How blondes can raise more money for charity going door to doorBlondes found to raise 23 per cent more than equally attractive brunettesHowever the 'blonde effect' is entirely driven by Caucasian donorsBlondes found to receive significantly less from minority households | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 28 December 2012 If you are looking for a way to raise more money for charity, science has a simple answer: go blonde. Donors to charities give nearly a quarter more if they are approached by a blonde fundraiser than a brunette, a study claims.
Forget the sympathy and counselling. Just lock up my burglar! | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 23 December 2012 The last time I wrote about a crime in the family – after my younger son was relieved of his BlackBerry in London’s Holland Park in broad daylight – a certain local politician complained of me putting it about that the capital’s streets were in the grip of a ‘middle-class mugging epidemic’ ahead of an important election.
'Sorry, kids but Santa's not real': Parents' fury after primary school teacher tells pupils aged EIGHT that Father Christmas doesn't exist Teacher told children 'cover your ears if you don't want Christmas spoilt'Pupils were writing letters to Santa when teacher told them he didn't existChristchurch Junior School headteacher issues official retraction 'Scrooge' teacher is 'absolutely mortified' and 'could not be more sorry' | UPDATED: 17:12 GMT, 7 December 2012 A school teacher has been blasted by furious parents after he told junior school pupils that Santa Claus did not exist as they wrote their letters to him. The teacher was taking a literacy lesson which involved the children, aged eight and nine, writing a letter to Father Christmas. During the class he told the youngsters that the man bringing them presents just wasn't real – and the Year Four pupils were left devastated
Secret letters reveal how Vanessa Redgrave nearly became the Archbishop's stepmotherActress was 23 when she accepted the proposal of Gavin Welby in 1960Mr Welby was twice her age, divorced and father to Justin WelbyThe future Archbishop previously admitted he knew little about his father | UPDATED: 08:07 GMT, 3 December 2012 Vanessa Redgrave came close to marrying the roguish father of the new Archbishop of Canterbury, secret letters have revealed.