British model, 25, comes face-to-face with the waiter who raped and stabbed her as he appears in court in Magaluf four years after attack Cheryl Maddison, 25, left Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, to start new lifeShe says the horrific assault only came to an end when she played deadShe strode into court in Majorca capital Palma to face attacker after 4 years Moroccan Mohamed Fadel El Anssari, 31, sat in dock with head in hands By Matt Blake PUBLISHED: 14:16 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:51 GMT, 8 January 2013 Brave: Wearing a striking white blazer and black jeans, Miss Maddison strode confidently into the court in Majorcan capital Palma to face her attacker A British model who was stabbed, raped and left to die on a Spanish holiday island four years ago, today came face to face with her attacker for the first time since her assault. Cheryl Maddison, now 25, of Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, was stabbed in the chest and abandoned in a pool of her own blood, weeks after she had moved to Magaluf, Majorca, to start a new life.
Families put big spending on hold to pay off their mortgages as debt falls by 8bn in three months Homeowners paid off more than they borrowed in the third quarter of 2012It was the 18th quarter in a row that mortgage debt has fallen . It was the 18th quarter in a row that mortgage debt has fallen, and families have now ploughed 137.5billion of equity into their homes since early 2008. The injection of equity – which increases the proportion that households own against the proportion that is mortgaged – is in stark contrast to the borrowing binge of the decade before the financial crisis struck
Inside the life of the Inuit: Extraordinary photographs document how Alaska's Eskimos survived the cruelest of winters | UPDATED: 07:29 GMT, 25 December 2012 An extraordinarily collection of rarely seen photographs capturing Alaska's Eskimos document the hard but persevering survival of the people commonly known as the hunters of the Arctic. Photographed between 1909 and 1932, the collection offers a rare glimpse in the natives' everyday life from hunting polar bears, to building igloos, to their personal dwellings inside.
South widens property price gap with the rest of Britain: Value of London home up 28,500 in a year but falling in seven other regions | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 21 December 2012 Britain's housing market has ‘a stark North-South divide’, with house prices rising in London and the South but falling across the rest of the country, a report said yesterday. It showed that the value of homes in London has jumped by an average of 28,500 over the last year, but prices have been dropping in seven out of 11 regions
Life in miniature: The incredible 'dancing' microscopic creatures one photographer found in his garden pondVideo of bugs in an Australian man's garden pond is the winner of this year's Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging CompetitionIt shows colonies of tiny freshwater rotifers, with spot-like red eyes and internal organs captured by a special techniqueWinner and ten runners up of the competition were announced in San Francisco and will now go on museum tour of the U.S. | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 18 December 2012 This incredible close-up video shows how life operates on the microscopic level. Ralph Grimm, a teacher from Jimboomba, Australia, captured the fascinating 58-second film showing the super-fast movements of tiny freshwater rotifers, whose hairlike cilia beat constantly to sweep food into their mouths.