The world"s best father? Generous Chinese businessman provides 100million dowry for his daughter ahead of lavish wedding

The world's best father (…or father-in-law) Generous Chinese businessman gives 100million dowry ahead of daughter's lavish weddingIncludes boxes of gold jewellery, property portfolio and shares in his firmThe groom, a civil servant, has known the bride since kindergarten Expensive dowries have long been a marriage tradition in the region By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 18:51 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 2 January 2013 New bride: Wu Ruibiao's daughter was given four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m and an impressive property portfolio A wealthy Chinese tile magnate gave his daughter a gigantic 100million dowry that included four boxes of gold jewellery, shares and several homes for her lavish wedding. The extravagant gift included four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m (20m yuan) and an impressive property portfolio

The changing face of Old St Nick through the last 700 years (but he"s always had a big white beard)

The changing face of Old St Nick revealed through the last 700 years (but he's always had a big white beard) | UPDATED: 01:51 GMT, 26 December 2012 After more than 700 years, quite a lot has changed in both the meaning and appearance of Christmas. But when it comes to Old St Nick, ironically with his age, the one thing that may not have changed could very well be his big white beard as this unique collection of historical pictures show.