Christmas 2012: Average Briton scoffed almost 40,000 calories over festive period

The festive blow-out: Average Briton scoffed almost 40,000 calories over Christmas and gained SIX pounds in weight Typical adult consumes 15,000 calories over Christmas and a further 18,000 calories of alcohol before New Year's Day Recommended daily calorie allowance for an eight-day period is around 20,000 for men and 16,000 for women.

Heartwarming moment dog is reunited with family FOUR YEARS after she went missing

Heartwarming moment dog is reunited with family FOUR YEARS after she went missing in America | UPDATED: 10:01 GMT, 19 September 2012 A family has been reunited with their dog nearly four years after she vanished thanks to a microchip – and the kindness of a stranger.

Beast cancer sufferer Gemma Levine: A tot of brandy and a belly laugh – the quirky ways of coping with chemo

A tot of brandy and a belly laugh – the quirky ways of coping with chemotherapy | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 1 May 2012 There are three short words that can transform your world for ever: ‘You have cancer.’ And when renowned portrait photographer Gemma Levine heard them, she felt poleaxed.