'We have simply picked up where we left off!' Teenage sweethearts finally marry 60 YEARS after disapproving parents forced them apartEileen and Warner Billington met aged 16 and 17The pair wanted to marry in 1950 but her father refusedBoth married other people but were widowed at the same timeThey finally married aged 78 and 79 in Truro this year PUBLISHED: 11:59 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 1 April 2013 In the sitting room of Eileen and Warner Billington’s home, the black and white photograph on the right takes pride of place. It shows the couple as teenage sweethearts, cuddled up in a photobooth during a charabanc outing to the seaside at Rhyl, North Wales, in 1950
IRA Old Bailey bomber who implicated Gerry Adams in the murder of Jean McConville is found dead Dolours Price died after a suspected drug overdose at home in IrelandThe mother of two was jailed for life for her role in 1973 Old Bailey bombingPrice became a vocal critic of Gerry Adams after her release from jailShe accused the Sein Fein President of being in the IRAShe said he personally ordered the abduction of several 'traitors' in the 70sThese included Jean McConnell, a Catholic who comforted a British soldierThe 37-year-old widow was shot in the head in 1972 /09/23/article-2207494-152A453D000005DC-449_634x446.jpg” width=”634″ height=”446″ alt=”Carnage: The scene after an IRA bomb exploded outside the Old Bailey in central London in 1973″ class=”blkBorder” /> Carnage: The scene after an IRA bomb exploded outside the Old Bailey in central London in 1973 which killed one person and injured 200 people Allegations: Price – an outspoken critic of the peace process – accused Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, who has always denied ever having been a member of the IRA, of sanctioning the Old Bailey court attack She accused Mr Adams of personally ordering the abduction of several of the 'disappeared' – people the IRA believed to be traitors in the 1970s. They included Belfast mother-of-10 Mrs McConville, a Catholic who comforted a British soldier. Dead: An allegation was made that Jean McConville was killed by the 'unknowns' squad Mrs McConville, a 37-year-old widow, was shot in the head in 1972
Meet Britain's longest-serving Santa! Pensioner Ron, 77, has been playing Father Christmas for 48 yearsRon Horniblew, from Luton, Bedfordshire, first started dressing as Santa in 1964 He has raised thousands of pounds for charity throughout his careerSanta Ron was once crowned World's Best SantaHe is to set up a Santa school to pass on his knowledge | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 23 December 2012 Dedicated to the Claus: Britain's longest serving Santa Ron Horniblew, has set up his own Santa school after 48 years of playing father Christmas The top toys on children's wish lists might change every Christmas, but each year there is one constant that brings joy to youngsters around the world – Santa Claus. And one Father Christmas has become something of an ever present just like the real thing.
Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain 102-year-old pensioner has decorated same artificial spruce every December for 80 yearsGreat-grandmother Eliza Woolhouse bought the two-foot tree in 1932 | UPDATED: 17:17 GMT, 23 December 2012 A 102-year-old pensioner has revealed she has had the same Christmas tree for more than 80 years.
Latin America is world’s happiest region… with Panama and Paraguay boasting the planet’s most cheerful people | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 20 December 2012 As the richest country in the world, you'd expect that Qatar would also be the happiest. And you'd also expect Japanese people to be extremely positive, seeing as though they have the highest life expectancy. But clearly wealth and good health do not guarantee happiness after both countries failed to make the top ten most positive countries
Super centenarians! Number living to 105 doubles in eight years with 640 now reaching grand old age640 Britons have reached 105 compared with 350 in 2002Experts predict Britain's ageing population will continue on the same trendNearly one million pensioners are working in Britain | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 17 December 2012 The number of people surviving till the age of 105 or more has almost doubled in less than a decade, official figures revealed yesterday. There are 640 Britons who have reached that grand old age or greater, compared with 350 in 2002, the Office for National Statistics, reveals.
Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi raises barricades around palace in preparations for fresh protests against constitution referendumPresident build third concrete wall to protect the palace from protestorsHundreds marched on the palace in Cairo today despite Morsi rescinding his 'pharaoh' power which made his decisions immune from courtsProtestors want President Morsi to delay referendum on draft constitution | UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 9 December 2012 Egyptian army officers were seen constructing the third line of the hastily erected barricades around the presidential palace of leader Mohammed Morsi today. The security measures followed threats of protests against President's Morsi's decision not to delay the referendum on his controversial draft constitution, set to be held next Saturday
Sweet baby Kate: Seen for the first time, remarkable snapshots of the Duchess of Cambridge when she was a baby, revealed by one of her mother's oldest friends The photographs show Kate between the ages of six and 12-months-oldThey belong to George Brown, the mother of Kate's first 'pram buddy' George said: 'Catherine was a good baby…
Homeowner from hell used 'laughing machine' and hundreds of abusive signs to torment neighbours for 18 years | UPDATED: 16:50 GMT, 7 December 2012 Pensioner Keith Quartermain has avoided jail by moving house A home-owner from hell has been warned by a judge to get on with his new neighbours or go to prison after a street dispute spanning almost two decades. Keith Quartermain had rowed with neighbours David Quick and Catherine Fillier for at least 18 years, after an initial argument over a path to the rear of their gardens. The 67-year-old even resorted to using a 'laughing machine' and erecting abusive signs to torment his neighbours.
As good as new: Three-bed house that was completely covered in ivy TREBLES in value after massive makeoverThe 'Ivy House' is on the market for 350,000 after makeoverThe Chelmsford property went up for sale for 120,000 last year | UPDATED: 00:57 GMT, 7 December 2012 After decades of embarrassing the neighbours, the scruffiest house in Britain has, well, turned over a new leaf. The previous owner went 20 years without trimming the ivy that covered the outside of the property – until eventually it started to invade the inside too. /12/06/article-2243921-1660478F000005DC-912_634x532.jpg” width=”634″ height=”532″ alt=”Engulfed: Ivy covered the entire front of the house, including the garden and the wall, and had become a 'tourist attraction' in the area” class=”blkBorder” /> Engulfed: Ivy covered the entire front of the house, including the garden and the wall, and had become a 'tourist attraction' in the area But fortunately for fed-up residents, the new owner was not so content to rest on his laurels.