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Imperial Commander is shock winner of Cheltenham Gold Cup after former champ Kauto Star falls

March 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Imperial Commander is shock winner of Cheltenham Gold Cup after former champ Kauto Star falls.

Spain unveiled as the sick man of Europe

March 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Spain was yesterday unveiled as the sick man of Europe – because more British holiday makers fall ill there than anywhere else. Seven out of ten Brits are struck by sickness on their hols, with one in five of those staying at a Spanish resort, according to a study of 3,000 people. And queasy British…

Woman collects one million bottle tops for charity

March 19, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A woman who started collecting plastic bottle tops for her son’s school project was inundated with donations – and now has over a MILLION. Jeanette Kemlo, 47, started hoarding the colourful tops three years ago and asked friends, family and local parents to help out. But the collection ”ran out of control” when people began…

Princes William and Harry embroiled in row over noise pollution

March 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Princes William and Harry have become embroiled in a row over noise pollution caused by helicopters at the base where they recently completed training. The two Princes have just passed out from RAF Shawbury, Shrops., where pilots learn and practise new manoeuvres before deploying to Afghanistan. But residents of nearby Eccleshall, Staffs., have officially complained…

Cruel son fleeced £40,000 from his disabled mum’s bank account

March 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A cruel son who fleeced £40,000 from his disabled mum’s bank account so he could impress his new girlfriend with a champagne lifestyle has been jailed for 21 months. Callous Timothy Longstaff withdrew up to £300 every day to fund his lavish spending spree after agreeing to care for his mum Yvette and and manage…

British doctor develops iPhone app to resuscitate heart attack victims

March 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British doctor has developed one of the most popular iPhone apps ever – which instructs users how to resuscitate heart attack victims. The ‘iResus’ uses a series of on-screen prompts to give crucial medical advice in case of an emergency. Users are asked a series of questions about the victim and are then given…

Shoreline at a nudist beach covered with starfish

March 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This was the amazing scene after the shoreline at a nudist beach was covered – with STARFISH. Thousands of the sea creatures littered the beach in a line stretching for over a mile at Budleigh Salterton in Devon. The starfish were strewn across Budleigh Beach – a large part of which is designated a naturist…

Rare ‘sun halo’ caught on camera

March 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment an engineer carrying out maintenance work caught a rare sun halo on camera in Herefordshire. BT engineer Ian Collins, 47, was working on one of the company’s largest 32 metre aerials at Madley International Communications Centre when he took the snap. Married Mr Collins said: ”I spotted the halo as I…

Rescued battery hens are keeping warm thanks to these hand-knitted jumpers

March 18, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Rescued battery hens which have gone bald through neglect are keeping warm – thanks to these hand-knitted JUMPERS. The garments are being made by a craft club in Taunton, Somerset, who have stitched hundreds during their monthly meetings. They are then donated to the Little Hen Rescue in Norwich, a not-for-profit organisation which re-homes battery…

60ft-long intricate labyrinth Celtic maze with spiritual powers

March 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Ramblers had a funny turn after a maze said to have ‘magical’ powers was opened on the British coast. The 60ft-long intricate labyrinth has been created using an ancient Celtic design believed to have mythical links to the spirit world A maze created using the same design has now been opened on the South West…

Eighty-one year old farmer back cleaning streets after he was nearly beaten to death

March 18, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A ‘pillar of the community’ who spent 30 years cleaning his home town for free armed with his trusty wheelbarrow was back on duty – just months after he was nearly beaten to death. Selfless Gilbert Wilton, 81, has cleaned the streets for more than three decades trimming hedges and grass and clearing up rubbish…

Restless couple finally settling down after moving 87 times in the last 36 years

March 18, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A restless couple have finally settled down after moving home 87 times in the last 36 years. Alison and David Phillips met in Salcombe, Devon, in 1974 and have since moved on average once every five months. The couple have rented dozens of homes in Britain and have lived together in European locations including Greece,…

“I’m having IVF with my late husband’s sperm”

March 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The New Year will bring baby joy for Lisa Wilkinson when she has IVF treatment with the sperm of her late husband who died from cancer just two years after they married. Widow Lisa, 27, tied the knot with husband Gareth, then 27, as he underwent gruelling chemotherapy for an aggressive form of bone cancer….

Eclipse shows elusive ‘solar corona’ temperatures of two million degrees

March 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These incredible photographs show the elusive ‘solar corona’ – a plasma gas atmosphere around the sun where temperatures reach two million degrees – visible only during a total eclipse. The pictures were taken during an eclipse over the isolated Marshall Islands, near Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean. Ten times as dense as the…

Dads drive more than 2,000 miles a year ferrying kids around

March 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Dads drive more than 2,000 miles a year – ferrying the kids around, it was revealed. The average father clocks up 43 miles a week running the children to and from school and to extra-curricular activities, friend’s houses and childcare. That means dad’s taxi travels 2,236 a year – or a staggering 26,832 miles before…

I met the man of my dreams in the aftermath of the Tsunami

March 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Saying her vows on the idyllic beach, Lydia Mckelvey thought back to the body strewn hellish scene, which confronted her when she first set eyes on the man she was going to spend the rest of her life with….. As they walked along the beach after making a life long commitment, Lydia and Andy thought…

My baby girl was born two days after her mother died from a brain haemorrhage

March 17, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Jayne Soliman, 41, was announced brain dead in January last year after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage. But in a remarkable twist of fate doctors managed to keep her heart beating artificially, to deliver her baby daughter aya, two days later. Celebrating her first birthday Aya’ s single father Mahmoud, 29 reflects on what has been the most devastating year of his life…