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Builder nearly loses TESTICLE when charity groin wax goes badly wrong

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man who took part in a charity groin wax was rushed to hospital – after it nearly ripped off his TESTICLE. Builder Joe Cooper, 24, agreed to a ‘back, sack and crack’ to raise money for his local hospital. But he ended up needing medical treatment himself when a wax strip tore off his…

Newquay taxi driver retires after passenger leaves him £250,000 tip

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Taxi driver Don Pratt retired from work after a regular passenger left him a £250,000 TIP – in her WILL. Cabbie Don, 65, spent 20 years ferrying pensioner Mary Watson to and from her local shops in Newquay, Cornwall. He picked her up from her house and took her wherever she needed to go –…

Baby owl survives three days in lion’s cage

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment a baby owl had a miracle escape after it fell from its nest into a zoo enclosure only to leave it face to face – with a LION. The fluffy tawny owlet managed to survive for three days after it tumbled from a branch and landed inches from the killer lioness….

New mums are baffled by breastfeeding advice

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

New mums are completely baffled by conflicting medical advice on breastfeeding, a study reveals. Mothers are confused about how often they should breastfeed, whether their baby is getting enough milk, and whether the ‘latch on’ is correct. Just 30 per cent of new mums manage to breastfeed without any problems and a third are forced…

Try harder men – survey says two thirds of women are bored with their lives

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two thirds of British women are ‘completely bored’ with their lives, a study has revealed. A lack of variety amid a daily routine, a limited social life and pressures at work are the main bones of contention for the nation’s females. Not enough holidays and coming home every night to be faced by a list…

Motorists miracle escape as aeroplane ice smashes his car

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A motorist had a miracle escape after a lump of ice from an aeroplane smashed through his windscreen – and landed in the driver’s SEAT. Lucky Kenneth Hendy, 71, had just stepped out of his Volvo when the frozen lump – the size of a RUGBY ball – plummeted from the sky. It smashed through…

Clown phobia sufferers offered coulrophobia cure by circus

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A circus is offering free counselling to people who are frightened of CLOWNS, it emerged yesterday. Ringmaster Attila Endresz hopes it will boost audience numbers for the circus, which opens in Newent, Glos., next week. A poll found that coulrophobia, a morbid fear of clowns, ranks as the number three terror in the UK, behind…

Tagged offender breaks curfew to watch England in World Cup

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police raced to a pub to arrest an offender – who broke a curfew to watch England play in the World Cup. Mark Townsend, 19, wears an electronic tag to ensure he stays at home between 7pm and 7am. But officials were alerted after he broke the curfew to go to a pub to watch…

Super-fit Brit runs 156 marathon with a broken ankle

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Super-fit Colin Nicklas completed the world’s toughest foot race by running 156 miles – with a broken ankle. Colin, 40, ran the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert despite breaking a bone in his ankle just weeks before. The race sees competitors completing a full marathon (26.2 miles) every day for six days in…

Footballer David Pipe jailed for bottle attack

June 15, 2010 | by | 15 Comments

A professional footballer has been jailed for three years after he bottled a reveller and fractured his skull in two places during a late night brawl over a woman. Bristol Rovers ace David Pipe, 26, had been on a nine hour drinking binge when he battered Rhys Morris, 29, over the head with a half-empty…

Ten year old Hamad Al Humaidhan hailed the ‘young Picasso’ as his artwork sells for £2000 a piece

June 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A ten-year-old boy hailed the ‘Young Picasso’ is selling his remarkable artwork for nearly £2,000 a piece. Hamad Al Humaidhan has been compared to the Cubist master because of his bold style, thick black lines and vibrant colours. His work is currently on display at The Gallery in Liverpool, where he is the current artist…

Sotheby’s auction of rare art by India’s national poet sparks international fury

June 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A controversial auction of rare art which sparked an international row between Britain and India finally went has gone ahead. The twelve paintings are by India’s national poet Rabindranath Tagore – the first non-European to win the Nobel prize for literature He finished more than 2,000 canvases before his death aged 70 in 1941 and…

Cambridge yob jailed for biting man’s ear off

June 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A yob who terrorised a town centre in a drunken rampage and bit another man’s EAR off has been jailed for six years. Douglas Witterick, 29, and his friend Barry Angus, 28, attacked bouncers in the Unique bar in St Neots, Cambs., on December 5 last year. Witterick then hijacked a Renault Clio to take…

Teenager dies in first tombstoning death of the summer

June 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A teenager has died in the first tombstoning death of the summer after he plunged 30ft into a disused quarry and failed to resurface. Tragic Dean Mason, 19, was diving into the deep water to cool off with friends during hot weather on Saturday when it is believed he became trapped in underwater debris. Friends…

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper recreated by village football team

June 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting ‘The Last Supper’ was recreated by a VICAR – using his local FOOTBALL team. Reverend Nick Shutt, 51, asked players and staff from the village side to replace Jesus and his disciples in the iconic picture. Rev Shutt, a photographer of Yelverton, Devon, used the team…

Modern fathers don’t have time to be ‘Dad’

June 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Modern working fathers now spend so much time at the office they consider their primary role to be ‘breadwinner’ rather than ‘father’. Researchers working with voucher website Savoo.co.uk studied the attitudes towards family life of 2,500 dads around Britain who work full-time. They were asked to identify the roles they perceived as their key responsibilities…

Most women are ‘utterly bored’ with their lives

June 15, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Two thirds of British women are completely and utterly bored with their lives, according to a new study. The good news for fellas is that most girls are happy with their current relationships – but having no money all the time means 65 per cent are totally fed up. Nearly half of women claim they…