Mother and son jailed for murder of runner who used footpath

Gary Dean was found dead near Barnsley after long-running feud with Dawson family A mother and son who murdered a man after pursuing a vendetta against him over his use of a footpath crossing their land have been handed life jail terms. Gary Deans body was found in a ditch in woods near his home in Barnsley after he had been shot in the back with an air rifle and beaten with rocks and branches. The 48-year-old was killed by Scott Dawson, 41, and Carol Dawson, 72, after regularly using their land for running and other activities, prompting a lengthy feud, prosecutors said. A jury heard how, as part of the disagreement, Deans home was daubed with offensive graffiti and …

A cold-water cure? My weekend with the Ice Man

Wim Hof claims cold-water immersion can help fight modern diseases. As outdoor swimming becomes ever more popular in the UK, photojournalist Jonny Weeks joined him for a weekend to experience it firsthand Look at this beautiful tree. An oak, Quercus robur. Its yelling at us, Helloooo! says Wim Hof, the doyen of cold endurance stunts, as we head across Hampstead Heath, north London, for a swim in one of the ponds. Soon hes catapulting himself into a gaping hole in its trunk, peeping out excitedly like a child. Here I am, talking to the tree, he beams. I see the tree has personality. I go in. We are one. Its alive. We are alive. Is that crazy? Bloody crazy! Yes …