Father who plunged 350ft off a mountain while raising money for charity wakes from coma in time for Christmas

Family's joy after father who plunged 350ft off a mountain while raising money for charity wakes from coma in time for Christmas Roger Parker, 54, was abseiling down a glacier with a climbing team in August when the rock his rope was attached to crumbledFell on to an icy ledge before it collapsed and he plummeted further down the mountain Father-of-three says he is 'just grateful to be alive' and home for ChristmasHas already raised 100,000 and started fundraising again | UPDATED: 16:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 A charity fundraiser who fell 350ft off a Swiss mountain in a freak accident has woken from a coma and spoken of his joy of spending Christmas at home. Roger Parker, 54, who has raised 100,000 for Macmillan Cancer, was abseiling down a glacier with a climbing team in August when the rock his rope was attached to crumbled.

Boxing Day swimmers swept into rocks in choppy waters are rescued dripping with blood

Swimming into terror: Bloodied on Boxing Day, lifeboat fundraisers swept on to the rocks RNLI crews rushed to help injured participants, some in fancy dress | UPDATED: 23:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 Jumping into the sea on a chilly Boxing Day was always going to hurt. But these unlucky swimmers found the experience extra painful after they were swept on to rocks. The choppy waters braved in yesterday’s annual dip meant many emerged from the sea dripping with blood

Traffic wardens given tape measures to fine motorists 70 for parking more than 19 inches from the kerb

Traffic wardens given tape measures to fine motorists 70 for parking more than 19 inches from the kerb | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 Traffic wardens have been issued with tape measures to fine motorists who park more than 19 inches from the kerb.