The plant skyscrapers: Giant greenhouses in city centres to herald a new age of farming The 'plantscrapers' could accommodate hundreds of storeys worth of cropsThey would use an innovate feeding system cancelling out need for soilFarms will increase crop yields because growing can occur all year round By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 22:30 GMT, 31 December 2012 | UPDATED: 03:00 GMT, 1 January 2013 Crops could soon be grown in greenhouses the size of skyscrapers in city centres across the country, it has been claimed. Birds Eye and other food producers are investigating building ‘plantscrapers’, which could accommodate hundreds of storeys worth of crops, in a bid to make farming more economical, sustainable and meet increasing demand
Meet Britain's longest-serving Santa! Pensioner Ron, 77, has been playing Father Christmas for 48 yearsRon Horniblew, from Luton, Bedfordshire, first started dressing as Santa in 1964 He has raised thousands of pounds for charity throughout his careerSanta Ron was once crowned World's Best SantaHe is to set up a Santa school to pass on his knowledge | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 23 December 2012 Dedicated to the Claus: Britain's longest serving Santa Ron Horniblew, has set up his own Santa school after 48 years of playing father Christmas The top toys on children's wish lists might change every Christmas, but each year there is one constant that brings joy to youngsters around the world – Santa Claus. And one Father Christmas has become something of an ever present just like the real thing.
Switzerland's latest Eurovision hope – a 94-year-old Salvation Army guitaristSwiss television viewers chose the Christian missionary group's rock tune You and Me to represent the country next yearLead guitarist Emil Ramsauer, 94, is proving a surprise hit with fans | UPDATED: 21:26 GMT, 16 December 2012 Previous Eurovision winners for the country have included the Queen of soft ballads Celine Dion.
'The gem of the Isle of Thanet': Seaside town Margate voted one of the top 10 places to visit in the WORLD by the Rough Guide | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 Known for its 'Kiss Me Quick' hats and donkey rides, the seaside town of Margate might not scream 'dream destination'. But someone has looked beyond the cliches of the Kent coast, and propelled it into the Rough Guide – declaring it to be on the top ten places to visit in the world