‘Miracle’ escape for helicopter pilot who crashed into field

May 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A pilot had a ‘miracle’ escape after he lost control of his helicopter and flew into power lines – before crashing in a field. The man was flying low over a village when he was heard careering into a series of overheard electric cables. Onlookers heard a ”loud bang” as the chopper touched the power…

Frustrated resident makes cornflake box speed camera to get motorists to slow down

May 25, 2010 | by | 6 Comments

A fed-up resident has erected a fake speed camera made out of a cornflake box to force drivers to slow down. The dummy speed camera, which has been painted yellow and black, was fixed to a wooden telegraph pole over the weekend. It is believed the resident who made it was fed up at drivers…

Ability to save money is determined by the side of the brain you think with

May 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The ability to save money is determined by the side of the brain you think with, it has been revealed. Researchers working on behalf of first direct bank asked 500 adults a brain-teasing question, compiled the results and then grilled respondents on their savings habits. They found those who used the right-side of the brain…

Women 1 – Men 0 as new survey shows women win in the workplace

May 25, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Women are more organised than men in the workplace, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers have found that females are the best at keeping to deadlines and turning up on time for work. But men struggle to keep on top of things and often forget to phone people back and lose documents on their messy desks….

Drunk transsexual jailed for flicking urine at police officer

May 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A drunk transsexual who stole a £2 top from a charity shop before attacking a police officer by flicking URINE at him has been jailed for 12 weeks. Boozy Kim Goode, who underwent a sex-change op 10 years ago to make him a woman, also tried to claw a cop with her nails. Goode launched…

Parkinson’s disease sufferer becomes gambling addict as side effect of his medication

May 24, 2010 | by | 13 Comments

One of Britain’s youngest Parkinson’s disease sufferers blew £20,000 in three months after his medication made him addicted to GAMBLING. Primary school teacher Richard Wenmouth, 28, got hooked on online casinos just days after being prescribed the drug Mirapexin to control his muscle spasms. He joined 20 online gambling websites and opened dozens of accounts…

Meerkats lap up the sun, and an ice lolly, as the UK basks in glorious sunshine

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Boy, 4, given place at 26th closest school

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The parents of a four-year-old boy are furious after he was offered a place at his 26th closest school. Zachary Yates lives just a few minutes’ walk from a primary school and is within a mile of six others. But they are all oversubscribed and the local council says the nearest available space is at…

Cambridge University left red-faced after spelling mistake is inscribed on new £1.3million extension

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Cambridge University Classics department was left red-faced after MISSPELLING the ancient Greek quote on the doors of their new £1.3 million extension. Academics chose the famous Aristotle line ”all men by nature desiring to know” but spelt the word ‘phusei’, ‘by nature’, with an English S rather than the Greek letter sigma. The glass doors…

Ben Stiller and Matt Damon to star in film about British brothers from Plymouth who ran their own zoo

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Hollywood stars Ben Stiller and Matt Damon are set to appear in a new film about two British brothers who bought and run their own – ZOO. The A-lists stars are in talks to play the lead characters in We Bought A Zoo – a movie based on the memoirs of Ben and Duncan Mee….

British company exports curry to India

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British company that sells traditional English food to ex-pats abroad has started exporting curry – to INDIA. British Corner Shop, in Iron Acton, South Glos., sells over 800 different items, from Marmite to tea bags to all corners of the world. But Mark Callaghan said they have recently experienced an increase in demand from…

Noel Edmonds taxi mannequin plan to beat Bristol traffic

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Deal or No Deal star Noel Edmonds drives a shop window dummy around in the back of his black cab – to stop punters flagging him down. The TV legend, 61, bought the traditional ageing taxi for ‘a few hundred pounds’ after repeatedly getting stuck in traffic jams on his way to filming in Bristol….

Star Wars fans feel the force at Bristol comic convention

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Sci-fi fans got all steamed up at a comic book convention this weekend as they dressed in full Star Wars costumes – in 35C heat. Stunned drivers in Bristol watched in disbelief as the Star Wars fanatics descended on the city on Saturday. Dressed in full uniform – including body armour and helmet – the…

Mount Everest glacial lake swim is freezing first for green campaigner

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment a green campaigner dubbed the ”human polar bear” became the first man ever swim across a glacial lake – on Mount EVEREST. Environmentalist Lewis Pugh, 40, wore just trunks, goggles and a swimming hat to swim 1km (0.62 miles) across Pumori Lake. The icy lake lies 17,000ft (5,300m) up the famous…

Ancient wisteria tree in glorious bloom – stunning pictures

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This beautiful wisteria arch is still drawing crowds to a country garden – as it reaches its 130TH birthday. The stunning purple wisteria was planted in 1880 where it was enjoyed by generations of Victorian families. It is still producing flowers more than a century later and is the second largest wisteria arch in Britain….

Afghan hero Mark Ormrod quits army after being forced to buy his own artificial legs

May 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A Royal Marine dubbed a ”real hero” by Prince Harry after he lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan has quit the military – after he was forced to pay £26,000 for new limbs. Commando Mark Ormrod, 26, nearly died after he stepped on a Taliban landmine while he was on patrol in the…

Woman beat men to be most organised in the workplace

May 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Women are more organised than men in the workplace, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers have found that females are the best at keeping to deadlines and turning up on time for work. But men struggle to keep on top of things and often forget to phone people back and lose documents on their messy desks….