Five-legged lamb stuns farmer

March 31, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A sheep farmer was stunned when this baby lamb was born – with FIVE LEGS. The animal was born with the extra limb last Wednesday at Bosworth Farm, Malvern, Worcs. Farmer Julie Page, 48, said: ”The lamb was born in a field and as I approached I could see it dragging something around. ”I thought…

Bodies of two hospital workers discovered

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The bodies of two hospital workers who died in mysterious circumstances have been discovered at their home. The couple, named locally as porter Roy McQuillan, 50 and his long-term partner Ann Luca Del Giudici, 59, were reported missing after they failed to turn up for work at Cheltenham General Hospital. Police officers used a crowbar…

Solicitor appears in court on female assault charges

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A solicitor lashing out at two teenaged girls – grabbing one by the hair and the throat – when they brought his ‘paralytic’ daughter home after a drinking binge, a court heard. Jonathan Brierley, 49, allegedly grabbed and pushed two of his daughter Catrion Brierley’s friends on the driveway of his home in Penarth, South…

Mystic uses star signs to tame problem pets

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A mystic healer is using star signs to tame problem pets – as Britain’s only animal astrologer. Fiona Celeste, 43, believes that animal behaviour is dictated by the zodiac in the same way as humans. Gemini dogs are sociable and enjoy travelling, Virgos enjoy their creature comforts and appreciate peace and quiet, and Scorpios make…

Cadbury factory closes for good

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The Cadbury’s chocolate factory near Bristol has finally closed its doors for the last time. Forty staff headed to the Somerdale factory social club for a drink together before leaving for good after owners, US food giant Kraft, switched production to Poland. Workers downed tools at 1pm and left the plant which has produced dipped…

Paralysed teen sent payment letter for fence damage

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A teenager left paralysed and wheelchair bound after being impaled on railings in a cycling accident is furious after being sent a letter – demanding payment for the damaged fence. Ben Foulds, 18, was nearly killed when he skidded on wet leaves, careered into a metal railing then plunged 15ft onto the road below with…

Missing BBC presenter Peter Rowell found alive

March 31, 2011 | by | 6 Comments

A ‘depressed’ radio presenter who went missing earlier this week has been found alive and well in Cumbria. BBC Bristol broadcaster Peter Rowell, 52, sparked a huge search involving a police helicopter after he failed to turn up for work on Tuesday morning. The presenter, who was said to be vulnerable following the death of…

Two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan repatriated

March 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This is the heartbreaking moment two British soldiers were repatriated from Afghanistan after they were killed just six days before they were due to fly home. Friends and family of Mark Burgan Major Matthew Collins, 38, and Lance Sergeant Mark Burgan, 28, served together with 1st Battalion The Irish Guards. They lost their lives on…

Mother’s Day texts on the rise

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One in three mums will receive a text instead of a card this Mother’s Day, a survey revealed today Research revealed cards are very much a thing of the past amid the digital age and have been replaced by Facebook posts, tweets and text messages. Incredibly, one in six people said they weren’t going to…

Lorry crash caught on camera

March 30, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

This is the terrifying moment a lorry driver came face-to-face with a motorist driving the wrong way down a dual-carriageway. The female driver of the Vauxhall Corsa is seen joining the busy A90 in Scotland via the exit slip road. She then swerves to avoid one lorry leaving the road and ends up heading straight…

Mums on seats: Seven chair-sharing women fall pregnant in 18 months

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Seven women working at a hotel reception have fallen pregnant within 18 months – after they all shared the same chair. Elaine Ledster, Kim Gidley, Laura Burchill and Gina Ripley have all given birth to boys after sitting on a blue reception chair at a hotel in Milton Keynes, Bucks. Their receptionist colleagues Alyce Grisley,…

Fred West’s daughter condemns new ITV drama

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The daughter of Cromwell Street killer Fred West yesterday broke a ten-year silence to condemn a controversial new ITV drama about the grisly mass murders. Distraught Anne Marie Davis believes the TV dramatisation will revive deeply traumatic memories for the families of Fred and Rose West’s victims. Anne Marie, whose own mother Rena Costello and…

Concern over missing radio presenter Peter Rowell

March 30, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

Police issued an urgent appeal for information about a missing radio presenter today who is said to be ”depressed” and ”vulnerable” following the death of his father. Former ITV anchorman Peter Rowell, 52, now with BBC Radio Bristol, failed to turn up to present his afternoon show on Tuesday sparking concern for his safety. He…

Hi-vis flasher avoids prison sentence

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A teenage flasher who exposed himself to two women while wearing a HIGH-VISIBILITY orange jacket walked free from court yesterday. Pervy Michael Smith, 19, was wearing the jacket when he exposed himself to the terrified cousins, aged 20 and 23. Smith had followed the women as they walked home from a night out in Worcester…

Europe’s oldest brain discovered

March 29, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Archaeologists have uncovered the oldest BRAIN in Europe in a decapitated skull — dating back 2,500 years. The cranium, belonging to the victim of a bloody ritual killing, was discovered in a muddy pit in Heslington, during an excavation by the University of York. A researcher found the solitary skull lying face down in the…

Vulcan aircraft makes final flight from RAF Lyneham

March 29, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

The only remaining flying Vulcan – the last all-British designed and built military aircraft – flew out of RAF Lyneham for the last time today. The Vulcan was on constant standby to drop the atomic bomb during the Cold War and was decisive during the Falklands conflict. But now there is just the historic XH558…

Fukushima radiation detected in UK

March 29, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Radiation from the earthquake-damaged nuclear power station in Japan has hit the UK for the first time – in Scotland. Radioactive iodine has been detected in the air of Glasgow following damage to the Fukushima plant, hit by a 9.0 magnitude quake earlier this month. The leaking radiation was picked up by hi-tech surveillance equipment…