Neighbours steamed up over spa under Robert Louis Stevenson's lawn: Anger at plans to build pool under historic garden Debbie Dove is at loggerheads with her neighbours over the plansShe wants to build an underground spa under the famous garden But locals say the development is not in keeping with the local areaDove, who owns millions of pounds of property, says she is being harassed By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 23:45 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 26 February 2013 Robert Louis Stevenson may well have paced up and down the garden, pondering the next twist to one of his adventure novels. And, nearly a century later, stars of the 1960s such as Elizabeth Taylor and Peter Sellers enjoyed summer parties on the same lawn
Three daughters of mother killed during Cardiff hit-and-run rampage will open Christmas gifts 'from mum' Karina Menzies died in a 30 minute hit-and-run rampage in OctoberMatthew Tvrdon, 31, from Cardiff, charged with the murder within a dayGirls, aged 11, eight and two, will unwrap the last gifts left by motherSister says they are 'the last thing she will ever be able to give them' | UPDATED: 21:20 GMT, 24 December 2012 Three girls left motherless after a hit-and-run rampage that brought hysteria to a city's streets will open festive gifts labelled 'from mum,' tomorrow. Karina Menzies, 31, was killed during 30 minutes of terrifying carnage in the Ely and Leckwith areas of Cardiff, south Wales, in October.
'I stopped eating, I could not sleep', Andrew Mitchell describes toll 'Plebgate' row took on himAndrew Mitchell has spoken of the pain he underwent as the controversy raged around him'I could not sleep. I also stopped eating,' he said.He revealed he was brushing his teeth when PM told him to quit | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 24 December 2012 Stress: Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell has spoken of the torment he underwent as the 'Plebgate' row raged on Andrew Mitchell says he stopped eating, lost a stone in weight and struggled to get out of bed as the ‘Plebgate’ storm raged. He would sit for hours, clutching his BlackBerry and fretting about the crisis in his career, according to his first account of the scandal.
Board game dads who hate to lose: Study finds fathers will go all out to win – but mothers are happy to see their children take victory | UPDATED: 02:18 GMT, 13 December 2012 For a good Monopoly battle this Christmas, make sure you play with your dad. Research reveals fathers are more likely to go all out to win when they play board games with their children. Mothers, however, will happily allow their sons and daughters to enjoy the thrill of victory if it makes life easier
Father forced to tear down 10ft-high treehouse he built for his children after breaching planning lawsShane MacDonald spent 10 months building the den before being told he should have applied for planning permission He planned to present it to his two daughters on Christmas Day | UPDATED: 14:53 GMT, 3 December 2012 A devoted father has been ordered to tear down a treehouse he built as a Christmas present for his children because it breached planning laws. Shane MacDonald, 27, spent 10 months building the 10ft-high den before being told he should have applied for planning permission first
SAS hero wins fight to be at home with family but now he wants return to frontline Sergeant Danny Nightingale was jailed for 18 months for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunitionAppeal Court reduced sentence to 12 months suspended – allowing him to return homeSoldier could be deployed to Helmand if he rejoins Duke of Lancashire's Regiment | UPDATED: 08:53 GMT, 3 December 2012 SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale could be back on the Afghan frontline within months. He is determined to return to the Special Forces regiment after winning a legal battle last week.