The ultimate emergency call – A £1 red phone box fitted with a heart defibrillator

August 31, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A disused BT phone box is to become a life-saving Tardis – by being fitted with a heart defibrillator. The traditional red booth in the village of Chedworth, Glos., is to house an emergency medical kit which jump-starts the heart during cardiac arrest. Parish leaders came up with the idea because ambulances take so long…

JCB digger thief jailed for nine months after 5MPH police chase.

August 31, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A thief who stole a JCB digger and led police on a 5MPH car chase has been jailed for nine months. Dozy Gareth Twigg, 23, was spotted pinching the one-and-a-half tonne digger from a building site in Rugby, Warks., on July 7. He then smashed through a metal fence and drove for 100 yards on…

Massive moths hatch at UK butterfly sanctuary

August 31, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Staff at a butterfly sanctuary were celebrating after nine of the world’s largest moths hatched. The giant Atlas moths – which boast an impressive 10in to 12in (25cm to 30cm) wingspan – hatched from their chrysalises at Berkeley Castle Butterfly House in Gloucestershire. Atlas moths are named after the intricate, colourful map-like patterns on their…

Diabetic DJ locked overnight in theme park

August 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Theme park staff were forced to apologise after a diabetic was locked in the car park over night – for seven HOURS. Angry Alan Carr, 23, was forced to spend the night in the back of his van after the security gates were locked before he left. Alan, a mobile disk jockey, had been working…

David Beckham’s TVR on eBay

August 27, 2010 | by | 6 Comments

A TVR supercar built personally for England sporting legend David Beckham is for sale on eBay. The TVR Cerbera was presented to the former England captain in 2000 while he was playing for Manchester United and has his name engraved on a plaque near the engine bay. Wife Victoria requested the rare ‘Crystal Topaz’ paintjob…

Big Brother champion Josie Gibson to head down under with John James

August 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Big Brother champion Josie Gibson will jet off to Australia with her housemate love John James Parton, her family revealed today. Yesterday Josie’s aunt Kay Gibson, who raised Josie at her home in Westerleigh, Bristol, said: ”I think going to Australia will be the next thing – I’m sure as eggs is eggs. ”She was…

The greatest overtaking manoeuvre ever?

August 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment a race car driver pulls off one of the gutsiest overtaking manoeuvres ever – by JUMPING the car in front. On a mud track normally reserved for motorcross bikes, the battered saloon takes the mound at such speed it takes off and leaps through the air, clearing the turquoise hatchback in…

Super Mario Bros named greatest computer game

August 27, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Super Mario Bros. was today voted the Greatest Computer Game Ever. The classic platform game was first released in 1985 and has since become one of the biggest selling ever with more than 40 million copies flying off the shelves worldwide. In the game Italian brothers Mario and Luigi – now recognised the world over…

Mum invents duvet with which opens on three sides

August 27, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A skint single mum is set to make a fortune with an invention which solves one of the most frustrating domestic chores – a duvet cover which opens on three sides. Canny Joyce Burt, 43, was living on the breadline when she came up with the simple design of sewing buttons on to three sides…

Hogging the limelight: Albino hedgehog saved by rescue workers

August 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Staff at an animal rescue centre were bristling with excitement today after rescuing this rare blonde ‘albino’ hedgehog from the brink of death. ‘Snuffles’ was found collapsed in an alleyway by student Laura Wallbridge, 24, after he was left too weak to move by severe hypothermia. She took the hedgehog back to her flat before…

Cat woman Mary Bale is spoofed on Twitter and Youtube

August 27, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Mary Bale has become the butt of jokes for internet users after being spoofed on Twitter and Youtube. More than 275,000 people have watched CCTV footage of a lady being dumped in a wheelie bin by a man dressed as Sylvester the Cat. The hilarious Youtube clip, which has been online for just TWO days,…

Terrifying 300ft tornado stuns Essex residents

August 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Residents of a British town were stunned when they looked into the sky and saw – this 300ft TORNADO. The huge twister struck near the town of Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, just 25 miles from the centre of London, after forming over the River Thames. Witnesses described a dark funnel of air ”tearing through the sky” for…

American footballer fined $25k for tweeting during match

August 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An American footballer is feeling like a right twit after he was fined $25,000 – for TWEETING during a match. Cincinnati Bengals star Chad Ochocinco tweeted twice during a pre-season victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, including one to complain about getting floored by a rival player. The 32-year-old told his 1.1 million followers: ”Man I’m…

Nice swell: Chris Evans enjoys surf lesson

August 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Radio breakfast DJ Chris Evans was on the crest of a wave today as he enjoyed his first ever surf lesson. Chris, 44, spent more than two hours trying to ride the breaking waves at a beach in Looe, Cornwall. The BBC presenter took his lesson under the watchful eye of professional instructor Sam Lamiroy….

Reading and Leeds Festival-goers get sexy human car wash

August 26, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

Festival-goers at Reading and Leeds can get the mud washed off by some pretty girls this weekend – in a human car wash. Car manufacturer Seat have created the shower, which will lather music fans up and hose them down before giving them a thorough air drying – just like a real carwash. Around 87,000…

Customers at Mary Bale’s workplace call for her to be fired

August 26, 2010 | by | 17 Comments

Outraged customers at the bank where cat binner Mary Bale works today called for her to be fired – as she held crisis talks with her boss. The spinster became an international hate figure after dumping four-year-old tabby Lola in a wheelie bin near her home in Coventry, West Mids. Yesterday a police officer drove…

Mum awarded £30k compensation after doctors leave swab inside her

August 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mum who gave birth by caesarean section has been awarded £30,000 in compensation – after blundering doctors left a SWAB inside her for 22 DAYS. Amy Callaghan, 28, has been told she might be left infertile after the cock-up. The sales manager was in agony after she had the operation to deliver her daughter…