Massive moths hatch at UK butterfly sanctuary

August 31, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Staff at a butterfly sanctuary were celebrating after nine of the world’s largest moths hatched. The giant Atlas moths – which boast an impressive 10in to 12in (25cm to 30cm) wingspan – hatched from their chrysalises at Berkeley Castle Butterfly House in Gloucestershire. Atlas moths are named after the intricate, colourful map-like patterns on their…

Diabetic DJ locked overnight in theme park

August 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Theme park staff were forced to apologise after a diabetic was locked in the car park over night – for seven HOURS. Angry Alan Carr, 23, was forced to spend the night in the back of his van after the security gates were locked before he left. Alan, a mobile disk jockey, had been working…

Super Mario Bros named greatest computer game

August 27, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Super Mario Bros. was today voted the Greatest Computer Game Ever. The classic platform game was first released in 1985 and has since become one of the biggest selling ever with more than 40 million copies flying off the shelves worldwide. In the game Italian brothers Mario and Luigi – now recognised the world over…

American footballer fined $25k for tweeting during match

August 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An American footballer is feeling like a right twit after he was fined $25,000 – for TWEETING during a match. Cincinnati Bengals star Chad Ochocinco tweeted twice during a pre-season victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, including one to complain about getting floored by a rival player. The 32-year-old told his 1.1 million followers: ”Man I’m…

Yoga teacher sexually assaulted female clients

August 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A yoga teacher instructed his female clients to adopt compromising positions before sexually assaulting them in their own homes, a court heard. Kyno Hunt, 32, attacked three different women at their homes after encouraging them to crouch in suggestive positions. One of the women was attacked by Hunt after he had asked her to crouch…

Wheelie bin cat woman Mary Bale: first picture

August 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the first picture of Mary Bale – the woman caught on camera dropping a helpless cat into a wheelie bin. Camera crews swarmed round the 45-year-old bank worker as she walked through a residential street in Coventry. The sickening video shows the callous woman cooly coax four-year-old Lola over to her before calmly…

One-legged flasher escapes jail

August 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A one-legged flasher who exposed himself to teenage girls from the window of his home has escaped jail, it emerged today. Pervert Graham Shepherd, 48, was arrested after he repeatedly exposed himself and performed sex acts in front of teenage girls walking past his home. When interviewed by police Shepherd claimed he could not have…

Former landlady pays tribute to murdered spy

August 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The former landlady of murdered MI6 spook Gareth Williams yesterday paid tribute to the ”mild-mannered” intelligent cycling fanatic who ”wouldn’t hurt a fly”. Tragic Gareth rented a flat in Cheltenham, Glos., from retired office worker Jenny Elliott, 71, from the late 90′s to just over a year ago when he moved to London. Gareth, who…

Benefit sponger caught out – cutting down tree with chainsaw

August 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A benefits sponger who has claimed more than £220,000 in disability handouts over 11 YEARS was finally caught – cutting down a tree with a CHAINSAW. Shameless Lee Nutt, 41, has coined in a staggering £225,799.20 since he left his job as a bath paint-sprayer in 1999. The lay-about father-of-three is on one of the…

Solicitor charged with battery following row at hospital

August 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A solicitor who was visiting his frail elderly mother in hospital has been charged with battery and a public order offence after a row with staff, it emerged today. Semi-retired John Blanning, 50, became embroiled in a row over the treatment of his 89-year-old mother Joan at the Royal United Hospital in Bath in June….

Man suffers horrific burns after returning to house fire for trousers

August 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A father who escaped from a house fire suffered horrific burns after he ran back into his blazing home – to fetch a pair of TROUSERS. The man awoke to find his property on fire in the early hours of Saturday and managed to escape the inferno with five members of his family. But he…

Strict curry house lends trousers to diners

August 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An upmarket curry house has found a novel way to enforce its strict no-shorts dress code – by lending out trousers to diners. Jaipur restaurant in Milton Keynes, Beds., has a smart dress code that does not permit diners wearing tracksuits, trainers, shorts and vests. But underdressed customers can borrow a pair of freshly laundered…

“Stupid” traffic warden tickets taxi driver as he slept

August 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A taxi driver today condemned a traffic warden who slapped a £50 parking ticket on his cab – while he was ASLEEP inside. Cabbie Steve Woodwards, 41, pulled over for a quick nap in an empty short-stay car park at 7am but nodded off before buying a ticket. When he woke up 20 minutes later…

Man arrested for allegedly firing shotgun over five-year-old’s head

August 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A landowner has been arrested for allegedly firing a shotgun over the head of a five-year-old traveller child who was trespassing on his land, it has emerged. The incident happened near the controversial Light and Life Gypsy Church Festival, which has seen over 1,000 travellers in 200 caravans descend on a 30-acre field in the…

Gay reverend’s lover reveals marriage excitement

August 20, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Reverend Colin Coward’s lover Bobby Egbele today revealed he is ”excited” to be getting married and hopes his story can ”inspire” other people. He said: ”I’m excited about the wedding and that people are interested in it. ”We want it to be a public thing to inspire other people, but a marriage is also private…

Bus firm defends duck-killing driver

August 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A bus firm has defended a driver over complaints he ran over – a family of DUCKS. The double-decker was seen driving over a mother duck and nine babies during its round in Newquay, Cornwall. An eyewitness claimed the vehicle could have avoided the animals which were killed in an ”explosion of feathers”. But managing…

Traffic warden and partner jailed over £70,000 benefit fraud

August 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A traffic warden and his partner who fraudulently claimed more than £70,000 in benefits were jailed for ten months each yesterday. Parking official John Lawrence, 57, helped girlfriend Jean Swift, 58, claim income support, housing benefit and council tax relief. She was paid the huge sum over a period of six years on the basis…