You"ve lived too long. You"re a nuisance: What drunken daughter, 67, told her elderly mother before trying to smother her after row over…


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'You've lived too long. You're a nuisance': What drunken daughter, 67, told her elderly mother, 97, before trying to smother her after row over Christmas dinner Connie Goodman, 97, fought off daughter and pressed emergency alarmJulie Faulkner jailed for five years after admitting attempted murderTold police: 'I promised her when it got too bad I'd put a pillow on her face'Mother has changed her locks and doesn't want to see her daughter again By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 5 April 2013 Jailed: Julie Faulkner, 67, tried to smother her mother with a cushion in a row over Christmas dinner in her sheltered accommodation in Blaby, Leicstershire The daughter of a frail 97-year-old woman smothered her with a pillow for asking to be cooked Christmas dinner, shouting: 'You've lived too long and you're a nuisance.' Julie Faulkner, 67, has now been jailed for five years for the assault, which almost cost the life of her mother, Connie Goodman.

Eight in ten men take phone or tablet to dinner and admit playing with it


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Eight in ten men admit playing with their phone or tablet during dinner Men would rather sit on their smartphone or tablet than engage in person Women say that 76 per cent of them browse the internet in silence By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:46 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:37 GMT, 5 March 2013 An incredible 80 per cent of men in the UK admit playing on their smart phone or Internet tablet during dinner, according to a new survey.

America"s most expensive beach-hut? Tiny wooden property on sale for $2.5million but at least it has a nice view


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America's most expensive beach-hut Tiny wooden property on sale for $2.5million but at least it has a nice view Red beach property comes with 20 acres of Hawaiian land The tiny, 484 square foot property is said to be a 'slice of paradise' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:17 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:45 GMT, 7 January 2013 A cosy red wooden hut nestled in the middle of the Hawaiian countryside is on sale for an eye-watering $2.5million. The property is described a 'slice of paradise' with vistas onto the pacific and the Laupahoehoe countryside. At only 484 square feet, the dimensions may be a little cosy, but the price tag may be helped by the 20-acres of lush Hawaiian countryside that come with it

Perfect parties… on a plate: How cutlery and crockery are just as important as food in making the perfect meal


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Perfect parties… on a plate: How cutlery and crockery are just as important as food in making the perfect meal New study shows food tastes different depending on what plate its onProfessor Charles Spence advised those planning a dinner party to spend as much time on the table setting as the food By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 If your dinner parties always go a little awry, don’t blame the cooking – it might be the plates.

Two leftover sprouts make 100 for charity on eBay after magician auctions them for a joke


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Two leftover sprouts make 100 for charity on eBay after magician auctions them for a jokeDan Allam put the sprouts on the auction site to prove you could find a buyer for 'anything'22 bidders pledged cash and over 800 others kept tabs on the auction'It's one of the most bizarre things I've ever done. I thought I would raise 1' | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 30 December 2012 Bids: Dan Allam with the leftover sprouts that sold on eBay for 100 A magician who sold two leftover Brussels sprouts from his Christmas dinner on eBay raised 100 for charity. Dan Allam, 21, decided to put the sprouts on the auction site after finishing the rest of his meal on Christmas Day, to prove his claim in a family debate that you could find a buyer for 'anything' on it.

Mother-of-twelve loses home in fire days before Christmas as she sat at daughter"s bedside in hospital


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Mother-of-twelve loses home in fire days before Christmas as she sat at daughter's bedside in hospitalHeidi Barton was at hospital with her baby daughter who had to undergo an operation when fire took holdThe 43-year-old lost everything in the home including three of the family's pet dogs and a tortoise | UPDATED: 19:10 GMT, 27 December 2012 A mother-of-12 has lost everything in a blaze which destroyed her home, killed her pets and engulfed the ashes of her dead child on her birthday just three days before Christmas. The port of Brixham in Devon is rallying to help Heidi Barton and her family after the devastating fire

My husband"s 35 Christmas lunch was a ready meal in a plastic bag: Wife"s anger at pub"s "rubbish" dinner


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My husband's 35 Christmas lunch was a ready meal in a plastic bag: Wife's anger at pub's 'rubbish' dinnerChaplin family paid nearly 400 for dinner at The Cricketers pubNina Chaplin asked pub to wrap husband's meal as his car broke downSaid husband threw dinner in the bin, opting for a bacon sandwich Family was 'disgusted' at turkey that looked like 'compressed meat' | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 27 December 2012 After booking a table at their local pub for a traditional turkey lunch, the Chaplins thought they had taken all the stress out of Christmas.

Burning off the extra Christmas calories is an Olympic task and would take more than 2,000 laps of the velodrome


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Burning off the extra Christmas calories is an Olympic task and would take more than 2,000 laps of the velodrome Study finds average person could have consumer 6,000 calories yesterdayWould take Victoria Pendleton 2,177 laps at Olympic Velodrome to shift A Christmas dinner alone can contain 1,500 calories | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 26 December 2012 Most people would expect to indulge a little over Christmas, but it might be surprising to hear the average person could have eaten a staggering 6,000 calories yesterday – nearly three times the recommended intake.

Gracie McNulty, 10, opens family cafe to serve dinner for 50 homeless to keep her dead father"s promise

Girl of ten opens family cafe to serve dinner for 50 homeless to keep her dead father's promise Gracie McNulty served 50 homeless diners at cafe in Dewsbury, YorkshireHer father Craig had planned the event but died earlier this yearThe 10-year-old said she wanted to carry out plan to 'make him proud' | UPDATED: 09:31 GMT, 26 December 2012 After ten-year-old Gracie McNulty’s father died in an accident, she wasn’t sure how to cope with her first Christmas without him. So she decided to abandon the usual family festivities – and make her father’s last Christmas wish come true instead. With the help of her mother and three siblings, Gracie served turkey with all the trimmings to 50 homeless people yesterday.