Anything you can do, sister: My daughters and their battle against anorexia

April 5, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

When Anna Jones (48) watched daughter Ramona (now 17) develop anorexia at just 12 years old she never dreamed her younger daughter Kiara (now 15) would follow in her footsteps, with devastating consequences… Sitting in our living room in summer 2006 with my daughters Ramona (then 12, pictured above) and her sister Kiara (then 10,…

Liverpool and Man United target defender

March 23, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne could be a summer target for Manchester United and Liverpool. The Irish international is in the bad books at Villa Park following two embarrassing off-the-field incidents. He was recently fined two weeks wages for his drunken antics on a recent training camp and nearly came to blows with assistant manager…

Islamic gang daub ‘Support Taliban’ graffiti on war memorial

March 22, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Police are hunting a gang of Islam yobs who vandalised a village’s war memorial with the words ‘Support Taliban’. War veterans in the picturesque village of Stretton, Staffs., were horrified when they saw their memorial defaced over the weekend. Vandals used red spray paint to daub the words ”Support Taliban” in capital letters across the…

Petrol thief who mowed down PCSO jailed

March 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A callous petrol thief who mowed down a police community support officer in his car was jailed for eight months today. Libyan national Otman Massud, 25, ploughed his Peugeot 406 into PCSO Riccardo Gambino, 46, after he tried to stop him leaving the petrol station. Mr Gambino attempted to block Massud’s car using his bicycle…

Man City summer swoop could trigger goalkeeping carousel

March 22, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Manchester City are planning a bid for Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey as they plan to offload Shay Given. Wales international Hennessey, 24, was on Man City’s books as a youngster but was released in favour of Kasper Schmeichel. But since leaving the north-west outfit, Hennessey has flourished and will face England this weekend at the…

Liverpool star “scares the life out of opposition”

March 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has praised teammate Andy Carroll, saying he scares the life out of opposition defences. The pair are currently on England duty as the Three Lions look to face Wales this weekend in a Euro 2012 qualifier at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Carroll, who signed from Newcastle for a club record…

Liverpool owner takes swipe at Fernando Torres

March 21, 2011 | by | 21 Comments

John W. Henry, the owner of Liverpool FC, appears to have taken a swipe at former star Fernando Torres following his Anfield departure. The American businessman, who bought Liverpool last year from compatriots George Gillett and Tom Hicks, was responding to comments rumoured to be made by the Spaniard. Henry said: “Someone was saying that…

Chelsea face Manchester United in Champions League

March 18, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Chelsea and Manchester United will face each other in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after being drawn together – while Tottenham will play Real Madrid. Barcelona meet Shakhtar Donetsk, with reigning champions Inter Milan drawn against Schalke. Chelsea or United will go on to face either Inter or Schalke, while the winners of the…

Arsenal dealt new injury blow

March 17, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Arsenal have been dealt a frustrating injury blow with news that Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen will miss the rest of the campaign. Vermaelen suffered an Achilles injury while on international duty in September and was only thought to be out for a few weeks. But he was forced to undergo surgery on the problem in…

Suarez expected to play with Torres

March 17, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has revealed he expected to play alongside Fernando Torres – only for the Spaniard to sign for Chelsea. Suarez’s £23.5 million deal was finalised on transfer deadline day – the same day Fernando Torres made the £50 million switch to the Premier League champions. And the 24-year-old Uruguayan has admitted it’s…

Nani speaks out over Carragher challenge

March 17, 2011 | by | 7 Comments

Nani has spoken out about the FA’s decision not to discipline Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher after his tackle left a gash in the Man United winger’s shin. Carragher made the challenge during the first-half of Liverpool’s recent win at Anfield, resulting in Nani leaving the field on a stretcher in tears. The Liverpool defender escaped…

Man United legend Bryan Robson in cancer battle

March 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Manchester United and England legend midfielder Bryan Robson is battling cancer, it has emerged. The 54-year-old, who is currently managing Thailand, underwent an operation to removed a tumour from his throat in Bangkok earlier this month. A spokesperson for Man United confirmed the news. They told The Manchester Evening News: “At this moment, Bryan is…

Ferguson hails strike duo

March 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on strike partnership Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez. The duo have been showing signs of a blossoming partnership over the past week as United overcame Arsenal in the FA Cup and Marseille in last night’s Champions League clash. Hotshot Hernandez, who is being likened to former…

A bridge too far

March 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Blundering council contractors were left red-faced after they lowered this bridge into place – and discovered it was too large. The 12ft long cycle bridge was carried by crane to Mill Road, in Cambridge, Cambs., on Tuesday as part of a £225,000 project to update the city’s bike network. But the metal structure was too…

Julian Assange speaks at Cambridge University

March 15, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrived at Cambridge University today after students queued for hours to hear him speak publicly for the first time in months. Controversial Assange, 39, is breaking a four-month silence by speaking at the Cambridge University Union Society, founded in 1815, about his life and career. The whistleblower stepped out of a…

Jack Wilshere “the best” Capello has seen

March 15, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Fabio Capello has praised “future England captain” Jack Wilshere, describing the young Arsenal midfielder as the best he’s seen at his age. Wilshere, 19, has been in scintillating form for Arsenal this season, putting in a series of stand-out performances – including the first leg of the Champions League clash against Barcelona. Despite his tender age, Wilshere…

Snake dies after biting model Orit Fox’s fake boob

March 14, 2011 | by | 20 Comments

This is the bizarre moment a snake bites model Orit Fox on the breast – and ends up DYING of silicone poisoning. The unlucky serpent is being LICKED on the face by Israel’s super-enhanced Fox when it decides it wants to take a bite on the model’s bosom. A shocked Fox, who is rumoured to…