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Bright idea! Lighting firm’s groundbreaking dimmer switch can work with ALL bulbs

January 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Dimmer switches often struggle to cope when different light bulbs such as halogen, LED or incandescent types.

Public sector clients offered 10% discount on energy backup products

January 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

The energy firm – which supplies generators and backup power systems – is rolling out the promotion on its its award winning Eaton and Riello UPS.

Android app Call Rewards actually PAYS users for calls they make

Android app Call Rewards actually PAYS users for calls they make

January 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Call Rewards was launched last month and already some users are pocketing an impressive £30 a month – almost covering their expenses.

Champagne super-rover! Couple create rocker denim jackets for DOGS

Champagne super-rover! Couple create rocker denim jackets for DOGS

January 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Mel and Matt Westwood have created hundreds of rocker denim jackets for pet cats and dogs – after being inundated with requests when they made one for their own pup. Mel, 39, and Matt, 41, made the first coat for their English Toy Terrier Willie because he was getting too cold.

London property where JFK once lived to be turned into a £150m mega-mansion

London property where JFK once lived to be turned into a £150m mega-mansion

January 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

The late President Kennedy lived in 13-14 Princes Gate, an imposing property overlooking Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, as a young man in the 1930s.

Model who was bullied as a schoolgirl reaches the finals of Miss England

Model who was bullied as a schoolgirl reaches the finals of Miss England

January 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Pretty Rebekah Hemsley, 23, suffered taunts as she battled with problems including depression and anxiety as a youngster.

Driver, 26, hit wth £19,000 fine for parking in her own DRIVEWAY

Driver, 26, hit wth £19,000 fine for parking in her own DRIVEWAY

January 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Baffled Carly Mackie, 26, has been given daily tickets for more than a year after parking in front of her garage.

Woman, 88, who was told she couldn’t have kids now has 150 children and grandchildren

Woman, 88, who was told she couldn’t have kids now has 150 children and grandchildren

January 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Emma Derrick, 88, was plagued by rheumatic fever as a child which left her with a tiny 4ft 8ins frame. Doctors told her it was unlikely she would be able to carry a child – but she went on to have 14 children with her husband Dennis. Now, more than 70 years later, her offspring have flourished, met their own partners and gone on to have more children.

Health expert reveals five easy steps to cleanse the body of toxins

January 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Nutritionist Valerian Voegele said that toxins in the air, water and food build up in our bodies and sabotage metabolism which leads to poor health.

Petition for Zimbabwean relatives of dead girl to be allowed into UK reaches 75,000 signatures

Petition for Zimbabwean relatives of dead girl to be allowed into UK reaches 75,000 signatures

January 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Andrea Gada was killed in a road accident last month, but her parents have had to postpone her funeral because the government twice denied their Zimbabwean relatives visas over fears they might not go home. Her mum Charity, set up the online petition on change.org and managed to hit the target in just three days – averaging more than 2000 signatures an hour.

Young mum, 20, ‘hounded to death by vigilantes’ after being cleared of killing baby daughter

Young mum, 20, ‘hounded to death by vigilantes’ after being cleared of killing baby daughter

January 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Paris Vince-Stephens suffered “catastrophic” head injuries at just 16-weeks-old when her dad William Stephens, 25, lost his temper and shook her. The thug was jailed for six years after being convicted of manslaughter but her mum Danah Vince, 20, was cleared of causing or allowing the death of her baby daughter. But her parents claim she was tormented and threatened by locals following the trial and killed herself just hours after she was attacked in a pub by a gang of girls.

Rescued Doberman delivers British record litter of 14 PUPPIES

Rescued Doberman delivers British record litter of 14 PUPPIES

January 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Dog lover Zara Hayes spent £450 on two-year-old Keela after seeing an advert on a sales website saying she was “possible pregnant”.

Drug dealer caught hiding hundreds of pounds worth of cannabis in his TUMBLE DRYER

January 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Christopher Kelly was stopped by officers and found with £20 worth of the class B drug at 9pm on March 21 last year.

Five tips for passing your driving test

Five tips for passing your driving test

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

You may know everything you need to know regarding safety rules and regulations, but it is different if you have to apply what you learned behind the wheel.

Architect who suffered a stroke now communicates only by drawing HOUSES

Architect who suffered a stroke now communicates only by drawing HOUSES

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Phil Jones, 68, was left unable to move down his right hand side and without the ability to speak, read or write after the brain haemorrhage in 2005.

Car fanatic turns £100 Ford Granada into £1m supercar replica with scrap parts off eBay

Car fanatic turns £100 Ford Granada into £1m supercar replica with scrap parts off eBay

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Nick Truman, 53, started with a £89 Jaguar engine and now has a 200mph Pagani Zonda supercar copy.

Mother died of heart attack after doctors blamed HER for the pain for ‘holding her baby wrong’

Mother died of heart attack after doctors blamed HER for the pain for ‘holding her baby wrong’

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Nadia Wearn, 31, visited hospital with discomfort in her limbs, chest and back but doctors said it was because she had cradled 13-week-old Ava incorrectly. Nadia, of South Shields, Tyneside, was told to go home and rest – but died just hours later. Desperate attempts by her nurse mother Pauline Elleithy failed to revive her and she passed away on June 1, 2011.