‘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…

World’s most expensive cheese sandwich costs £110

September 10, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A Michelin-starred chef has unveiled the world’s most expensive cheese sandwich – which carries a whopping price tag of £110. The delicacy was created by celebrity chef Martin Blunos, who hand-crafted the snack using cheddar blended with expensive white truffles. It is dressed with 100-year-old balsamic vinegar and the sourdough bread – which costs £5…

Notorious pensioner jailed for attacking couple

September 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The oldest person in Britain ever to be given an ASBO was jailed today – after he attacked a couple at a village fete. Notorious Frederick Amery, 75, has 21 convictions for assault or battery in the last six years alone. Amery’s list of crimes includes slapping a bank worker, elbowing three people who were…

Dhiaa Al-Essa’s 33-strong supercar history – Updated

September 7, 2010 | by | 22 Comments

Dhiaa Al-Essa has amassed one of the world’s greatest collections of supercars worth £4.5million – at the age of just 21. Here’s what he owns: FULL LIST OF CARS Make & Model, Price, Top Speed – TOTAL CURRENT VALUE £4.5million Rolls-Royce Coupe, £350,000, 150mph Rolls-Royce Phantom, £270,000, 150mph Range Rover x 2, £140,000, 150mph Mercedes…

Toddler gets her own playground because contact with other children could KILL her

September 3, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

Lonely toddler Bea Todd is unable to play with other children because her immune system is so weak she could die – if she catches a COLD. Brave Bea was born with a severe immune system deficiency which means she has to be kept away from other children her age. She has to avoid playgrounds…

It’s the call of nature – telephone box converted into outdoor toilet

September 3, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A pensioner has really answered the call of nature – after converting a red telephone box into a TOILET in his back garden. John Long, 73, bought the iconic BT kiosk two years ago from a reclamation yard and set about converting it into a functional outdoor loo. The retired salesman fitted a porcelain toilet…

Dogs starved to death over six weeks – then stuffed in bags

September 3, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A dog owner starved his two pets to death over a six week period – before stuffing their bodies into rucksacks to throw them out. James Cooksley, 31, left rottweiler Tyson and collie Lilly alone to die at his home after he fled the property claiming he was being pursued by criminals. When he returned…

Biggest potato in the world weighs in at 8lbs

September 3, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An amateur gardener has s-mashed his way into the record books – after growing the world’s biggest POTATO. Peter Glazebrook’s super-sized spud tips the scales at a whopping 8lbs 40oz (3.76kg), smashing the previous world record by 9oz. The vast vegetable, Peter’s Kondor variety, was unveiled at the National Gardening Show in Shepton Mallet, Somerset….