Downton Abbey Christmas Special: Hoots m"lud! Nessie"s in McDownton

Hoots m'lud! Nessie's in McDownton | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 13 December 2012 Apparently, the Downton Abbey Christmas Special finds the entire Grantham household transplanted to Scotland. They have decamped to Duneagle Castle, home of the Marquess of Flintshire.

Pioneering breast cancer treatment turns tumours into a ball of ice which kills harmful tissue

Pioneering breast cancer treatment freezes tumours into a ball of ice which kills harmful tissue Needle cooled to -170C with liquid nitrogen repeatedly inserted into cancerous tissue Device turns cancerous tumour into 'ball of ice' Technique developed by Israel-based firm could be completed in 15 minutes without need for surgeryCryoablation could one day be used to treat kidney, prostate and liver cancer | UPDATED: 12:30 GMT, 9 December 2012 Surgery may soon be a thing of the past for breast cancer patients, thanks to a new technique that destroys tumours by freezing them.

Marijuana USA: Would you really was 50p cannabis lollies on sale in YOUR coner shop? Read this shocking report from drug-legal Seattle – and you…

Marijuana USA: Would you really want 50p cannabis lollies on sale in YOUR corner shop Read this shocking report from drug-legal Seattle – and you decide | UPDATED: 00:14 GMT, 9 December 2012 Twinkling Christmas lights adorn a large tree in the main square, carols ring out from packed stores as families bustle about doing their shopping.

Parents who "brainwashed" their three children to hide years of horrific abuse face jail

Parents who 'brainwashed' their three children to hide years of horrific abuse face jail The Chorley, Lancashire, couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, subjected their children to years of abuse but convinced them that their sadistic punishments were 'horseplay'The parents were convicted of four counts of child cruelty having previously admitted five similar offences | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 7 December 2012 Horrific: A care worker and her husband hid years of abuse by 'brainwashing' their children into thinking their punishments were 'horseplay' (file picture) A care-home worker and her husband who subjected their children to years of horrific abuse were facing jail yesterday after being convicted of cruelty. The couple hid their crimes for years by lying to social services and ‘brainwashing’ their daughter and two sons into believing their sadistic punishments were ‘horseplay’, a court heard. Details of their shocking attacks included: ■ Pressing red-hot spoons against their children’s skin and holding knives to their necks; ■ Beating them with belt buckles and metal coat-hangers; ■ Making their daughter sleep in a tent for three weeks in freezing conditions after wetting her bed; and ■ Stabbing her with a dirty needle and telling her she would die of Aids.