Smile ma'am: Queen and Prince Philip are snapped by construction workers at King's Cross as they set off for Christmas at Sandringham by train Builders snapped away with their camera phones as couple stepped out carQueen boarded train to King's Lynn station in Norfolk for Christmas Then a 30-minute journey took them to private estate SandringhamQueen spotted doing paperwork on the train and opening briefcaseDuke of Edinburgh had a book with him for the trip Queen's message will be shown in 3D and HD for first time this year | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 20 December 2012 The Queen and Prince Philip were greeted by excited workmen today as they arrived at King's Cross station to take a train to Sandringham for their annual Christmas stay. Their well-wishers – a group of construction workers – snapped away with their camera phones as the couple stepped out of their car. In keeping with tradition, the Royal couple then boarded a train to King's Lynn station in Norfolk on a 90-minute journey to the private estate where they will enjoy the festivities surrounded by family.
Cruellest thief this Christmas: 2,000 worth of presents for seriously ill children stolen from Great Ormond StreetGifts were meant for children too ill to go home for ChristmasAbout 20 wrapped items were taken between Friday and Monday from a cupboard in a part of the hospital not open to the public Great Ormond Street Hospital and the police are appealing for information | UPDATED: 03:16 GMT, 19 December 2012 Police last night said they would mount a nationwide hunt for the ‘despicable’ thief who stole Christmas presents from desperately ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The 20 gifts, worth 2,000 and bought with donations from well-wishers, were destined for patients on the intensive respiratory care ward. There are fears the thief may be someone who works at the world-famous Central London hospital because the gifts were in a room secured with a key-code lock.
Her father would be so proud: Daughter of fallen soldier in landmark DNA case wears his medals to welcome home his regiment Emma Hickman, 19, won the right to officially name killed soldier Daniel Wade as the father of their five-month-old after a legal wrangle over his DNAMother and daughter today watched his 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment return home after six-month tour of Afghanistan Private Wade was one of 10 soldiers killed from the regiment | UPDATED: 21:53 GMT, 5 December 2012 This heartbreaking picture shows the medals of a soldier killed in Afghanistan pinned to the coat of his five-month-old daughter – just a month after her mother proved his paternity in a landmark case. Lexie-Mai Wade was pictured among the crowds at the homecoming parade of her father's 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment as they marched through the city of York today. Her mother Emma Hickman, 19, won the right to officially name Daniel Wade, who died in a Taliban bomb attack in March, as the father of the five-month-old after a legal wrangle over his DNA
For Caden: The classmates of brave meningitis victim, 6, hoping for a Christmas number one in his nameA rendition of Oh Holy Night by Ladywell Primary School was recorded in honour of classmate Caden BegganThe little boy died after a four week battle with meningitisThe song has already been downloaded 10,000 times and peaked at number nine in the download charts He won a legion of worldwide fans online after parents shared his plight on Facebook | UPDATED: 19:31 GMT, 3 December 2012 The classmates of a six-year old boy who died after contracting meningitis could be on track for a Christmas number one in his name.