Hot fashion – recycled fire hoses used to make designer bags and belts

July 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These remarkable eco-friendly bags and belts made from reclaimed Fire hoses have become hot property with fashion conscious celebs. Designers at Elvis and Kresse use decommissioned fire hose which have been tackling blazes for up to 25 years and would otherwise have been sent to landfill. But with skilled craftmanship, Elvis & Kresse salvage the…

Battle of Waterloo uniform fetches £30,000 at auction

July 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A uniform worn by an English Lieutenant Colonel who was injured in the Battle of Waterloo has sold for £30,000 at auction. Lt Col Fiennes Sanderson Miller fought the French when he was badly wounded at the battle in 1815. His red jacket, black silk cocked hat and two swords were recovered along with a…

Rugby player’s eye pops out after crunching tackle

July 1, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

This is the moment a promising rugby player’s career was shattered after he tackled an opponent so hard his own eye popped out. Ash Howlett also suffered two blood clots on the brain, double fractures on his eye socket and broke dozens of bones in his face and nose. Paramedics put 23-year-old Ash’s eye back…

Sex swap police officers demand vetting procedures are dropped

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Transsexual police officers are unfairly discriminated against because they are asked to reveal their sex change history, a new campaign group for cross-dressing PCs claimed. The National Trans Police Association wants embarrassing vetting procedures which reveal a transsexual’s gender history to be ditched. The organisation claims people who are transgender or undergoing a sex change…

Photo-real tapestries capture beautiful British scenes using just needle and thread

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These incredibly realistic scenes from rural life have been painstakingly created by a British artist in her own living room – sewn using just a needle and thread. Jill Draper, 62, renders pictures of rural life and shimmering seascapes in her embroidered tapestries recreating scenes with astonishing accuracy from photographs. Each picture measuring around 15…

Councillor sparks fury by blaming Hillsborough disaster on fans

July 1, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A councillor has sparked outrage after he echoeing Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s claim that the Hillsborough disaster was caused by football ”hooligans pushing and shoving”. Outspoken Russell Hawker, 48, received a barrage of abuse after tweeting the gaffe on his social networking page. Hawker, an independent Wiltshire councillor, supported comments made by blundering Tory Culture…

Chilean flamingoes spotted 7,500 miles off course in NORFOLK

July 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This stunning pair of pink Chilean flamingos had birdwatchers in flap after they were spotted 7,500 miles from home at a nature reserve – in NORFOLK. The elegant birds standing over 3ft tall visited Cley Marshes near Sheringham on the north Norfolk coast line, an area normally known for avocet and marsh harriers. Experts are…

Mum gives birth in BMW after dad stops to watch World Cup

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A mum-of-two gave birth in the passenger seat of her husband’s BMW after he delayed going to hospital – to watch an England WORLD CUP match. Marketing consultant Lindsey Cartwright, 31, started having contractions around seven hours before England kicked off against Slovenia in their final group qualifier on June 23. But she stayed calm…

Shakespear for cows boosts milk production by 4 percent

July 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Farm workers have boosted the milk production of a herd by four per cent – after staging private performances of SHAKESPEARE for the bovine audience. A theatre company rehearsed scenes penned by the bard on the dairy farm and workers were surprised to discover that their milk production increased. Farm manager Martin Wellsted first gave…

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack donated to charity shop sells for £8000

July 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Four ”extremely rare” copies of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack found in a box of charity shop donations usually priced at 99p have sold at auction for £8,000. Delighted charity shop staff from Oxfam in Hertford unearthed a battered book, which turned out to be the first four copies of the ”Bible of Cricket” bound into…

Shocking CCTV footage show yobs throwing rocks at unsuspecting motorists on M1

July 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This shocking CCTV footage released shows laughing yobs hurling rocks at passing vehicles as they speed beneath a motorway bridge. At least eight drivers have been struck on the M1 in Luton, Beds., including an ambulance which had its windscreen shattered by a brick as it rushed a patient to hospital. Another three lorry drivers…

NHS fails baby born with back-to-front knees

July 1, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

The distraught family of a baby boy born with back-to-front knees slammed the NHS for failing to treat him properly. Little Gabriell Camilleri-Nugent was born with hyperextended knees and bronchomalacia, meaning his lungs and airways are too small for him to breathe on his own. A 20-week scan showed Gabriell’s legs were doubled back near…

Rare book given to charity shop sold at auction for over £8,500

July 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Four ”extremely rare” copies of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack found in a box of charity shop donations usually priced at 99p have sold at auction for £8,000. Delighted charity shop staff from Oxfam in Hertford unearthed a battered book, which turned out to be the first four copies of the ”Bible of Cricket” bound into…

Beard of bees is un-BEE-lievable challenge for brave Nellie

July 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A schoolgirl was literally buzzing after she raised £400 for charity – by wearing a full ‘beard’ of BEES. Brave Nellie Odam-Wilson, 16, had to stay calm and still as hundreds of bees came to rest on her face and neck. She achieved the bizarre look by placing the Queen Bee on her face which…

Final goodbye for you pets – UK first full pet funeral

July 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The UK’s first full funeral service for PETS featuring a humanist minister was launched so animal lovers can say a spiritual goodbye to their faithful friends. Cambridge Pet Crematorium (CPC) is collaborating with the British Humanist Association to offer devastated owners a service run by an accredited non-denominational minister. It is believed to be the…

Conservationist kills 3 newts and posts them in a jiffy bag

June 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A ‘conservationist’ appeared in court after he battered three protected newts to death with a hammer and posted the remains to Natural England in a jiffy bag. Brian Butcher, 75, has had a thriving population of more than 500 rare Great Crested Newts on his land in Berkeley, Glos., since he installed a pond ten…

Stone circle 10 times bigger than Stonehenge is unearthed

June 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Archaeologists have begun a major dig to unearth the hidden mysteries of a buried ancient stone circle site that is tne times bigger than Stonehenge. The enormous 4,000 year old Marden Henge, in Wiltshire, is Britain’s largest prehistoric structure stretching for 10.5 hectares, which is the equivalent of 10 football pitches. English Heritage is carrying…