An iPad, 50 inch TV and a cleaner: Modern day status symbols revealed Researchers found eclectic mix of items used to judge success and wealthGadgets such as iPads and holiday destinations made the listStatus symbols include where you do your food shop and designer watches By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:09 GMT, 31 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 1 April 2013 Gadgets including iPads have been hailed as modern day status symbols, researchers have found If you own an iPad, a 50in TV and you shop at Waitrose or Marks & Spencer – congratulations. They are among the status symbols by which success and wealth are judged today, according to a poll.
Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas with 20 presents for each of her childrenLeanna Broderick plans to give children designer outfits, iPads and jewellery The 20-year-old has never worked and claims nearly 15,500 a year Claims she is better off on benefits and last year saved 2,500Said there was 'no point' getting minimum wage job and paying for childcare | UPDATED: 01:30 GMT, 11 December 2012 While many families are worrying about how to afford Christmas this year, one jobless single mother has revealed she receives so much in benefits she has 2,000 to spend on designer gifts, clothes and partying. Mother-of-two Leanna Broderick plans to buy 20 presents for each of her children, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren outfits, iPads and gold jewellery. The 20-year-old, who has never worked, claims nearly 15,500 a year in state handouts
Millionaire’s ex-wife tied up in her home by burglars managed to phone 999 by using her TONGUE Shelia Quadrini, 69, was doused in petrol and left tied up for over an hourManaged to escape by calling the police by dialling the numbers with tongueHer ex-husband Michael, also 69, opened the Tuxedo Princess, the famous floating nightclub on the Tyne, in the 1980s | UPDATED: 10:23 GMT, 10 December 2012 Tied up with rope and doused in petrol during a raid on her home, Sheila Quadrini was terrified and in no position to summon help. The 69-year-old, whose ex-husband owned a 15million nightclub business, had returned home to be ambushed by a gang of burglars who made off with her cash and jewellery. But although they bound her wrists, she managed to improvise…and dialled 999 on her phone by pressing the numbers with her tongue
'My soul feels broken…. he is evil': Terrified victim, 27, describes horror of being raped in her sleep by BOYFRIEND for two yearsRobert Fryer took pictures of his revolting acts and saved them on computerNaomi Hampson only discovered she was a victim when police raided homeBoyfriend would sedate her and dress her in jewellery before taking photos | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 3 December 2012 A terrified woman has revealed her boyfriend of two years repeatedly raped her while she slept.