Tim Sands: Woodland retreat featured on Channel 4"s Amazing Spaces torched by arsonists causing 25,000 of damage

Amazing Space razed to the ground: Woodland retreat featured in Channel 4 series torched by arsonistsTim Sands spent 7,000 life savings on building which has now been torchedIt featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces in December last yearExpensive tools and sentimental items that had belonged to the teacher's grandad were also destroyed in the blaze . Torched: Arsonists have destroyed a woodland retreat built by teacher Tim Sands using his 7,000 life savings Happier times: The building was featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, on Channel 4, in December last year But it has now been torched to the ground, taking with it both expensive tools and sentimental items that had belonged to his grandad when Mr Sands first moved to the Lake District. The wooden building, built with the help of friends, was uninsured, and the blaze is thought to have caused around 25,000 worth of damage.

Have we got Pughs for you! Looking back at a year in laughter from the Mail"s brilliant pocket cartoonist

Have we got Pughs for you! Looking back at a year in laughter from the Mail's brilliant pocket cartoonist | UPDATED: 01:30 GMT, 31 December 2012 From the golden Olympic summer to the sodden, rain-drenched winter, it's been a topsy-turvy sort of year – but our cartoonist Pugh has been there to help us all through it. Here is a selection of the most heart-warming, thought-provoking and just plain hilarious drawings Pugh has produced in 2012