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Cyclist sues council after pothole injury

May 6, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A Met Office worker who cycled to work as part of a local Government scheme is to sue the council after he was thrown off his bike and seriously injured when he hit a pothole. Luke Reeman needed extensive surgery for a shattered left wrist, broken arm and nerve damage and lost the feeling in…

Broken arm saved my unborn baby’s life

May 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Doctors who treated a pregnant mother for a broken arm discovered her unborn child had been days from death – then delivered a baby so tiny it weighed less than the plaster cast on her mother’s shattered limb. Mother-of-three Shona Stacey, 41, was six months pregnant when she tripped and fell on her way to…

Tiny cuttlefish pictured feeding

May 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These bite-size cuttle fish born at a British aquarium have a big appetite – and can already eat prey twice their size. The school of 14 molluscs each measure just 1cm long and were hatched at Blue reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall. But the tiny predators can already slay shrimp more than twice their size…

RAF Typhoon flights over Lancashire suspended after near miss with passenger jet

May 5, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

RAF chiefs suspended Typhoon flights over Lancashire after a fighter jet came just 400ft from colliding with a passenger plane, it has emerged. The 1,550mph Eurofighter was only the length of a football pitch away as it swerved past the 60-seater DCH-8 plane after the pilot misjudged his altitude. Disaster was narrowly avoided when the…

Conservative Party are the best tweeters as electioneers turn to Twitter for votes

May 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The Conservative Party were praised as the ”best tweeters” as it emerged that a FIFTH of politicians ”tweet” out of line with party policy. Computer program TweetGuv, created by science students at Cambridge University, automatically analyses and compares politicians ”tweets” on social networking site Twitter. Twitter’s 140-character limit format has been adopted by many politicians…

Woman airlifted to hospital after being trampled by a raging cow

May 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A woman was airlifted to hospital by helicopter after she was repeatedly head-butted and trampled by – a raging COW. Terrified Glynis Porter, 58, was left suffering a broken leg and a smashed ankle after the crazed bovine attacked as she walked her three dogs in a field near her home. Retired postal worker Glynis…

Labour turncoat Manish Sood roasted by Lord Mandelson after ‘worst prime minster’ comments

May 4, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A Labour turncoat who launched a scathing attack on the Government has revealed that he has since received a roasting from – Lord Mandelson. Prospective parliamentary candidate Manish Sood slammed Gordon Brown’s record on crime, immigration and the economy over the last three-and-a-half years. But Sood was bombarded with hate mail and death threats from…

Jenson Button the Frome Flyer cheered by thousands as he returns to be given the freedom of his hometown

May 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Formula One world champion Jenson Button was cheered by thousands of fans as he was given the freedom of his hometown – where a footbridge is to be named after him. Button, 30, was awarded the accolades by councillors in Frome, Somerset, in recognition of being crowned World Champion last year. The ‘Jenson Button Bridge’…

Victoria Beckham named world’s ‘most glamourous’ celeb

May 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Victoria Beckham has been named the world’s most glamorous celebrity. The much-maligned former Spice Girl, famous for her glossy pout and love of designer clothes, beat some of the most beautiful women on the planet to claim the title. Victoria, now 36, always manages to look her best – even after stepping off a long-haul…

Nunchucks from Nintendo Wii used in savage unprovoked attack

May 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police launched an appeal to find thugs who beat two men with a pair of toy NUNCHUCKS from a Nintendo Wii console in an unprovoked attack. A man sprayed an unknown substance in the faces of two men before battering them with the £14 wireless gaming remote which was handed to him by a female…

Police admit thousands of pounds worth of theft including uniforms and lawn mower

May 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Red-faced police have admitted that thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of force equipment last year – including two full uniforms and a lawn mower. Cambridgeshire Constabulary have also had five bikes, three sat navs, a laptop, car keys, fuel card and a £25 ”water sports kit” pilfered in the past 12 months. The figures,…

Gordon Brown is ‘worst prime minister ever’ says LABOUR party candidate

May 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A Labour party candidate blasted Gordon Brown as ”the worst Prime Minister Britain has ever had”. Manish Sood, 38, standing in North-West Norfolk, criticised Labour’s immigration policy has making the county ”bigger and messier”. He accused aspects of the Labour government as ”corrupt”, called for the reintroduction of the death penalty and thinks the Queen…

Massive traffic jam as safety campaigner uses pedestrian crossing non stop for 1 hour

May 4, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A road safety campaigner suffered a barrage of abuse from angry drivers after he caused a four-mile tailback by repeatedly pressing the button at a pedestrian crossing. Tony Fuller, 77, was protesting about commuter traffic and speeding lorry drivers using the picturesque village of Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset, as a rat run. He and 25…

Bendy bus victim is dragged 90ft after getting stuck in door

May 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A woman is to sue National Express after she became trapped in the doors of a bendy bus and was dragged 90 FEET along the road. Traumatised Janet Lott, 64, became stuck in the doors with her head, legs and arms left with severe bruising to her arms and legs and unable to walk without…

Low hanging trousers are a human right rule magistrates, even if your underwear is showing

May 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A teenage yob has claimed a victory for hoodies after an ASBO banning him from wearing TROUSERS too low was scrapped – because it breached his human rights. Ellis Drummond, 18, was facing a ban on ”wearing trousers so low beneath the waistline that members of the public are able to see his underwear”. The…

Hearse driver gets penalty notice from police while driving to a funeral

May 4, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Police were slammed as ”insensitive” after issuing a £60 penalty to the driver of a HEARSE on its way to a funeral. The hearse was carrying the coffin of elderly grandmother Jane Davis, who died in hospital on April 18, when Cambridgeshire police traffic officers pulled it over. Pc Steve Gedney issued the ticket to…

Blooming delight for rhododendron’s first flowers in 24 years

May 3, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This stunning tree has defied one of Britain’s harshest winters on record and produced its first ever flowers – in 24 YEARS. The magnificent rhododendron macabeanum was planted as a sapling in 1986 by gardener Ray Brown. Ray, of Newton Abbott, Devon, tended the tree for the next two decades but it failed to flower….