The world's best father (…or father-in-law) Generous Chinese businessman gives 100million dowry ahead of daughter's lavish weddingIncludes boxes of gold jewellery, property portfolio and shares in his firmThe groom, a civil servant, has known the bride since kindergarten Expensive dowries have long been a marriage tradition in the region By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 18:51 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 2 January 2013 New bride: Wu Ruibiao's daughter was given four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m and an impressive property portfolio A wealthy Chinese tile magnate gave his daughter a gigantic 100million dowry that included four boxes of gold jewellery, shares and several homes for her lavish wedding. The extravagant gift included four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m (20m yuan) and an impressive property portfolio
China forces EVERY internet user to register their real name in new free speech crackdownNew rules follow use of popular microblogs to expose official corruptionRegulations could restrict access to Western sites | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 28 December 2012 The Chinese government launched a new assault on free speech online today by requiring all internet users to register their real names. The new rule comes in the wake of the runaway success of Weibo, a micro-blogging service similar to Twitter which has exposed corruption and other abuses of official power. The country's rubber-stamp legislature approved the controversial measures at the closing meeting of a five-day session
United Nations of Bargain Hunters: Britons find themselves at the back of the queue as China and Middle East lead rush for designer brands | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 December 2012 Like every sensible sales shopper, Ghada Alhajji set herself a spending limit yesterday.
Britain passes Brazil in global economic league table… but it won't last for long! Britain moves into sixth place and is likely to overtake France next yearBut UK is set to be overhauled in next decade by both India and RussiaTable by City forecaster the Centre for Economics and Business Research | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 26 December 2012 Britain has leapfrogged Brazil in the global economic league tables, regaining the sixth place lost to the South American country this time last year. The UK is also breathing down France’s neck, with our economy likely to overtake that of our nearest neighbours some time in 2013
Is this the new BlackBerry Newly leaked images show what may be the next generation of the device – with the same keyboard designPhotos that first showed up on Chinese website shows a device with same straight keyboard Operating system of new BlackBerry phones not yet knownResearch In Motion is expected to launch its next generation of mobile devices at the end of January | UPDATED: 20:57 GMT, 24 December 2012 Christmas has come early for those hoping to get a good look at the latest BlackBerry, as new images fresh off the rumor mill are believed to show the latest mobile device. If genuine, the photos give a close-up look at a previously unseen model complete with BlackBerry's classic keyboard design
Carer jailed for stealing 31,000 from vulnerable woman she was looking after Denise Kiff, 40, used Maureen baker's debit card over four years Bought takeaways, jewellery and clothes and took out 5,000 bank loan Jailed for 16 months after judge slams 'shocking' breach of trust | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 15 December 2012 Breach of trust: Carer Denise Kiff stole more than 31,000 from elderly Maureen Baker who has the mental age of a five-year-old over the period of four years A carer who repeatedly stole from her vulnerable patient to fund her own lifestyle has been jailed. Denise Kiff, 40, took cash from Maureen Baker who is severely mentally disabled over the course of four years. Kiff, who worked for mental health charity Mencap, used Miss Baker’s debit card to withdraw money as well as to buy Chinese takeaways and clothes, and even took out a bank loan in her name.
Deep space fly-by: Incredible pictures taken by Chinese probe passing asteroid show giant rock 4.5 million miles from Earth | UPDATED: 21:48 GMT, 15 December 2012 A Chinese spacecraft has carried out a deep space fly-by on an asteroid four and a half million miles away from the Earth. The Chang'e-2 probe successfully conducted the mission to scan the surface of the asteroid Toutatis. It happened on December 13 at 16.30om Beijing Time, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced today.
Ex-Scotland rugby star David Tait who quit to become a banker falls to his death from Hong Kong flat in suspected suicideDavid Tait, 25, had played for Scotland and Premiership rugby In a brief statement, his family said they were 'devastated'Former Sharks' press officer: Everything appeared to indicate that Mr Tait was 'very happy' in Hong KongSecond unexpected death of a former Sale Sharks player this year | UPDATED: 17:12 GMT, 13 December 2012 Tragic: Former Sale Sharks rugby union player David Tait has died after falling from an apartment block in Hong Kong Former international rugby player David Tait has died after falling from an apartment block in Hong Kong.
The fat timebomb: A THIRD of primary school children are now overweight or obese New NHS figures show 33.9 per cent of year six pupils weigh more than they shouldFifth of children in reception also overweight or obese Pupils in urban areas more likely to be larger than those in towns and suburbs | UPDATED: 11:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 A third of final year primary school children are overweight or obese, new figures suggest. Last year 33.9 per cent of Year Six pupils, aged 10 or 11, weighed more than they should – a slight increase from 33.4 per cent the previous year. The NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) said year six pupils in urban areas were more likely to be obese than those who live in towns and suburbs.
Horrific X-ray shows rusty litter pick embedded in man’s eye after he fell on itWang Chenggen fell face-first onto the huge metal hook The rusty metal curve embedded itself 5cm into his eye-socketMiraculously avoided damaging his eye and will make a full recovery | UPDATED: 13:52 GMT, 7 December 2012 A Chinese man almost blinded himself in one eye after impaling it on a giant metal hook. Wang Chenggen was using the rusty hook to pick up rubbish when he slipped and fell face first onto it. The bizarre accident happened in Harbin, in China's Heilongjiang Province