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Sat nav for homing pigeons wins £15k science award

July 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An Oxford University boffin has won a £15,000 science award after she tracked the movements of homing pigeons by attaching them with – mini SAT-NAV kits. Dr Dora Biro, 34, a researcher in the university’s zoology department, was one of four women across the country to win the L’Oréal Unesco For Women in Science Award….

New monsters from the deep discovered 2 miles under the Atlantic

July 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These glowing alien-looking creatures are some of ten new species discovered by scientists 12,000ft below the surface of the Atlantic ocean. Marine experts embarked upon a six-week voyage in the Atlantic Ocean to observe these spooky looking deep sea the unearthly enteropneusta or acorn worms. They are members of a group of animals close to…

Fire Brigade scramble NINE firemen to rescue kitten from tree

July 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment a frightened cat was rescued after getting stuck 60ft up a rotten tree – by nine firefighters. Mischievous kitten Tinkerbell scrambled up a monster 60ft tree after being startled by a dog in Worlebury Woods near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. But owner Sophie Clarkson, 18, couldn’t coax the timid tabby down with treats…

Teenage donor gives gift of life TWICE as dying woman has baby

July 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The grieving parents of a teenager who was killed in a car crash spoke of their pride after part of his liver was donated to help a dying woman – have a BABY. Tragic Matthew Ferguson, 17, died after he lost control of his car on his way to work in April 2008. His parents…

Countryside idyll goes up in smoke as couple lose EVERYTHING in removal van fire

July 6, 2010 | by | 6 Comments

A couple who packed up all their possessions to begin a new life in the country lost everything and are now living in a tent – after their removal van was destroyed by FIRE. Mike Kearns and partner Jermaine had moved out of their town house and were on their way to their new home…

Lesser Malay mouse deer just four inches tall born at Paignton Zoo

July 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A LITTLE deer has stunned vets by beating critical illness to give birth to this a minute fawn – which measures just FOUR INCHES TALL. The lesser Malay mouse deer received emergency treatment after an abscess spread from her tooth and eye into her bone. But after undergoing several operations under general anaesthetic to remove…

Britain’s best neighbours celebrate 60 years together without a cross word

July 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Meet Britain’s best neighbours – two great-grandmothers who have lived happily next to each other for SIXTY years without a single row. Edna Wenham, 94 and Mary Daniels, 89, moved into their semi-detached homes in Milton, Cambs., within days of each other in July 1950, and have been friends ever since. The pair originally rented…

845 and 846 Naval Air Squadron return from Afghanistan

July 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Cheers and tears greeted fifty aircrew from 845/846 Naval Air Squadrons as they returned from a tour in Afghanistan. The Sea King crews based at RAF Yeovilton had been working relentless shifts, up to 80 hours a week, to keep soldiers stocked with food and ammunition. Often under small arms fire they have been transporting…

iPhone app iFest helps festival goers find their tents – what ever state they are in

July 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A student has developed a phone application for festival goers which shows them the way – to their TENTS. Creative Chris Blackmore, 22, came up with iFest to help revellers who pitch up and then can’t find their way back to their camping spot. It works by logging the position of a tent and then…

BP oil slick predicted in rare 1970’s BOARD GAME

July 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A rare BP board game was unearthed which chillingly warns of oil slicks with $1million clean up costs – one per cent of the amount now being spent EVERY DAY. The 1970s set ‘BP Offshore Oil Strike’ promises all the ”thrills of drilling” in the North Sea with the first person to make £120million dollars…

Need a holiday to get over your holiday? New survey finds one million foreign holidays end in tears

July 5, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

More than ONE MILLION foreign holidays will end in tears this year due to flight delays, illness or bad weather. Researchers also found arguments with a partner or friends, lost luggage and dirty accommodation also regularly ruin holidays, the study revealed. Sunburn, noisy neighbours and drinking too much are also often wreck sunshine breaks. Yesterday…

Gay dads celebrate christening for their three surrogate children

July 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s most famous gay dads celebrated christenings for three of their surrogate children during a low-key church ceremony in Essex. Millionaire gay couple Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow made history eleven years ago when they fathered twins Saffron and Aspen using a surrogate mum in the USA. The couple, who live in a luxury Grade II…

Baby African Crowned Crane fitted with slippers to help it walk tall

July 5, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

This cute baby African Crowned Crane is proudly walking tall after carers fitted it with bright green slippers – to straighten its curled toes. The tiny hand-reared chick was born with a slight defect which meant toes on both feet were not developing as they should. So keepers at Paradise Park in Hayle, Cornwall, fitted…

Supermodel Liz Hurley glams it up in super-short dress at Cotswold Show

July 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Supermodel and actress Liz Hurley brought a touch of glamour to a rural event this weekend as she was guest of honour at the Cotswold Show. The 45-year-old, who sells organic meat from her farm in the picturesque Cotswolds, cast her eye over rare breed pigs after officially opening the annual event. Wearing a stunning…

Top tennis player Dan Evans cleared in Bath sex assault case

July 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police have dropped their investigation into one of Britain’s top players, who was arrested after a girl was sexually assaulted outside a nightclub. Davis Cup player Dan Evans, 19, contacted police after they released a picture of three men they wanted to speak to as potential witnesses to the alleged attack. But in a dramatic…

Wrinkle busting DRINK Glamtox sticks can reduce lines by 30 percent

July 5, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

The world’s first wrinkle-busting DRINK goes on sale – with advance orders topping 35,000. Makers of the Glamtox Sticks – collagen-packed powder sachets – claim it reduces lines by a staggering 30 per cent over a six week period. Sienna Miller, Victoria Beckham and Kate Bosworth are said to be fans of the sticks, which…

Urban fox as big as a wolf spotted in St Albans

July 5, 2010 | by | 18 Comments

This fearless urban fox stunned residents after climbing to the top of a 12ft high TREE in broad daylight to scope out their gardens for food. Shocked Ken Thompson, 71, said the brazen beast was ”the size of a wolf” and sat perched on conifer trees in his back garden in full view of dozens…