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

May 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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 www.deliveroo.co.uk 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).

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 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.

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, 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

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.

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: Wheelchaircars.co.uk 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

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.

Parents watched in horror as stranger sunk his fingernails into 15-month-old son’s face in the middle of Tesco

May 20, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Chris Scutt, 38, and his wife Jen, 33, were horrified as the man launched the unprovoked attack on toddler Alvis who was pushed along in the trolley. They claim the stranger ‘tried to rip off’ the youngster’s face, leaving him with up to 11 separate scratches, and fear he may now be scarred for life.

Mum facing jail today for poisoning one-year-old daughter by putting tramadol in breast milk – and blaming baby’s dad

May 20, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Sick Rose Jones, 30, admitted repeatedly putting high doses of tramadol into the tot’s milk, before lying and attempting to frame her innocent ex-partner. The drug addict is being sentenced at Plymouth Crown Court today and told she faces jail after a judge described her actions as “worse than violence.”

Gym-obsessed body builder has won the record for UK’s biggest biceps – thanks to gorging on up to 10,000 calories a DAY

May 20, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Beefy Dave Crosland, 44, trains six days a week, pushing weights of up to 280lbs to build up his enormous muscles. The 25-stone father-of-three has to eat every 90 minutes when he is bulking-up, and his arms are so big he has to have all his clothes handmade.

Brewery creates non-alcoholic ‘hair of the dog’ brew especially for DOGS – aptly named ‘Bottom Sniffer’

May 19, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Bottom Sniffer Beer is a non-alcoholic concoction which contains dandelion and burdock and is designed specifically for dogs. Tails will also be wagging over the chicken flavoured drink created by Woof & Brew and it is recommended as a ‘treat’ for your four-legged pal.