Thief Christopher Coulthard who cycled around Britain stealing from over 600 church charity tins

Shrinking 'collection boxes ain't what they used to be': Complaint of thief who cycled around Britain stealing from over 600 church charity tinsChristopher Coulthard jailed for four years at Hull Crown Court yesterdayTargeted collection boxes and antique safes in churches around countryBelieved to be responsible for more than 600 church burglaries in Britain By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 13:15 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 25 April 2013 Prolific: Christopher Coulthard, 50, was jailed for four years at Hull Crown Court for stealing from church collection boxes During his lifetime of sin Christopher Coulthard has crossed the country on his bicycle stealing from more than 630 churches. And after his latest arrest this unrepentant thief complained to probation workers that ‘collection boxes are not what they used to be’, a court heard

Costa Concordia: Five-year-old girl and her father drowned because they were turned away from a lifeboat

Revealed: Five-year-old girl and her father drowned because they were turned away from a lifeboat on the Costa ConcordiaDayana and William Arlotti among the 32 victims of cruise ship tragedy They had been unable to find a space on board a lifeboat on the port side Trying to get to across to the starboard side when the ship rolled over They fell into a flooded part of the ship and drowned New dossier details the final moments of each of the victims Prosecutors using it in bid to bring captain Francesco Schettino to trial with 4,252 passengers and crew on board, 32 lives could not be saved” class=”blkBorder” /> Tragedy: The Costa Concordia capsized on January 13 2012 with 4,252 passengers and crew on board, 32 people died Grim task: Divers search for the bodies of the missing victims of the Costa Concordia disaster Girolamo, a drummer from Bari, on his first cruise as crew, showed extraordinary courage when he gave up his place on a life boat for a child.

Graham Mellor: Body of 7ft 2in "gentle giant" who died aged 72 is turned away from local crematoriums

Too tall to be cremated: Body of 7ft 2in 'gentle giant' who died aged 72 is turned away from local crematoriums Graham Mellor passed away at his home in Stoke-on-Trent at age of 72Two nearby crematoriums could not fit his 7ft 9in coffin into furnacesFamily now face a 70-mile round trip to facility that can cater for himCousin: 'I am completely taken aback. It will have to be a two-day funeral' Former barman was crowned 'Staffordshire's Tallest Man' in 1967 By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:21 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 To his many friends and relatives, Graham Mellor was always larger than life. At 7ft 2in, though, the gentle giant sometimes admitted that being so tall was a burden

BREAKING NEWS: Good Life star Richard Briers dies at the age of 79

BREAKING NEWS: Good Life star Richard Briers dies at the age of 79 By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 12:34 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:37 GMT, 18 February 2013 Good life star Richard Briers has died at the age 79. His agent revealed the bad news today after the veteran actor's long battle with lung disease. Briers, who also starred in shows such as Ever Decreasing Circles and Monarch Of The Glen, recently said years of smoking had been to blame for his emphysema.

British grandmother Jackie Meacock poses for a snapshot with her children. Hours later she ended her life at Dignitas

'Our mother's last supper': How hours after British gran posed for this photo with her grown-up children she ended her life at Dignitas suicide clinic and why they have no regretsJackie Meacock suffered from dystonia – an incurable nerve conditionLife had become unbearable – driving was impossible and even a shopping trip ended in her giving up in tears after half an hourThe grandmother of nine paid 10,000 to end her life at the Swiss clinic she was on daily painkillers, including liquid morphine. As the months progressed, she could do less and less.

Man who was given 5% chance of a family after battling testicular cancer twice defies the odds to become a father

Man given 5% chance of becoming a father after battling testicular cancer twice celebrates his son's first Christmas Huw Allanson, 26, lost a testicle and had several gruelling rounds of chemo after being diagnosed Told he and fiance Lizi had just 5% chance of conceiving naturally due to poor quality spermBut just a week before starting IVF, realised they had conceived naturallyBaby Ryan was born in April this year | UPDATED: 14:49 GMT, 27 December 2012 From the moment he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, Huw Allanson had feared his dream of becoming a father would never come true.

Traveling back in time through the photographer"s lens: One artist"s amazing color pictures of life in the 1950s

Traveling back in time through the photographer's lens: One artist's amazing color pictures of life in the 1950s | UPDATED: 19:52 GMT, 24 December 2012 A new collection of stunning photographs by famed artist Fred Herzog gives a glimpse into the breadth and scope of his talent.

Thumbnail-sized component that could save 7m British project to drill for signs of life arrives on the Antarctic ice

The 1, thumbnail-sized part that could save groundbreaking 7m British project to drill for signs of life under the Antarctic Tiny variable resistor sent 15,000km from Britain as researchers race against time to complete project following drill failure Now set to be fitted and tested by engineers who hope to resume drilling next week after malfunctioning boilers have now pitted them in a race against time to complete the project before their equipment freezesThey hope to find life forms which have been shut off from the rest of the Earth for at least 100,000 yearsHowever | UPDATED: 18:37 GMT, 21 December 2012 A varistor, a variable resistor, believed to be similar to the one sent 15,000km to the Antarctic to try and save a 7m project to drill two miles under the ice It is one of the most valuable deliveries ever made to the remote Antarctic ice. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey today took delivery of a thumbnail sized 'varistor' – a variable resistor believed to cost just 1 – that could save their 7m project.

I no longer recognise the Britain I grew up in

I no longer recognise the Britain I grew up in | UPDATED: 22:48 GMT, 14 December 2012 When I come out of the railway station at Stoke-on-Trent, as I have done countless times since my childhood, I make my way to the taxi rank and ask for Barlaston, a small village five miles away, where my parents began their married life. The taxi-driver invariably registers a total blank. ‘I am going to the Wedgwood factory.’ Blank