A sculptor who created a beach hut out of driftwood scattered along the North Norfolk beaches after the 2013 storms has put it on the market for £32,000

July 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
A sculptor who created a beach hut out of driftwood scattered along the North Norfolk beaches after the 2013 storms has put it on the market for £32,000

A sculptor who built a quirky beach hut entirely from driftwood has put his creation on the market for – £32,000. Pete Talbot, 57, constructed the hut called ‘Cliffhanger’ from pieces of broken beach huts battered by the tidal surge which hit the North Norfolk coast in December 2013. He spent six months putting it…

Don’t catch me if you can : Pensioner has ultra rare brain condition and needs strangers to let him fall if they see him collapse – because it ‘reboots’ his brain

July 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Don’t catch me if you can : Pensioner has ultra rare brain condition and needs strangers to let him fall if they see him collapse – because it ‘reboots’ his brain

Epileptic Michael Perryman, 67, hopes not to rely on the kindness of strangers when he takes a tumble in the street. Michael regularly falls over but if someone catches him before he lands his body struggles to recover and he feels unwell for up to two weeks.

Four-year-old boy told he can’t attend same school as brothers despite his house being visible from the playground

July 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Four-year-old boy told he can’t attend same school as brothers despite his house being visible from the playground

Little Joshua Fletcher was devastated when he found out Norristhorpe School in Liversedge, West Yorks., which is visible from his window, told him he can’t join in the new school year. Mum Claire Fletcher has had to resort to finding another school, Crossley Field, two miles away, despite the fact their house can be seen from the school’s playground.

Police find body in search for missing seven-year-old Conley Thompson

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Police find body in search for missing seven-year-old Conley Thompson

South Yorkshire police say the body was found at approximately 8.30am. Formal identification is yet to take place, however it is believed to be that of Conley.

Smartwatch owners use their phone LESS because wearable devices are ‘easier to check’

July 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Smartwatch owners use their phone LESS because wearable devices are ‘easier to check’

Critics have previously claimed that the watches are ‘pointless’ because they carry out all the same functions as the handsets. But researchers have now discovered that smartphone wearers prefer the devices as they are able to check notifications with a quick glance – far faster than taking their phone from their pockets or bags.

SME fears over living wage

July 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
SME fears over living wage

The chancellor’s simultaneous announcement of cuts in tax credits and other welfare benefits means that – all other things being equal – low paid workers are unlikely to be any better off under the new regime.

Hot housing market will fail first time buyers

July 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Hot housing market will fail first time buyers

An expected rise in interest rates is likely to prevent a further increase in the housing market, as house price inflation and rising rates will make housing so unaffordable to first time buyers that it’s predicted that half of all under 40’s will be tenants within the next ten years.

Wearables research reveals changing attitudes and behaviour in the UK

July 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Wearables research reveals changing attitudes and behaviour in the UK

UK Digital research specialist Clicked has recently completed its latest wave of research looking in detail at UK attitudes towards wearable technology. The project has used over 2,000 quantitative interviews and qualitative in-situ depth interviews to provide an authoritative voice on the UK consumers’ attitudes towards the category.

Police and RSPCA officers rescued four cats from the house of an extreme hoarder who had died

July 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Police and RSPCA officers rescued four cats from the house of an extreme hoarder who had died

Hundreds of tins of the same food were stacked from floor to ceiling in the hallway. Elsewhere piles of yellowing newspapers and dozens of VHS tapes filled every available space and plastic bags of rubbish and boxes covered the floor.

Best tips for finding a date online

July 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Best tips for finding a date online

Online world has lots of specific features and, therefore, it is really desirable to have a clear idea of what you can do there.

Filming the UK’s shipping and logistics industries from the sky

July 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Filming the UK’s shipping and logistics industries from the sky

A drone from Bakehouse Ariel captured the video of two enormous cargo ships after they had docked at Hull.

Heartbreaking moment a mother kisses her baby goodbye after he dies of a rare lung condition

July 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Heartbreaking moment a mother kisses her baby goodbye after he dies of a rare lung condition

Distraught Sarah Marriott, 32, plants her lips on week old Sebastian Blenkinsop as his life support machine is turned off. She kissed him goodbye and then read the words of a children’s story “Guess How Much I Love You” to her little boy as he slipped away.

Yule must be kidding! : Harvester in Milton Keynes already got its Christmas tree up for Xmas Day bookings – 154 days early

July 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Yule must be kidding! :  Harvester in Milton Keynes already got its Christmas tree up for Xmas Day bookings – 154 days early

Shocked customers were greeted by the festive decoration at a Harvester this week and encouraged to book early for their Christmas lunch. But with December 25 more than 150 days away some people felt it was all a bit too soon.

Blind as a bat : Blind child is a real life BAT-MAN – and is learning to see using sound

July 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Blind as a bat : Blind child is a real life BAT-MAN – and is learning to see using sound

Mason Dzora, six, has undergone training from American echolocation expert Daniel Tish to help him grow independently in a sighted world. And in that short amount of time the bundle of energy has already started “seeing” objects around him.

Cat’s nip : Angry cat caught on camera pulling a series of faces as he realises he’s been given – the SNIP

July 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Cat’s nip : Angry cat caught on camera pulling a series of faces as he realises he’s been given – the SNIP

Six month-old Milo let out an almightly screech as he looked down and saw that his ‘bits’ had gone. He underwent the routine neutering procedure last weekend and came round from the anaesthetic on his owner’s bed.

Crop the question : Young farmer uses weed killer to spell out proposal to girlfriend in wheat field – wrecking an acre of the crop worth £600

July 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Crop the question : Young farmer uses weed killer to spell out proposal to girlfriend in wheat field – wrecking an acre of the crop worth £600

Rick Davies, 32, sprayed the pesticide from a quad bike as he rode through the crop to carve out his message. He killed off an acre of wheat – worth around £600 – to write ‘DI WILL YOU MARRY ME?’ in huge letters.

How a marketing agency helped Accentuate board game get Dragons Den backing

July 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
How a marketing agency helped Accentuate board game get Dragons Den backing

Brother and sister Graeme and Fiona Fraser-Bell launched their hit game Accentuate – based on doing impressions of accents – last year. The siblings had played it around the dinner table at family events for several years and wanted to turn it into a product.