Teen girl gets new lungs to beat cystic fibrosis eats for first time and becomes curry addict

May 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A teenage girl who was fed through a tube for her whole life has finally eaten her first full meal following a double lung transplant – and discovered a craze for CURRIES. Cystic fibrosis sufferer Chloe Baker, 14, who survived for 13 years on high calorie milk, now adores munching on Chicken Tikka Masala, pilau…

long shot – golf ball lost in Devon found in Holland

May 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A golfer playing a round in Holland found a lost ball belonging to his friend back in Britain – who had never used the Dutch course. Stunned Basil Williams, 74, was on holiday in Utretch when he drove his ball into the rough and went in to try and find it with his son. But…

Scandal of wrongly discharged pensioner, 92, left to die in son’s arms

May 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A 92-year-old woman died just minutes after being wrongly discharged from hospital – after two doctors misdiagnosed bleeding in her heart as a chest infection. Frail Evelyn Jones fell unconscious in her son’s car when her heart ruptured shortly after she left hospital in the middle of a freezing night last December. Son Robin, 51,…

Simples: Alexandr the meerkat puppeteer reveals all

May 27, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

This is the man who literally pulls the strings on the ‘simples’ meerkat TV ads after he hand-built the puppets – in his shed. Puppeteer John Roberts, 58, was commissioned by an advertising agency to create a puppet model of the famous meerkat Alexandr Orlov. He built the wooden character in three days and later…

Gaydar study proves that homosexuals can spot other gay people faster

May 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Homosexuals really do have a ‘gaydar’ that enables them to spot other gay people, scientists have revealed. A study has discovered that gay men and women respond to detailed visual stimuli at least 40 milliseconds faster than their heterosexual counterparts. Researchers believe that this increased attention to visual detail allows homosexual people to pick up…

Traditional ‘nine-to-five’ working day is dead

May 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The traditional ‘nine-to-five’ working day is dead, new research has shown. Research revealed the typical employee is now at their desk by 8.28am and doesn’t head home until at least 5.29pm. It also emerged the majority of workers now only manage to squeeze in a 33 minute lunch break. One in five employees blamed pressure…

Gatso speed cameras issue false tickets in cold weather defiant motorist claims

May 27, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A defiant motorist has embarked on a landmark legal battle against speed cameras – after discovering that Gatso units may issue false tickets in cold weather. Andrew Fowler, 48, was flashed in Cambridge on a freezing February morning last year allegedly travelling at 41mph in a 30mph limit. But the dad-of-three, who passed the camera…

Polecat litter of ten hailed triumph for breeding programme

May 27, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Wildlife experts were celebrating as this record-breaking litter of TEN healthy polecat kittens was hailed a triumph for a national breeding programme. The tiny kittens may look cute but are also some of nature’s most effective predators and instrumental in helping farmers control rat and rabbit populations. Polecats are being reintroduced into the wild after…

Biggest battlefield ever found in Britain by amateur archaeologist

May 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An amateur archaeologist and metal detector believes he has discovered the biggest battlefield ever found in Britain – dating back to the English Civil War. John Andrews, 64, has found more than 4,000 musket balls and 20 cannon balls around 350 years old in fields near his home. John, of Par, Cornwall, claims the site…

Wootton Bassett repatriation for fallen heroes

May 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A six-year-old girl broke down in tears as the body of her hero Royal Marine father is flown home from Afghanistan. Tearful Greer Walker clutched a bouquet of lilies as she joined hundreds of mourners  to line the streets and pay tribute to Corporal Stephen Walker. Cpl Walker, 42, of 40 Commando, died from an…

Japanese knotweed growing in garden results in mortgage refusal

May 26, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A homeowner who tried to remortgage his £400,000 house had his application refused – because of a type of WEED in his garden. Gutted Dave Williams, 42, wanted to borrow £83,000 but has been turned down after surveyors found Japanese Knotweed in his flower beds. The bamboo-like weed can grow up to 12ft tall and…

American bald eagle lands at British hotel – and leaves schoolgirl with cuts to the arm

May 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A schoolgirl has described the terrifying moment an escaped American bald eagle sank its talons into her hand after landing in her back garden. India Arikan, aged ten, went to investigate when the bird of prey was spotted in the grounds of her parents’ exclusive hotel. But as she raised her arm to take a…

World’s oldest football coach stands down aged 93

May 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The world’s oldest football coach has finally retired at the age of 93 after a stunning career spanning 73 years – during which he trained over 9,000 players. Dedicated Ivor Powell was one of the finest players of his generation before turning to coaching in the 1950s. During his playing career he set a record…

City council spends £144,000 creating bizarre new job

May 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A city council is under fire for spending £144,000 hiring a ”place-making director” just days after the Government announced a crackdown on wasteful public spending. Bristol City Council wants the successful applicant to boost the local economy by developing the city’s ”sense of place”. But the two-year fixed-contract job, which pays £72,000 a year plus…

England’s biggest fan swims, cycles and runs 19,000km to the World Cup in South Africa

May 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man is aiming to become England’s biggest football fan by swimming, cycling and running 19,000km to watch them play in the World Cup in South Africa. Dedicated Rob Forbes, 27, started his epic journey in October last year and hopes to arrive in Rustenburg for England’s opening match against the USA on June 12….

Judge proved wrong trusting burglar who commits 367th burglary

May 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A judge was slammed  after a prolific career criminal he sent on a ”soft option” community course was jailed for committing his 367th burglary. Jobless Dean Sarney, 26, who already had convictions for 123 raids, admitted 243 burglaries at a hearing last March to fund his crack cocaine and heroin addiction. Judge Martin Griffith took…

Hero boy saves PC Dads life

May 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A six-year-old boy who always dreamed of being a policeman was praised for saving a serving officer’s life – his own FATHER. Brave George Williams, six, was at home last Sunday with father Dennis Williams, 33, and two-year-old brother Alfie, when Dennis collapsed in his bedroom. Cambridgeshire police officer Pc Dennis is known as ”Robocop”…