Woman beat men to be most organised in the workplace

May 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Women are more organised than men in the workplace, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers have found that females are the best at keeping to deadlines and turning up on time for work. But men struggle to keep on top of things and often forget to phone people back and lose documents on their messy desks….

Little Britain’s Andy and Lou made from sand

May 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Head to the beach at Weston for breathtaking sand art with a ‘Great Britain’ theme this summer. North Somerset Council is hosting its annual sculpture event at Weston-super-Mare for the fifth year running. This year’s festival is all about Great Britain. Visitors will be able to see outstanding sculptures of a variety of things associated…

Rupert the bear was orginally brown, rare annual goes to auction

May 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A rare copy of a Rupert the Bear annual is set to fetch £30,000 at auction – because it features the cuddly hero with BROWN fur. The comic character was originally drawn with brown colouring when it was created in 1936. But when artist Alfred E Bestall’s draft cover illustration of the 1973 annual reached…

New “command vans” speed cameras catches you from four directions

May 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Meet the latest weapon in the war on motorists – this police speed camera van equipped with FOUR cameras which catches drivers on film in every direction simultaneously. Bedfordshire Police are now operating the new ‘Command Vans’ with cameras at the front, both sides and back rather than just the rear as with traditional speed…

SCRUM dog millionaire – Indian fly half tipped for rugby stardom after scoring scholarship to Hartpury college

May 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A street kid from the slums of India is being tipped for rugby stardom after former England captain Phil Vickery spotted the lad dubbed – SCRUM DOG millionaire. Full-back and winger Sailen Tudu, 20, was playing in his bare feet on wasteland with street scavengers in Calcutta in 2007. But Vickery was tipped-off about Sailen’s…

Sharks spotted basking in the sunshine

May 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These incredible underwater photographs capture the moment the first sharks of the year were spotted off the British coast. The magnificent basking sharks swim with their giant mouths open – filtering 2,000 tons of water per hour for plankton and fish. The two adult and three young sharks were captured on film and are the…

Obesity pictures banned from exhibition after dozens complain

May 20, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

An artist has been banned from displaying photographs at an exhibition about obesity – because they featured snaps of fat people NAKED. One shocking image, which attracted dozens of complaints, showed a morbidly overweight woman sitting naked on a bench while throwing up. Artist John Yeadon, 62, sparked outrage when he displayed 30 pictures and…

Death crash driver walks free from court with £100 fine

May 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A grieving father has condemned the justice system as ”ridiculous” after the driver who caused a crash which killed his 17-year-old daughter walked free from court with a £100 fine. Stunning hairdresser Carly Bown was a rear seat passenger in Darren Sargent’s car when he lost control on a bend at nearly 60mph and ploughed…

Woman paralysed by Orient Express emergency stop

May 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A woman is suing the owners of the Orient Express after she was thrown from a seat on the iconic train and left paralysed for life, it has emerged. Devastated Sylvia Brown, 60, paid £7,000 for a dream holiday in Thailand on the famous long-distance passenger locomotive. She had travelled to Asia to celebrate her…

Supermarket wines scoop gold at top awards

May 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

British supermarkets have scooped a string of gold medals at the world’s top wine competition for their own-label wines costing as little as £5.99. Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Asda shared 12 top awards at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2010, seven of which are priced under £10. Marks & Spencer topped the table…

Top TV location manager killed his wife with a single blow court hears

May 19, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A top TV location manager killed his wife with a single blow because she over-cooked his birthday dinner, a court has heard. Jonathan Wicks, 48, allegedly punched or slapped wife Sarah, 49, once after she threw plates at him because he complained about the burned roast beef. But the blow ruptured an artery in her…

7-year-old is youngest to enter British Rubik Cube championship with time of 1.49mins

May 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A seven-year-old girl has become the youngest person ever to enter the British Rubik Cube championship – after completing the puzzle in under two minutes. Talented Sophie Roulston was only given her first cube six weeks ago – but can already finish it in just 1 minute 49 seconds. She will now make history by…

Man in court for killing swan faces £5000 fine

May 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man is facing charges of killing a swan after he was caught smuggling the bird’s body away from the banks of a river. Mohammed Miah, 29, from Bedford, is charged with killing a non-schedule 1 wild bird under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. A spokeswoman for Bedfordshire police said that Miah was apprehended…

Dancing dodo TV ad for Five Alive is set to make a fortune for retired musician

May 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A songwriter who’s music career was virtually extinct is set to make a fortune after a track he wrote 30 years ago featured on the hilarious ‘dancing dodo’ TV ad. Don Farndon, 68, is coming out of retirement and even recording a new album off the back of fruit drink Five Alive’s new commercial. The…

Schoolboy becomes The Beano’s youngest ever writer

May 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A seven-year-old has realised ”every little boy’s dream” after becoming the youngest ever contributor to The Beano with his first comic strip. Freddie Neno, from Eastington, Glos., sent a storyline to publishers D C Thompson and Co Ltd for the ”Fred’s Bed” comic strip that runs in the weekly magazine. The tale sees comic star…

Oldest fisherman celebrates 70 years at sea despite not eating fish and not being able to swim

May 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The oldest fishermen in the country celebrated 70 years of netting seafood despite never tasting his catch – because he doesn’t eat FISH. Bill Hocking began fishing in May 1940 as 11-year-old boy and is still hauling lobster and crabs 70 years later. He starts work at 5am every morning and works seven days a…

Police hunt speeding motorbike rider who covers his numberplate with his hand

May 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police are hunting this biker who has beaten dozens of speed cameras by driving past them at high speeds while covering his number plate – with his HAND. The motorbike rider has been snapped numerous times breaking speed limits on a Yamaha 125cc – but has eluded capture every time. Police in Plymouth, Devon, say…