Northampton bar bans doubles to stop binge drinking

July 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A bar has banned double shots of alcoholic spirits from being served at weekends in a bid to clamp down on binge drinking. NB’s bar in Northampton has voluntarily stopped serving double measures of spirits such as Jagermeister, sambuca and Aftershock on Friday and Saturday nights. The move has been welcomed by drinking groups who…

Hair today, gone tomorrow – women have 100 hairstyles in a lifetime

July 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The average woman will work her way through more than 100 hairstyles in her lifetime, a study has revealed. Researchers found the typical female will have her hair layered, shortened or coloured twice a year between the ages of 13 and 65 – or 104 times in her life. The main reasons for a shift…

Cotswold Water Park tragedy as 15-year-old girl drowns in lake

July 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A drowning 15-year-old girl who was pulled from a picturesque lake by a young boy has died in hospital. The tragic teen was playing in the water at Cotswold Water Park near Ashton Keynes, Glos., when her parents lost sight of her at around 3.45pm on Sunday. She is thought to have spent 15 minutes…

Claw blimey – big cat leaves giant slash marks on garden tree

July 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A teenager has spoke of his horror after he found a wild big cat’s giant claw marks – on his garden tree. Sam Burne, 14, spotted the one-inch deep gashes in the bark of a Silver Birch. There were around 25 slash marks – believed to be from a panther’s paws – stretching 4ft up…

Heroic soldier returns to duty after two miles walking wounded in Afghanistan

July 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British soldier has returned to duty after he was shot in the face in Afghanistan and had to walk two miles to get treatment. Brave Lance Corporal Luke Reeson, 22, made the hour-long trek across the desert after a bullet passed through his cheek and shattered his jaw. Lance Corporal Reeson, serving with the…

Fawlty Towers on stage in seaside resort that was inspiration for show

July 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A theatre company is to perform a version of Fawlty Towers – in the seaside resort which inspired it 40 years ago, it has emerged. The play in Torquay, Devon, will feature characters including hotel owner Basil Fawlty, his wife Cybil and Spanish waiter Manwell. John Cleese famously wrote the BBC sitcom after visiting the…

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…