Amazon wraps single book in 30ft of brown paper and sends it in cardboard box

What a waste: Amazon wraps single book in 30ft of brown paper and sends it in cardboard boxA children’s book that Helen Hamer had ordered online arrived in a huge box and wrapped in 30 feet of brown paperThe mother of three bought Christopher Wormell’s Animal Train from Amazon at the beginning of DecemberFive days later the paperback arrived at her local sorting office – but despite being only millimetres thick, it came in a deep box | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 19 December 2012 Excessive: A children's book that Helen Hamer had ordered online arrived in a huge box and wrapped in 30 feet of brown paper It appears as though someone was being a little too diligent when they wrapped up this Christmas gift.

"Shining son" leader of North Korea rolls out his father"s embalmed body to commemorate anniversary of his death

North Korean leader's embalmed body goes on display ONE YEAR after his death as 'shining son' commemorates anniversary of his deathMourners gathered before statues of Kim Jong-Il and North Korea founder Kim Il-sungNew leader Kim Jong-un attended rally, accompanied by his wife who appeared to be pregnant | UPDATED: 19:38 GMT, 17 December 2012 The embalmed body of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, still in his trademark khaki jump-suit, has been put on display on the anniversary of his death. Kim lies in state a few floors below his father, national founder Kim Il Sung, in the Kumsusan mausoleum, the former presidential palace in Pyongyang. Kim Jong Il has been laid out beneath a red blanket, with a spotlight shining on his face

Nancy Lanza"s chilling instructions to babysitter: "Never turn your back on Adam"

'Never turn your back on Adam': Nancy Lanza's chilling instructions to babysitter before he watched 'gifted killer who could not feel physical pain' Ryan Kraft described Adam as very intelligent, quiet and introvertedRequired extra supervision at school from a physical disorder which meant he could not feel painHis mother would sometimes have to be summonsed to deal with himA school psychologist was assigned to monitor Adam full timeFederal agents say there is no evidence that Lanza went to a firing range in recent months to practice for the shooting When he was freshman at high school he was flagged to the school security chief She withdrew him when he was 16 after ongoing disputes about his careNancy planned to move to North Carolina or Washington state so she could enroll him in another college Governor implies that school gunman Adam Lanza killed himself and may have been stopped in his tracks before he could kill more people | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 17 December 2012 Killer: Adam Lanza shot and murdered 27 people Friday, 20 of them schoolchildren The babysitter who watched the Sandy Hook Elementary school killer Adam Lanza when he was nine-years-old was warned by mother Nancy to never turn his back on the child, not even to go to the bathroom.

Bryn Estyn: Detectives investigating historic child abuse receive allegations from 105 victims in first month

Detectives investigating historic child abuse at Welsh care homes receive allegations from 105 victims in first month of probe Operation Pallial launched after probe into notorious Bryn Estyn home105 victims from 22 areas of UK and Ireland have spoken to policeNewsnight botched report also wrongly accused Lord McAlpine | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 'super inquiry' set up to expose the true scale of historic child abuse in North Wales has been contacted by 105 victims in its first month.

Abu Qatada new landlord didn"t want terrorist tenants. And legal aid bill for fanatic is 500,000…and rising

'Just don't bring a terrorist in the house': Family's warning to estate agent who then rented home to Abu Qatada Terror preacher put up in 450,000 north London house without owner's knowledgeLandlady vows to evict 52-year-old and family, who are in property on six-month leaseCost of Qatada's legal bill said to be 'still rising' as he continues to fight deportationLast month he won his latest appeal against deportation on terror charges | UPDATED: 10:19 GMT, 17 December 2012 Hate preacher Abu Qatada has been housed in a property belonging to a family who told the rental agent they did not want it let to terrorists. The brother and sister who own the 450,000 three-bedroom house in north London were suspicious about their new tenants, but only realised who their notorious tenant was after being tipped off by journalists

m and rising, Abu Qatada legal aid bill: And fanatic gets new 450,000 home on the taxpayer

m and rising, Abu Qatada legal aid bill: And fanatic gets new 450,000 home on the taxpayer Cost of Qatada's legal bill 'still rises' as he continues to fight deportationJustice Minister Chris Grayling questions if cost is 'value for money'Preacher and family move into new rented home in London but landlady says she will try to evict him Last month he won his latest appeal against deportation on terror charges | UPDATED: 20:26 GMT, 16 December 2012 Hate preacher Abu Qatada, who has just moved into a new 450,000 taxpayer-funded home, has received more than 500,000 in legal aid. The vast bill for funding the Al Qaeda fanatic’s decade-long legal battle against the British government was last night described as ‘sickening’ by a campaign group

Abu Qatada"s new 450,000 four bedroom home – paid for by you

Hate preacher Abu Qatada's new 450,000 four bedroom home – paid for by you The owner of his new rented home said she will try to evict himGovernment confirm Qatada has so far received more than 500,000 in legal aid | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 16 December 2012 Radical preacher Abu Qatada has moved into a new taxpayer-funded house worth 450,000 near to a church – and the furious owner wants him out. The fanatical Muslim, who preached hate sermons towards the West – arrived in the leafy suburb of North-West London last week

Now police must hunt down the man who DID rape us: Two British women call for new investigation after seeing suspect they said was innocent finally…

Now police must hunt down the man who DID rape us: Two British women call for new investigation after seeing suspect they said was innocent finally cleared Derick Crawford was accused of raping the two women two years ago The October 2010 attacks were identical and carried out two days apart Both alleged victims said Crawford wasn't the man who attacked them They claim authorities on the island were more concerned with protecting its reputation as a tourist's paradise than investigating the sex attacks | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 13 December 2012 A man accused of raping two British women in Barbados has been cleared of all charges after the victims protested his innocence. Dr Rachel Turner, 30, and Diane Davies, 63, were convinced Derick Crawford was not the man who attacked them.

Not even that Evan Davis at the BBC can bend these statistics

Not even that Evan Davis at the BBC can bend these statistics By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 23:38 GMT, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 13 December 2012 Amid all the bawling and honking and (false) hatred and general ape-whooping baloney of the Commons circus, something notable happened at Prime Minister’s Questions. We saw crystallisation of a policy tussle which may decide the next general election. Repeatedly, David Cameron and Edward Miliband disagreed over welfare payments

Woman "raped" by Amy Winehouse"s ex tells court why she didn"t run away after alleged attack

'I was in shock. I was confused': Woman 'raped' by Amy Winehouse's ex tells court why she didn't run away after alleged attackWoman claims that she was 'confused' about what had happened Film director says sex was consensual and he was too 'exhausted' to agree to have sex with her for a third timeClaims the fashion designer lit candles and asked him to go to bed with her | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 11 December 2012 A woman who claims she was raped by the ex-boyfriend of Amy Winehouse kissed him goodbye hours after the alleged ordeal, a court heard today