Ministry of Defence to buy 200 bombproof vehicles with F1 technology

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The Ministry of Defence today signed a contract to buy 200 of these state-of-the art ‘bombproof’ armoured vehicles — designed using F1 technology. The British designed Foxhound will replace the much-criticised lightly armoured Snatch Land Rover – dubbed mobile coffins due to their vulnerability to roadside bombs. Thirty-seven UK servicemen and women in Iraq and…

Bristol student protests turn nasty with ten arrests

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Ten people were arrested today as thousands of students protested on the streets of Bristol. Police were forced to close the M32 motorway as the mob – many of whom lit flares – marched into the city centre. Most protested peacefully but some demonstrators covered their faces with scarves and masks as they jostled with…

Nicole Scherzinger confirms she would love to join Cheryl Cole on US X Factor

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Nicole Scherzinger has said she would consider an offer on the US X Factor judging panel alongside Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole. It was reported today that Cheryl, 27, has been offered a £3 million contract to join the show next year and Nicole, 32, is rumoured to be in the running for a place…

Practical presents top most people’s wish lists this Christmas

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Luxury gifts are out this Christmas – with practical presents now topping most people’s wish lists, it emerged today. A hangover from the recession has left many of us still keeping a tight reign on spending and that has lead to a downgrading of gift expectations this time round Rather than asking friends and relatives…

‘Hero’ German Luftwaffe pilot honoured by British community he saved

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The ‘hero’ German Luftwaffe pilot who saved hundreds of lives by guiding his blazing bomber away from a British village before crashing has been immortalised in a museum in the community he saved – after more than 65 years. Courageous Gunther Blaffert was piloting a Junker 88 laden with 1,100lb bombs destined to wreak havoc…

Headteacher forced to apologise after school report contained 14 errors

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A red-faced headteacher was forced to apologise after a school report was sent to a parent containing a staggering 14 spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. The bungling form tutor sent the ”shocking” email to the parents of a pupil in her class at Gleed Girls’ Technology College, in Spalding, Lincs. It contained simple spelling mistakes…

Schoolboy becomes youngest solo pilot at 16

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Schoolboy Louis Lapac cannot vote, smoke, buy alcohol or drive a car but he is the youngest pilot to fly solo in the UK – at the tender age of just 16. Intrepid Louis’ ‘got his wings’ and took to the skies for a 15 minute flight on his birthday and successfully negotiated a five…

Church leader describes parishioners as “crude and vulgar”

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A church leader has described his parishioners as ”crude and vulgar” booze-fuelled drunkards who are ruining life in an historic British city. Canon Alan Nugent slammed the people of Lincoln in a chapter letter complaining about the behaviour of men and women enjoying wild nights out in the city. The outspoken reverend, who is subdean…

Kim Kardashian now more popular than Barack Obama

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Kim Kardashian has topped search engine Bing’s list of most searched-for celebrities, with US president Barack Obama coming in a measly fifth place. The reality star, 30, received a whole 20% more searches than the second celebrity on the list, Sandra Bullock. Tiger Woods, Lady Gaga and Obama made up the rest of the top…

Plymouth Argyle stars without pay this month

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Cash-strapped League One football club Plymouth Argyle has not paid its players this month as it faces financial meltdown, it emerged today. Bosses have been unable to pay any members of staff for November after the club’s bank account was frozen. Plymouth Argyle Football Company Limited faces being wound up next week as it goes…

Fitness fanatic runs seven marathons in seven days – on hamster wheel

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A fitness fanatic is literally ditching the rat race to run seven marathons in seven days – on a giant HAMSTER WHEEL. Madcap Stuart Kettell, 46, spent four months building the 8ft wooden and metal wheel outside his home. He is now using it to train to run the equivalent of seven marathons in seven…

Elvis Presley’s Mercedes up at auction

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A Mercedes driven by Elvis Presley is expected to fetch £200,000 when it goes under the hammer next week. The King of Rock and Roll’s personal Mercedes-Benz 600 is up for grabs at an auction run by Bonhams at Brooklands, Surrey. It is one of a handful of cars owned by Presley and registered in…

Cheryl Cole lands £3 million deal to join Simon Cowell as US X Factor judge

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X Factor’s Cheryl Cole has been offered a £3 million deal to star as a judge on the American version of the show. The Geordie lass, 27, will be joining Simon Cowell on the judging panel when the show airs next year. Although the contract is still unsigned, Cheryl has reportedly been told by bosses…

Gillian McKeith finally gets the boot from I’m a Celebrity

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I’m A Celebrity’s Gillian McKeith was finally booted off the show last night after proving to be one of its most controversial contestants ever. The TV nutritionist, 51, drew huge viewing figures with her fainting fits and over-the-top screaming whenever she saw an insect. But she was also accused of faking her reactions by both…

Facebook now worth $50 billion

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The world’s biggest social networking website Facebook is now rumoured to be worth more than $50 billion following a private market transaction disclosed to a US blog. Techcrunch has reported that Facebook held a share auction last week where $40 million changed hands with an end share price of $20.76. The technology website estimates there…

Emma Watson and the Harry Potter stars top UK under-30 rich list

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Emma Watson and her Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint have topped a list of the UK’s wealthiest entertainers under 30. The 20-year-old actress has racked up a fortune of over £20 million from the films plus her modelling contracts with Chanel and Burberry, placing her third on the list. But her co-star…

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010: shortlist revealed

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The 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist has been released with champion jockey Tony McCoy the early bookies’ favourite. McCoy, who won this year’s Grand National at the 15th time of asking is 8/11 odds-on favourite with William Hill. The Irish jockey, who has ridden more than 3,000 winners in a stunning career,…