Santa strikes early: Schoolgirl, 4, visiting grotto sees her wish come true as returning soldier father miraculously appears All Summer North wanted for Christmas was to see her soldier father Corporal Darren North, 27, surprised her as she visited Santa's grotto | UPDATED: 19:23 GMT, 17 December 2012 A schoolgirl who wished for her soldier father to come home for Christmas saw her dream come true when he surprised her at Santa's grotto. Summer North, four, told Father Christmas she missed her father Darren, who has been serving with the 2 Yorkshire Regiment in Cyprus since October. Santa then asked her 'Who is this' and Corporal North, 27, walked into the grotto to the astonishment of his elder daughter, who flew into his arms.
'The gem of the Isle of Thanet': Seaside town Margate voted one of the top 10 places to visit in the WORLD by the Rough Guide | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 Known for its 'Kiss Me Quick' hats and donkey rides, the seaside town of Margate might not scream 'dream destination'. But someone has looked beyond the cliches of the Kent coast, and propelled it into the Rough Guide – declaring it to be on the top ten places to visit in the world
Terrifying ordeal of cancer patient 'denied oxygen by easyJet staff on a four-and-half hour flight' Annette Townend believed she was going to die on flight to CyprusPleas for oxygen fell on deaf ears – she even wrote a note in despairDoctors have told Mrs Townend she is lucky to be alive after ordeal | UPDATED: 22:30 GMT, 30 November 2012 A cancer patient endured a terrifying ordeal believing she was going to die after being refused oxygen on a holiday flight to Cyprus, she claims. Annette Townend, 56, says she boarded the easyJet plane late and gasping for air after being stopped from using a pre-booked wheelchair. Shortly after take-off, she told a steward ‘oxygen, oxygen’, only to be informed that it was ‘for emergencies only’