White Britons are now a minority in Leicester, Luton and Slough and Birmingham is set to follow by end of decade

White Britons are now a minority in Leicester, Luton and Slough and Birmingham is set to follow by end of decade All three communities have a white British population of less than 50%, 2011 UK census shows, and Birmingham will be the same by 2020 Slough has the lowest proportion of white Britons in the UK outside London – 35 per centImmigration from Eastern Europe since 2004 a major cause, say academics By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 10:52 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 10 January 2013 Three towns and cities have joined London in having a minority white British population. Researchers say more than 50 per cent of people living in Leicester, Luton and Slough are either foreign or from an ethnic minority. Birmingham is expected to have a similar make-up by 2020

Meet Britain"s longest-serving Santa! Pensioner Ron, 78, has been playing Father Christmas for 48 years

Meet Britain's longest-serving Santa! Pensioner Ron, 77, has been playing Father Christmas for 48 yearsRon Horniblew, from Luton, Bedfordshire, first started dressing as Santa in 1964 He has raised thousands of pounds for charity throughout his careerSanta Ron was once crowned World's Best SantaHe is to set up a Santa school to pass on his knowledge | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 23 December 2012 Dedicated to the Claus: Britain's longest serving Santa Ron Horniblew, has set up his own Santa school after 48 years of playing father Christmas The top toys on children's wish lists might change every Christmas, but each year there is one constant that brings joy to youngsters around the world – Santa Claus. And one Father Christmas has become something of an ever present just like the real thing.