High street comes to a halt as family of swans go for a walk

June 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment shoppers and traffic in a town centre were brought to a standstill after a family of swans took a stroll along the high street. The adult bird and its six tiny cygnets spent over an hour waddling around Perranporth in Cornwall. Shoppers watched in amazement as the pen lead her brood…

Scots are no longer the tightest Brits

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The Scots are no longer the biggest penny-pinchers in Britain, a study claims. Researchers found natives of Glasgow and Edinburgh are not even in the top ten most frugal cities in the British Iles. The study found those who live in Wolverhampton are most likely to keep an eye on their pennies and pounds than…

Dating website celebrates 10th divorce

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A casual dating website is celebrating an unusual milestone – it’s 10th DIVORCE. Most dating sites boast about finding ”perfect matches” and the number of single members that go on to marry. But ForgetDinner.co.uk says only a ”tiny fraction” of its users strike a lasting relationship, and that not one has tied the knot. The…

George Best family row as brother sells flag from football hero’s funeral

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The brother of football star George Best defended his decision to sell the flag which was draped over his COFFIN. Ian Best, 43, was given the Northern Ireland football association flag by his later father Dickie after George’s funeral. More than 100,000 people lined the streets as the Manchester United legend was laid to rest…

Police slammed over iPhone gun app

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A police force is under fire over plans to allow gun owners to update their firearms licences using an iPHONE APP. Sussex Police is designing a series of applications for Apple’s smartphone which let members of the public access news, appeals and other services at the touch of a button. The force proposes letting shotgun…

You’ll never squawk alone – parrot sings ‘Come on Rooney’ during World Cup games

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Meet England’s most patriotic pet – a PARROT who squawks ”Come on Rooney”, ”Come on England” and ”Goal!” during their World Cup games. African grey Benji, 15, has a soft spot for star striker Wayne Rooney and shrieks at the TV whenever he runs onto the pitch. Benji’s football-mad owners Stephen Borrill, 46, and wife…

It’s raining apples – Good job Sir Isaac Newton didn’t sit under this tree

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Good job Sir Isaac Newton didn’t sit under this tree……. This is the moment cider makers helped squeeze the last drop from an orchard by shaking a tree – to make hundreds of apples fall to the floor. The rainfall of apples was caught on camera at an orchard which provides ingredients for Sheppy’s Cider…

Patriotic pin-up bared all in a bearskin for World Cup song

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Talk about the changing of the guard … The lads behind a World Cup song were over the moon when “a friend of a friend” turned up to their video shoot – and it turned out to be stunning glamour girl Louise Glover. Lovely Louise, 27, arrived at the south London boozer wearing nothing but…

Amputees demand their legs back from hospital

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Two amputees are outraged after surgeons threw away – their old LEGS. Bob Brownlow, 53, and Gareth Ferrin, 31, both wanted to have their amputated limbs embalmed and buried with them when they die. But the pair were shocked when surgeons incinerated the body parts despite requests for them to be kept. They have now…

Amazing x-rays of dog which swallowed FIVE plastic toys

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This plucky pooch was left feline sick after swallowing FIVE plastic toy cats which vets discovered in these remarkable X-ray pictures. Snowy, a one-year-old white West Highland Terrier, worried her owner Samantha Reed, 42, when she suddenly lost her appetite and started vomiting three times a day After extensive tests proved unhelpful, baffled vets took…

Thief steals suit to wear in court – on shoplifting charge

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A man stole a suit on his way to court – so he could wear it in the dock to face a shoplifting charge. Phillip Northmore, 26, stole the trousers, jacket, shirt and tie from a shop so he would look smart in front of a judge. He had been due in court charged with…

Three Lions on my badge – archaeologist finds 700 year old emblem hidden in wall

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An archaeologist has found a lucky omen for England’s World Cup dreams – a 700-year-old badge emblazoned with the THREE LIONS. Stunned Caroline Rann found the tiny copper badge while she was scouring a derelict building site in Coventry. She was amazed to find the 5cm high badge poking out of a crevice in an…

Residents mount 24 hour vigil to block travellers invading RAF Locking

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Residents living on a former RAF base have set up a round-the-clock blockade to prevent travellers from invading the site. The Locking Parklands estate in Somerset has become a haven for travellers because of its 100 acres of unspoiled grasslands. Homeowners have brought in 10 tons of stone to barricade all entrances to the former…

Builder nearly loses TESTICLE when charity groin wax goes badly wrong

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A man who took part in a charity groin wax was rushed to hospital – after it nearly ripped off his TESTICLE. Builder Joe Cooper, 24, agreed to a ‘back, sack and crack’ to raise money for his local hospital. But he ended up needing medical treatment himself when a wax strip tore off his…

Newquay taxi driver retires after passenger leaves him £250,000 tip

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Taxi driver Don Pratt retired from work after a regular passenger left him a £250,000 TIP – in her WILL. Cabbie Don, 65, spent 20 years ferrying pensioner Mary Watson to and from her local shops in Newquay, Cornwall. He picked her up from her house and took her wherever she needed to go –…

Baby owl survives three days in lion’s cage

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This is the moment a baby owl had a miracle escape after it fell from its nest into a zoo enclosure only to leave it face to face – with a LION. The fluffy tawny owlet managed to survive for three days after it tumbled from a branch and landed inches from the killer lioness….

New mums are baffled by breastfeeding advice

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New mums are completely baffled by conflicting medical advice on breastfeeding, a study reveals. Mothers are confused about how often they should breastfeed, whether their baby is getting enough milk, and whether the ‘latch on’ is correct. Just 30 per cent of new mums manage to breastfeed without any problems and a third are forced…