Police slammed for ‘forgetting’ thief who was living at home

July 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A judge has slammed police for incompetence that ”really takes the biscuit” after ”forgetting” to bring a self-confessed thief to court for FOUR YEARS. Nicholas Greenhood, 32, was arrested in 2006 for stealing £160,000 of electrical goods from his workplace to fund his drug addiction. But despite making a full confession four years ago, he…

Relaxing baths are out as busy Brits opt for showers

July 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The humble bath is disappearing down the plughole – with busy Brits opting for showers instead, a study has found. Research revealed hectic lifestyles and heavy work schedules means six of of ten adults now shower rather than jump in the bath. And one in six of those said they couldn’t remember the last time…

Struggling church holds sermons in the pub

July 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A struggling church is livening up its Sunday morning Christian service by holding sermons in the local PUB. Church leaders took drastic action after the flock at the 800-year-old Holy Trinity Church, in Woolstone, Milton Keynes, Bucks., dwindled to just 10 followers earlier this year. Since choosing to hold prayers, hymns and bible readings in…

Scientists discover earth may be 70 million younger than previously thought

July 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Scientists have discovered that the earth may be significantly younger than previously believed – by 70 million years. The solar system was formed 4.567 billion years ago, but the Earth reached its present size much later through a process known as ”accretion”. It was previously estimated that it took around 30 million years for the…

Kate Middleton watches Prince William and Harry battle it out on polo pitch

July 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Royal girlfriend Kate Middleton watched coyly from the sidelines as Prince William sweated it out on the polo pitch. Princes William and Harry were competing in the Chakravarty Cup at Beaufort Polo club, Glos,. Wearing a simple green dress Kate, 28, mingled with friends in glorious summer sunshine. Seemingly not keen to hog the limelight…

Pothole misery costs drivers £1.2billion

July 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Potholes have caused more than £1.2billion worth of damage to over ten MILLION cars, a study claims. Around one in three British motorists has suffered damage from a dodgy road surface, costing an average of £121 to repair. The study, commissioned by Continental Tyres, also found over two million drivers have endured a near miss…

British wasps could save conker trees from ‘alien’ moth

July 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A species of wasp could save Britain’s beloved conker trees from destruction by an ‘alien’ moth, scientists believe. The horse chestnut leaf miner moth arrived from Europe in 2002 and has spread rapidly through our conker trees causing serious damage. The only hope of halting this decline is a species of tiny parasitic wasp, related…

Dog with his head stuck in a wall – dash for freedom ends in disaster for Bounce

July 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

When neglected pet dog Bounce tried to make dash for freedom from his cruel owner he only got half way trapping his head in a TUMBLE DYER VENT. These sad photos taken by Rspca inspectors show the distressed Rottweiller-cross after he trapped inside a flat without food and water for two days. Caged Bounce forced…

Compare the meerkat – closest relative of tiny mammal on view at Paignton Zoo

July 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Compare the meerkat to these little critters – a litter of six cusimanses which went on view for the first time. The creatures, which are closely related to the meerkat, emerged from their burrow at Paignton Zoo in Devon. Zoo staff were delighted at the birth of the sextuplets as cusimanses normally produce litters of…

Victory for agressive swan who will remain on the River Cam – but he has to attend counselling

July 9, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

An aggressive swan dubbed ”Mr Asbo” will not be removed from the River Cam – but will receive counselling to help control his temper. River authorities applied for the swan to be removed after it attacked rowers last summer and returned this year to cause further havoc on the peaceful waters. But at a meeting…

Tripod mounted, laser guided, carbon fibre sharp-shooters – welcome to the bizarre world of competitive pea shooting

July 9, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Sharp-shooters will duel for the title of World Peashooting Champion today – armed with tripods, laser-guided sights and even carbon fibre tubes. More than 150 competitors are expected at the bizarre world championships at The White Horse pub in Witcham, near Ely, in Cambs., bidding to win the 40th annual contest. Armed with a 12-inch…

Mystery female guest checks out of luxury hotel – leaving £500,000 of jewellery behind

July 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mystery female guest checked out of a luxury hotel room – and left behind £500,000 worth of jewellery. The stunning blonde, believed to be American or Canadian, left London’s exclusive Westbury Mayfair Hotel on Monday morning. But less than two hours later a chambermaid discovered a glittering treasure trove in a chest of drawers….

Antique Wirligig puppets sell for ten times their asking price

July 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The puppet stars of the hit 1950s children’s television show ‘Wirligig’ sold at auction for £3,000 – ten times the guide price. Characters Hank the cowboy, his horse Silver King and Mexican Pete the Bandit went under the hammer 60 years after they first appeared on screen. The kids show started each episode with puppetry…

Man arrested under Terrorism Act after raid on Bristol flat

July 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Armed anti-terror police have arrested a man after carrying out a smoke bomb raid on a luxury flat in Bristol. The 30-year-old Asian man was seized by officers at 6.45am on Wednesday after they stormed a flat in Bristol City Centre. He was arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act before being taken to Paddington…

Woman gets stuck in McDonald’s toilet while trying to protect her false nails

July 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Firecrews were called in to rescue a woman trapped in a McDonald’s restaurant toilet after she tried to flush the loo with her knuckles – to avoid breaking her FALSE NAILS. The unnamed woman’s knuckle began to swell up after becoming trapped in the loo flush’s push button hole. Firefighters used cutting equipment to remove…

Potholes cause £1.2bn of damage to cars

July 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Potholes have caused more than £1.2billion worth of damage to over ten MILLION cars, a study reveals. Around one in three British motorists has suffered damage from a dodgy road surface, costing an average of £121 to repair. The study, commissioned by Continental Tyres, also found over two million drivers have endured a near miss…

Police raid house looking for cannabis factory – but find harmless tomato plants

July 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A gardener was horrified when 15 armed police officers raided his home – after his TOMATO plants were mistaken for a cannabis factory. Father-of-two James Diamond, 34, was asleep when the drugs squad burst into his home in Bream, Gloucestershire. He woke to find a policeman standing in his bedroom informing him that they were…