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…

Swarm of 30,000 bees surround home

July 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Stunned homeowner Phil Sanderson was left buzzing after discovering this swarm of 30,000 BEES surrounding his home. Father-of-three Phil, 34, went outside to investigate why the sky had ”turned black” and he could hear the sound of ”a crowd of people blowing vuvuzelas”. He was shocked to find a monstrous swarm swirling around his four-bed…

World’s healthiest fish and chips: Full recipe

July 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Here’s the full recipe to Gurpareet Bains’ fish and chips dish which promises to boost IQ and fend off cancer: For the fish: For four persons, you will need: 4 x 150g salmon fillets, skinned and de-boned 4 tablespoons tandoori masala 8 tablespoons reduced salt steak seasoning 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons cold water…

More than 50 animals rescued from sanctuary

July 14, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Over 50 animals have been rescued from a sanctuary living in ”squalid” conditions including 25 caged dogs left covered in their own faeces, it emerged today. The dehydrated and filthy creatures were removed from the St Francis Animal Sanctuary in Hertfordshire during a raid by the RSPCA. As well as a number of dogs, officers…

Super-slim Mike Tyson scoffs a six course Indian meal

July 14, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Iron Mike Tyson stunned diners at a curry house after turning up looking more light-weight than heavy-weight – before scoffing six courses. The former world champion, who had ballooned in weight until turning vegan this year, was a shadow of his former self in size and washed down the meal with honey TEA. He and…