Traditionally, when installing down lighting, sockets and switches on a freshly plastered wall, the job of ensuring that dangerous pipes and cables were missed was a tricky one.
Big-hearted Samuel Rae, 87, was targeted after completing a survey for a charity he supported but did not tick the box stating he did not want his details shared. He was contacted over 700 times by 12 different firms, some of which tried to convince him he had won vast sums of money in prizes.
Amazing, unregistered MK1 1964 Ford Cortina which has been driven just 58 miles in 51 years for sale
The unique 1964 model was originally bought by a customer overseas who never took delivery of it after it rolled off the production line in Dagenham, Essex. It was stored by a dealership in Hertfordshire for the next 35 years until Paul West bought it in 2000.
Increasing numbers of young people and families are moving to the South American country after being tempted by the lower cost of living and simpler way of life.
Homeowner furious after National Trust castle opens garden which allows visitors to peer into her bedroom window
Anne Parham, 62, says tourists are able to peer into the bedroom and bathroom of her five-bedroomed medieval house, which she has lovingly restored over three decades. When she first purchased the property at auction in 1981 the National Trust reassured her that gardens backing onto her property would never be opened to the public.
Jamie Swinney was about to tuck into the fruit when he spotted a black and red creepy-crawly in the punnet last Sunday (23/8). The stunned 67-year-old recognised the lethal critter and bravely wrapped it in cling film before dialling 101.
Police and rescue teams were forced to use mops to clean gallons of Strongbow cider which cascaded across the carriageway on Wednesday (26/8). The smash caused traffic to grind to a halt as officers closed the road in Rushwick, Worcester, and took three hours to mop up the mess.
Swimmers evacuate the sea in Whitby as lifeguards spend 20 minutes rescuing – an inflatable killer whale
Concerned bathers watched in amazement as the rescue worker dived into the chilly waters off the north Yorkshire coast like a scene from Baywatch. But it soon became clear it was not a life-or-death situation as his target was a blow-up toy which had drifted some 300 yards offshore.
The company has built a strong reputation as a leading bookings agent for pensions and other financial services.
For example, a multinational setting up a new operation into a new area – or moving an existing part of its business to a new location – can have a big effect on the local economy.
Statistics released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that over the course of 2014, insurers uncovered a total of 212,000 fraudulent applications.
Marriage to murder : Bride to appear in court charged with murdering her solicitor husband after arriving back from their Vegas honeymoon
Sharon Edwards, 42, is accused of fatally stabbing solicitor David Edwards at their marital home shortly after they returned from a Las Vegas honeymoon. The body of the 51 year-old was found dead from a single chest wound at the couple’s smart four-bedroom detached property in Chorley, Lancs., on Sunday night.
But the hapless biker only had himself to blame after causing the collision by recklessly trying to overtake a truck at high speed just before a mini-roundabout. The dramatic collision – and the biker’s loss of temper afterwards – was witnessed by trucker Tony Bradford.
Green Councillor defends his hobby of big game hunting – saying it benefits the South African economy
Defiant Ben Wightman, 27, has proudly posted trophy photos of himself next to a series of animals he has shot in South Africa. The controversial images – on his publicly-open Facebook page – show a grinning Wightman, rifle in hand.
“He was unstoppable – even when I told him he would kill me” : Horrifying CCTV of 18-year-old girl beaten to a pulp by thug boyfriend in pub car park
Evil Darryl Moore, 22, flew into an alcohol-fuelled rage and battered his 18-year-old girlfriend Rayna Holden by punching and kicking her – and stamping on her when she was UNCONSCIOUS. Petite Rayna, who stands just 5ft 5ins and is a svelte size six, was left with bruising, two broken ribs and a dislocated knee after the savage beating – which was captured in full on CCTV.
Tributes paid to racing driver Justin Wilson who died after being hit on the head by a piece of flying debris in crash in US
A highly regarded IndyCar driver, and former Formula 1 racer, Wilson died after being struck by flying debris and suffering a serious head injury in a race in the US on Sunday. The 37-year-old – who began racing karts in 1987 – spent several years during the mid 1990s in Formula Vauxhall with Paul Stewart Racing.
Open justice : A disabled paedophile made legal history when his case was heard in open air because his wheelchair couldn’t make it up the steps of a Georgian crown court
Robert Newman, 47, who pleaded guilty to possessing over 1,000 indecent images of children, is thought to be the first man ever to be arraigned outside a court. He arrived at York Crown Court in a wheelchair for his case but was unable to make it up the steps of the Georgian building, which opened its doors in 1777.