Pensioner finally completes jigsaw after seven years

May 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A pensioner has finally completed a seven year project to build a 5,000 piece jigsaw – after a games firm agreed to make his one missing piece. Delighted Jack Harris, 86, was able to fit the final piece into the huge puzzle after its manufacturer took pity on him and provided the missing part. Jack…

iPhone voted more important than the washing machine, combustion engine and space travel in greatest invention poll

May 18, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

The iPhone has been voted a more important invention than the washing machine, combustion engine and space travel. The Apple smart phone which has sold more than 42 million units since its launch in 2007 has been voted as one of the top ten greatest inventions of all time by the British public. The hot…

Love rat who ‘looks like Shrek’ cons women out of £1 million

May 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A serial love rat who is believed to have conned £1million out of hundreds of single women despite ”looking like Shrek” was jailed for five years. Fraudster John Keady, 44, spent an estimated 20 years charming single women across the world before stealing their credit and debit cards to rack up huge debts. He used…

Famous ‘Wem Ghost’ photograph is revealed as a hoax after 15 years

May 18, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A famous photograph which supposedly showed a ghost of a young girl standing in a fire in 1995 was actually copied – from an old POSTCARD. Amateur photographer Tony O’Rahilly took the spooky snap after taking pictures of a blaze which destroyed Wem Town Hall in Shropshire on November 19, 1995. After developing his film,…

Mum cycles around the world at 50 – with a wicker basket

May 18, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

An adventurous mum-of-two celebrated her 50th birthday by cycling 20,000 miles around the world – on a bike with a wicker shopping basket. Astrid Domingo Molyneux visited 28 countries during her two year solo journey, which cost #£4,000 in accommodation, food and travel tickets. She cycled through Europe and the Middle East before pedalling across…

Deaf man conned out of life savings in shocking Facebook ‘Deaf Lottery’ fraud

May 18, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A deaf man handed over £26,000 life savings after fraudsters targeted him on Facebook and convinced him he’d won the ”deaf lottery” Devastated Kenneth Newman, 50, empted his bank accounts, took out six loans and even re-mortgaged his home after conmen told him he’d scooped £600,000. Kenneth was born deaf and uses Facebook to keep…

Outrage at Jobcentre advert for webcam stripper

May 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A Government Jobcentre has been accused of encouraging young women into the sex trade by hosting an advert – for webcam strippers. The £100-a-day role is described as a ”job with a difference” which involves ”explicit sexual dialogue which may cause embarassment to some people”. Successful applicants will be required to sit naked behind a…

Crossbow horse survives after four fellow ponies spend three hours taking turns – LICKING the wound clean.

May 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A horse which was shot twice with a cross-bow survived after four fellow steeds spent three hours taking turns – LICKING the wound clean. Bay mare Zeta came within a whisker of death after one cross bow bolt bounced off her rib while another lodged just one inch from her lung. Evil yobs blasted the…

Fox cub and dog become best of friends in real life tale of ‘Fox and Hound’ – amazing pictures

May 18, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

An abandoned fox cub rescued from certain death after he fell into a quarry is being nursed back to health thanks to an unlikely friendship – with a DOG. The male cub tumbled to the bottom of the disused pit where he was stranded and later found cold and severely malnourished. He was discovered by…

Mum of three, 50, ordered to leave horses’ paddocks because of her skimpy outfit

May 17, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A mum-of-three has blasted racecourse bosses after snooty officials banned her – because she was wearing SHORTS. Furious Diane Lloyd, 50, was ordered to leave the horses’ paddocks because her outfit was ”skimpy and inappropriate”. Diane, who has attended every race meeting at Ludlow Racecourse over the last five years, paid £20 to enter the…

Tiny iron casket thrown out with the rubbish sells for £10k

May 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A tiny 400-year-old iron casket which was thrown out in a box of rubbish has been sold at auction for nearly £10,000. House clearer Adrian Rathbone, 35, spotted the 8cm wide ornament in a box of discarded scrap metal while he worked in a semi-detached house in Litchfield, Staffs., last September. The tiny ornament dates…

Needle bins in gym as members inject growth hormones to bulk up

May 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A gym has installed needle bins in the men’s toilets because so many members are injecting growth hormones to bulk up. Bosses at Fitness First took the drastic action after customers complained about the number of syringes left lying around. It is believed members are injecting themselves with Kigtropin, an illegal human growth hormone manufactured…

Bubble wrap wedding dress is pop of the cloths for recycled bride

May 17, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Blushing bride Rachael Robinson was literally bursting with pride as she walked down the aisle in this remarkable wedding dress – made of BUBBLE WRAP. Delighted Rachael, 30, wore the gown made entirely from free recycled materials including 13ft of bubble wrap with a 3ft train as she married fiancé Duncan Turner, 32. Primary school…

Ski instructor is ‘walking miracle’ after snapping neck twice in horror crash

May 17, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A dad-of-two who snapped his neck and back in two places in a life-threatening ski injury was hailed a ”walking miracle” as he took his first steps. Former ski instructor Adam Bailey, 41, was on a lads’ holiday in Alpe d’Huez, France, when he hit a patch of ice on a red run at top…

Scaredy cat stuck in a POLE lot of trouble as fireman performs dramatic rescue

May 17, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

These remarkable pictures show a lucky black cat being saved by firemen – after getting stuck perched on top of a 20ft high telegraph pole for 18 hours. Eye-witness Raymond Keech, 65, snapped the dramatic rescue of the stricken moggy, balanced perilously on the narrow wooden pole with its back arched in fear. Concerned residents…

Dita Von Teese sends pulses racing at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery – exclusive pictures

May 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese was riding high in these saucy pictures as she sits astride a merry-go-round pony in a shimmering pink corset. The American celebrity stripper, 37, performed a 10-minute routine at the Bristol Art Gallery and Museum which ended with her wearing nipple tassels and a thong. Voluptuous Dita, rocker Marilyn Manson’s…

Rejected author Marina Fiorato gets £250,000 advance for latest novel

May 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A hard-up young mum whose first book was rejected by every major publisher and branded ‘unpublishable’ has just pocketed a £250,000 advance for her latest novel. Marina Fiorato took a leaf out of JK Rowling’s book by penning her debut in coffee shops with her baby on her lap. She chose cafes in book stores…