Builders banned from flying England flag over fears it might offend Muslims

June 11, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

A group of builders were banned from flying the England flag – because their boss feared it might ”offend” the local multi-ethnic community. Stunned workers hoisted the St George’s cross on security barriers in support of the England football team who start their World Cup campaign against the USA. But site managers at the new…

Free hotel nights for England’s goal scoring namesakes, unfortunate news if you are called Emile Heskey

June 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A top hotel chain is offering a free one night stay to anyone who shares their name with an England goal scorer at the 2010 World Cup. Premier Inn is extending the offer across their 589 hotels – where rooms usually cost from £29 a night – to those with the same name of scorers…

My fairytale wedding – I married shrek dressed as Princess Fiona

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A bride and groom are head ogre heels in love after they got married dressed as Princess Fiona and – SHREK. Wacky Christine and Keith spent three HOURS in make-up to walk down the aisle looking like their cartoon heroes. Keith, 44, and Christine, 40, were covered in green paint and full costume and wigs…

Pedal powered Porsche is incredible realistic replica made from parcel tape, plastic and foil

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These amazing pictures show the painstaking process of building the world’s slowest Porsche – a pedal-powered machine made of plastic tubes and gold-painted foil. Austrian artist Hannes Langeder, 45, spent six months and 1,000 hours of manual work constructing the eco-friendly Ferdinand GT3 RS. The stunning life-size model is named in honour of Ferdinand Porsche,…

BRITISH vodka trumps Russian and Polish brands to be named best in the world

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A panel of international experts announced that the world’s best vodka is produced in – HEREFORDSHIRE. Chase Vodka beat off competition from around the globe – including Russia and Poland – as it triumphed at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Chase, which is made by William Chase on his Herefordshire potato farm, was…

Coastguard rescues two men after dinghy floats three miles out to sea

June 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment two friends were rescued after their inflatable boat ran out of fuel and drifted for six hours – ending up three miles out to sea. Hapless Justin Lett, 40, and Alastair Melville, 27, had been using the 12ft vessel near the beach at Budleigh Salterton in Devon. But after drifting a…

My son learnt to walk with our pet ducklin

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Becci stared in amazement as her little boy, Finaly, four, lifted both hands off the table and edged his left foot and then his right foot forward. He had just taken his first ever steps and right beside him was his side-kick, Ming-Ming, the duck. “Look at me Mummy, look at me!” Finlay shouted at…

Obese burglar gets stuck in 2ft hole

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A 17 stone burglar was branded ”wholly incompetent” after he was caught red-handed when he got stuck – trying to climb through a 2ft hole. Tubby Clive Webster, 30, used a screwdriver, a crowbar and a hammer to knock the small hole though the side wall of a department store. But he became wedged when…

Abuse shouting worshipper walks free from court

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A devout church worshipper who disrupted services by accusing parishioners of having affairs has been bound over to keep the peace. Rowdy Jean Gardner-Cato, 51, repeatedly shouted and interrupted proceedings over a four month period at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Horfield, Bristol. She was charged under the rarely-used Ecclesiastical Courts Jurisdiction Act 1860 and…

Groundhog Day woman loses memory and relives the same day for 16 years

June 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A woman stuck in a real-life Groundhog Day has lived the same day over again for the last 16 years – because her memory is wiped clean every few hours. Forgetful Michelle Philpots, 47, suffered head injuries in two separate car crashes and has been left with no short-term memory since 1994. In a remarkable…

Patient to sue hospital after £50,000 necklace goes missing

June 10, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A patient is planning legal action against a hospital after her unique £50,000 diamond necklace vanished while she was unconscious following a fall at home. Psychologist Dr Valerie Stewart, 65, realised her 3.5 carat yellow diamond pendant was missing when she woke after six days in a coma. The necklace is irreplaceable because it was…

Christian mum fined after taking kids out of school for bible classes

June 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A woman who took her two daughters out of school to attend a week-long Christian bible conference has vowed she would ”go to prison” rather than pay a £100 fine. The 34-year-old mother, who cannot be identified, appeared in court and denied two charges of failing to ensure her daughters attended school. She admits taking…

I have a trampolining Pig!

June 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Looking out at the garden we couldn’t help but chuckle at the sight of Scarlett sitting proudly at the top of her 6ft slide waiting for a little push on her curly tail. Not only could our new piglet trampoline like a pro, she had taken to sliding down her 6ft slide like it was…

Man jailed over Twitter bomb threat

June 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An ex-soldier who threatened to blow up a courtroom on his Twitter page has been jailed for five months. Christopher Villaweaver, 23, posted the threat to blow up Worcester Crown Court using a chlorine bomb. One message – under the username ‘Semtexpetn’ – posted on April 12 at 5.53pm read: ”Just decided that a chlorine…

Sailor stranded in Caribbean is rescued after texting dad in Birmingham

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A British sailor stranded in the Caribbean was rescued after he sent a text message to his dad in Birmingham saying: ”Help me – I’m in the shit”. Former IT consultant Paul Mountjoy, 39, lost control of his yacht when the steering failed as he sailed between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. He sent…

Couple find face of baby Jesus in wallpaper while decorating their kitchen

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A couple decorating their home had the fear of God put into them after this image of the baby Jesus appeared – on their WALLPAPER. Stunned Sheila and Richard Woolhouse were stripping old wallpaper from their kitchen when they spotted the religious incarnation. The eerie damp marking appears to show a baby wrapped in linen…

British blokes are ‘too macho’ to wear sun tan lotion

June 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A third of British blokes NEVER wear sun tan lotion, according to new research. The shock study of 3,000 men by Superdrug revealed one in ten are too macho to protect themselves from the dangers of the sun, because it’s ‘girly’. A further four in ten blame their ignorance on forgetfulness. One in five said…