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Farm worker dies in slurry pit

March 29, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A teenage farm worker died after his tractor overturned – trapping him in a pit of slurry. Tragic Jordan Orriss, 16, was killed when he lost control of the agricultural vehicle on a farm in St Merryn near Padstow, Cornwall. The tractor became submerged in the slurry and Jordan was trapped underneath and despite rescue…

Dog sex pervert escapes jail

March 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A pervert who had sex with his pet dog and filmed the sordid event to keep as a memento has walked free from court. Sick Paul Adlard, 64, was drunk when he stripped naked and mounted Millie, an Old English Sheepdog, at his home last summer. He was caught when police seized his camcorder which…

Red Arrows sued after horse is ‘killed’ by low-flying jets

March 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An equestrian who claims her horse died after being spooked by the Red Arrows is suing the Ministry of Defence for damages. Distraught Laura Head, 25, says her £7,000 horse Alfie smashed its head against a stable door when nine of the display team roared overhead. She had only owned two-year old German horse Warmblood…

“I was trapped by a Facebook paedophile”

March 29, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A convicted paedophile calling himself Lone Ranger targeted a horse-mad 15-year-old on Facebook so he could carry out a string of sex attacks. Vile stable-owner Paul Watson, 44, preyed on trusting Jessica Hunt using the social networking site as he helped her tend beloved Shetland pony Alfie in February 2009. Cunning Watson bombarded the youngster…

Freak pet cat has six toes on each paw

March 29, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

These two rare moggies astonished workers at an animal adoption centre when they were handed in with an amazing SIX toes on each paw. Cats usually have five digits on each of their front paws and four of the back feet, meaning siblings Pudding and Baby, aged nine, have an extra 12 toes between them….

Tea grower exporting brew from Cornwall to Japan

March 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s only tea plantation was brewing up new business after securing a deal to export – to JAPAN. The Tregothnan Estate, near Truro, Cornwall, will ship its special leaves – and Cornish cream teas – 6,000 miles away. Tregothnan, which already ships its tea to China and India, makes about a tonne of leaves a…

Hollywood armourer gives fascinating look at collection of celebrity armour

March 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The Queen’s official armourer who has spent a lifetime making suits of armour and weapons for royalty and Hollywood film set designers gave the first fascinating look into his workshop. Terry English, who was for twenty years the only armourer left in the world, began to carve out a career as costume maker for major…

Frankie Howerd’s luxury home and estate sale for £1million – Ooh err missus!

March 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Fans of comic legend Frankie Howerd now have a chance to get their hands on his country estate for a knockdown price of £450,000 – almost half the original asking figure. Wavering House has remained untouched since since Howerd bought it with his partner and manager Dennis Heymer for £19,662 in 1969. The picturesque pink…

England Ladies Bowls team play on world’s smallest bowling green in Devon

March 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment the England Ladies Bowls team squeezed in a little practice – on the world’s SMALLEST playing green. The 30 women made big strides in their game by taking to a pitch which measures just six feet long and three feet wide. The English Women’s Indoor Bowling team took to the small…

Council refuses to collect residents’ wheelie bin rubbish if lids are left open

March 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A council is refusing to collect residents’ rubbish if their wheelie bin lids are left open by just a few inches. Contractors will ignore any bins with the lids ajar and mark them with a sticker reading: ”Bin lid open, making it unsafe to empty”. They will be collected on the next round in two…

Man pretending to fall off cliff, falls off cliff and dies

March 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A forklift driver who was pretending to fall off a cliff for a photograph slipped and plunged 300ft to his death, an inquest heard. Tragic Jacek Wojtala, 39, was ”joking around” and waving his arms to look like he was about to tumble off a coastal path. He stood on the edge of the 300ft…

Heartbreaking tale of suicide daughter who loved her dad too much

March 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A father and daughter committed suicide at the same spot on a railway line within three days of each other. Tragic Barney O’Connor, 64, threw himself under a train at Husum Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire Just three days later his grief-stricken daughter Colleen, 39, died in identical circumstances at the same spot. Last night their distraught…

4.05pm is ‘Twit o’clock’ – OFFICIAL

March 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

4.05pm was dubbed ‘Twit o’clock’ – because its the point in the working day when employees down tools and log onto social networking sites like Twitter. Research revealed the average worker logs onto Twitter or Facebook to post tweets and updates close to the end of their day at the office. The study also found…

41 year old arrested during football game for headbutting 16 year old goalkeeper

March 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A 41-year-old man was arrested after jumping the barrier at a youth football game and HEADBUTTING a 16-year-old goalkeeper. Parents and players were left horrified by the assault on the teenager during an under-17s match at Stony Stratford Town Football Club on Sunday. The shocked goalkeeper for Stony Stratford in Milton Keynes, Bucks., was taken…

Fin-omenal – miracle goldfish survives 7 hours out of water

March 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This incredible goldfish stunned his owners after surviving in the open air outside his tank — for SEVEN HOURS. Carol Norris, 44, was upset to discover 13-year-old Mr Fish floating lifeless at the top of his tank when she came down to feed him at 7am last Saturday. She was unable to find any sign…

Schoolboy becomes addicted to Meow Meow by saving dinner money.

March 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A desperate mother has described how her schoolboy son became addicted to Meow Meow – by saving up his dinner money. The 34-year-old mum says her son, 14, got hooked on mephedrone and has suffered sleepless nights, ill health and mood swings. She says her son started using the drug after it was given to…

Meet minature sculptor Willard Wigan who produces the world’s tiniest hand made works of art.

March 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Meet micro-sculptor Willard Wigan who produces the world’s tiniest hand made works of art. His painstaking sculptures are invisible to the naked eye and can only be seen through a powerful microscope. Willard who is six feet tall with an array of tatoos, grew up in Birmingham as one of a large family of nine…