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

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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

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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

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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…

Council slammed over £6million taxi bill

July 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A council has been criticised for spending more than £6MILLION of taxpayers’ money on taxis to ferry pupils to school – in one year. Northamptonshire County Council spent a staggering £6,151,915 in the last academic year on taxis for disabled special needs children, expelled pupils and gymslip mums. The cash-strapped authority claims parents of special…

Amazing picture reveals how train driver cheated death after crashing into tree

July 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This shocking photograph shows how close a train driver came to losing his life after smashing into a fallen tree – at nearly 100mph. The image shows tree branches packed into the cab and sticking out the window after the high speed collision. A driver suffered suffered cuts, bruises and two fractures to his wrist…

Property tycoon to sell off £2m empire – aged 96

July 14, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A widow is to sell off her £2million property portfolio – at the age of 96. Landlady Ella Lamplough spent half a century building up her collection of 17 properties throughout Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. The portfolio ranges from town houses to commercial sites and country cottages, All the properties will be auctioned at the…

Cheeky seagull steals hapless cat’s food

July 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An elderly cat has been left feline hungry and losing weight after having his food stolen three times a day – by a cheeky SEAGULL. Old ginger tom Billy has to sit and watch helplessly as the large bird gulps down his meals. Billy, aged sixteen, will only eat outside in his owner’s garden but…

Gambling addict cons £20k from blind father

July 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A gambling addict conned £20,000 from her blind father after asking him to sign a letter – which was actually a form for a bank loan. Sneaky Suzanne Cooper, 29, gave her dad Ray, 69, the piece of paper and told him it was a family letter which she wanted him to sign. But it…

Who’s bad? – Man in court for late-night Jacko rapping

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Council noise abatement officers confiscated a man’s karaoke stereo and microphone after neighbours complained about his late-night rapping – to Michael Jackson. ‘Bad’ Andrew Smith, 38, regularly invited friends around to his flat in Bath, Somerset, before rapping loudly over Jackson CDs. Smith was served with a noise abatement notice but he refused to ‘Stop…

Dyslexic postie fined for dumping post because he couldn’t read addresses

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A postman has escaped jail for dumping more than 400 letters in a field because he was DYSLEXIC and struggled to read addresses on envelopes. Disgraced Wayne Daniels, 25, was an agency worker with Royal Mail for two years before he took up the role as postman but never told anyone about his learning disability….