Councillor slams £11,000 bus stop which won’t be used

September 30, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A cash-strapped council was slammed today for spending £11,000 on a bus stop which will NEVER be used. Officials at Devon County Council spent the money to install an access ramp at the bus stop in Exeter, Devon. But the authority had failed to inform the bus company of the plans – who just weeks…

Stuck au van: Drivers of vans never let out at junctions

September 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Motorists are less likely to let vans pull out at junctions than any other vehicle, a study revealed today. While nine out of ten drivers regularly give the nod to cars waiting to join queueing traffic, one in three said they would ignore a white man van. Nearly half the drivers polled said they examined…

Letter of the outlaw: Jailed thug apologises from prison

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A shame-faced thug who terrorised his home town stunned his terrified victims today by writing them a three page apology letter from his prison cell. Yob Ben Gregory, 20, committed more than 80 offences including around ten this year before magistrates finally lost patience and jailed him for nine weeks. In a letter sent to…

Bust what the doctor ordered: Boob job cream launched

September 30, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A miracle cream which increases a woman’s boobs by half a cup size goes on sale on the high street tomorrow. Rodial’s product promises to plump, firm and lift boobs by as much as 2.5cm if applied daily for 56 days. The revolutionary Boob Job gel works by blocking fat cells as they travel round…

100mph driver who attempted suicide being sued for £200k

September 30, 2010 | by | 11 Comments

A driver who smashed his car into a brand new £200million shopping centre in a failed suicide bid is being sued for more than £200,000 for the damage he caused. Depressed James Williams, 25, drove his Ford Puma into Cabot Circus in Bristol at up to 100mph – shattering the largest shop window in Europe….

Professional footballer not famous enough to avoid jury duty

September 30, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

An international footballer was court offside today after a judge told him he was not famous enough to be exempt – from JURY SERVICE. Angry Carl Fletcher – captain of League One side Plymouth Argyle – was first called up to sit on a jury in June. Midfielder Carl, 30, a former Welsh international, was…

Cancer victim leaves husband with ‘to do’ list for raising children

September 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A devoted mum killed by breast cancer has left her husband a touching ‘to do’ list of over 100 instructions for raising their two young sons. Kate Greene died aged 37 after a two-year battle with the disease, leaving husband St John, 44, to care for sons Finn, four, and Reef, six, who has himself…

Mother saves child from choking to death 500 times

September 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mother has saved her three-year-old son’s life 500 times after he was born with half a food pipe – which could cause him to choke to death every time he eats. Laurie Shepherd had to undergo life-saving surgery aged two days old because of a rare condition which left a 4cm gap in his…

Teenager convicted of pooping in stranger’s car

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A teenager has been convicted of DEFECATING in a stranger’s car after mistaking the vehicle for his girlfriend’s. The shocked owner of a 2001 Honda Civic found Austin Horries Purifoy pulling his trousers up on the back seat – with faeces on the floor of the car. According to court documents filed in Las Cruces,…

Extreme clay pigeon shooting unveiled

September 29, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A new ‘extreme’ version of clay pigeon shooting was unveiled yesterday – with targets that EXPLODE when hit. The Firebird Reactive Shooting Star Target contains a small explosive charge with ignites when it receives a direct hit. Inventor John Green spent 12 years perfecting the targets, which are safe for use with all traps. The…

Just As Beautiful: magazine dedicated to curvy women launched

September 29, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

The first glossy magazine dedicated to curvy women has launched in Britain – and refuses to use models smaller than a size 14. Just As Beautiful magazine is aimed at women between a size 14 and 20 and will not use models who are slimmer than its target reader. The publication will feature articles on…

American hydrogen balloon team missing over Adriatic Sea

September 29, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

The world’s oldest air race has ended in turmoil after an American team went missing in their hydrogen balloon over the Adriatic Sea. Pilot Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis lost contact with the organisers of the Gordon Bennett Cup at 7am this morning. They were one of 20 teams that took off from a…

KFC receipt gets motorist off speeding charge

September 29, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A motorist caught by a speed camera escaped a fine after he proved he was eating a KFC at the time, emerged today. Stunned David Clark, 57, faced a fine and points on his licence after being told he had been caught driving 59mph in a 50mph limit. But he had kept a receipt from…

Cheeky vandals get rise out of defacing village sign

September 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The sleepy village of Cocklake has been left without a village sign – because cheeky vandals keep stealing or defacing it. Pranksters have repeatedly used white paint to remove the ‘L’ so the sign reads ‘Cock ake’. But now the whole sign has been stolen and two requests for a new one – which would…

Apprentice contestant convicted of knuckleduster possession

September 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A contestant on the new series of The Apprentice was convicted of possessing a knuckleduster just weeks before filming began, it emerged today. Former Royal Marine Christopher Farrell, 28, was arrested after the weapon and a baton were found in the glove box of his Mercedes. Police were called to his home in February 2009…

Ballsy duo climb Three Peaks dressed in Borat’s mankini

September 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two squaddies almost froze their Borats off when they climbed the Three Peaks – wearing nothing but MANKINIS. Pals Jon Hodgson, 37, and Andy Watt, 42, braved temperatures of minus 12 degrees with windchill to complete their mad-cap challenge. But they posed in their garish green mankinis – made famous by the ‘Borat’ films –…

Battered: Police hunt fat female who punched takeaway worker

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Police were today hunting this overweight woman who got so angry waiting for her fish and chips she PUNCHED a takeaway worker in the face. The fat female became irate after she was told she had to wait just five minutes for her fried meal at the chip shop in Paignton, Devon. She was so…