLI crews rushed to help injured participants, some in fancy dress | UPDATED: 23:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 Jumping into the sea on a chilly Boxing Day was always going to hurt. But these unlucky swimmers found the experience extra painful after they were swept on to rocks. The choppy waters braved in yesterday’s annual dip meant many emerged from the sea dripping with blood

Gracie McNulty, 10, opens family cafe to serve dinner for 50 homeless to keep her dead father"s promise

Girl of ten opens family cafe to serve dinner for 50 homeless to keep her dead father's promise Gracie McNulty served 50 homeless diners at cafe in Dewsbury, YorkshireHer father Craig had planned the event but died earlier this yearThe 10-year-old said she wanted to carry out plan to 'make him proud' | UPDATED: 09:31 GMT, 26 December 2012 After ten-year-old Gracie McNulty’s father died in an accident, she wasn’t sure how to cope with her first Christmas without him. So she decided to abandon the usual family festivities – and make her father’s last Christmas wish come true instead. With the help of her mother and three siblings, Gracie served turkey with all the trimmings to 50 homeless people yesterday.

Landlord, why have you barred my dog? A walk to the pub is a perfect treat for Boxing Day – but not if you have to sit outside in the cold with your…

Landlord, why have you barred my dog A walk to the pub is a perfect treat for Boxing Day – but not if you have to sit outside in the cold with your pooch | UPDATED: 01:34 GMT, 26 December 2012 Being Boxing Day, many of us will want to try to work off the excesses of Christmas by going for a walk with family or acquaintances. And, of course, it wouldn’t be the same without our four-legged friends. There is, however, increasingly a problem.

Children go free and 500 off summer package holidays in tour giant price war

Children go free and 500 off summer package holidays in tour giant price war | UPDATED: 00:10 GMT, 26 December 2012 Britain's two travel giants have launched a price war with families being promised savings of between 200 and 560 on summer package holidays. Thomas Cook and Thomson are going head to head with a series of eye-catching deals, including big discounts and free child places. In a first, Thomas Cook has decided to make sure all of its advertised prices, whether online or on the high street, are the same.

How we spent 300m shopping online yesterday as the turkey was cooking: Retailers struggle to cope with demand

How we spent 300m shopping online yesterday as the turkey was cooking: Retailers struggle to cope with demand | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 26 December 2012 Families spent an estimated 300million shopping online on Christmas Day morning as they shunned traditional activities to bag a bargain. Retailers struggled to keep up with demand as thousands logged on to buy cut-price tablet computers, smartphones and Kindle e-books