26-year-old jailed after she was caught stealing from her 83-year-old fiancee

June 21, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

An 83-year-old man who fell in love with the 26-year-old heroin addict who robbed him has broken off their engagement – after she stole from him for a second time. Keith Williams took pity on junkie Michelle Davies after he found her sleeping rough in the stairwell of his flats and invited her to stay…

Drug addict turns life around to become entrepreneur millionnaire

June 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mum-of-two who blew £500,000 on drugs has turned her life around to become a successful entrepreneur with a £1million cleaning business – in just five years. Dedicated Laura Walsh, 45, became addicted to prescription medication in 1987 after taking painkillers following a car crash. She spent £60 a day on a cocktail of 30…

Grieving mother tells how sons bullies drove him to his bulimic death

June 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A devastated mother told how her 21-year-old son died after vicious bullies drove him to bulimia and he lost over 10 STONE in weight. Tragic Ben Spencer, 21, died at Northampton General Hospital on 24 October last year from cardiac arrest caused by the long term effects of the eating disorder. His weight had plummeted…

World cup economy boom is a myth

June 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The boost in economy expected during the World Cup is a MYTH experts revealed and retail sales may actually take a dive as a result of the tournament. Research into the past ten major football tournaments has shown that retail sales usually dip below the annual average during the contests instead of booming. Spending may…

Bungling school workmen need spelling lesson

June 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These bungling council workmen could do with a spelling lesson – after painting the word ‘SHOOL’ on the road outside a primary school. Contractors omitted the ‘C’ when they daubed ‘SHOOL KEEP CLEAR’ outside the gates of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School in the Lawrence Weston, Bristol. It was hoped the wording…

Cambridge students create canal so they can punt to the ball

June 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Students at this landlocked Cambridge University college built their own 650ft Venetian CANAL for their traditional May Ball so they could still enjoy a riverside punting experience. Sidney Sussex College built an artificial lake and river costing £5,000 for Wednesday night’s ball as it is one of the few colleges which does not have access…

Churchill’s draft of finest hour speech shows dozens of last minute changes

June 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Drafts of Churchill’s iconic ”finest hour” speech were released for the first time – showing how the famously off-the-cuff orator had actually painstakingly planned his masterpiece. Winston Churchill’s address to Parliament on June 18 1940 on one of the darkest days of the Second World War after France fell to the Nazis heralded the start…

Football legend Nobby Stiles in hospital after suffering stroke

June 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

England World Cup winner Nobby Stiles is recovering in hospital – after he suffered a STROKE. The 68-year-old – famous for his toothless smile and ferocious tackle – collapsed earlier this week. Nobby was forced to cancel a public appearance at a pub in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks., ahead of England’s crucial match against Algeria. Harvey Gill,…

Simon Cowell makes appeal for missing Britain’s Got Talent star

June 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Music guru Simon Cowell has  appealed for a woman who once starred on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ to contact police after she vanished from her home six days ago. Thelma Townsend, 62, and husband Don, 68, captured the hearts of the nation when they performed their whistling and dancing double act in 2007. But Thelma, who…

Motorist fell asleep and killed two after driving 500 miles in 22 hours

June 17, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A motorist who killed her partner and teenage brother in a car smash after driving 500 miles in 22 hours without sleep has narrowly avoided jail. Reckless Joanne Taylor, 27, was behind the wheel for a whole day and night when she smashed into the back of a tractor. The bingo worker, of Plymouth, Devon,…

Wife Swap benefits cheat faces jail for illegally claiming £10,000

June 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A benefits cheat mum who claimed £10,000 as a single parent living alone was caught and is facing jail — after she appeared on wife swap. Scrounger Kelly Jones, 23, failed to tell the authorities that she and bus driver husband Steven Jones were living together for 18 months in Bristol. She illegally claimed £4,976…

High street comes to a halt as family of swans go for a walk

June 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment shoppers and traffic in a town centre were brought to a standstill after a family of swans took a stroll along the high street. The adult bird and its six tiny cygnets spent over an hour waddling around Perranporth in Cornwall. Shoppers watched in amazement as the pen lead her brood…

Scots are no longer the tightest Brits

June 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The Scots are no longer the biggest penny-pinchers in Britain, a study claims. Researchers found natives of Glasgow and Edinburgh are not even in the top ten most frugal cities in the British Iles. The study found those who live in Wolverhampton are most likely to keep an eye on their pennies and pounds than…

Dating website celebrates 10th divorce

June 17, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A casual dating website is celebrating an unusual milestone – it’s 10th DIVORCE. Most dating sites boast about finding ”perfect matches” and the number of single members that go on to marry. But ForgetDinner.co.uk says only a ”tiny fraction” of its users strike a lasting relationship, and that not one has tied the knot. The…

George Best family row as brother sells flag from football hero’s funeral

June 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The brother of football star George Best defended his decision to sell the flag which was draped over his COFFIN. Ian Best, 43, was given the Northern Ireland football association flag by his later father Dickie after George’s funeral. More than 100,000 people lined the streets as the Manchester United legend was laid to rest…

Police slammed over iPhone gun app

June 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A police force is under fire over plans to allow gun owners to update their firearms licences using an iPHONE APP. Sussex Police is designing a series of applications for Apple’s smartphone which let members of the public access news, appeals and other services at the touch of a button. The force proposes letting shotgun…

You’ll never squawk alone – parrot sings ‘Come on Rooney’ during World Cup games

June 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Meet England’s most patriotic pet – a PARROT who squawks ”Come on Rooney”, ”Come on England” and ”Goal!” during their World Cup games. African grey Benji, 15, has a soft spot for star striker Wayne Rooney and shrieks at the TV whenever he runs onto the pitch. Benji’s football-mad owners Stephen Borrill, 46, and wife…