Husband tried to murder wife by blowing up her flat in staged gas leak

May 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Peter Brindley arrives at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.  A jilted husband attempted to murder his estranged wife and a friend Ð by blowing up her flat.  See NTI story NTIARSON.  Peter Brindley (50) shoved a bin containing paper under the external gas meter at the property in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, and set the contents on fire.  He also poured glue into the lock of Bethany Brindley's front door to try to stop her getting out of the property and cut the telephone cables leading to the flat.  The attack was carried out just a month after Brindley chased Bethany's friend with a hammer following a row.  Now Brindley has been warned he faces a 'significant' prison sentence after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder.  Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard the Brindleys had been together for 12 years when they separated in June 2014.

Evil Peter Brindley, 50, shoved a bin containing paper under an external gas meter at the property before setting it on fire. He also poured glue in the lock of the front door of Bethany Brindley’s flat in a bid to trap her in the property and cut the telephone lines so she was unable to ring for help.

WATCH : Amazing aerial drone footage of collapsed Grade II listed Eastham Bridge in Tenbury

May 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
(360Skylens / SWNS)

The Grade II listed Eastham Bridge was reduced to rubble after it dramatically crumbled into the River Teme in Tenbury Wells, Worcs., on Tuesday (24/5). Two motorists were forced to slam on their breaks to avoid plunging into the water as they went to cross at around 3.30pm.

Man behind the UK’s first natural swimming pool now helps people around the world create their own

May 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
David Pagan Butler and his natural pool at his home in Norfolk (SWNS)

Filmmaker David Pagan Butler, created his own eco-friendly pool in his back garden and is now teaching others to do the same. Mr Butler created a step-by-step self-build video which has been viewed more than five million times on YouTube.

Businessman is talk of the town after buying a car park and making it completely free to use

May 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Businessman Robert Braddick (SWNS)

Generous Rob Braddick, 44, has just acquired a long lease on the Seafield Car Park in the popular Devon seaside resort of Westward Ho!. And as soon as the kind-hearted father-of-two completed the deal on Tuesday afternoon he instantly scrapped all charges.

Britain’s oldest pitch invader has come forward & revealed crowd lifted him over the barrier so he could go on the field – with his ZIMMERFRAME

May 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
(Plymouth Herald / SWNS)

Football-mad Roger Abbott, 76, was filmed on the playing surface shortly after Peter Hartley scored a winner to send his beloved Plymouth Argyle to Wembley. Viral footage then shows Roger, of Plymouth, Devon, hobbling with his walking frame across the field accompanied by a younger male, a steward and some paramedics.

In a pickle : Can you spot the GHERKIN in this calorie-packed picture puzzle?

May 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

The latest visual puzzle to bamboozle the web will have you losing your marbles rather than counting your calories. On demand restaurant delivery service served up this mind-boggling maze of burger ingredients which features just one solitary gherkin … SOMEWHERE

Fifty-nine children and seven staff in miracle escape from flaming coach

May 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

The hero driver pulled onto the hard shoulder and helped evacuate the terrified pupils and staff who scrambled to safety moments before the coach exploded into a fireball. Dramatic pictures show The Green Bus engulfed in flames on the M6 at 3.40pm on Monday (23/5).

The devilish detail on inheritance tax

May 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

When Chancellor George Osborne announced significant changes to inheritance tax (IHT) in last summer’s Budget speech, the move had been much anticipated. But rather than simply raising the tax-free threshold for everyone, he announced a new allowance specifically for those who own their home and want to leave it to their children. For these homeowners,…

British businessman wins legal battle with Marvel & DC over the right to use the word ‘superhero’ in the title of his book

May 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Graham Jules with his book 'Business Zero to Superhero' (SWNS)

Graham Jules was about to publish his self-help manual ‘Business Zero to Superhero’ in 2014 when he got a letter from Marvel and DC Comics claiming the word infringed their jointly-owned trademark. But modest Graham fought back and even rejected an offer of ‘a couple of thousand’ to change his book title.

X- Men: Apocalypse Makers Marvel and DC Lose Battle to prevent UK Author using ‘superhero’ in the title of his book

May 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Marvel and DC Comics creators of X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man have historically banned anyone from using the word ‘Superhero’. Graham Jules, who has written a business start-up book called ‘Business Zero To Superhero’ found this to his detriment when he received a letter from Marvel & DC’s solicitors demanding that he refrain from using the…

Manchester Career Coach Tasmin Sabar Shortlisted for 2016 E3 Business Awards

May 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Tasmin Sabar who works with female professionals in a variety of sectors including legal, accountancy and medical and with early Entrepreneurs was selected from amongst hundreds of nominees to become one of the finalists for the prestigious Corporate Social Responsibility category for her work with Manchester Coaching Circle, a community of Coaches based in the Manchester area.

Female drag queen fled India after threat of arrest when she performed on stage – in just her KNICKERS

May 23, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Andrea Smith performing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in August 2015 the same act that has caused her to flee from India ( © Courtesy of Andrea Smith)

Andrea Smith, 40, left organisers of an anti-domestic violence conference fuming after she played a rape victim onstage wearing only underwear and nipple tassels. She was forced to flee the country after being told military police were hunting for her following her “indecent” performance at the Women’s Economic Forum, in New Delhi.

Paralysed dad fulfills promise to daughter by walking her down the aisle – in a robotic suit

May 23, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Chris Palmer who is paralysed from the waist down and told that he would never walk again got the chance to walk his daughter Heather down the isle with the help of bionic legs (Derby Telegraph / SWNS)

Real-life bionic man Chris Palmer, 55, was left wheelchair bound after he was struck down with an aggressive form of cancer in June 2012. Despite being told by doctors he would never walk again, he was determined to find a way to walk daughter Heather down the aisle.

Cookery Class Booking Site, TryMyKitchen, Raises Awareness for World Hunger Day

May 23, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Latest figures released suggest that a staggering one in nine of the world’s population is undernourished. Although it’s hard to imagine, around 800 million people worldwide are living in chronic hunger. TryMyKitchen has joined forces with ‘World Hunger Day’ launching an impressive campaign to raise additional awareness and funding between 13th to 28th May. They…

2016’s Rudest Number Plates

May 23, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Personalised number plates are littering the UK’s roads today but the release of new ‘16’ number plates may be as innocent as you may expect. For the majority of us, the new selection of number plates available enables us to customise our vehicles with a combination of numbers and letters that signify special names, dates…

UberWAV Launched Against a Backdrop of Taxi Industry Uncertainty: comment

May 21, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Against a backdrop of nationwide debate surrounding wheelchair accessible taxis, has Uber launched the future of disabled travel?

Are Rangers on the cusp of returning to the summit of Scottish football?

May 20, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Ibrox, the home of Glasgow Rangers

After a few difficult years, Rangers have worked their way back to the top flight and they will now challenge arch city rivals Celtic’s dominance in the Scottish game.