Mother-of-three commended by judge and handed bravery award for shouting f*** off at armed raider

Mother-of-three commended by judge and handed bravery award for shouting f*** off at armed raider By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 12:45 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:57 GMT, 4 January 2013 When faced with a terrifying situation, many of us lose the power of speech. But not for one woman – who was handed a bravery award today for shouting 'f*** off' to an armed robber. Michelle Andrews, 45, was commended by a judge for her four-letter tirade when she was confronted by the dangerous knifeman.

Caught on camera: Horrifying moment armed robber threatens cashier with an AK47 machine gun

Caught on camera: Horrifying moment armed robber threatens cashier with an AK47 machine gunMohammed Ali was jailed for seven years at the Old Bailey todayIt took a police squad more than two years to track him down | UPDATED: 17:58 GMT, 17 December 2012 This is the moment a gun-wielding robber demanded 'money, money!' as he brandished an AK47 assault rifle at his terrified victims. Mohammed Ali, 26, used the terrifying weapon to carry out two raids in east London – one in which he stole 400 from William Hill and another in which he threatened staff in Barclays, but failed to get anything. Ali, of Bow, east London, was jailed for seven years today at the Old Bailey after pleading guilty to robbery and possession of an imitation firearm – because the gun was deactivated.

Is this the end of paper banknotes? Plastic version could be in your pocket in just three years

Is this the end of paper banknotes Plastic version could be in your pocket in just three yearsOverhaul could see environmentally-friendly notes introduced from 2015Have proved a success since being introduced in Australia in 1988Plastic lasts much longer and are more hygienic but more expensive to make | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 17 December 2012 Plastic banknotes are set to be introduced in Britain, replacing the paper money used for more than 300 years. The radical overhaul could see the more durable, waterproof and harder-to-counterfeit polymer sterling notes in circulation within three years.

Grandfather, 57, sets himself on fire at home after amassing hidden debts of 150,000

Grandfather, 57, set fire to himself after amassing debts of more than 150,000 that he kept hidden from wife and children Former petrol station cashier Ibrahim Omar had '97% full thickness burning'Loans and credit cards were thought to be the reason behind his huge debtA blast in August shattered bedroom door and pushed out bedroom's walls | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 11 December 2012 A grandfather set fire to himself at home after amassing hidden debts of more than 150,000 and keeping them hidden from his wife of three decades, an inquest heard yesterday. Ibrahim Omar, 57, of Bolton, Greater Manchester, put family photos and other personal items in his daughter's car and left the car keys outside his house before setting himself alight indoors.

Woman, 24, who was constantly mistaken for someone else discovers she really did have a doppelganger… the identical twin she never knew she had

Woman, 24, who was constantly mistaken for someone else discovers she really did have a doppelganger… the identical twin she never knew she had Bao Lulin was constantly mistaken for someone called 'Yanfei'She tracked down Yanfei and was stunned to discover her identical twinTheir lives have uncanny parallels, including husbands with the same name | UPDATED: 17:40 GMT, 4 December 2012 For three years Bao Lulin found herself continually mistaken for someone else