Graham Mellor: Body of 7ft 2in "gentle giant" who died aged 72 is turned away from local crematoriums

Too tall to be cremated: Body of 7ft 2in 'gentle giant' who died aged 72 is turned away from local crematoriums Graham Mellor passed away at his home in Stoke-on-Trent at age of 72Two nearby crematoriums could not fit his 7ft 9in coffin into furnacesFamily now face a 70-mile round trip to facility that can cater for himCousin: 'I am completely taken aback. It will have to be a two-day funeral' Former barman was crowned 'Staffordshire's Tallest Man' in 1967 By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:21 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 To his many friends and relatives, Graham Mellor was always larger than life. At 7ft 2in, though, the gentle giant sometimes admitted that being so tall was a burden

A&E waiting times “at their worst for 10 years”: Think-tank says four-hour queues are on the rise

A&E waiting times 'at their worst for 10 years': Think-tank says four-hour queues are on the rise The report was compiled by the health think-tank The King’s FundIt also included a poll of 48 NHS finance directors A third said quality of care had deteriorated over the past 12 months By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:36 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 14 February 2013 The number of patients made to wait four hours or longer in A&E has reached its highest level for a decade, a report claims. For the last three months of last year, the figure was 232,000 – an increase of 38 per cent over the previous quarter. Experts said the proportion of patients waiting more than four hours to be seen was the highest since 2003.

Cinema owners in revolt against Hollywood as three-hour movies such as The Hobbit hit profits

Curse of the film bloat: Cinema owners in revolt against Hollywood as three-hour movies such as The Hobbit hit profits Cinemas can experience losses when screening longer film four times a dayThey could otherwise be showing a normal 90-minute film on six occasionsNational Association of Theatre Owners commissions report into problemMeanwhile C4 is blasted for advert over Lord of the Rings ending last night | UPDATED: 16:42 GMT, 30 December 2012 While those watching The Hobbit might have felt they got their money’s worth when it came down to the film’s three-hour length, cinemas showing the blockbuster were left feeling a little hard done by. Now U.S

Pro-men party has Harriet in its sights

Pro-men party has Harriet in its sights | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 28 December 2012 Challenged: Male rights campaigners plan to stand against Harriet Harman and other prominent feminists at the next General Election Male rights campaigners are setting up an anti-feminist political party and plan to stand against Harriet Harman and other prominent feminists at the next General Election. The ‘men power’ is being orchestrated by Mike Buchanan, 55, a former business consultant who opposes tokenism and says ‘our political elite has become detached from reality with its state- sponsored feminism’.