Man sues twin sister after mother changes 2million will to deny him shares in the family business

Brother sues twin sister, claiming she manipulated their dying mother into changing her 2million will to deny him controlling share of family business Robert Simon claims Hilary Woolley manipulated mother into changing willOriginal will gave Mr Simon control of family firm he has run since 1970s By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 08:24 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:03 GMT, 1 February 2013 A man is suing his twin sister over claims she manipulated their mother into cheating him out of his inheritance. Robert Simon has accused his sister Hilary Woolley of turning against him out of envy resulting from her own unhappiness. Mr Simon blames her for telling their dying brother to write to their mother and persuade her to alter her will to exclude Mr Simon from his fair share in her 2million estate.

Marooned at Christmas: Family left stranded for a week in holiday cottage as Severn bursts its banks

Marooned at Christmas: Family left stranded for a week in holiday cottage as Severn bursts its banksDream Christmas becomes nightmare for 12 members of the Hughes familyThey had to be rescued from a luxury cottage in Uckinghall, GlosIt was the first time the whole family had been together for 20 years | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 31 December 2012 A Christmas break in a luxurious cottage by the Severn probably seemed like a good idea at the time. But it turned into a nightmare for the Hughes family when the river burst its banks and they were stranded indoors for a week looking out at waist-deep water before eventually being rescued by boat.

Mr Squeaker stared emptily, eyeballs swollen and liquid

Mr Squeaker stared emptily, eyeballs swollen and liquid By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 22:30 GMT, 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 20 December 2012 Basso profundo: Jo Swinson resembled the Sergeant Major in It Aint Half Hot, Mum Last days of the Commons before Christmas and attendance, ahem, was slight. Hangover season There were certainly a few bleary eyes and deep voices evident but it is not the intention of this column to cast aspersions. No! We will simply commiserate with the high proportion of Hon Members who seemed to be suffering from coughs, cold and splutters.

X Factor 2012 ratings suffer final humiliation: 1.3m viewers desert climax

X Factor suffers a final humiliation: 1.3million viewers desert climax of ITV talent showSaturday night's X factor show attracted just 9.3million viewers – the lowest for a final since 2005The low figure was despite appearances from Kylie Minogue and Rita Ora | UPDATED: 14:57 GMT, 10 December 2012 It was once the most watched show on television. But not even the final of The X Factor, with all its glitz and glamour, could stop its dismal decline