Extreme cyclist takes on world’s toughest descent – despite being paralysed from the waist down

July 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Extreme cyclist takes on world’s toughest descent – despite being paralysed from the waist down

Martyn Ashton, 40, was left paralysed from the waist down after an accident when performing a trials display at Silverstone in 2013. He was told he would never walk again, let alone ride his beloved bicycle.

Potty Mouth : Two-year-old girl won’t stop swearing because of Toys R Us crying doll that sounds like it’s saying “F**K IT.”

July 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Potty Mouth : Two-year-old girl won’t stop swearing because of Toys R Us crying doll that sounds like it’s saying “F**K IT.”

Anthony Burridge and Sarah Williams let daughter Emily chose the My Little Baby Born Nappy Time doll as a birthday treat from Toys ‘R’ Us. But their joy quickly turned to disgust when they got home and realised that instead of crying when tickled the #32.99 toy sounds like it says “f**k, f**k, f**k it.”

Motorist keeps licence despite clocking up 42 points in three months – SEVEN speeding offences including 109mph in 50mph zone – after giving court a sob story

July 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Motorist keeps licence despite clocking up 42 points in three months – SEVEN speeding offences including 109mph in 50mph zone – after giving court a sob story

Alex McFarlane’s offences included doing 109mph in a 50mph zone and jumping a red light. On another occasion a passenger in his car leaned out and laughed and waved at the camera as McFarlane roared past at 82mph.

Sheffield school banned breastfeeding artwork for Ramadan

July 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Sheffield school banned breastfeeding artwork for Ramadan

Tapton Secondary School in Sheffield, South Yorks., told 18-year-old Martha Armitage that her A-Level work would not be used in a room which is now being used as a prayer room for the duration of the religious period. But Martha has hit out at the decision because she is proud of her beautiful, intricate work, which took 15 hours to create, and she wants it to be shown.

Gypsumtools adds MIRKA sanders to its range of plastering tools

July 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Gypsumtools adds MIRKA sanders to its range of plastering tools

Gypsumtools has added to its ever-growing range of stock – with new products the aimed at helping plasterers get the smoothest finish out of any job. The plastering supplies firm, based in Leicester, already boasts one of the biggest selections of drylining products available on the web today and delivers to homes and sites across the UK. But eager…

Green-fingered enthusiast who has spent life savings turning an urban wasteland into a city oasis has been told to destroy it because he didn’t get permission  

July 2, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Green-fingered enthusiast who has spent life savings turning an urban wasteland into a city oasis has been told to destroy it because he didn’t get permission  

Public-spirited Jam Imani Rad, 65, forked out over £5,000 installing statues, trellises and stone structures into the community garden for neighbours to enjoy. But he has been told to return it to its previous derelict state after failing to win permission from the housing association.

Pregnant woman stunned to see perfect image of her great grandmother in baby scan

July 2, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Pregnant woman stunned to see perfect image of her great grandmother in baby scan

The spooky ultrasound clearly shows a face – if you tilt your head to the right – and the resemblance to the expectant mum’s grandmother is uncanny. Pharmacy worker Debbie King, 23, went to the hospital for a routine 20-week scan on Friday the 13th.

Van Designs : Couple deck out back of box van and turn it into beautiful mobile home

July 2, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Van Designs : Couple deck out back of box van and turn it into beautiful mobile home

Adam Croft, 29, and Nikki Pepperell, 32, spent a year converting the van after the cost of renting became too much to bare. The home away from home now has a kitchen, toilet, shower, windows, porch, new flooring, sofa and a bedroom.

Generous pub landlord erects huge sign outside boozer begging punters to pay back their debts so he can pay taxman

July 2, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Generous pub landlord erects huge sign outside boozer begging punters to pay back their debts so he can pay taxman

Generous Kevin Murphy, 51, has subbed cash-strapped punters and struggling fellow landlords for more than 20 years after hearing their sob stories. But after receiving a demand to pay more than #8,000 from the taxman last week, Kevin worked out he had lent people close to #10,000 and is now calling in the debt.

Heroic Husband : First picture released of Stephen Mellor killed in Tunisia trying to shield wife from bullets on the beach

July 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Heroic Husband :  First picture released of Stephen Mellor killed in Tunisia trying to shield wife from bullets on the beach

Brave Stephen Mellor, 59, is photographed full of wedded bliss on the happiest day of his life after getting married to his “soulmate” Cheryl nine years ago. But while the couple enjoyed a romantic break, Stephen was gunned down desperately trying to save her life during the terrorist massacre that claimed 38 lives.

Britain’s poshest student digs are on the market with golden chandeliers, complimentary dressing gowns, slippers and a rainfall shower

July 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Britain’s poshest student digs are on the market with golden chandeliers, complimentary dressing gowns, slippers and a rainfall shower

At a loan-busting £1,000 a-month the air-conditioned bedrooms in a converted Georgian house are far removed from the usual halls of residence. Each one has en-suite bathrooms with mood lighting and is furnished with leather sofas, smart TVs and a Dyson.

First Class Watches joins the Google Certified Shops program

July 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
First Class Watches joins the Google Certified Shops program

First Class Watches stocks a vast range of watches from more than 60 different brands including Armani, Casio and Lacoste.

Are rich celebrities really happier?

July 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Are rich celebrities really happier?

Maybe there is something about being loaded and lauded that is more stressful than the rest of us might imagine. Here are ten cases of celebs whose ‘happy ever after’ is proving to be a bit more interesting than they might have hoped for.

Parents of identical twin baby girls tell how their world fell apart when an aggressive childhood cancer claimed both sisters’ lives

July 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Parents of identical twin baby girls tell how their world fell apart when an aggressive childhood cancer claimed both sisters’ lives

Tragic Neve and Belle Boitelle battled to survive after being born two months prematurely. But their lives were cut tragically short after they were both diagnosed with infant acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at the age of just five months.

Osprey watch : Amazing pictures of a “majestic” osprey teaching anglers how to fish as it dive bombs into the water for a free fish supper

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Osprey watch : Amazing pictures of a “majestic” osprey teaching anglers how to fish as it dive bombs into the water for a free fish supper

The male birds are prolific hunters at this time of year grabbing rainbow trout to feed their female companions back in the nest. It is believed 10 to 12 ospreys use the lake at Rothiemurchus fishery in Aviemore, Scotland, to fish for food every morning and sometimes return later in the day.

Motorist posts picture of himself doing 165mph at wheel of his Audi S5 on a British road

July 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Motorist posts picture of himself doing 165mph at wheel of his Audi S5 on a British road

Semi-pro boxing promoter and trainer Jamie Syndercombe, 29, allegedly did more than TWICE the legal limit in a powerful Audi S5. Syndercombe took a snap of his dashboard showing the breakneck speed and put it on Twitter and also made it his Facebook profile picture.

Firm fined £660K after welder scalded to death trying to fix OVEN

June 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Firm fined £660K after welder scalded to death trying to fix OVEN

Tragic Mark Bullock suffered 90-per-cent burns in temperatures of up to 280 degrees as he worked on the broken cooker at an animal rendering plant. The 50-year-old had been on a night shift at John Pointon and Sons, in Cheddleton, Staffs., when one of the ‘lines’ at the factory became blocked.