Gone with a song: Entire choir disappears at Heathrow

April 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A Nepalese choir which flew to Britain to take part in a music festival have “absconded” from a UK airport, shocked organisers have revealed. Immigration officials were investigating after the ten-strong male choir vanished shortly after landing at Heathrow Airport. The group had been due to perform in the Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival…

Pals team up for eco-bike world record attempt

April 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A group of friends are hoping to break a land-speed world record by riding this incredible bicycle – made entirely from wood. Michael Thompson, 41, took up the challenge to create a fully wooden bicycle after a friend bet him £1 that it was impossible. The joiner and eco-designer has now won the money after…

Killjoy Post Office bosses ban Royal Wedding flags

April 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Royal Mail bosses have been blasted after banning staff from flying the Union Jack to celebrate the Royal wedding. Killjoy Post Office chiefs fear the flag could spark sectarian trouble, because of its link to Glasgow Rangers FC. Now, with tensions between rival Celtic and Rangers fans reaching boiling point, staff have been told they…

Wheel-y lucky: Women miraculously cheat death after wheel falls on car

April 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Two women cheated death after a bouncing WHEEL from a passing vehicle shattered their car windscreen – in the fast lane of a busy motorway. Lucky Jessica East, 21, and Holly Williams, 22, recoiled in horror when the wheel careered over the central reservation of the M5 into the path of their Volkswagen Golf. It…

Weston Pier to host huge Royal Wedding party

April 27, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Hundreds of flag-waving partygoers will flock to one of the biggest Royal Wedding celebrations in the country – on the new £39million Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare. The state-of-the-art pier, which re-opened last year following a devastating blaze in 2008, will host a huge fancy dress knees-up to mark the nuptials of Wills and Kate. The…

Vanessa George was my best friend

April 27, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Little Ted Nursery worker Laura*, 48, met Vanessa George through a friend and they quickly forged a tight bond. But then the news of the child porn horror story broke and her life changed forever… In Laura’s eyes Vanessa seemed like an ordinary, middle aged mum-of-two when she met her in a playground. Immediately Laura…

The Queen replies to child’s Royal Wedding complaint

April 27, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

A cheeky schoolgirl who sent a letter to the Queen complaining that the Royal Wedding would clash with her grandfather’s birthday was shocked – when she received a REPLY. Nine-year-old Bowen Pella-McDyre told the Queen she was ”not amused” that William and Kate’s wedding would ”hog all the limelight” from her granddad’s 78th birthday on…

Prince thanks Royal Wedding wine campaigners

April 27, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Prince William has thanked campaigners who wrote to him requesting that English Sparkling Wine be served at Friday’s Royal Wedding. Thousands of patriotic Brits joined a Facebook campaign requesting the Royal family shun traditional French Champagne in favour for wine produced on home soil for the Prince and Kate Middleton’s wedding reception. The campaign, organised…

River Thames source dries up

April 27, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The source of the River Thames has dried up after the UK experienced the lowest recorded rainfall in March since 1929. The Thames head spring in Trewsbury Mead near Cirencester, Glos., has stopped flowing after the driest March in more than 80 years. It was fed from deep underground and joins with the River Churn…

Gordon Ramsay suffers new kitchen nightmare

April 27, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

TV chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a kitchen nightmare after TWICE falling foul of health inspectors over food hygiene standards. Ramsay, 44, famous for dishing out foul-mouthed tirades, was left red-faced after a string of cock-ups at his Michelin-starred restaurant Claridges. Environmental health inspectors found a shocking SIX major breaches of food safety during an…

Gorilla pictured cradling newborn baby

April 27, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This picture shows the tender moment a huge 29-stone female gorilla cradles her newborn baby in her powerful arms. Mum Ozala gave birth to the baby western lowland gorilla 11 days ago at Twycross Zoo, Atherstone, Warks. The pint-sized primate has not been named because it is still too young for zoo keepers to determine…

Snow storm covers town – during UK heatwave

April 27, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

These incredible pictures show that while the rest of the country basked in a heatwave one Leicestershire village was actually covered – in SNOW. Residents living in Birstall, Leics., were stunned when a huge snow and hail shower swept overhead on an otherwise cloudless day. The 20-minute mini-blizzard at 5pm on Saturday afternoon left cars…

Fishermen watch in horror as prize boat sinks

April 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A tearful captain has spoken of his devastation after being forced to watch in horror as his prize 70 foot fishing boat sank in the North Sea. Donald Anderson, 32, was aboard his vessel, the Strathelliot, when it sprang a leak and started to take on water. He frantically tried to save it but was…

Couple cling to each other as wave batters pier

April 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This thrill-seeking couple literally cling on to each other for dear life as a huge wave crashes and breaks around them. The dramatic scene took place on Easter Monday at Castlerock in Northern Ireland as the pair stood perilously close to the edge of the pier. Photographer Tam Mullen captured the moment from the beach…

Abandoned pet turtle survives in the wild

April 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A resilient turtle which was abandoned by its owner has surprised wildlife experts by surviving in the wild for five years. Terry the terrapin was first spotted in St Neots, Cambs., in 2006 after the unwanted pet was cruelly dumped by his owner. Turtles released into the wild in Britain usually die within weeks because…

Daredevil tombstoner caught on camera

April 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment a daredevil somersaults into the sea from a famous natural landmark in a fearless display of tombstoning. The composite image captures his tumble from the stunning limestone arch at Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset. Photographer Jon Mills, 35, took pictures of the thrill-seeker as he climbed…

US rock star PJ Proby in court on benefit charges

April 26, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

Former rockstar PJ Proby appeared in court today accused of cheating the benefits system out of more than £47,000. The 72-year-old rocker, real name James Smith, is charged with nine counts relating to claims for pension credit, housing benefit and council tax benefit. Proby is accused of illegally claiming £47,421.34 between 2002 and 2008 which…