Most popular stories of 2010

December 31, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Blind dogs, entrepreneurial teenagers, super-rich Arabs and a cat-hating bank worker – here are the most popular SWNS.com stories of 2010. 1) Blind German Spitz dog uses echoes to find his way round – October A dog born without eyes is finding his way in life after teaching himself to ‘see’ like a BAT –…

Jo Yeates murder: police examining third car

December 31, 2010 | by

Detectives today stepped up their search in the hunt for clues into the murder of Jo Yeates by visiting the house next door to the building she shared with the suspected killer. CSI officers spent the last two days stripping the flats lived in by tragic architect Jo Yeates, 25, and her ”strange and creepy”…

Former Clifton College head teacher: I be “astonished” if Chris Jefferies was involved

December 31, 2010 | by

The former head teacher of exclusive Clifton College today said he would be ”astonished” if Jo Yeates’ landlord Chris Jefferies had anything to do with her murder. Stuart Andrews, 78, took up the role of headmaster at the £30,000-a-year school in 1975 and retired in 1990. Mr Jefferies taught English to boys at School House,…

Chris Jefferies bought Jo Yeates flat from paedophile colleague

December 31, 2010 | by

Jo Yeates murder suspect Chris Jefferies bought the flat the architect lived in from a paedophile colleague who abused a young boy, it has emerged. Fellow Clifton College teacher Stephen Johnston used to live below Jefferies in Flat 1 of the building on 44 Canynge Road. Bachelor French teacher Johnston sexually abused a pupil between…

Expat is first Brit to celebrate New Year’s Day

December 31, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

An expat on a remote Pacific Ocean island today became the first Briton to toast in the New Year – 12 hours before mainland UK. Derek Andrewartha, 61, celebrated the turn of the year at his home in Kiribati – the first country on the planet to see in 2011. Kiribati is 12 hours ahead…

Model gets boob job – for £3.90

December 31, 2010 | by | 25 Comments

A busty model today showed off her brand new £5,000 boob job – which she won for the price of a pint. Stunning Danielle Sheehan, 20, won the makeover on a popular auction website – after bidding just £3.90. She underwent surgery at a private clinic in Norwich to boost her size 34C breasts by…

Two men arrested on suspicion of raiding post office armed with crossbow

December 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police today arrested two men on suspicion of carrying out a terrifying raid on a post office in which a shopkeeper was injured when a CROSSBOW was shoved in his face. CCTV showed two men threatening the postmaster and demanded money and cigarettes before carrying out the attack at 6.15 am on Wednesday morning. One…

Jo Yeates murder: who is Chris Jefferies?

December 30, 2010 | by

Jo Yeates’s landlord, Chris Jefferies, has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of the 25-year-old Bristol architect. Jefferies, 65, taught at exclusive Clifton College’s School House, an historic all boy’s college, for more than 40 years. He is well-known around Clifton and campaigns heavily for the local Liberal Democrats by posting leaflets through doors…

Joanna Yeates’ landlord arrested on suspicion of Bristol architect’s murder

December 30, 2010 | by

Police today arrested a 65-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of Bristol architect Joanna Yeates. It is thought the suspect – who was arrested at 7am this morning at an address on the street where Jo, 25 lived – is her landlord, former teacher Christopher Jefferies, 65. A spokesman for Avon & Somerset police…

IMDB Movie Database still run from an anonymous suburban home in the UK by a Vice President of Amazon

December 29, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

One of the world’s biggest and most influential websites is run by a self-confessed British geek from an anonymous suburban home, it emerged yesterday (Weds). Colin Needham, 43, is the founder of IMDb.com – the Internet Movie Database – which is the 42nd most popular website in the world and attracts 57 million unique visitors…

Jo Yeates’ landlord claims she left her flat with two mysterious people on the night she disappeared

December 29, 2010 | by | 9 Comments

Detectives are investigating claims that murdered Jo Yeates was seen leaving her flat with two mysterious people on the night she vanished, it emerged today. The landlord of the mansion house she lived in has told detectives he saw three people – one of whom he believes was Jo – leaving her property. Chris Jefferies,…

Missing Bristol woman Joanna Yeates may have been abducted

December 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The distraught parents of missing Bristol woman Joanna Yeates broke down in tears today as they revealed they fear she has been abducted. Best friend Rebecca Scott (left) and Joanna Yeates (right) David and Teresa Yeates said their worst fears are that she has been dumped in the snow. Pretty landscape architect Joanna, 25, was…

CCTV images show missing Bristol woman Joanna Yeates leaving Waitrose

December 22, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

Police today revealed missing Bristol woman Joanna Yeates visited two shops before her ”baffling” disappearance. CCTV images show architect Jo visiting Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets in Clifton, Bristol, as she walked home after a work Christmas drinks party on Friday. The cream coat Jo is pictured wearing and all her other possessions, including the shopping…

Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak as children’s decision to live with ex-husband Tom Cruise

December 22, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Nicole Kidman has spoken out about her adopted childrens’ decision to live with their father Tome Cruise since her divorce from the actor in 2001. The 43-year-old actress told Hello! magazine about her sadness at Isabella, 18, and Connor, 15, living in Los Angeles with Cruise and his new wife Katie Holmes. She said: “They…

Kids eat from bins in vomit and faeces-covered flat because of X-Box-playing dad’s neglect

December 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A cruel dad abandoned his three children to eat food from bins in a house covered in vomit and faeces – because he was too busy playing on his XBOX. Horrified social workers took the kids – aged five, two and 19 months – into care after finding them ”covered in filth” and eating food…

Bad Santa: Father Christmas arrested for carrying drugs

December 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Children watched in horror as police swooped on a festive grotto and arrested Father Christmas – for carrying DRUGS. Bad Santa? Billy Bob Thornton in 2003 comedy The Santa Claus had handed out presents to around 70 children at a pub in Corby, Northants., on Saturday. But after changing out of his costume to join…

The Apprentice contestant Christopher Farrell faces jail for fraud charges

December 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An apprentice contestant fired from the show for ”not having the ruthless streak” to succeed in business was facing jail today after he admitted a string of fraud charges. Former Royal Marine Christopher Farrell, 29, falsified mortgage applications by inflating clients’ salaries and, in some cases, inventing jobs for them. Farrell, who worked as a…