Operation Santa Claus: Police save Christmas for mother-of-four after force helps replace family"s stolen presents

Operation Santa Claus: Police save Christmas for mother-of-four after force helps replace family's stolen presents Todd family left devastated by theft of Christmas presents from grandmother's houseBurglars also took money family had saved to help pay for grandmother's funeralPolice officers involved with case were so touched by family's plight they helped raise money to buy replacement gifts | UPDATED: 18:27 GMT, 24 December 2012 Generous police officers helped save Christmas for a family-of-six after burglars stole their presents.

Peter Conway: Father, 62, bled to death in front of partner and daughter after chainsaw "jumped" and hit neck

Father, 62, bled to death in front of partner and teenage daughter after chainsaw 'jumped' and hit his neck | UPDATED: 11:39 GMT, 24 December 2012 A 62-year-old father died in an horrific accident when a chainsaw 'jumped up' as he was testing it and slashed his neck, an inquest heard. Peter Conway died in front of his long-term partner just two days before Christmas last year after the incident outside their bungalow.

Father, 62, bled to death in front of partner and teenage daughter after chainsaw "jumped" and hit his neck

Father, 62, bled to death in front of partner and teenage daughter after chainsaw 'jumped' and hit his neck | UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 23 December 2012 A 62-year-old father died in an horrific accident when a chainsaw 'jumped up' as he was testing it and slashed his neck, an inquest heard. Peter Conway died in front of his long-term partner just two days before Christmas last year after the incident outside their bungalow. He had told his partner Joanne Eland, 53, he was just going to test the tool to see if it was working before lending it to a friend, the inquest was told.

Christmas shopping: Behind the scenes at Sainsbury"s Waltham Abbey distribution depot

The final Christmas countdown: Behind the scenes at giant supermarket depot as millions of shoppers hit streets hunting for late bargains Depot in Waltham Abbey, Essex, makes 1,800 deliveries a week to 90 stores in London and two other countiesAmazing pictures give backstage look at 700,000 sq ft centre as British shoppers hit high streets across the UKRetailers aim to lure shoppers out of their warm homes with discounts of up to 50% nine days before Christmas | UPDATED: 17:45 GMT, 16 December 2012 These pictures give a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a 700,000 sq ft supermarket distribution centre as Britain goes Christmas shopping crazy. Goods were in storage at a Sainsbury's depot in Waltham Abbey, Essex, which employs around 1,200 people and covers the size of eight football pitches.

It takes us 36 hours to rise and truly shine: Survey finds fewer than one in five Brits thinks they are a morning person

It takes us 36 minutes to rise and truly shine: Survey finds fewer than one in five Brits thinks they are a morning personPeople typically snooze for 14 minute, according to researchTwo thirds of Brits feel unmotivated in the morningJust under a quarter admitted to 'seasonal sleeping slips' | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 14 December 2012 It's something we do every day but it seems we don’t get any better at it. It takes us more than half an hour to feel awake in the morning, according to a survey. Fewer than one in five Britons (17 per cent) consider themselves to be morning people.

The 12 prep days of Christmas: How organising the big day takes up almost a fortnight

The 12 prep days of Christmas: How organising the big day takes up almost a fortnight Preparations for a typical family Christmas Day take up 12 days, 14 hours and 13 minutes, researchers sayParents spend almost two weeks trying to make December 25 as special as possible | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 1 December 2012 Christmas Day comes but once a year – but preparations for December 25 take up almost a fortnight, new research has found.

Calvin Seibert: Incredible photographs show artist"s amazing geometric sandcastles

Bet he needs more than a bucket and spade! Incredible photographs show artist's amazing geometric sandcastles | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 28 November 2012 As any parent will know, building the perfect sandcastle is no easy task. But as these incredible pictures show, sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert has managed it to perfection. He has created these astonishing geometric structures out of one of the world's most delicate mediums.