The future"s bright thanks to orange: Pensioner sells collection of fruit wrappers to fund holiday for his wife

The future's bright thanks to orange: Pensioner sells collection of fruit wrappers to fund holiday with his wife Eric Bradshaw, 83, owns albums containing nearly 3,000 wrappers The collection was started by his grandfather during the 1920sHe now hopes to sell the lot to pay for a cruise for his wife By Sam Adams PUBLISHED: 17:46 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 22 February 2013 Most people simply throw away food wrapping without a second thought. But pensioner Eric Bradshaw, 83, is hoping to sweeten his retirement by cashing in on what is believed to be the world's biggest collection of fruit wrappers.

New children"s TV station to counter "mindless" shows: Thatcher considered new channel in wake of riots across the country

New children's TV station to counter 'mindless' shows: Mrs Thatcher considered new channel in wake of riots across the country | UPDATED: 08:58 GMT, 28 December 2012 Children's television was often so 'lifeless, moral-less and mindless' policy makers suggested setting up a 'Children's Broadcasting Corporation'.

Looking for a husband to give you a big family? Make sure he"s got lots of brothers

Looking for a husband to give you a big family Make sure he’s got lots of brothers | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 19 December 2012 If you are seeking a man who will give you a big family, first make sure you count how many brothers he has. The greater the number of male siblings your husband has, the more fertile he is likely to be, scientists say

Property developer is fined after he crashed 100,000 supercar through family"s shed, hedge and fence

Property developer is fined after he crashed 100,000 supercar through family's shed, hedge and fence | UPDATED: 22:08 GMT, 10 December 2012 Property developer James O'Brien, 37, was hauled into court and fined after smashing his 100,000 supercar through a hedge and into a family's garden, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. He ploughed his black Audi R8 sports car — with the number plate R8 OFF, pronounced 'write off' — through a hedge and into the garden, demolishing a shed, bench and a fence before stopping on the back lawn. The sports car shifted the garden hedge by about 15 metres, left tyre marks in the grass and scattered children's toys, including trikes and plastic skittles

UKIP fostering scandal: It"s the social workers who are racist, say Slovak parents

It's the social workers who are racist, say Slovak parents in UKIP fostering scandal: The Mail reveals the truth behind Thought Police furore – and it's more shocking than it seemed Father of children in UKIP fostering row accused council staff of 'racism' There are concerns at the number of children being taken away from East European migrant families for adoption or fosteringThe issue is causing tension between the British and Slovak governments | UPDATED: 01:01 GMT, 7 December 2012 The birth parents of the children at the centre of the UKIP fostering row can today be revealed as a Slovakian couple who have had six of their offspring taken away by social workers. Last night the father accused council staff of ‘racism’ and of destroying his family as he told how 20 police officers ‘raided’ their home to remove their last four children. The authorities have also taken the couple’s grandchild (the baby son of their 17-year-old married daughter), bringing the total number now being looked after by the state from this one family to seven

It is time for Western Governments to raise their voices against Iran and regime"s human rights abuses

It is time for Western Governments to raise their voices against the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses | UPDATED: 09:51 GMT, 5 December 2012 Tragedy: Sattar Beheshti died whilst in police custody, reportedly as a result of extensive torture Iran remains front page news throughout the world, stealing headlines with their nuclear ambitions, inflammatory rhetoric and regional interference. The Iranian regime continues to be the focus of much discussion and debate, yet little attention is being paid to the internal dynamics of Iran; particularly its brutal crackdown on dissidents and its appalling human rights record. For Iranian activists on the ground, it has been a struggle to have their voices heard.

Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two

Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two Lily has chronic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which affects one in 10,000 children aged 16 or underShe takes chemotherapy drugs as this stops the immune system from attacking the jointsHowever, they cause unpleasant side-effects including vomiting | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 30 November 2012 When Lily Aird went from being an active toddler to one that could barely walk within the space of weeks, her mother knew that something was seriously wrong. Claire rushed her two-year-old to the doctor and after months of testing and treatment was shocked to be told her daughter had arthritis.