The cute Christmas pictures that will melt even the coldest heart: Adorable snaps of kittens, puppies, and lambs in festive hats

The cute Christmas pictures that will melt even the coldest heart: Adorable snaps of kittens, puppies, and lambs in festive hatsPhotographer Mark Taylor, from Guildford, has earned himself the title 'Master of Cuteness' for snaps like theseHe follows in the footsteps of his renowned photographer mother Jane Burton who passed away in 2007 | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 24 December 2012 Even the coldest-hearted Scrooge would be melted by these adorable Christmas animals.

Patrick Ada "raped single mother he met in nightclub because he felt entitled to after she led him on"

Professional footballer 'raped single mother he met in nightclub because he felt entitled to after she led him on' | UPDATED: 18:55 GMT, 4 December 2012 Patrick Ada, pictured, is on trial for rape over an alleged attack after a night at a club in London's West End A footballer accused of forcing a girl to perform oral sex on him the day after meeting him at a nightclub told police she led him on during a night out, a court heard. Former Scottish Premier League player Patrick Ada, 27, ignored the pleas of his 25-year-old victim during the sex attack in London's West End earlier this year, Woolwich Crown Court was told. They met on a night out and arranged to meet up the next day at the alleged victim's house.

Motorist who hit pensioner, 81, for driving too slowly has jail sentence overturned

Motorist who hit pensioner, 81, for driving too slowly has jail sentence overturnedPatricia Pearson was punched in the head and mouth by Usman YasinYasin claimed she was driving at 5ph and became infuriated at her speedShe was off to visit her husband in his care home The father of two overtook her, blocked the road with his car and attackedSentence of 16 weeks in prison dropped to 150 hours community service | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 30 November 2012 Attacker: Usman Yasin, 30, attacked Patricia Pearson in a vicious road rage attack but has now had his jail term quashed in favour of community service An aggressive male motorist who hit an 81-year-old woman in a road rage attack because she was driving at five mph has had his jail sentence quashed. Pensioner Patricia Pearson was left with deep cuts on her head and face after Usman Yasin overtook and blocked the road before smacking her in the face. She had been driving to visit her husband in his care home