Musician Andy Banks drowned after he became trapped in a drain as he tried to retrieve his car keys on New Years Day

Musician, 49, drowned after he became trapped in a drain as he tried to retrieve his car keys on New Years Day Andy Banks, 49, became trapped in a drain while attempting to fetch his keys Fire fighters spent 40 minutes trying to rescue Mr Banks before he was pronounced deadMr Banks had spent the hours drinking with friends in a nearby bar By Conor Sheils PUBLISHED: 15:30 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 11 April 2013 An inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death after Andy Banks died when he became trapped in a drain on New Years Day A musician drowned after he became trapped in a drain while trying to retrieve his car keys, an inquest has heard.

Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain? 102-year-old pensioner has decorated same artifical spruce every December for 80 years

Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain 102-year-old pensioner has decorated same artificial spruce every December for 80 yearsGreat-grandmother Eliza Woolhouse bought the two-foot tree in 1932 | UPDATED: 17:17 GMT, 23 December 2012 A 102-year-old pensioner has revealed she has had the same Christmas tree for more than 80 years.

iPad fury: Parents furious after school tells them to buy tablet for children

Parents 'left hamstrung' by school after it tells them to buy their children iPads Headteacher of Rossett School in Harrogate, North Yorks, causes anger with requestSome parents say they can't afford the 300 tablet and fear 'two-tier' inequality | UPDATED: 12:37 GMT, 8 December 2012 Hard-up parents were left furious after a school asked them to fork out hundreds of pounds on iPads for lessons and homework. Staff at Rossett School in Harrogate, North Yorkshire told children to ask their parents to buy them the 300 tablet for their work. But the request has infuriated parents, hundreds of whom attended a showdown meeting with the headteacher over the cost