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…

'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.

The future"s bright thanks to orange: Pensioner sells collection of fruit wrappers to fund holiday for his wife

The future's bright thanks to orange: Pensioner sells collection of fruit wrappers to fund holiday with his wife Eric Bradshaw, 83, owns albums containing nearly 3,000 wrappers The collection was started by his grandfather during the 1920sHe now hopes to sell the lot to pay for a cruise for his wife By Sam Adams PUBLISHED: 17:46 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 22 February 2013 Most people simply throw away food wrapping without a second thought. But pensioner Eric Bradshaw, 83, is hoping to sweeten his retirement by cashing in on what is believed to be the world's biggest collection of fruit wrappers.

Death row Briton Lindsay Sandiford set to launch her appeal

Death row Briton Lindsay Sandiford set to launch her appeal By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 00:51 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 10 February 2013 A British grandmother facing the firing squad in Bali for drug smuggling will appeal against her sentence tomorrow, her lawyer has revealed. Lindsay Sandiford was caught smuggling almost 5kg of cocaine worth 1.6 million into the country from Bangkok last May

Pensioner, 71, arrested on suspicion of murder after churchwarden Julia Thurgaland is found strangled

Sleepy village left in shock as pensioner held after wife, 70, is found strangled A post-mortem revealed Julia Thurgaland, 70, was strangled to deathThe grandmother was found dead at her home in Maplebeck, near NewarkA 71-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 31 December 2012 A village has been left in shock after an elderly farmer was arrested on suspicion of strangling his wife in their farmhouse. Grandmother Julia Thurgarland, 70, was found dead on Friday afternoon

Englishman, 81, who was evacuated to Wales during the war awakes from massive stroke speaking fluent WELSH

Englishman woke from coma after massive stroke to find he could only speak WELSHAlun Morgan evacuated to Wales as child, but never picked up native tongueDiagnosed with aphasia, which causes shift in the brain's language centre | UPDATED: 01:40 GMT, 28 December 2012 An English man woke from a stroke to discover that the only language he could speak was Welsh. Alun Morgan, 81, was forced to re-learn his native tongue, despite the fact that he had never been able to speak fluent Welsh. Indeed, he wasn’t entirely confident with his newfound talent and used a Welsh dictionary to make sure he was speaking it correctly

Mother banned from driving after going to pick children up from school after drinking a bottle of vodka

Mother banned from driving after going to pick children up from school after drinking a bottle of vodkaPolice found her sprawled across the sofa at home with the children missingThe mother-of-three was three times over the legal drink driving limitShe admitted drink driving and child cruelty and was banned from the roads | UPDATED: 17:23 GMT, 27 December 2012 A mother who downed a bottle of vodka and drove to pick up her children from school while three times the legal limit has been banned from the roads. A member of staff at the primary school called the police when the woman arrived reeking of alcohol. Officers and social workers visited the mother-of-three at home later that day and found the children – aged three to seven – were missing and her sprawled across the sofa

Operation Santa Claus: Police save Christmas for mother-of-four after force helps replace family"s stolen presents

Operation Santa Claus: Police save Christmas for mother-of-four after force helps replace family's stolen presents Todd family left devastated by theft of Christmas presents from grandmother's houseBurglars also took money family had saved to help pay for grandmother's funeralPolice officers involved with case were so touched by family's plight they helped raise money to buy replacement gifts | UPDATED: 18:27 GMT, 24 December 2012 Generous police officers helped save Christmas for a family-of-six after burglars stole their presents.

Drug-smuggling British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford escapes firing squad but still faces 15 years in Bali jail

Drug-smuggling British grandmother escapes firing squad but still faces 15 years in Bali jail… as another member of 'gang' finds out she'll be home by April Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was stopped with cocaine worth 1.6m in suitcaseProsecutor will ask for 15 years jail despite mandatory death sentence She is among four Britons accused of smuggling the drugs from Thailand Julian Ponder, of Brighton, is facing prison or death in trial set for JanuaryRachel Dougall, 39, jailed for one year and and Paul Beales, 39, for four | UPDATED: 07:51 GMT, 21 December 2012 A British grandmother has avoided the death penalty – but faces 15 years in a Bali jail for drug-running

M60 crash: Grandmother, 53, left lying in motorway fast lane for an hour waiting for ambulance

Grandmother, 53, left lying in motorway fast lane for an hour waiting for ambulance to take her to hospital after car crash Jan Arbabi and husband Ramin crashed on the M60 in Greater ManchesterRamin could only pull his wife from the wreckage into the fast laneAn ambulance was called but had no spinal board to move Mrs Arbabi She lay in the road for nearly an hour before being moved to hospital | UPDATED: 17:22 GMT, 19 December 2012 An injured grandmother lay drifting in and out of consciousness on a freezing motorway fast lane for nearly an hour waiting to be taken to hospital following an horrific car crash. Jan Arbabi, 53, was pulled from the wreckage by her husband Ramin after the couple's Peugeot 207 span into the central reservation, flipped over and rolled on the M60 in Greater Manchester