My son learnt to walk with our pet ducklin

June 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

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

June 9, 2010 | by | 34 Comments

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…

Safest motorist in Britain toasts 83 years without a single crash or speeding ticket

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A great-great-grandfather who began driving lorries aged 12 has been hailed Britain’s Safest Driver after 83 years of unblemished motoring — without a crash or speeding ticket. Jack Roberts, 95, first got behind the wheel of a Model T Ford in 1927 when his father Fred taught him to drive the delivery trucks used in…

Investigation as paramedics use ambulance to take rubbish to a recycling centre

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Health officials were investigating after paramedics used an ambulance – to take garden waste to a recycling centre. Two paramedics in green uniform were seen removing at least ten sacks of garden waste from the back of the emergency vehicle. The ambulance crew, wearing identification, skipped others waiting in the queue to dump the bags…

Worker sues for injury by CACTUS in case of compensation horticulture

June 9, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A maintenance worker is suing his bosses for up to £10,000 after he was nearly blinded while pruning a CACTUS in a shopping centre. Carl Woodbridge, 22, was sprayed with toxic sap after he sliced into a branch on a 30ft tall cactus at ‘thecentre:MK’ in Milton Keynes, Bucks., in October 2008. The liquid squirted…

The dramatic moment a bride and groom were arrested as cops bust sham wedding

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This is the moment a bride and groom were led away from their wedding in handcuffs – after being arrested on suspicion of taking part in a sham marriage. The 19-year-old Polish woman and her 30-year-old Indian husband-to-be were nicked after arriving at a register office. They were arrested on suspicion of perjury after the…

Mum sells BREAST MILK on gumtree to beat the credit crunch

June 9, 2010 | by | 50 Comments

A young mum has come up with a novel way of earning some extra cash while on maternity leave – by selling her breast milk online. Cash-strapped Toni Ebdon, 26, gave birth earlier this year and found herself producing more than enough milk for baby boy David. A friend joked that she was producing so…

Brave Bethany dying wish granted just in time as she sang to Simon Cowell

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A brave five-year-old girl suffering from an inoperable brain tumour has died – just two days after fulfilling her lifetime dream of singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ to Simon Cowell. Brave Bethany Fenton has battled in vain and endured gruelling bouts of chemotherapy and radiotherapy over the last 18 months in a bid to beat the disease….