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Schoolgirl had her finger amputated after it was almost ripped off when a playground prank went horribly wrong

April 28, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Schoolgirl had her finger amputated after it was almost ripped off when a playground prank went horribly wrong

Lola Bennett was rushed to hospital after her hand slipped on a spiked fence as she tried to retrieve her school bag which had been hung there as a joke. She used a tree stump to reach the strap of her bag but her friendship ring got snagged on the fence and tore her finger apart as pals tried to yank off her shoe.

Diamond broach worth thousands of pounds found in a caravan

April 28, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Diamond broach worth thousands of pounds found in a caravan

A charity for inner city kids had a ‘Del Boy’ moment after a broach worth tens of thousands of pounds was found inside a battered desk – in a run-down CARAVAN. The precious jewel contains 75 diamonds and 34 emeralds and was discovered hidden in a secret drawer of a 19th-century bureau. The piece of…

Post office refuse to deliver to home because of angry CAT which attacks posties

April 28, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Post office refuse to deliver to home because of angry CAT which attacks posties

Scaredy-cat postmen are refusing to deliver to a home because they are being attacked by this angry feline – that looks just like Postman Pat’s pet JESS. Sweet-looking Bella jumps up and grabs the post from the letterbox whenever the postie calls – scratching his fingers. The Royal Mail say it puts mail workers ”at…

Man crowned slimmer of the year after dropping 25 STONE

April 27, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Man crowned slimmer of the year after dropping 25 STONE

Oliver Bales, 24, is now more than half the man he used to be after getting fed up with being ridiculed because of his huge waist – which measured more than 5ft. The once-39stone beast managed to turn his life around and was today (Weds) crowned Slimming World’s Greatest Loser of 2016 – after losing the equivalent weight of a baby KILLER WHALE.

A “bright and bubbly” schoolgirl died after shortage of hospital staff on night shift

April 27, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
A “bright and bubbly” schoolgirl died after shortage of hospital staff on night shift

Tragic Emma Welch underwent an apparently successful operation to correct a curvature of her spine just days after undertaking a charity walk up Mount Snowdon. But the following night she suffered an internal bleed which triggered a fatal heart attack and she required emergency surgery.

Prince’s ‘final guitar’ was a purple, carbon-fibre and gold ‘axe’ – built by East Sussex craftsman

April 27, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Prince’s ‘final guitar’ was a purple, carbon-fibre and gold ‘axe’ – built by East Sussex craftsman

Independent guitar maker Simon Farmer reckons his purple and gold ‘axe’ could be the last one ever bought by the Purple Rain singer – who used it at one of his final concerts. Simon, who has built guitars since he was 14, and made his first designs of Prince’s purple guitar back in 1994, but finally sent it to the rocker at the start of March this year.

Ofsted blasted for downgrading top rural nursery – because staff don’t teach toddlers enough about racial diversity

April 27, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Ofsted blasted for downgrading top rural nursery – because staff don’t teach toddlers enough about racial diversity

The education watchdog even penalised Town and Country Kiddies Nursery in Lincolnshire for not having enough pictures of black and Asian people on the walls. In a report, inspectors criticised the nursery, which caters for children aged from eight-weeks to 11 years, for failing to teach youngsters about other cultures.

Moch Socks: launching a new bamboo sock range

April 27, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Moch Socks: launching a new bamboo sock range

Sponsored – Strange as it was, this was the beginning of Moch Socks. We’d come across bamboo being used as a fabric for beautiful baby clothes and yoga outfits, but could only find bamboo socks in relatively plain styles. We also knew that bamboo had great properties for making socks out of: it’s super soft, yet durable,…

Lancs agency appoints digital expert as Search Director to build its talented team

April 26, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Lancs agency appoints digital expert as Search Director to build its talented team

Marketing agency every1 is building up its company team and SEO expertise after appointing a top-level digital strategist. The agency, based in Preston, Lancashire, whose recent successes include marketing for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), has employed Jon Hunter as Search Director, a new role for the company. With ten years’ SEO and search…

Intergas Heating’s design, imagination and innovation are WINNERS!

April 26, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Intergas Heating’s design, imagination and innovation are WINNERS!

In front of a packed audience of 1,100 guests at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Intergas Heating’s HRE Combi Compact boiler was declared Domestic H&V Product of the Year 2016, at the industry’s premier event: the H&V News Awards. From 11 finalists in this category, Intergas was selected as the out-and-out winner because, in the opinion…

Coloured in kittens!

April 26, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Coloured in kittens!

The black-and-white feline pair had been defaced by callous yobs with blue and green pens when they were found by police and taken to Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Centre (BCWR), West Yorks. Staff at the rescue centre immediately took them to a vets as they were unsure the level of damage the toxic pans could have caused – as cats lick their fur to clean themselves.

Sid – The App for End-to-End Secure Team Communication for Mobile and Desktop now in beta

April 26, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Sid – The App for End-to-End Secure Team Communication for Mobile and Desktop now in beta

WhatsApp has just set a benchmark by introducing end-to-end encryption for private messaging, to everyone. But with the new focus on encrypting social conversations, the question arises why one would take considerably less care in how to conduct professional day to day team communication. Shouldn’t be sending back and forth messages to colleagues or negotiating…

British holidaymakers in Spain could be losing thousands due to compensation rules

April 26, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Unwary British holidaymakers are falling foul of Spain’s one year time limit for injury claim compensation. The country’s one year limit sits in stark contrast to other parts of Europe, such as France, where some claims can be filed up to 10 years after an accident. The latest figures provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth…

Man charged with murder after Fay Daniels was found dead

April 26, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Man charged with murder after Fay Daniels was found dead

Tragic Fay Daniels’ body was discovered in a property on Victoria Street in the former mining village of Chesterton, Staffs., at 3.30pm on Sunday (24/4). Officers arrested Phillip Barlow, 36, in connection with the death and he was charged with murder on Monday night (25/4).

Hallmark Coins – It’s the End of the World as we know It!

April 26, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Hallmark Coins – It’s the End of the World as we know It!

No don’t panic and rush for the underground shelters just yet. It’s not the end of humanity to which we refer here, but rather, perhaps the end of the coin corner shop. Well on second thoughts maybe it is the end of the world as we know it. Depends on what side of the fence…

Hallmark Coins – As Rare as Hen’s Teeth!

April 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Sponsored – Guess what? The numismatic art revolves around collecting rare coins. A revelation! However, what would you call the art of collecting coins that weren’t supposed to exist in the first place? I guess for a numismatist that would be like a child eventually laying eyes on the Easter bunny. A magical moment if you…

Battleship-style games for Smartphones and Tablets

April 23, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Battleship-style games for Smartphones and Tablets

Many people played a Battleship-style game at least once in their lives – be it in school or at home. These memories can now be refreshed, thanks to the three games developed by smuttlewerk interactive. Fleet Battle, Air Battle and Space Battle are the names of the variants of the timeless classic, known as sea…