"I budget £100 for my kids' Christmas gifts – trolls say it’s not enough"
Samantha Mary, 35, decided to set a budget for main presents and stocking gifts for this Christmas for her one-year-old son, Jack, and nine-year-old step-daughter, Isabella.
"I work full-time and earn £23.5k - I still can't give my kids the Christmas I want"
A hard-working single mum has sparked debate online after claiming she won't be able to afford the Christmas she wants on a salary of £23,500.<br /><br />Abbie Palmer, 30, works full-time as a customer services manager but says she had to walk out of Aldi because she couldn't afford a festive food shop.
"I'm so sorry": Jailed lorry driver who killed three in crash
A lorry driver who caused a collision which killed three people has spoken from his prison cell as part of a hard-hitting film by Durham Constabulary. The family of the victims and officers who were at the scene also have their say - due to distressing content, viewer discretion is advised.
"I'm worried for my safety after showing support for refugees - my car windows were smashed in"
A worried mum fears she is being targeted after she defended refugees - and has even installed an anti-arson letterbox.<br /><br />Emma, who asked for her surname to be withheld, believes the back windows on her vehicle were smashed after she appeared in an immigration protest.
"My American XL Bully is on death row": Dangerous dogs or pets in peril?
After a spate of high-profile dog attacks and a Government announcement that XL bully breeds are to be banned in the UK, we take a closer look into the issue, and speak to an owner who says his dog is ‘the most caring, loving and playful baby’.
"My C-sec scar became infected - I spent eight months in agony"
"Our homes are covered in mud by messy builders driving lorries 8ins away from our doors"
Residents are being driven mad by lorries driving just 8ins away from their front doors - leaving their homes plastered in mud.<br /><br />Homeowners say well-meaning builders who kick up the dirt from their trucks are also damaging their brick work by repeatedly jet-washing the street. Via SWNS.
"Social media is fake - I looked happy on Instagram but in reality I was suicidal"
A Yorkshire man who lost his brother to suicide says social media allowed him to create a "false sense of reality" when he was struggling to cope.
"The cost-of-living crisis made us sell our house to travel full time - now we save £2k every month"
A couple sold their house to travel around the world with their family - after the cost of living crisis squeezed their disposable income. Chris and Tamira Hutchinson, from Corby, Northamptonshire, packed their bags and left for Thailand in May.<br /><br />After the pandemic, the family craved more quality time and the cost of living crisis was the breaking point. The couple sold everything they owned including their house and took their daughters, Olivia, 9, Scarlett, 7, and Bella, 3, on an adventure around the world.
'Bigfoot's size 23 prints and woodland lair' found in Wales
Bigfoot's size 23 prints and woodland lair have been found - in Wales, filmmakers claim.<br /><br />Investigators say the large footprints measure 16 inches - the same as basketball player Shaquille O'Neal.<br /><br />The tracks were found in an area of woodland near Caerphilly alongside some ‘stick structures’.<br /><br />The group which claim to have found it say it could be the primitive shelter of a Wildman or Bigfoot.<br /><br />The paranormal researchers and filmmakers were working on a new TV series.