Ten-year-old girl opens family cafe to serve Christmas dinner to 50 homeless people in memory of her father

Girl of ten opens family cafe to serve dinner for 50 homeless to keep her dead father's promise Gracie McNulty served 50 homeless diners at cafe in Dewsbury, YorkshireHer father Craig had planned the event but died earlier this yearThe 10-year-old said she wanted to carry out plan to 'make him proud' | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 25 December 2012 After ten-year-old Gracie McNulty’s father died in an accident, she wasn’t sure how to cope with her first Christmas without him. So she decided to abandon the usual family festivities – and make her father’s last Christmas wish come true instead

Is this a wind-up? Volunteer is banned from climbing ladder to wind church clock after 40 years in health and safety clamp-down

Is this a wind-up Volunteer is banned from climbing ladder to wind church clock after 40 years in health and safety clamp-down | UPDATED: 11:26 GMT, 26 November 2012 A pensioner who has climbed a ladder to wind a church clock for more than 40 years has been banned from the tradition due to health and safety concerns. Tom Monk, 82, started winding the clock of St Nicolas Church in Witham, Essex way back in 1969. Every week, without fail, for nearly half a century Mr Monk has gone up the same wooden stepladder to be able to reach the winder handle for his church clock and turn it 400 times.