Conservationist kills 3 newts and posts them in a jiffy bag

June 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A ‘conservationist’ appeared in court after he battered three protected newts to death with a hammer and posted the remains to Natural England in a jiffy bag. Brian Butcher, 75, has had a thriving population of more than 500 rare Great Crested Newts on his land in Berkeley, Glos., since he installed a pond ten…

Stone circle 10 times bigger than Stonehenge is unearthed

June 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Archaeologists have begun a major dig to unearth the hidden mysteries of a buried ancient stone circle site that is tne times bigger than Stonehenge. The enormous 4,000 year old Marden Henge, in Wiltshire, is Britain’s largest prehistoric structure stretching for 10.5 hectares, which is the equivalent of 10 football pitches. English Heritage is carrying…

Seven repatriated following bloodiest week in Afghanistan yet

June 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets to pay tribute to seven soldiers killed in Afghanistan in the bloodiest week since the conflict began. Lance Corporal David Ramsden, Colour Sergeant Martyn Horton, Private Alex Isaac and Private Douglas Halliday were killed when their vehicle rolled into a waterway near Gereshk, Helmand province, on June 23. Their…

Stunning pictures of Northern lights over erupting Icelandic volcano

June 29, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

These stunning pictures show the Northern Lights shining over eruptions at the troublesome Icelandic volcano which ash cloud flight chaos across Europe. Purple and blue lights contrast with bright yellow and red lava as it flows from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which was erupting from beneath its ice cap. Freelance photographer James Appleton, 23, from Cambridge,…

Tattoo man arrested after knife attack

June 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A court has heard how a man took a knife from the kitchen of a Bath bar before brandishing it at a customer. Paul Perkins had been drinking heavily when he removed the seven-inch knife from the kitchen and approached the man with it. The 50-year-old, of Middlewood Close, Rush Hill, Bath, had to be…

International Space Station triple flyby captured in one amazing photgraph

June 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This incredible composite photograph shows the International Space Station as it whizzes around the world at 17,000mph – above Leicester. The space station orbits the earth 15 times every day – completing each full circuit in just 91 minutes but can only be viewed on average four times in any one spot due to cloud…

Coventry University launches Britain’s first degree in spying

June 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A university has launched Britain’s first degree for student spooks – a postgraduate course in SPYING. Students will research organised crime and study terror chief Osama Bin Laden and the Mafia. The MSc in Intelligence Data is the first spying course to be offered in the country. Coventry University is running the 12-month course in…

British girl breaks back in Thai speedboat crash

June 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A promising young British actress suffered a broken back after being catapulted from the top deck of a speedboat in a horror smash in Thailand. Pretty Ellie Hocken, 19, was on a gap year with three pals and was travelling to an island beach party when the two boats collided. The force of the crash…

Cat clings to car roof for terrifying 30 mile journey

June 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This exhausted cat was feline a little stressed out after it survived a terrifying 30 mile journey by a whisker stuck on a car roof. Hapless pet ‘Bilbo Baggins’ desperately clung onto the roof rack of the Land Rover by her claws as the driver sped along a busy dual carriageway at 70mph. The stunned…

Dozy burglar fought off with broom after breaking into policeman’s home

June 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A dozy burglar had an unexpected brush with the law after he broke into the home of a policeman who battered him – with a broomstick, a court heard. Pc Wayne Griffin beat prolific burglar Gavin Wilkes, 27, around the head after he caught him breaking into his house on Christmas Day. Prolific burglar Wilkes…

Mum banned after being caught drunk at the wheel with five children in her car

June 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mother-of-three has been banned from driving after she was caught at the wheel almost three times over the legal drink-drive limit – with FIVE children in her car. Reckless Emma Hartley, 35, downed pints of cider before driving her children aged 11, seven and five, and two of her parents’ neighbours’ children back from…

Cheeky black squirrel caught kissing common grey – amazing picture

June 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These incredible pictures show for the first time how mutant black ‘super squirrels’ are dominating their grey cousins by beating them to food – and mates. It is the first time a black and grey squirrel have been photographed ‘nose to nose’ since the fitter mutation began to get the upper hand. The American greys…

Family pays tribute to professor who drowned saving brother’s life

June 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Tributes have been paid yesterday to a university professor who died while attempting to rescue his brother off the coast of a seaside resort. Brave Chris Beling, 54, swam out to try and rescue his sibling after he got into difficulties in the sea at Preston Sands in Devon. But Chris suffered heart failure as…

Bungling burglar put in a headlock after trying to rob wrestler’s home

June 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A blundering burglar found himself in a headlock after he was caught breaking into – a wrestler’s house. Lee Christie, 38, got more than he bargained for when he broke into the home of 20-stone Adam Kalinowski in April. Man-mountain Adam, 37, confronted Christie who said ‘Oh sh*t’ before he began sobbing when the wrestler…

Teenage girls post Youtube video after stealing double-decker bus for 12-mile rampage

June 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Dozy joyriders – including two 16-year-old girls – left a £30,000 trail of devastation during a 12-mile rampage in a stolen double-decker bus and then posted video footage on Youtube. The three hoodie-wearing thugs nicked the bus from a depot and went on a 12-mile wrecking spree before they crashed it into parked cars and…

Beauty queen stripped of title for lying about her age

June 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A beauty queen has been stripped of her title after it emerged that she lied about her age and where she lives. Pretty Laura Anness, 27, was crowned Miss Cornwall at a pageant in front of hundreds of people earlier this month. But it has now emerged that the she had lied on her application…

Schoolboy fell off cliff to his death after drinking to celebrate finishing exams

June 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A drunken schoolboy plunged 100 feet to his death after he downed pints of strong lager and sambuca shots celebrating the end of his GCSEs exams during an underaged binge in Cornwall, an inquest heard. Tragic Paddy Higgins, 16, had three times the legal drink drive limit of alcohol in his blood after he was…