Stuff the Christmas Day sale – M&S start theirs online TODAY – and here”s their pick of the best bargains

Stuff the sales starting Christmas Day – M&S start theirs online TODAY – and here's their pick of the best bargains | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 24 December 2012 Much has been made of Amazon's decision to start their sale on Christmas Day – but in actual fact, many online stores have already started their sales – and M&S joined in today as they launched their big sale online at midday – with the stores to follow suit on Boxing Day. From clothing and beauty to kitchenware and toys, here the store reveals the top bargains to be had online. Most are 50% off – and some are discounted even more

Newtown shooting: The nativity play with a missing little angel: Beaming Olivia wears her wings for role she will now never play

The nativity play with a missing little angel: Beaming Olivia wears her wings for role she will now never play | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 17 December 2012 With a beaming smile, six-year-old Olivia Engel holds up a gold star while wearing the wings she was going to put on for her role as an angel in this weekend’s nativity play at Newtown’s main Catholic church. Instead she became one of the victims in the Sandy Hook school massacre – and the performance remained an angel short in her memory. The Rev Robert Weiss of the St Rose of Lima church said: ‘She was supposed to be an angel in the play.

Newtown massacre: "There are no more alive," officer said… there was a guttural wail of pure despair

'There are no more alive,' Police officer's terrible words… followed by a guttural wail of pure despair | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 16 December 2012 For more than an hour, amid mass panic and confusion, scores of frantic parents raced to Sandy Hook Elementary School, desperate to find out if their children had survived the massacre