Let them eat leftovers: Minister who lectured families on food waste plays Lord of the Manor handing bread to the poor through the WINDOW of his manor Richard Benyon claims the average family wastes 50 of food a monthNamed country's wealthiest MP, worth an estimated 110millionHe told people to read storage labels properly and keep fruit in the fridgePrime Minister insists the government is helping struggling families . The government has been stung by criticism that it is out of touch after Mr Benyon claimed the average family wastes food worth 50-a-month. The minister suggested people were wrong to keep fruit in a bowl and instead should be packed in the fridge Mr Benyon, who is the heir to the Englefield Estate near Reading in Berkshire, was accused of being out of touch Mr Benyon told MPS: ‘We have been needlessly throwing away enormous amounts of food when it is perfectly safe to eat it
Stranded on the road to nowhere | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 27 December 2012 Saddest story of the week was the death of two young brothers, aged four and ten, in a crash on the northbound M6 in Staffordshire on Christmas morning. Their mother, who was driving the car, survived, but another woman passenger was also killed.