Footballer David Pipe jailed for bottle attack

June 15, 2010 | by | 15 Comments

A professional footballer has been jailed for three years after he bottled a reveller and fractured his skull in two places during a late night brawl over a woman. Bristol Rovers ace David Pipe, 26, had been on a nine hour drinking binge when he battered Rhys Morris, 29, over the head with a half-empty…

Ten year old Hamad Al Humaidhan hailed the ‘young Picasso’ as his artwork sells for £2000 a piece

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A ten-year-old boy hailed the ‘Young Picasso’ is selling his remarkable artwork for nearly £2,000 a piece. Hamad Al Humaidhan has been compared to the Cubist master because of his bold style, thick black lines and vibrant colours. His work is currently on display at The Gallery in Liverpool, where he is the current artist…

Sotheby’s auction of rare art by India’s national poet sparks international fury

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A controversial auction of rare art which sparked an international row between Britain and India finally went has gone ahead. The twelve paintings are by India’s national poet Rabindranath Tagore – the first non-European to win the Nobel prize for literature He finished more than 2,000 canvases before his death aged 70 in 1941 and…

Cambridge yob jailed for biting man’s ear off

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A yob who terrorised a town centre in a drunken rampage and bit another man’s EAR off has been jailed for six years. Douglas Witterick, 29, and his friend Barry Angus, 28, attacked bouncers in the Unique bar in St Neots, Cambs., on December 5 last year. Witterick then hijacked a Renault Clio to take…

Teenager dies in first tombstoning death of the summer

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A teenager has died in the first tombstoning death of the summer after he plunged 30ft into a disused quarry and failed to resurface. Tragic Dean Mason, 19, was diving into the deep water to cool off with friends during hot weather on Saturday when it is believed he became trapped in underwater debris. Friends…

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper recreated by village football team

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This is the moment Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting ‘The Last Supper’ was recreated by a VICAR – using his local FOOTBALL team. Reverend Nick Shutt, 51, asked players and staff from the village side to replace Jesus and his disciples in the iconic picture. Rev Shutt, a photographer of Yelverton, Devon, used the team…

Modern fathers don’t have time to be ‘Dad’

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Modern working fathers now spend so much time at the office they consider their primary role to be ‘breadwinner’ rather than ‘father’. Researchers working with voucher website Savoo.co.uk studied the attitudes towards family life of 2,500 dads around Britain who work full-time. They were asked to identify the roles they perceived as their key responsibilities…

Most women are ‘utterly bored’ with their lives

June 15, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Two thirds of British women are completely and utterly bored with their lives, according to a new study. The good news for fellas is that most girls are happy with their current relationships – but having no money all the time means 65 per cent are totally fed up. Nearly half of women claim they…

Bridge too LOW, Kurdish driver wedged under bridge after ignoring six warning signs

June 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A hapless Kurdish van driver caused chaos after ignoring six warning signs and wedging his vehicle under a low railway bridge. The white Mercedes luton van delivering bread and milk was trapped under the 9ft (2.7m) high bridge on the A142 Station Road in Ely, Cambs., for almost four hours. Firefighters had to saw the…

Britain’s Got Talent woman missing from home

June 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A disorientated woman who once starred on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is at the centre of a police hunt after she went missing from her home. 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 began ”acting out of…

Railway staff trace lost coat to father of Coldplay Chris Martin

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Rail staff who found a lost coat were able to trace the owner after they discovered family photos in the pocket – of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow. The jacket was handed into a lost property office by a commuter after it was left on a train from London to Plymouth in Devon. But staff…

Incredible double life of builder who became one of Britain’s most prolific burglars

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A respectable ‘labourer’ who left for ‘work’ every morning for ten months was actually leading a secret double life as one of Britain’s most prolific burglars – and earned £120,000. Lee Dixon, 35, told his unsuspecting fiancee he was working long days and overtime but was actually carrying out raids on a series of large…

Blue poppies grown in Devon are big hit for green fingered gardener

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A gardener was celebrating after growing a rare flower rarely seen outside the Himalayas – these stunning BLUE poppies. Green-fingered Ray Brown has spent years trying to grow the elusive blooms which require cool, acidic conditions to thrive. But Ray pulled off the feat by planting them in a shaded area using recycled tomato bags…

England football fan spray paints his entire house in World Cup tribute

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A patriotic football fan has painted a huge mural of England winning the World Cup on the front of his terraced home. Father-of-two Lee Bray, 34, employed three local graffiti artists to create the design on his home in Knowle West, Bristol. The drainage engineer says partner Kelly Stevens, 31, is ”delighted” with the mural…

Meet the ugly hairless pussy that’s on sale for £3000

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They may look like a cross between ET and a Gremlin, but these bald Sphynx cats are fetching up to £3,000 a time as the latest must-have pet. The odd-looking wrinkly felines are a rare breed which have only recently found their way to England in the last few years. They are perfect for asthma…

Competitive school run mums

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School run mums are in constant competition with each other and do their utmost to ‘get one up’ on other parents, according to a new study. Two thirds of mothers admit to bragging about their child’s early development such as walking, talking or crawling, or an elder kid’s classroom achievements. Other common boasts include weight…

Vuvuzela ‘buzz’ is a World Cup turn off as viewers demand ban

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England fans are being turned off the World Cup – by the annoying buzz of Vuvuzelas. Research revealed six out of ten fans who watch games at home are now doing so with the volume turned down to cut out the incessant horn-blowing. One in four said the noise was ruining their enjoyment of the…