Unhappy Mondays, 11.18am is the most stressful time of the week

May 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The most stressful point of the working week is 11.18am on a Monday morning, a study has revealed. Catching up with emails and workloads after the weekend break leaves the average Brit feeling stressed just two hours and 18 minutes after arriving at the office. Researchers also found seven out of ten Brits feel stressed…

Puzzler spends 7 years completing massive jigsaw only to find ONE piece missing

May 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A pensioner who spent seven-and-a-half years working on a 5000-part jigsaw finally completed the puzzle only to find there was ONE piece missing. Dedicated Jack Harris, 86, started the gruelling puzzle in 2002 when it was bought for him as a Christmas gift by his daughter-in-law Eve. He began work on monster jigsaw, which depicts…

Miracle as glider crash lands in front garden and pilot walks away unhurt

May 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A pensioner had a lucky escape when a GLIDER missed his house by a few feet and crashed – in his front GARDEN. Shocked Mike Baber, 72, was watching television with his wife Eileen when they heard a loud “thud” come from outside their home. Mike went out into the garden and was stunned to…

Worcester Lib Dems elect their youngest chairman, 17-year-old Alasdair Wood who is still too young to vote

May 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A regional branch of the Liberal Democrats has elected a 17-year-old as their youngest ever chairman – even though he is not yet old enough to VOTE. Youthful Alasdair Wood will lead Worcester Liberal Democrats after their previous leader stepped down following national party’s decision to join a coalition government led by the Conservative Party….

Millions of men admit their wife wears the trousers in their household

May 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Half of the nation’s men reckon their wife wears the trousers in the household, it emerged yesterday. Millions of men admit their missus has the upper hand when it comes to minding the purse strings, switching utility companies and making big family decisions. Husbands on the other hand, are only in charge of getting the…

Student who egged Cameron is expelled

May 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A student who threw an egg at David Cameron has been expelled despite the fact he apologised by letter – and received a message of forgiveness from the new Prime Minister. Teenage bricklayer Tyler Dixon, 16, hurled the missile at the Tory leader as he visited the college on his campaign trail in the run…

Glider lands in front garden narrowly missing pensioner

May 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A pensioner had a lucky escape when a GLIDER missed his house by a few feet and crashed – in his front GARDEN. Shocked Mike Baber , 72, was watching television with his wife Eileen when they heard a loud “thud” come from outside their home. Mike went out into the garden and was stunned…

Nurse attacks landlady with Dalek

May 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A psychiatric nurse has been jailed for three years after he threatened to kill his landlady and battered her – with a model DALEK. Brutal Robert Golding, 55, used a pewter salt shaker, in the shape of one of the Dr Who monsters, to beat Jane Wilkinson around the head. Golding also attempted to strangle…

Rise in beekeepers as Brits rush to save honey bees

May 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s buzzing to a new generation of beekeepers as record numbers take up the hobby in a bid to save the threatened honey bee, officials have revealed. Beekeeping clubs around the country have reported massive rises in membership of up to 50 per cent in the last year thanks to thousands of budding apiarists. Experts…

Man lights cigarette and house explodes following gas leak

May 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man told has told how he miraculously escaped death when his home was destroyed in a gas blast sparked — when he lit a cigarette. Terrified Wayne Moore, 37, was at home in Exeter, Devon, with his mum Irene Stoneman, 57, when he flicked on a lighter to smoke a fag. But the spark…

German tank ace ‘Black Baron’ was killed by a modest granddad from Northants

May 14, 2010 | by | 5 Comments

A modest British granddad has finally been credited with killing dreaded German tank ace the ‘Black Baron’ – ending a mystery which has lasted for more than half a century. New evidence has emerged which proves retired Joe Ekins, 86, fired the fatal blast which ended the reign of terror of Nazi Germany’s most feared…

Schoolboy Brandon Thorne, 12, allowed to vote in General Election – wearing his school uniform

May 14, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A council were investigating claims that a twelve-year-old boy voted in the General Election – wearing his school uniform. Brandon Thorne, 12, accompanied his parents Ramon, 75, and Naomi, 44, to their polling station at Thetford Abbey Neighbourhood Centre, in Thetford, Norfolk, last Thursday. Brandon, a pupil at the Charles Burrell Humanities School in Thetford….

Council employs 300 translators speaking 84 languages to give advice to immigrants

May 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A council is employing 25 times more interpreters than 10 years ago as a result of an increase in non-English-speaking immigrants. The number of translators at Milton Keynes Community Language Service have rocketed from 20 to 300 since 2000. Massive demand means the centre, part of Milton Keynes Council, now offers services in 84 languages…

Open wide, puma dentist faces up to his biggest challenge

May 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This brave dentist was feline brave after removing four teeth from an adult PUMA. Fierce big cat Demelza had been suffering from gum disease and was sedated and transported in a special ambulance to the veterinary school at Cambridge University. Experienced animal dentist Peter Fordyce, who usually works with domestic cats, then performed the dental…

Odd looking bird “GUIN” rare cross between guinea-fowl and chicken

May 14, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

This odd-looking bird had her owners in a right flap when they discovered she was a rare cross breed – with FOUR wings. The strange bird – called a Guin – is a bizarre cross between a guinea fowl and a chicken. But guin – nicknamed ‘Tulip’ after she hatched in Spring – has two…

Controversial DIY drug kits supplied by police

May 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A police force sparked controversy  over plans to hand addicts leaving custody ‘DIY drug kits’ with clean needles and advice showing how to find the best veins. The new scheme launching at Parkside station in Cambridge next month is the first in the country to provide such packs to intravenous drug users at a police…

Judge gives road rage thug week off curfew so he can attend rock festival

May 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A judge suspended a curfew imposed on a road rage thug who attacked a street sweeper – so he can go to a ROCK FESTIVAL with his family. Daniel Hunsdon, 31, reeked of booze when he leapt out of the passenger seat of his car to scream abuse at a council worker who blocked his…