Bristol Zoo tries to save species of snail from extinction

April 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British zoo has taken delivery of the final colony of a critically-endangered species of snail in a bid to save it from extinction, it was revealed. The final three groups of Partula faba snails in existence have been consolidated at Bristol Zoo in a final attempt to renew the population. Once endemic to the…

Osprey snatches a trout in this dramatic photo

April 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the dramatic moment an osprey swoops down and snatches a trout straight out of the water. Wildlife photographer Mark Hancox waited for SEVEN hours in a cramped hide on the shores of Loch Garten, Scotland, to capture the shot He said: ”I knew ospreys use the loch as a feeding ground and had…

Grand National Winner Jonjo welcome home

April 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Hundreds of people joined Grand National winning trainer Jonjo O’Neill outside his local pub yesterday to celebrate Don’t Push It’s victory. Jonjo, 57, savoured the win as locals toasted him in the blazing sun outside the Plough Inn at Ford, near Temple Guiting, Glos., at 11am. The win was equally significant for jockey Tony McCoy,…

Avian appeal as rare hooded merganser vanishes from nature reserve

April 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A rare duck which is the only one of its kind in Britain has vanished from a nature reserve. The unique hooded merganser had become a major attraction at the RSPB’s Radipole Lake in Weymouth, Dorset, since arriving 18 months ago. Bird lovers from round the country flocked to see the bird, which is normally…

Magic fail – show so bad audience walks out

April 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A magician performed a disappearing act on his audience – because he was so bad they all walked out. Around 100 people left in disgust after Martyn Smith took 40 MINUTES to perform his first trick, which he kept getting wrong and had to re-start several times. His show – called Martyn Smith Gives You…

Bling Bling gold plated mobile phone is worlds most expensive

April 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These incredible solid gold and gem-encrusted retro mobiles were unveiled  as the world’s most expensive retro phones – worth an eye-watering £140,000. British designer Stuart Hughes, 38, will only make 10 exclusive Privé Phones weighing 900 grams each and cast from solid 22-carat gold. Each dazzling retro handset will feature modern phone technology, including  internet…

Linda Rutenberg’s stunning photographs of real ‘Midnight Garden’ in glorious bloom

April 8, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

These stunning photographs show some of Britain’s most beautiful gardens at night and unveil the hidden world of flowers which bloom in the DARK. The images were taken after sunset in a host of the country’s top horticultural venues including Kew Gardens and the Eden Project in Cornwall. Photographer Linda Rutenberg spent months visiting the…

House flip MP makes £187k profit on tax payer funded home sale.

April 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Disgraced expenses scandal MP Margaret Moran has sold her ‘flipped’ constituency home in Luton for £259,950 – a £186,955 profit. The Luton South representative bought the three-bedroom semi-detached house in July 1995 for just £72,995 and spent £22,341 of taxpayers’ money on improvements. During the 2007-08 the 54-year-old designated the property as her second home,…

Civilian housing inspectors are first in the country to receive police powers

April 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two volunteer housing inspectors have become the first in the country to receive special police powers which will allow them to interrogate suspects. Bill Whelan and Michael Hearn were awarded the powers by Hertfordshire Constabulary in order to more effectively patrol residential estates in Stevenage. The unpaid volunteers now have the power to demand the…

Record breaking football dribble UP Kilimajaro

April 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Three Brits have become the first people in the world to successfully dribble a football 19,000ft up Mount Kilimanjaro. Dominic Durose, 31, Phillip Malley, 33 and Simon Baker, 32, all of Huntingdon, Cambs., took four days to kick, dribble and volley the ball up the huge mountain. NHS administrator Dominic said he was not a…

Stunning picture of double rainbow photographed in Coventry

April 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This stunning picture of a rare ‘double rainbow’ was captured after a torrential downpour in a city suburb. It was snapped by Rachael Bint, 30, who spotted it outside her home in Coventry, West Mids., last Saturday afternoon. They are caused when raindrops reflect sunlight at two different angles creating a second perfectly-formed, yet fainter,…

Pothole reveals 1920’s tramline buried 60 years ago

April 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Residents were stunned when a huge pothole on their street became so deep it revealed an historic TRAM line – which was buried 60 YEARS ago. The crater uncovered a metal track which once carried trams through the streets of Plymouth, Devon, in pre-war Britain. Local residents were completely unaware of the historic line except…

Plymouth pub death girl may have been caused by Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

April 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A 22-year-old who died after collapsing in front of 700 people in a packed pub was killed by a rare genetic condition, her family said. Tragic Kirsty Thompson was found unconscious during an evening out with friends at the Walkabout bar in her home town of Plymouth, Devon. She was found slumped on the dance…

Secret to picking a winning horse? The colour of a jockey’s jacket.

April 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Forget studying form, women have more chance of winning money on the horses by gambling on the colour of a jockey’s jacket or a nag with a funny name, a study has revealed. Researchers found more than half of those who placed their bet because of the horse’s name have walked away with cash in…

Rambler survives 300ft cliff fall plunge

April 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A walker had a miracle escape when he fell 300-feet off a cliff – and suffered only cuts and bruises. The un-named rambler, 55, was strolling along a coastal path in the dark when he stumbled and plummeted 90m over the cliff edge. He plunged off the massive 600ft high cliff, rolled down the jagged…

YouTube singer to get US recording deal from her bedroom in Dorset

April 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A young singer who posted videos on YouTube of her belting out tracks in her living room is on the verge of signing a recording deal with a major American label. Pretty Beccy May Cooper, 20, was talent-spotted by U.S. music executives and whisked off to New York after they watched clips of her covering…

22-year-old woman dies in Walkabout bar in Plymouth

April 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Four men are in custody after a 22-year-old woman collapsed and died in front of 700 people in a packed pub. The unnamed victim was found unconscious by staff and Bank Holiday revellers at the Walkabout bar in Plymouth, Devon. She was given first aid by paramedics and rushed to hospital but pronounced dead on…