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First ever postal order sold at auction

February 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The world’s first-ever postal order which was bought for just one shilling 129 years ago was sold at auction for £ 4,485 The perfectly-preserved payment, which has the serial number 000001, was the first of millions produced by the Post Office in Lombard Street, London, in 1881. Only five other 1881 postal orders bearing the…

Mum had 120 strokes in the last ten years

February 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mum-of-three told how complications from a minor heart condition have caused her to have 120 strokes in the last ten years. Brave Sharon Bowie, 27, was first rushed to hospital in April 2000 after she collapsed after waking up with crippling migraines. Tests later revealed she had suffered a series of minor strokes brought…

Lord of the Rings fan makes prequel internet movie

February 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A bonkers Lord of the Rings fan has spent her entire life savings producing a new prequel to the blockbusting trilogy — in the forests of East Anglia. Kate Madison, 31, filmed, produced and stared in her hour-long film Born of Hope, which took six years to make with a cast and crew of over…

Disabled boy walks for the first time thanks to a duckling

February 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A four-year-old boy told he would be in a wheelchair all his life has taken his first steps after learning to walk by copying – a disabled DUCKLING. Brave Finlay Lomax suffered a stroke as a baby and developed cerebral palsy which affects the brain’s ability to send signals around the body. The family were…

No flashing in new hospital gowns

February 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Embarrassing hospital gowns which expose patients’ backsides are set to become a thing of the past – after these new ‘modesty’ robes were launched at a British hospital. Patients have complained for years that the traditional garments – which tie up at the rear – are undignified and leave their bottoms visible as they walk…