Ben Eggleston was left heartbroken as a five year-old when he lost the precious Mons Medal during a day trip to Brighton in August 1938. He carried the 1914 honour with him everywhere in memory of his dad who died from lung cancer caused by gassing in the trenches. Ben, now 82, never forgot the medal and lived in hope it may one day come to light again.
And to his amazement he spotted it on an eBay auction with his dad’s name, Sergeant Stephen Eggleston, inscribed on the back.
Kathryn Minchew, 32, reached the Masterchef semi-finals and is launching the unique dining experience in her garden.
The Flybe service had just left Guernsey for Birmingham when startled passengers heard a bang on the left side. They looked out and saw the front cone of the prop had been smashed and the remains of a bird could be seen on the jagged edge.
Aaron Bee, 22, first goaded Lincolnshire Police last Friday by bragging on Facebook he “always liked playing hide and seek”. But on Tuesday the swaggering yob taunted police further by posted pictures of himself on the social network site standing outside Lincoln Police Station. In a status update to his 1,635 friends the cheeky fugitive wrote: “Just a quick selfie out side Lincoln police station ‘#theystillcarntcatchme.”