Giant edible crab caught off Cornwall is largest in the UK

April 28, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Fishermen were pinching themselves after they landed one of the biggest crabs ever caught off Britain – with claws the size of a human fist. The monster edible crab – nicknamed Titan – was discovered in a lobster pot five miles off the coast of Falmouth in Cornwall. It has a claw span of (60cm)…

NHS scandal as hospital patient dies after “wallowing in filth”

April 27, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A devastated daughter whose mother died after being left ”wallowing in filth” in an NHS hospital has accused Gordon Brown of betraying the elderly. Tragic Clara Mary Stokes, 84, honoured last year by the Prime Minister for her work as a Land Girl during WWII, was left partially paralysed by a massive stroke in December…

Banksy gifts graffiti artwork to band after he accidentally uses their name ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’

April 27, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

Graffiti artist Banksy gave a £200,000 painting to a band after he accidentally ‘stole’ their name as the title to his new film – Exit Through the Gift Shop. Exit Through the Gift Shop drummer Simon Duncan had been in the band for four years when he began receiving emails from someone claiming to be…

Glastonbury recycling bins stacked up as 40th anniversary festival preparations get underway

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These pictures show thousands of oil drum rubbish bins being prepared for use ahead of Glastonbury Festival’s 40th anniversary. A total of 40,000 colourfully painted bins will be spread throughout the 900 acre site near Worthy Farm, Somerset, in June this year. They will hold an estimated 1,847 tonnes of rubbish of which half will…

Army bomb disposal hero escapes driving ban to save career

April 27, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

An Army bomb disposal hero who was caught speeding at 143mph escaped a driving ban after the judge decided it was ”not in the public interest” to ruin his career. Kameron Edmonson, 20, was clocked at almost THREE times the 50mph speed limit in his sporty Ford Focus ST. He told police he accelerated away…

Most Brits aren’t as healthy as they think

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Six in ten Brits reckon they are healthy – but in reality are far from it, a survey has found. Researchers found one in five adults describe themselves as ‘ft and well’ while regularly snacking on crisps, biscuits and chocolate bars twice-a-day. And while the majority admit they are overweight, more than half still insist…

Children think mums are safer drivers

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Children feel safer in the car when mum is driving, a new study has revealed. Six out of ten kids aged five to 16 claim they are happier and more relaxed when their mum is behind the wheel. Youngsters say their dads drive too fast, are more aggressive and lose their temper quickly when in…

Wild squirrel shakes hands with man in stunning picture

April 27, 2010 | by | 76 Comments

This is the incredible moment a squirrel apparently shakes hands with a walker – after he coaxed it to take a hazelnut from his hand. Bushcraft expert Steve England, 35, waited motionless for 15 minutes in Stoke Park, Bristol, as the grey squirrel slowly moved towards him. He then lay perfectly still as the animal…

Boy sent election polling card – aged SIX

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mother was stunned after her son was sent a polling card to vote in the General Election – despite being aged just SIX. Nicola Mellet says the official document arrived at her home inviting her son Ciaran to the polls on May 6. The card was addressed to Ciaran, who is in his first…

£5million Greek shipwreck protected by underwater safe

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A shipwreck containing £5million worth of treasures is being protected with this cage – to create a giant underwater SAFE. The second century Greek trading vessel lies on the sea bed off the coast of Cavtat in Croatia. Little remains of the wooden ship but its cargo of earthenware amphora – ceramic vases – still…

London Marathon runner collapses after romantic proposal

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A romantic runner literally fell head over heels after he proposed to his girlfriend halfway through the London Marathon – when he passed out half a mile from the finish line. Lovestruck Gregg Clark, 25, went down on one knee to a cheering crowd at the 12-mile mark and proposed to girlfriend Lydia Solomon, 25….

Racing pigeon found 300 miles off course covered in volcanic dust

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A racing pigeon has been found more than 300 miles off course covered in DUST – thought to be from the Icelandic VOLCANO. The bird – nicknamed Bobby – was released from Tullymoore in the Irish Republic and was due to fly to Ballyclare in Northern Ireland But instead of flying north he flew south…

British troops issued with teddy bears to help them recover from Afghan ordeal

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Brit squaddies injured in Afghanistan are being issued with TEDDY BEARS to help them recover. A charity which raises cash for injured soldiers has dished out hundreds of bears to servicemen at Birmingham’s Selly Oak Hospital. Al Sutton, co-founder of Charity Troop Aid, said: ”The soldiers absolutely love them – it’s amazing to see these…

Dog owner promises to vote Lib Dem after her dog bites political canvasser

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A dog owner has promised to vote Liberal Democrat after her pet attacked one of the party’s political canvassers and bit him on the leg. Robert Hyatt-Williams, 66, was delivering campaign leaflets to an unnamed woman living when the ”huge dog” ran out of the open doorway and bit him – drawing blood. Retired GP…

Coventry yob Billy Swain finally given ASBO for eight year reign of terror

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A baby-faced teenaged yob has been handed an ASBO after making his neighbours’ lives a misery – for EIGHT YEARS. Thug Billy Swain, 18, has been banned from entering six streets near his home for four years following a string of complaints from people living nearby. Swain, who has broken at least one previous Anti-Social…

Lost racing pigeon covered in volcanic dust

April 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A racing pigeon has been found more than 300 miles off course covered in DUST – thought to be from the Icelandic VOLCANO. The bird – nicknamed Bobby  – was released from Tullymoore in the Irish Republic and was due to fly to Ballyclare in Northern Ireland But instead of flying north he flew south…

113mph car on two wheels

April 26, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A British stunt driver is attempting to motor into the record books by driving a car at 113mph – on TWO wheels. Dave Ackland, 41, is aiming to smash the world record for the fastest speed on two wheels in his BMW 325i. The current record is held by Goran Eliason from Sweden, who reached…