Every little helps: Dead Brits leave George Osborne 54,000 in their wills to pay off national debt (only 999,999,946,000 to go)

Every little helps: Dead Brits leave George Osborne 54,000 in their wills to pay off national debt (only 999,999,946,000 to go) Chancellor forced to admit in his Autumn Statement that he will not meet his target to get debt under control by 2015New figures show that in first year of the coalition generous members of the public bequeathed 54,634.46 to pay down debtTreasury insists it appreciates the help but only covers 0.0000054% of debt | UPDATED: 16:37 GMT, 7 December 2012 Chancellor George Osborne was forced to admit he will miss his target for getting debt under control by 2015, but some generous people are doing their bit by leaving money in their will for the public finances Dead Britons have left George Osborne 54,000 to help pay off the ballooning national debt from beyond the grave.

Elizabeth already the hot favourite for royal baby name as couple surprise the bookies with their early pregnancy announcement

Elizabeth already the hot favourite for royal baby name as couple surprise the bookies with their early pregnancy announcement Ladbroke's are offering odds of 8/1 that the baby will be called Elizabeth after the Queen Diana as a name for the couple's first child is in fourth place at 12/1 One customer bet 10 on the name Rylan being chosen at odds of 1000/1 William Hill is even offering odds on the colour of the newborn's hair – 6/4 brown, 2/1 blonde, 5/2 black, and 8/1 ginger Morph Thing website has created bizarre composite images of what the baby may look like | UPDATED: 20:39 GMT, 3 December 2012 After Prince William accepted a babygro from a well wisher in Cambridge last week it was heavily odds on at 1/5 that the royal couple would announce they were expecting a child in 2013. The surprise announcement today beat the odds by one month, and now it is bets on the new arrival's name that are hotting up. While, naturally, it's a 50:50 shot over the sex of their newborn with firms like Ladbrokes offering even money for a boy or a girl, and William Hill giving odds of 10/11 for a boy and the same for a girl.