Tyres to be manufactured using dandelions

Tyres to be manufactured using dandelions

October 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Boffins are hoping to revolutionise the tyre world by manufacturing the rubber using – DANDELIONS. Rubber extracted from the plant has been proven by scientists to be of the same quality as that from its cousin the rubber tree. A team of researchers are now building the first ever pilot system to extract vast quantities…

Final resting place of D-Day heroes discovered thanks to a gold ring

Final resting place of D-Day heroes discovered thanks to a gold ring

October 1, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

The wreckage of a missing RAF Lancaster bomber shot down 68 years ago on D-Day has been identified by a British historian – from the inscription on a crew member’s gold ring.

Woman trapped in her car for hours after if plunged down the side of a cliff

Woman trapped in her car for hours after if plunged down the side of a cliff

July 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This is the heart-stopping moment a motorist was winched to safety after her car careered out of control – and ended up stranded on the side of a 400ft cliff. The Vauxhall Vectra was spotted precariously clinging to the rock face at a beauty spot in St Agnes, near Newquay, Cornwall, at 9.25am today. A…

The millionaire who started his empire in a phone box

The millionaire who started his empire in a phone box

May 19, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A millionaire businessman from an inner city council estate has told how he grew from rags to riches after starting his business empire from a – PHONE BOX. Real life Del Boy Stephen Fear, who now owns 64 companies, started wheeling and dealing in the classic red booth just yards from his cramped council flat…

Hero Army Cadet drowns after saving brother

Hero Army Cadet drowns after saving brother

May 19, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A British Army Cadet has drowned while heroically saving his brother from the sea on a treacherous beach in Spain. Ethan Chant, 18, rushed into the water at Playa de la Bota beach in Punta Umbria, south west Spain, when older brother James got into trouble on Sunday evening. He plucked his brother to safety…

Liberal Demo-prat: MP says ‘WTF’ while addressing children

Liberal Demo-prat: MP says ‘WTF’ while addressing children

April 6, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

A Liberal Democrat MP was in hot water today after using a slang term for ”what the f*ck” while addressing a group of school children. Steve Gilbert used the text abbreviation ”WTF” as he discussed university costs with 200 kids at Penrice Community College in St Austell, Cornwall. He told the assembly: ”You will all…

Body of missing Bath student James Bubear recovered from River Avon

Body of missing Bath student James Bubear recovered from River Avon

April 4, 2011 | by | 7 Comments

The body of a student who went missing on a night out with friends was recovered from the River Avon this morning – more than three weeks after he disappeared. Tragic James Bubear, 19, left Vodka Revolution in Bath, Somerset, at around 10.30pm on Sunday 13 March and walked off alone. The media student at…

Bodies of two hospital workers discovered

March 31, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

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…

Fukushima radiation detected in UK

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…

Aid workers deliver food… in Devon

Aid workers deliver food… in Devon

March 14, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A charity set up to send food parcels to impoverished Eastern European countries has been forced to re-direct aid to desperate people living below the breadline – in DEVON. Aid workers have been busy delivering food parcels to residents in Okehampton, Devon, after the town suffered a huge surge in unemployment. Hundreds who lost their…

Japanese earthquake: seventh largest ever recorded

Japanese earthquake: seventh largest ever recorded

March 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake which struck off the coast of Japan this morning is the seventh largest ever recorded. At 9.5 on the Richter Scale, the 1960 earthquake in Chile is the largest ever recorded, killing 1,900 and leaving two million people homeless. In the last 45 years, just one earthquake was larger – the…

Tsunami hits Japan after massive earthquake

Tsunami hits Japan after massive earthquake

March 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A ten-metre high tsunami has devastated the coast of Japan following a massive earthquake in the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake, measuring 8.9 on the Richter Scale, struck off the eastern coast of Japan, triggering a series of massive waves which have come miles in shore sweeping up buildings and cars in the process. Tsunami warnings…

Squatters occupy Colonel Gaddafi’s London family home

Squatters occupy Colonel Gaddafi’s London family home

March 9, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A group calling themselves ‘Topple The Tyrant’ have broken into Colonel Gaddafi’s London mansion as a protest against the despot’s regime. The squatters have been occupying the £11 million property in Hampstead since this lunchtime when the unfurled a banner reading “Out Of London, Out Of Libya”. They told The London Evening Standard one of…

Councillor loses “coconut” racism appeal

Councillor loses “coconut” racism appeal

March 9, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A black councillor convicted of racial harassment after branding an Asian colleague a ”coconut” lost her appeal today. Liberal Democrat Shirley Brown, 49, used the derogatory remark against Conservative Jay Jethwa at a Bristol City Council debate in February 2009. The term is used to describe someone who is betraying their roots because they are…

Brit confirmed as victim of New Zealand earthquake

Brit confirmed as victim of New Zealand earthquake

March 8, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A missing British accountant was today confirmed as a victim of the New Zealand earthquake. Phil Coppeard, 41, was last seen on a bus heading towards the centre of Christchurch 20 minutes before the quake, which measured 6.3 on the richter scale, struck the city. Coppeard moved to New Zealand three months ago with his…

Exeter University to charge £9,000 tuition fees

Exeter University to charge £9,000 tuition fees

March 2, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A university today announced it was set to become the first in Britain outside of the elite institutions to charge students the maximum tuition fees of £9,000 a year. Exeter University joins Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London as an small group of universities which plan to impose the maximum fees. MPs voted in 2010…

New Zealand earthquake: Brit crawls from rubble

New Zealand earthquake: Brit crawls from rubble

February 25, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A British holidaymaker told how she miraculously crawled alive from the rubble of the devastating New Zealand earthquake – after popping to the LOO. Celia David was on her way to Christchurch Cathedral with husband Mark when she darted into a coffee shop toilet to spend a penny – just a the quake struck. The…