Bright sparks at council pay £8,000 to change two lightbulbs

July 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A council was slammed today for taking three years to change two LIGHTBULBS at a cost of £8,000 – for health and safety reasons. The Church Hall and the village green in picturesque Glemsford, near Sudbury, Suffolk, were plunged into darkness after two street lamps stopped working in 2007. Parish councillors and locals concerned for…

Transvestite caught having sex with stranger’s dog

July 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A pervert was collared by police at a popular tourist attraction for committing an ”indecent act” – on a DOG. The 33-year-old man – who was dressed as a woman – was spotted by a member of the public ”acting inappropriately” with the animal. Officers cautioned the man for outraging public decency for his lewd…

Hook, line and stinker: Fisherman cooks record-breaking fish

July 22, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A keen angler was gutted after he caught and prepared a fish for his BBQ dinner only to discover it was a rare tropical species – that would have netted him a British RECORD. Holidaymaker Mark Cook, 41, was sea fishing with a friend in a boat off the coast of Cornwall when he reeled…

Stunning cars on show at Salon Privé 2010

July 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

View our gallery of Salon Privé 2010 Some of the world’s most amazing cars are on display at the Salon Privé motor show taking place this week. Luxury car makers including Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Maserati and Aston Martin have been showing off their star cars in south-west London. Sat among the £200,000 supercars is the Atomik…

Newport Jay-Z spoof is Youtube video hit

July 22, 2010 | by | 15 Comments

View the larger ‘Newport State of Mind’ video A Welsh rap group has become a Youtube sensation after releasing a spoof version of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ hit track about New York – with lyrics on NEWPORT. The parody of ‘Empire State of Mind’ has received over 110,000 hits in just two days and is…

David Beckham boosts Lego sales

July 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

David Beckham has boosted sales of Lego after revealing he is a huge fan of the iconic toy brand. The former England captain revealed he spends hours of his spare time building Lego models – including the 5,922 piece Taj Mahal. Now the Danish company has revealed sales of the £199.99 Taj Mahal set have…

Conman art dealer jailed for swindling £1 million

July 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A conman art dealer who swindled £1million out of wealthy clients by selling them famous paintings he didn’t own has been jailed for two and a half years. Andrew Parkinson, 49, used his respected gallery in Street, Somerset, to broker sales of original works by leading artists including Damien Hirst, Rolf Harris and Jack Vettriano….

Teen vandal ransacked houses and put pet in microwave

July 21, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A teenage tearaway has pleaded guilty to a number of horrifying break-ins where he vandalised the houses and even killed a pet by cooking it in the microwave. The 16-year-old delinquent smashed mirrors, poured paint over furniture, left excrement on the floor and even stole a 32-inch widescreen TV while the 64-year-old resident slept in…

Man caught on camera stealing palm tree

July 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police were appealing for information today after a man was caught on camera stealing a PALM TREE. CCTV images show the thief casually walking down a main street with the tree slung over his shoulder in the early hours of July 11. Police say the man broke the palm at the base to steal it…

Tragic schoolgirl dies days after doctors send her home with paracetamol

July 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A frightened schoolgirl suffered multiple organ failure and FOUR heart attacks just days after doctors sent her home with paracetamol and told her to take ‘plenty of rest’, an inquest heard. Tragic Amy Carter, 15, begged doctors not to discharge her, telling them ”I’m dying” but medics assured her she would be fine. But two…

Parent’s petition to remove The Simpsons from school curriculum

July 21, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

More than 400 people have signed a petition for a school to remove The Simpsons from its curriculum. Parent Joseph Reynolds is angry Kingsmead Community School in Wiveliscombe, Somerset is teaching the cartoon as part of its media studies course. He describes it as the ‘Turkey Twizzler’ of the classroom – a reference to Jamie…

School bans football after “fouling and cheating”

July 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A primary school has banned football from the playground after its pupils began copying the cheating and fouling displayed by their World Cup heroes. School headteacher Pat Fay introduced the playground ban two days before Spain triumphed over Holland in the final. She claims pupils began ”fouling, cheating and shirt pulling” after watching their role…

Meat Cleavers among deadly weapons seized from schoolchildren

July 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Meat cleavers, metal bars and a saw were among the deadly weapons seized from schoolchildren as young as eleven, it emerged today. Pupils were also discovered with kitchen knives, daggers, screwdrivers and wooden bars in 13 Bedfordshire schools in the last three years. In total, five kitchen knives, three daggers, two metal bars, two meat…

Cancer sufferer to get fairytale wedding

July 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A tragic young cancer victim given just three months to live is to see her dying wish come true and have the fairytale wedding she had dreamed of since she was a child. Brave Kirsty Ferris, 22, will wed Richard Bare this week after doctors confirmed her condition was terminal and she was living on…

Daredevil snapped ‘tombstoning’ 100ft off cliff

July 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

View our amazing frame-by-frame gallery here This is the breathtaking moment a ‘tombstoner’ was caught on camera diving 100ft off a cliff. The unnamed daredevil was pictured as he leapt head first from the top of the towering rock face near Penzance, Cornwall. He hurled himself through the air and fell between 96ft – 100ft…

British farmers introduce car wash for cows

July 21, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

British farmers are aiming to milk profits and boost productivity by introducing a car wash for COWS. The industrial-sized device features a huge swinging ”cow brush” similar to those used to clean vehicles and lorries. It is fixed inside a milking parlour or a barn and herds of cows can pass through to receive a…

Tiny hedge sparrow feeds cuckoo five times its size

July 21, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

This is the moment a tiny hedge sparrow brought breakfast for a baby cuckoo FIVE TIMES it’s size – after being duped into thinking it was the larger bird’s MOTHER. Cuckoos are brood parasites which push the eggs out of another bird’s nest and lay one of their own. In a bizarre twist of nature…