Daughter of PC David Rathband who hanged himself after being blinded by Raoul Moat plans to become police officer to "make dad proud"

'I want to be a police officer to make my dad proud', says daughter of PC David Rathband who hanged himself after being blinded by Raoul Moat Mia Rathband, 14, has set up work experience with Northumbria PoliceWill follow father David Rathband's footsteps into becoming a traffic officerHer father was shot and blinded by killer Raoul Moat in 2010 PC Rathband was hailed for his bravery but killed himself last year . Proud: Mia Rathband, holding her father's police hat, has set up a week of work experience with Northumbria Police Mia, pictured with her father in 2010, said they used to have long conversations about his work in the force Mia said: 'I know that dad would have been so proud of me. 'This time of year is very difficult for us.

The cute Christmas pictures that will melt even the coldest heart: Adorable snaps of kittens, puppies, and lambs in festive hats

The cute Christmas pictures that will melt even the coldest heart: Adorable snaps of kittens, puppies, and lambs in festive hatsPhotographer Mark Taylor, from Guildford, has earned himself the title 'Master of Cuteness' for snaps like theseHe follows in the footsteps of his renowned photographer mother Jane Burton who passed away in 2007 | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 24 December 2012 Even the coldest-hearted Scrooge would be melted by these adorable Christmas animals.

Amazon brings forward its sale to Christmas Day to take advantage of festive shoppers

Amazon brings forward festive sale to 9am Christmas Day to take advantage of online shoppers trying out new gadgetsLast year, online shoppers spent 186million on Christmas DayCustomers were logging on to their favourite stores as early as 6amDebenhams say children's clothes are most popular Christmas Day bargainHarrods' winter sale also starts online on December 25 | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amazon has followed in the footsteps of a slew of other retailers by bringing forward its Boxing Day sale to Christmas Day. The online store expects this December 25 to be its busiest after spending on the day trebled over the past five years, in part thanks to families trying out Kindles, iPads and tablets they have been given as gifts. The proliferation of smartphones, home broadband and other gadgets also makes it much easier to make a purchase – and the price-cuts will make logging on as tempting as another slice of Yule log.

Writer"s epic seven year journey covering 21,000 miles to retrace the path of our migrating ancestors

The man who plans to trek 21,000 miles over SEVEN YEARS in epic attempt to trace the paths of our migrating ancestors Paul Salopek will retrace migration of humans from Africa 70,000 years ago for one of the most ambitious reporting projects ever undertaken He will walk from Ethiopia's Rift Valley to southern tip of South AmericaThe writer will create a 'family portrait of humanity' as he documents the people and places he visits along the way | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is preparing for one of the most ambitious reporting projects ever undertaken – a seven-year trek across the globe to retrace the steps taken by early man tens of thousands of years ago. Paul Salopek will create 'a family portrait of humanity' as he documents the 21,000-mile journey over four continents, from the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia to the most southerly point in South America. The epic route will follow the footsteps of early humans who left Africa 70,000 years ago and spread into Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas.