Shrinking 'collection boxes ain't what they used to be': Complaint of thief who cycled around Britain stealing from over 600 church charity tinsChristopher Coulthard jailed for four years at Hull Crown Court yesterdayTargeted collection boxes and antique safes in churches around countryBelieved to be responsible for more than 600 church burglaries in Britain By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 13:15 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 25 April 2013 Prolific: Christopher Coulthard, 50, was jailed for four years at Hull Crown Court for stealing from church collection boxes During his lifetime of sin Christopher Coulthard has crossed the country on his bicycle stealing from more than 630 churches. And after his latest arrest this unrepentant thief complained to probation workers that ‘collection boxes are not what they used to be’, a court heard
Alan Davies 'could pay out 200,000' over Lord McAlpine false child abuse tweetThe six-figure sum would be donated to charity if agreedStar made comments after BBC2’s Newsnight programme aired in November He wrongly suggested Lord McAlpine was a paedophile to 400,000 followers By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 14:10 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:24 GMT, 24 March 2013 Comedian Alan Davies may face a payout of up to 200,000 for linking Tory MP Lord McAlpine to false claims of child sex abuse on Twitter Comedian Alan Davies may be forced to pay out up to 200,000 for linking Tory MP Lord McAlpine to false claims of child sex abuse on Twitter, it has been reported today.
'Anyone got a gun Bang!' Chilling message by sick internet troll 'threatening to shoot Madeleine McCann's mother as she runs London Marathon' Internet troll threatens to shoot Kate McCann as she prepares for marathon Police are looking into who made the threatIn May it will be six years since her daughter Madeleine disappeared By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 02:05 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 17 March 2013 Threats: Kate McCann, mother of missing girl Madeleine, has reportedly had a death threat from an online troll Kate McCann has reportedly received a death threat as she prepares to run the London Marathon next month. It emerged yesterday that an internet troll threatened to shoot her in a Facebook post, according to the Sun.
'Disabled children cost too much and should be put down': Calls for councillor to stand down after outrageous rantCllr Collin Brewer refuses to quit and has apologised to Disability CornwallTold BBC radio that the timing wasn't good because of upcoming elections Charity says his apology was an insult and he should quit his postDefended himself by saying he was 'hot under the collar' after a meetingMr Brewer forced to write apology a year and a half after offensive remark97 per cent of people in local paper poll say Mr Brewer should resignKatie Price tweeted 'How would you like to dispose of my son Harvey'Cornwall Council distanced itself from Mr Brewer's 'ignorant' comment By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:42 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:54 GMT, 28 February 2013 Councillor Collin Brewer's remarks were described as 'depraved' but he is refusing to quit A councillor who told charity workers that disabled children should be put down is defying calls for him to quit.
School issues humbling apology to children's cancer charity after teacher brands pyjama day fundraiser a 'paedophile's paradise' Vice principal of Brooke Weston Academy criticised the fundraiser, which would see pupils come to school in nightwear, in an e-mail to a colleagueMark Willimott also sent the e-mail to 'shocked' organisers at charity Chelsea's Angels by mistakeThe vice principal had written: '… are they aiming for a paedophile's paradise' By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:43 GMT, 22 January 2013 Blunder: Vice principal Mark Willimott described charity Chelsea's Angels' sponsored pyjama day as a 'paedophile's paradise' in an e-mail A school has been forced to apologise to a children's cancer charity after the vice principal branded its sponsored pyjama day a 'paedophile's paradise'. Chelsea's Angels, which helps children diagnosed with neuroblastoma and other rare cancers, had e-mailed schools in Northamptonshire inviting them to take part in the event – which would see pupils attending lessons in nightwear – as a fun way to raise money.
Daycare cuts hit 20,000 pensioners: Warning that elderly could be left isolated and lonely as councils reduce spending on social care Councils reduced spending on social care by 500million since 2010Number of elderly receiving daycare reduced by almost a quarter since 2009 Age UK says 'crisis' in social care is making people lead 'isolated existence' | UPDATED: 00:01 GMT, 28 December 2012 Tens of thousands of frail older people risk being left lonely and isolated as a result of cuts to daycare facilities, a charity has discovered. Recently-released official figures show that the number of older people receiving such care from their council has plummetted by almost a quarter in the past two years alone
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
Armed robbers threaten child with knife before slicing gold bangles from a woman's arm using pair of pliersThree armed men forced their way into a house in Levenshulme, Greater ManchesterThey held a knife to a child's throat The gang stole six bangles from the child's mother | UPDATED: 18:05 GMT, 24 December 2012 A gang of armed robbers held a knife to a child's throat and cut gold bangles from the youngster's mother. The three men forced their way into a family home in Levenshulme, Greater Manchester on Friday evening and threatened the child before using pliers to cut six bangles from the woman's arm
Twitter shuts down string of accounts containing child abuse images after hackers expose indecent contentNSPCC says hacking groups exposed the files last nightThe charity says it has received a 'flurry' of reportsUnclear whether images came from British users or those abroad Cases will now be investigated in the US where the site is basedAnother child protection group received 30 reports of such images | UPDATED: 20:01 GMT, 24 December 2012 A string of Twitter accounts have been closed after they were revealed to contain disturbing images of child abuse. The graphic pictures were apparently made public late last night after hacking groups claimed to have broken into the private accounts to expose their indecent content, the NSPCC said
More than one million pensioners are just 200 away from going into debt | UPDATED: 18:49 GMT, 23 December 2012 Receiving a surprise bill of just 200 would be enough to push more than a million pensioners into debt, a charity warned last night. A study by Age UK has found that the combination of rising fuel bills and plummeting savings is taking its toll on older people.