Rogue traders con £100,000 from vunerable pensioners

April 23, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Two rogue traders who conned £100,000 out of vulnerable pensioners for unnecessary building work have been jailed. Billy Smith, 39, (pictured) and his son Riley, 20, targeted elderly people before overcharging them for carrying out nonexistent roof repairs. They received £50,000 from one vulnerable pensioner from Christchurch, Dorset, over a three year period after revisiting…

Policeman runs London Marathon with fridge strapped to his back

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A policeman and former paratrooper is set to run the London Marathon on Sunday – with a 40lb FRIDGE strapped to his back in support of the Royal British Legion. Pete Digby, 39, from Kimbolton, Cambs., was a former member of the Parachute Regiment and current chairman of the Royal British Legion’s Kimbolton and District…

Exclusive behind the scenes audience reaction to political debate

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Audience members at the latest live televised leaders’ debate gave the second round to David Cameron, who they say ‘won on points’. Viewers watched as the Tory leader gave a ‘polished performance’ to win back voters he may have lost after Nick Clegg’s impressive showing in the first debate. But they said no leader is…

Residents spend £1000 repainting wall which was deemed too dangerous for offenders to work on

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Residents are being forced to fork out £1,000 to paint a wall after health and safety officials ruled the work was too dangerous – for young offenders. The large cob wall was due to be given a fresh coat of white paint by youths who had been ordered to carry our community service by the…

Schoolgirl pulled from school after receiving death threats – because she is ginger

April 23, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A terrified schoolgirl was pulled out of school after she received SEVEN death threats in ONE day from a gang of girl bullies – because she had ginger hair. Pretty Nicole Nagington, 12, was so upset she even dyed her hair blonde after being called ”a ginger bitch” by the yobs. But her new appearance…

Thousands of homes hit by power blackout as squirrel explodes electricity pylon

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Thousands of homeowners were left shell-shocked by a power cut after a squirrel climbed an electric pylon – thinking it was a TREE. A total of 3,917 homes across TWO counties lost power for two hours after the nutty animal caused a transformer to explode. Technicians believe the squirrel scampered up the pylon the transformer…

Manchester City star Stephen Ireland buys £100,000 fish tank

April 22, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Manchester City star Stephen Ireland has splashed out over £100,000 on a luxury fish tank with a living coral reef which he can control from his mobile phone. The 23-year-old Irish midfielder had the 6,000 litre aquarium installed during an interior refit of his £5million home in Prestbury, Cheshire. The custom-built acrylic tank – believed…

First Victoria Cross sells for £250,000

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The first Victoria Cross ever awarded to a British Army soldier sold for a staggering #250,000 at auction yesterday – more than twice its estimate. The VC was awarded to Scottish-born John Simpson Knox in 1857 for his exploits during the Crimean War between 1854 and 1855. The medal, which is the highest honour for…

New evidence suggests dinosaurs wiped out by big freeze

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the Earth by a sudden drop in temperature – not by a comet striking the planet, boffins claimed. Scientists studying fossils in Norway have discovered the world’s seas plummeted 9C  from 13C to just 4C around 137 million years ago. They believe this was caused by a sudden…

Police introduce first ever speed camera to the Scilly Isles

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police have introduced the first ever speed trap to  a tiny island off the coast of Britain – which has just six miles of road. Officers in the Scilly Isles have taken delivery of a new radar speeding gun which will be used to target a few hundred drivers. The gun will be used on…

Boyfriend dies in fall climbing through bedroom window

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A heartbroken student has described the moment her ”perfect” boyfriend fell to his death – as he climbed through their bedroom window to avoid waking her up. Devastated Jessica Wallace, 21, had gone home to bed after spending the night at a pub quiz with friends and partner William Styles, 23. He stayed out when…

Cameron egg student branded stupid by mum

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A 16-year-old student who threw an egg at David Cameron is facing expulsion and branded ”stupid” – by his own MUM. Trainee bricklayer Tyler Dixon, 39, hurled the egg at Conservative Party leader Cameron as he gave a speech to youngsters at his college. Dixon was quizzed by police and released without charge but his…

Baby barcode for every new born

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An NHS hospital has become the first in the country to issue all new born babies with BAR CODES instead of traditional handwritten tags. The move at Kettering General Hospital’s maternity unit is designed to end mistakes caused by the notoriously messy handwriting of doctors and nurses. Now all babies are getting a personal bar…

Nicholas Clegg in Bristol ahead of critical leaders debate

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Nicholas Clegg has been visiting a mother and toddlers group in Bristol ahead of the second leaders debate. The Liberal Democrat leader was widely hailed as the winner of the first debate held last week.

Children’s toys cost average family staggering £10,000 per child

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The average parent shells out more than £10,000 on toys and gadgets for their children, a study has found. Splashing out on gifts for Christmas, birthdays and Easter and rewarding good behaviour up until the age of five sets back mum and dad around £480-a-year. Rewarding sporting and educational achievements on top of the usual…

Couple marry after groom donates kidney to bride

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A loving couple have got married – after the groom donated the bride his KIDNEY to save her life, it has emerged. Devoted Mick and Viv Price tied the knot just three years after they underwent a life-changing transplant together. Viv, 48, suffered a genetic disorder which lead to cysts forming on the kidneys causing…

Poor fox cub cricket net slip up

April 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This frightened fox cub scored a spectacular own goal when it got tangled in cricket netting and had to be rescued by the RSPCA. The cub was spotted trying to escape the netting at a cricket pitch in Norwich by a member of the public who reported the incident to the RSPCA on Sunday. Inspector…