Family to be charged 650 a year by council for keeping seven-year-old daughter"s bedroom as a shrine after she died of cancer

Family to be charged 650 a year by council for keeping seven-year-old daughter's bedroom as a shrine after she died of cancerAshes of Becky Bell have been kept in her bedroom – left exactly as it was when she lost her battle with brain cancer in January 2012Parents Julie and Mark have been told it is now a 'spare room' and that they must pay 56 a month from AprilUnder new plans social housing tenants will face 'bedroom tax' if they are under-occupying their houses .

Take them back Santa! Unwanted Christmas presents total 2.1bn with average adult receiving two gifts they don"t want

Take them back Santa! Unwanted Christmas presents total 2.1bn with average adult receiving two gifts they don't want Top three most unwanted gifts were clothing, beauty products and trinkets Those most guilty of giving unwanted presents are friends and mothersIn days after Christmas, one in five gifts end up in the back of a cupboard | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 26 December 2012 Waste: Britons will receive almost 50-worth of presents that they dislike this year It's an all too familiar scenario – family opens presents, dislikes several of them, and mother shoves gifts to the back of a cupboard, never to be seen again. If there's a receipt, the presents are returned and if not, they are given to someone else the year after. But don't feel too bad for giving the wrong gift – an incredible 2.1billion-worth of unwanted presents have been handed over this year alone.