An iPad, 50 inch TV and a cleaner: Modern day status symbols revealed

An iPad, 50 inch TV and a cleaner: Modern day status symbols revealed Researchers found eclectic mix of items used to judge success and wealthGadgets such as iPads and holiday destinations made the listStatus symbols include where you do your food shop and designer watches By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:09 GMT, 31 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 1 April 2013 Gadgets including iPads have been hailed as modern day status symbols, researchers have found If you own an iPad, a 50in TV and you shop at Waitrose or Marks & Spencer – congratulations. They are among the status symbols by which success and wealth are judged today, according to a poll.

Royal wedding guest jailed for a week in Barbados after gun part is found in his luggage

Royal wedding guest jailed for a week in Barbados after gun part is found in his luggage James Archibald was found with a pistol barrel in his luggageHe had disassembled it but couldn't persuade them that it couldn't be firedThe interior designer was taken to HMP Dodds, which was featured on TV Show 'The World's Toughest Jails' By Sharon Churcher PUBLISHED: 21:59 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:43 GMT, 3 March 2013 James Archibald with his wife Nicki. Mr Archibald was put in jail when he was found with a gun part A friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was arrested at an airport for having a pistol barrel in his luggage and locked up for a week in a notorious jail. High-society interior designer James Archibald – who was a guest at the Royal Wedding – was held when his bag set off metal-detectors in Barbados.

Colombian company makes child-size bulletproof vests after Sandy Hook shooting

Colombian bulletproof clothing designer launches new CHILDREN'S line of vests and backpacks in wake of Sandy Hook massacre | UPDATED: 02:32 GMT, 31 December 2012 A Colombian company that makes stylish bulletproof clothing has launched a new line of child-sized vests and backpacks in the wake of the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

Malcolm McLaren tried to destroy me and my son: Vivienne Westwood reveals the dark side of life with her "bitter" partner in punk

How jealous Malcolm McLaren tried to destroy me and my son: Vivienne Westwood reveals the dark side of life with her 'bitter' partner in punk | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 22 December 2012 Vivienne Westwood says she is calmer at 71, but still fights for causes close to her heart Dame Vivienne Westwood shuffles from the private lift leading to her office and inner sanctum looking wet and bedraggled. She has cycled three miles in the rain from her home to the headquarters of her fashion empire, an anonymous building in South London. A tiny figure, she is bundled in an oversized bright-orange kimono-shape duvet jacket, voluminous harem pants and sensible shoes.

Steve Jobs" custom-built superyacht impounded over 7million unpaid bill to designer Phillipe Starck

Steve Jobs' custom-built superyacht impounded over 7million unpaid bill to designer Phillipe Starck Jobs, who died last year after making his name and fortune at Apple, never got to use the yacht – called Venus Lawyer said Starck had received 6 million euros out of a 9 million euro commission for his work on the minimalist vessel | UPDATED: 15:11 GMT, 21 December 2012 A superyacht built for Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been impounded in Amsterdam because of a dispute over an unpaid bill to designer Philippe Starck.

Property tycoon Robert Curtis who dated model Caprice dies in fall under Tube after business collapse

Property tycoon who dated model Caprice dies in fall under Tube after business collapseRobert Curtis, 47, made fortune on London property market Lived jet-set lifestyle and once dated famous lingerie modelBut his business crumbled during the recession and he was hit by a series of personal tragedies including the suicide of fellow magnate Paul Castle | UPDATED: 20:07 GMT, 20 December 2012 A millionaire who made his fortune on the London property market and once dated model Caprice has died after falling under a Tube train. Robert Curtis, 47, was said to have lived 'the high life' after launching a successful business letting upmarket properties in the early 2000s. But his life spiralled into disarray after his business empire crumbled during the recession as well as personal tragedies including the suicide of his friend Paul Castle and a failed marriage.

Reg Traviss rape trial: Amy Winehouse"s ex "raped sleeping friend"

Amy Winehouse's ex-boyfriend 'raped sleeping friend and kept her underwear – then told her: I always wanted to do this to you' Film director Reg Traviss faces two counts of rape after drunken night out Accused of raping female friend at his London flat and keeping underwear The 35-year-old denies the charges and claims the sex was consensual | UPDATED: 09:35 GMT, 11 December 2012 The former fiance of singer Amy Winehouse raped a friend as she slept and then told her: ‘I always wanted to do this to you’, a court heard yesterday. Film director Reg Traviss, 35, attacked the fashion designer, a friend of five years, twice in his flat after a drunken night out, it was alleged. After the attack he told her he was going to keep her underwear, it was claimed

Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas with 20 presents for each of her children

Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas with 20 presents for each of her childrenLeanna Broderick plans to give children designer outfits, iPads and jewellery The 20-year-old has never worked and claims nearly 15,500 a year Claims she is better off on benefits and last year saved 2,500Said there was 'no point' getting minimum wage job and paying for childcare | UPDATED: 01:30 GMT, 11 December 2012 While many families are worrying about how to afford Christmas this year, one jobless single mother has revealed she receives so much in benefits she has 2,000 to spend on designer gifts, clothes and partying. Mother-of-two Leanna Broderick plans to buy 20 presents for each of her children, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren outfits, iPads and gold jewellery. The 20-year-old, who has never worked, claims nearly 15,500 a year in state handouts

Tim Smits: Australian graphic designer stabbed defending vulnerable women on bus told to leave UK

Australian graphic designer who was stabbed defending vulnerable women on bus is told to leave Britain after UK Border Agency ignore pleas for compassionTim Smits, 33, was knifed in the leg and stomach trying to protect a pregnant woman and elderly passengers on a busThe graphic designer had asked UK Border Agency for an extension to his visa after he spent months recovering from the attack | UPDATED: 21:22 GMT, 6 December 2012 A hero stabbed as he tried to protect a pregnant woman and elderly passengers from a gang of yobs has been told to leave the country because he has outstayed his visa. Tim Smits, 33, was knifed in the stomach and leg defending the victims, but the graphic designer has been told to return to Australia by the UK Border Agency. He was honoured by a national charity and given a citizenship award after he intervened to stop yobs picking on elderly women with shopping trollies in September last year