Makes you proud to be British: The dogging smurf, the crazy-golf Hitler, Whitney"s shrine in flames and a very obese cannibal. Yes, it"s…

Makes you proud to be British: The dogging smurf, the crazy-golf Hitler and a very obese cannibal. Yes, it's Uncle Rich's quiz on the stories that really mattered in 2012 | UPDATED: 01:16 GMT, 26 December 2012 Never mind the royal baby, the bungled Budget and the BBC in crisis.

The perfect man DOES exist… in fact there are FIVE types of them out there

The perfect man DOES exist … in fact there are FIVE of them out there! Women aged 18-24 are suckers for six packs 25-34 value career driven men 35-44 are happy to date a man 5 years older Women over 45 often date younger men 55+ women still value sexual compatibility and are pickiest daters | UPDATED: 12:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 Many of us look back on our dating past and wonder how on earth we could ever have considered romancing men so incompatible. But new research has found that this is perfectly normal, revealing that women’s tastes change as they get older and proving that there is indeed a ‘perfect man’ for every stage in a woman’s life.

Proportion of young Muslim men in youth jails rises by more than a quarter as one in five offenders say they follow faith

Proportion of young Muslim men in youth jails rises by more than a quarter as one in five offenders say they follow faithProportion of youth offenders in custody from black and minority ethnic communities also rose slightly to 42 per cent | UPDATED: 11:59 GMT, 7 December 2012 The proportion of young Muslim men in youth jails in England and Wales rose by more than a quarter last year, figures showed today.

BBC "reinvents" red button TV service with access to iPlayer and the internet

BBC 'reinvents' red button TV service so viewers can access iPlayer from their sofa Service aims to bring internet content to TV viewersInitially available to Virgin Media customers with Tivo boxes, and rolling out to other with internet connected TVs within months | UPDATED: 16:45 GMT, 4 December 2012 The BBC has revealed a radical new version of its red button interactive service.

Blonde teaching assistant had unprotected sex with underage male pupils after grooming them with naked picture messages

Blonde teaching assistant, 42, had unprotected sex with underage boys after grooming them with naked text messages and trips to KFCThe supply teacher and mentor groomed boys by taking them out for food She performed sex acts on them during free period and detentionMarried Emma Webb sent explicit text messages and took pupils to her home for sexThe mother of two even joked with one boy about having his baby She was sentenced to 32 months in jail after admitting to 30 charges | UPDATED: 19:46 GMT, 3 December 2012 Jailed: Emma Webb had sex with teenage pupils during their free periods at the school and her home A blonde teaching assistant had unprotected sex with five teenage boys in her care and sent them pictures of herself playing with sex toys. Married Emma Webb, 42, performed sex acts on the pupils – aged 15 to 17 – during free period and detention at the Berkshire school. She groomed them by taking them out for meals at Kentucky Fried Chicken and giving them lifts to school, Reading Crown Court heard.

Two in five adults feel their lives have not met their childhood expectations

Two in five adults feel their lives have not met their childhood expectations | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 3 December 2012 As any budding astronaut will tell you, hoping to own your own home or get married seem fairly run-of-the-mill as far as childhood dreams go. But for many of us, even those simple aspirations have failed to come true. Two in five feel their lives have not met their childhood expectations, a survey found, with many feeling there are fewer options open to them than they had hoped for