Builders discover Roman fort

July 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Builders working on a new housing development have discovered a huge Roman fort – which could rewrite the history of a British city. The workmen have uncovered the remains of a military base which would have been used by soldiers used to keep native civilians under control. Part of the distinctive defensive ditches the Roman…

Promising young footballer loses his fight against cancer

July 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A promising footballer has lost his fight against a rare form of cancer aged just 15. Tragic Jordan Thorne was looking forward to a bright future at Bristol Rovers FC when he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in September 2008. The teenage battled bravely against the rare cancer, which is found in bone and soft…

Councillors visit strip club on ”fact-finding” mission

July 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A group of councillors has been slammed for using taxpayers’ money to fund a ”fact finding” mission – to a STRIP CLUB. The thirteen officials say they visited the pole dancing venue in order to help make ”informed decisions” about licensing laws. Ten members of Cornwall Council’s Miscellaneous Licensing Committee were joined on the trip…

Bicycle trail in frost leads police to burglars

July 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two burglars have been jailed after police were led from a crime scene to their front door in under an hour – by following bicycle tracks in the frost. Christian Smyth, 19, and Philip Davies, 21, smashed a window before stealing jewellery, a watch and a camera from a bungalow in Leicester. But police arrested…

Used medical plaster found in onion bhaji

July 16, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

An Indian takeaway has been given a formal caution after a shocked customer found a used medical PLASTER in his onion bhaji. The diner was horrified when he tucked into his starter and discovered a blue first aid plaster inside. He complained to Pappadoms in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, and reported the incident to North Somerset Council….

Teenager raped at Latitude Festival

July 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A police investigation is underway after a 19-year-old woman was raped in front of a gang of men at a popular music festival. The victim was staying with friends at Latitude Festival near Southwold, Suffolk, when she left her tent and got lost looking for the toilet on the red area campsite. She asked a…

Brighton rocks! It’s England’s best city

July 16, 2010 | by | 6 Comments

Brighton was today hailed as the best English city to live in. The trendy south coast haven was hailed for its clean sea front and town centre, quality of life and friendly residents. It was found to have an ideal balance between a busy city and picturesque town and also scored highly for its architecture…

Coppers moonlighting as grave diggers

July 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Hard-up police officers have taken second jobs as tree surgeons, diving instructors and GRAVE DIGGERS to boost their income, it emerged today. Cambridgeshire police revealed that even Chief Inspectors have taken on extra work, as a sport massage therapist, an Open University lecturer, and a childminder. There is also an Inspector who sells cosmetics, a…

Van driver’s miraculous escape after tree smashes through windscreen

July 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This van driver had a miraculous escape after a huge tree branch crashed through his windscreen as he drove along at 30mph – missing his seat by two inches. The quarter tonne branch was bought down in 60mph winds, smashing into the Ford Transit driven by a man in his 60s and toppling a nearby…

End of the (fishing) line for eel catching?

July 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The ancient British tradition of ”eel catching” passed down in the same family for 500 YEARS is under threat because the last surviving catcher is struggling to find an heir. Peter Carter, 45, has harvested the Cambridgeshire Fens for eels using medieval skills passed down over 20 generations between men since 1470. The dad-of-one was…

Huge reward offered for return of stolen Cheltenham Gold Cup

July 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The owner of the stolen Cheltenham Gold Cup has offered a £15,000 reward for its safe return, it emerged yesterday. Robbers snatched the 1988 trophy from the home of multi-millionaire racehorse owner Raymond Mould, 70, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They also took a King George VI Chase trophy won by his late…

Maldives opens consulate – in Salisbury

July 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A humble cottage in a rural market town has become the unlikely home to the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Maldives. The white-washed home in Salisbury, Wilts., is the residence of local businessman David Hardingham, 45, whose links with the island nation stretch back 25 years. Mr Hardingham spent years campaigning for democracy in…

Bloomin’ ‘eck! Plant grows 20ft in six weeks

July 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A gardener was blooming overwhelmed after a plant flowered for the first time in two decades and then grew 20ft – in just SIX WEEKS. Green-fingered Sadie Yates has seen her Agave plant shoot up like a ‘Triffid’ and is now four times her size since it suddenly came to life last month. Sadie, of…

Women appealing for donor eggs in newspapers

July 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Desperate women with fertility problems have been driven to place personal newspaper adverts appealing for donor eggs due to a national shortage, it emerged today. Egg donations have declined steadily in recent years partly due to a change in the law in 2005 allowing children to seek their donor parents. Now with waiting lists stretching…

Carer jailed for stealing £9k from dementia patient

July 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A carer who stole almost £9,000 from a dementia patient by using his cash point card has been jailed for 14 months. Devious Lynn Slade, 42, used the victim’s pin number to withdraw up to £300 a time over a six-month period. Slade had been working as part of a team looking after elderly people…

Campaign to stop sex shop opening next to school uniform store launched

July 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A campaign has been launched to stop a sex shop opening next to a store selling – SCHOOL UNIFORMS. Residents say the new shop – selling adult clothing and sex toys – should not be located near a school outfitter. Officials at ‘Mrs Palm Limited’ have submitted plans to open premises next to the school…

Pervert jailed for voyeurism and possession of child porn

July 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A Peeping Tom who produced secret home-made films of his neighbour undressing along with a director’s commentary has been jailed for 18 months. Vile Tony Osborne, 50, filmed the woman, in her 20s, five times through her partially closed venetian blinds. He added a sexual commentary on each of the films describing what she was…