Hundreds of well-wishers at Sandringham to wish Queen a merry Christmas as William wakes up to celebrate the day with the in-laws

Laughter, the perfect tonic: Two days after missing church with a cold, smiling Queen is back in fine form for Christmas service Queen, 86, looked radiant in Sandringham in turquoise Peter Enrione dressDuke and Duchess of Cambridge opted to spend day with Kate's parentsWilliam and Kate joined her family to attend St Mark’s Church in EnglefieldMedia were requested to 'respect their privacy' outside Berkshire service | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Queen appeared to have made a remarkable recovery yesterday from the heavy cold which caused her to miss church on Sunday for the first time in living memory. She looked radiant in a bright turquoise Peter Enrione dress and matching wool coat with a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Hotpants for Ms Harman, an abacus for Ed Balls – and a burka for Sally Bercow

Hotpants for Ms Harman, an abacus for Ed Balls — and a burka for Sally Bercow | UPDATED: 00:43 GMT, 24 December 2012 QUENTIN LETTS hands out his celebrity Xmas presents Last-minute Christmas shopping — it’s such a nightmare, isn’t it What on earth can you buy the celebrities who seem to have everything Our brilliant sketchwriter Quentin Letts has a few suggestions . . .

Jacintha Saldanha: Prosecutors look at bringing criminal charges over hoax call to Duchess of Cambridge"s hospital that led to the death of nurse

Prosecutors look at bringing criminal charges over hoax call to Duchess of Cambridge's nurseScotland Yard submitted file to Crown Prosecution Service over prank callNurse Jacintha Saldanha found dead after transferring hoax callCPS will consider whether any potential offences have been committed | UPDATED: 15:22 GMT, 22 December 2012 Tragedy: Miss Saldanha was found dead days after receiving a hoax phone call at London's King Edward VII hospital Criminal charges could be brought following the death of a nurse who hanged herself after transferring a call that led to intimate calls about the Duchess of Cambridge being revealed.

Camp Bastion: At your Royal service: Prince Harry to dish up Christmas dinner to junior soldiers in Afghanistan

At your Royal service: Prince Harry to dish up Christmas dinner to junior soldiers in Afghanistan It is a tradition for officers to serve lower ranks their meal on Christmas DayThird in line has offered to take help out by carving turkey at Camp Bastion | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 22 December 2012 Prince Harry is to add some royal cheer to festive celebrations at Camp Bastion by serving up Christmas lunch. The third in line has offered to take help out by carving a huge turkey to dish out to hundreds of junior soldiers at Camp Bastion

Pippa opening sexy underwear, Carole enjoying a sneaky ciggie and mum-to-be tucking into turkey: Christmas at the Middletons… or is it?

Pippa opening sexy underwear, Carole enjoying a sneaky ciggie and mum-to-be tucking into turkey: Christmas at the Middletons' home… or is it | UPDATED: 23:07 GMT, 22 December 2012 It's the Middletons as you’ve never seen them before – letting their hair down behind the closed doors of their Berkshire home as they celebrate the last Christmas before the birth of a Royal baby. And there’s special cause for a party this year as the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are spending the festive season with her parents, having decided that a formal Christmas at Sandringham might be too much for Kate, given her severe morning sickness.

Property tycoon Robert Curtis who dated model Caprice dies in fall under Tube after business collapse

Property tycoon who dated model Caprice dies in fall under Tube after business collapseRobert Curtis, 47, made fortune on London property market Lived jet-set lifestyle and once dated famous lingerie modelBut his business crumbled during the recession and he was hit by a series of personal tragedies including the suicide of fellow magnate Paul Castle | UPDATED: 20:07 GMT, 20 December 2012 A millionaire who made his fortune on the London property market and once dated model Caprice has died after falling under a Tube train. Robert Curtis, 47, was said to have lived 'the high life' after launching a successful business letting upmarket properties in the early 2000s. But his life spiralled into disarray after his business empire crumbled during the recession as well as personal tragedies including the suicide of his friend Paul Castle and a failed marriage.

Royal succession: Ladies of the aristocracy want equality alongside royals

Daughters of the gentry call for equal rights to inherit titles following change to royal succession lawNew law of royal succession would see the royal baby become third in line to the throne regardless of sexCurrent rules see younger brothers inherit titles ahead of older sisters Traditions mean a title will die out rather than be passed to a woman | UPDATED: 09:10 GMT, 17 December 2012 The proposed law changes to ensure that a daughter born to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge can succeed to the throne, should apply to titles as well, daughters of the aristocracy have said. The current tradition follows the previous royal succession law which sees a male heir inherit over a female. Now daughters of the gentry are calling for a equal rights to inherit titles as the new law would leave the aristocracy ‘two steps behind’ the royal family

Jacintha Saldanha: Tragic suicide note to DJs written by nurse after royal hoax call "I hold you responsible"

Tragic suicide note to DJs written by nurse after royal hoax call: I hold you responsibleShe wrote note after radio station warned her of prank broadcastLetter is one of three and singles out two hospital staff for blameFriend of family reveals nurse 'committed suicide at second attempt' | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 16 December 2012 The nurse who committed suicide after the royal hoax phone call left a note telling the two DJs behind the prank they were responsible for her death, according to sources close to the family. In one of three apparent suicide notes, Jacintha Saldanha wrote a short letter in which she expressed her deep anger at the Australian radio presenters and blamed them for her tragic death.

Merry Christmas from Charles and Camilla! Spirit of Diamond Jubilee kept alive in royal couple"s official card

Merry Christmas from Charles and Camilla! Spirit of Diamond Jubilee kept alive in royal couple's official card Prince Charles and Camilla use image from Diamond Jubilee river pageant Their official Christmas card shows couple aboard Royal Barge Shows weekend of celebrations to mark Queen's 60 years on throne | UPDATED: 12:36 GMT, 14 December 2012 From helping to raise the curtain on the spectacularly successful London Olympics, to the announcement that Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, 2012 has been a remarkable year for the royal family. As the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year draws to a close, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have chosen an image that recalls the spirit of celebration that swept through Britain during 2012 for their official Christmas card