Mortgage repayment reductions help slash household costs by 14 per cent

November 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The cost of running a home has fallen by nearly 14 per cent over the past two years and now stands at £8,059 per year. This is down from £9,324 a year in 2008 with household paying an estimated £155 a week on their mortgage, repairs and utilities bills. Despite an increase in council tax,…

Figures show men’s shocking view on what constitutes rape

November 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Terrifying figures show nearly half of all men think having sex with a woman too drunk to realise what she’s doing isn’t rape. And 46 per cent believe it’s okay to carry on despite the woman changing her mind during sex. Staggeringly, of more than 1,000 young men surveyed in London, just under one quarter…

Rural house prices rise 96 per cent

November 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

House prices in the countryside have risen by £200 a week over the past ten years, according to new figures. Data from the Halifax shows the average house price in rural Great Britain rose by 96 per cent from £107,250 in 2000 to £209,972 in 2010 – equivalent to a weekly increase of £198. South…

Cambridge student arrested over Millbank fire extinguisher incident

November 12, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Cambridgeshire constabulary tonight refused to comment on the arrest of a student in connection with an alleged fire extingusher incident at the Millbank tower on Wednesday. The 23-year-old man was yesterday being questioned at a Cambridgeshire police station after he was arrested by officers on behalf of the Metropolitan police. Matt East, president of Anglia Ruskin…

‘Kung Fu Hamster’ goes mad on youngsters

November 9, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

This is the moment a Russian hamster goes haywire on two teenagers – and draws blood in a crazed attack. The feisty rodent attacked the youngsters in Russia, swinging and missing on the unassuming males. Standing on its hind legs, the hamster leaps at the duo – making contact on one of the shocked teens,…

115-year-old Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycle up for auction

November 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

One of the world’s first motorcycles is up for auction and is expected to fetch a whopping £94,000. The rare 115-year-old Hildebrand & Wolfmüller goes from 0-20mph in 30 seconds and has a top speed of just 28mph. It was one of the world’s first two-wheeled vehicles ever to be called a ‘motorrad’ – or…

Is he alive? Emperor of Exmoor stag’s death could be a myth to fend off hunters

October 27, 2010 | by | 10 Comments

The ‘Emperor of Exmoor’ stag was today rumoured to be alive and well – with locals insisting they have SEEN the mighty beast since its reported death. A mysterious, unnamed witness had claimed the 9ft tall, 300lbs red stag had been killed by bounty hunters after a price of more than £1,000 was put on…

‘Emperor of Exmoor’ stag may have been killed by foreign hunter lured by bounty

October 26, 2010 | by | 28 Comments

The largest wild animal in Britain may have been killed by a foreign hunter lured to the UK after a bounty was placed on its magnificent head and impressive antlers, it was claimed today. The majestic nine-foot tall stag, dubbed the ‘Emperor of Exmoor’, was shot and killed by marksmen just outside Exmoor country park….

The Emperor stag shot dead by sportsmen hunting on Exmoor

October 26, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A stag dubbed ‘The Emperor’ after being identified as the largest wild animal in Britain has been shot dead on Exmoor by sportsmen, it emerged yesterday. The mighty creature – which weighed around 300lbs – was thought to have been hunted as a “trophy” with its head worth thousands of pounds. Its shooting has enraged…

Man United fans: Wayne Rooney should leave Old Trafford

October 18, 2010 | by | 5 Comments

Six out of ten Manchester United fans believe want-away striker Wayne Rooney should be sold, it emerged today. A survey of 1,000 United fans found 60 per cent blame the England star’s dalliances with two vice girls for his shocking dip in form. And seven out of ten said Rooney was not worth the £150,000-a-week…

Death of Norfolk girl in Gran Canaria sends shock waves through village

October 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The death of six-year-old Megan Thrower has sent shock waves through her small Norfolk community. A tribute to the tragic youngster, who drowned while on holiday with her family in Gran Canaria, was released by her primary school in Gayton, King’s Lynn. John Marshall-Grint, headteacher of Gayton First School, described Megan as a ”happy, responsible…

Liverpool FC owners lose High Court battle over sale to Boston Red Sox

October 13, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

The American owners of Liverpool FC have lost their High Court battle to prevent the sale of the club to the owners of the Boston Red Sox. George Gillett and Tom Hicks had challenged the sale of Liverpool FC following a majority decision by the board to accept a £300 million offer from New England…

Ken Hall’s Jaguar collection: In pictures

October 13, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

British motorist Ken Hall has been dubbed ‘Mr Jaguar’ after owning 80 models in the last 65 years and refusing to drive any other car. Here’s a selection of the Jaguars the 82-year-0ld has owned over – with his first model purchased more than 60 years ago. 1948: Jaguar 2.5L SS 1964: Jaguar MK2 3.4L…

Majority of mums back child benefit cutbacks

October 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Nine out of ten mothers welcome Chancellor George Osbourne’s decision to cut child benefit for higher tax payers and believe it is a good idea, research revealed today. The study shows the majority of British mums understand the dire need for the country to make cuts to recover from the recession. Most astonishingly, those set…

Britain’s longest continuous driver George Geeson: his car collection

October 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s longest continuous driver, George Geeson, is celebrating today after he reached his 100th birthday. Since George passed his  test 85 years ago, he has owned 17 cars with the iconic Ford Model T the first vehicle he drove. Over the course of his driving career, the centurion has NEVER crashed and he’s just had…

Drag star: British schoolgirl is European drag racing champion

September 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British schoolgirl has taken the international drag racing world by storm by winning the European championships – aged 12. Brave Paige Wheeler beat racers from all over Europe to claim the title of Junior Dragster Champion at the FIA European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway last weekend. The tiny speed demon first got behind…

World’s largest private jellyfish tank installed in Thai restaurant

September 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The world’s largest private jellyfish tank has been installed in Britain after a restaurateur forked out £50,000 on the aquarium containing beautiful jellies imported from Thailand. The 4,000 litre aquarium contains 150 ‘moon’ jellyfish of all sizes flown over 6,000 miles from Thailand and must be hand fed twice every day with live baby brine…