Tiny Christmas tree that gave the Nazis" prisoners hope: Survivor still lights candles 78 years after receiving gift from his parents

Tiny Christmas tree that gave the Nazis' prisoners hope: Survivor still lights candles 78 years after receiving gift from his parentsPolish POW was sent the tree whilst in German camp in 1944 Janusz Kent, 87, who now lives in East Sussex, has lit the tree each Christmas since | UPDATED: 23:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 It is only a few inches tall, but this tiny tree had the power to lend hope to hundreds of the Nazis’ prisoners. Janusz Kent received it in 1944 while he was in the Stalag 11A camp in southern Germany, having been locked up for taking part in the Warsaw Uprising. Within minutes hundreds of prisoners in the camp, which included inmates from across Europe and Russia, had gathered around his window, to sing Silent Night and other carols in different languages in the snow

Pensioner accused of registering a mannequin as a candidate in a city council election is to face trial

Pensioner accused of registering a mannequin as a candidate in a city council election is to face trial Renee Slater, 64, denies breach of the Representation of the People ActPensioner, of Aberdeen, is accused of submitting false details for the dummy called Helena Torry to a returning officer | UPDATED: 21:57 GMT, 8 December 2012 A pensioner accused of registering a mannequin as a candidate in a city council election is to face trial. Renee Slater is alleged to have put the dummy – named Helena Torry – forward to stand in Aberdeen City Council's local government elections on March 29. The 64-year-old denied the charge, made under the Representation of the People Act, when she appeared at the city's sheriff court on Friday.