Caught reading while driving – Is this Britain’s worst truck driver?

April 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This careless trucker was snapped reading a large BOOK on his steering wheel – as he sped past floral tributes left at the scene of a fatal accident. The A4-sized pink hardback covered the wheel as the driver passed less than 20ft away from the site, where a man was killed in a head-on collision,…

Plane free sky over the UK captured in stunning star trail photograph

April 18, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

This remarkable picture of Britain’s night sky shows one benefit of the Icelandic ash cloud’s impact on travel – a beaming trail of stars without a single aircraft. Professional photographer Mark Humpage captured the ethereal scene near his home in Lutterworth , Leics., by taking 2,200 images over an eight hour period on Friday evening….

Top Gear Stig spotted at Legoland on Google Street View

April 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Top Gear’s Stig has made his latest appearance on Google Street View – driving a go-kart at Legoland. The hit BBC2 show’s mystery racing driver can been seen in a red Lego kart, sitting on a life-size camel and standing by a giant Pharoah statue at Legoland Windsor in Berkshire. Wearing his trademark white suit…

Ben Fogle teams up with Kenco to launch upcycling competition

April 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Adventurer, TV personality and writer Ben Fogle was at Longleat safari park this Sunday supporting a national competition. Thirty-six-year-old Ben is teaming up with coffee makers Kenco to launch the Kenco Eco Refill Young Eco Designer competition. He hopes to inspire children and families to reduce and reuse waste in an imaginative way and become…

Tesco worker spelled out SHI.T on petrol station price board

April 16, 2010 | by | 5 Comments

Red-faced Tesco bosses have apologised after a worker spelled out SHI.T on the petrol station price board. Stunned motorists alerted staff after spotting the profanity printed on the price panel for Super Unleaded. The joker, believed to be a disgruntled worker, also spelled out the name JOE where the price for City Diesel fuel should…

Vintage Dom Pérignon order breaks UK bar record at £35,000

April 16, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A vintage Dom Pérignon has broken the record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at a British bar – for £35,000. The methuselah of 1996 Rosé Gold, dubbed the ‘King of Champagnes’, was sold at a top London hotel. A till receipt shows the buyer left a staggering £10,625 tip – in…

British scientists make scientific breakthrough to save cod and chips

April 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two British scientists have made a scientific breakthrough which enables sea fish to breed in fresh water and could save the future of – COD AND CHIPS. Steve Marriot, 57, and wife Frances, 41, have invented the world’s first ever system which allows species such as cod and tuna to live in fresh water. They…

Angry pheasant attacks retired ornithologist inside his home

April 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A homeowner says he is ”under siege” from an angry pheasant which attacks him outside and even INSIDE his home. Retired ornithologist John Tucker, 72, is forced to wear gloves and carry a walking stick to protect himself from the unruly bird – which he has dubbed ‘Yobbo’. Every time he leaves his house the…

Icelandic volcano creates incredible red sunset pictures

April 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The spectacular sunset seen over most of Briatin last night was caused by the fine ash particles thrown into the atmosphere from the erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland. This is predicted to be the first of many Volcanic sunsets as the ash cloud grows and spews out more into the sky. satellite pictures show…

Wedding rings stolen from pensioners severed arm

April 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The family of a pensioner whose arm was severed in a car crash fear her rings have been STOLEN from the limb after she was rushed to hospital. Great-grandparents Doris Smith, 65, suffered horrific injuries after her grey hatchback collided with a silver estate on a country road. She was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in…

Duck and goose a pair of tragically mismatched lovebirds

April 15, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

These heart-warming pictures show a mismatched duck and goose who have fallen head-over-heels – in LOVE. Wild bar-headed goose Bart spotted the female mallard, named Molly, paddling around the lake on her own earlier this year. He pestered her with displays of courtship by spreading his wings in front of her and fighting off rival…

Bristol Zoo tries to save species of snail from extinction

April 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British zoo has taken delivery of the final colony of a critically-endangered species of snail in a bid to save it from extinction, it was revealed. The final three groups of Partula faba snails in existence have been consolidated at Bristol Zoo in a final attempt to renew the population. Once endemic to the…

Hitler and Lenin playing chess – controversial sketch got to auction

April 14, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A controversial sketch of Adolf Hitler playing chess with Russian dictator Lenin is expected to fetch up £40,000 at auction. The astonishing picture of the Nazi dictator pitting his wits against Vladimir Lenin is said to have been drawn by Hitler’s art teacher Emma Lowenstramm in Vienna in 1909. It is one of just three…

Britain’s only rabbit whisperer puts bunnies in trance

April 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An animal hypnotist is helping hopping mad bunnies with behavioural problems after becoming Britain’s only – RABBIT whisperer. Talented Cliff Penrose , 60, uses a special technique to put rabbits into a trance – leaving them flat on their backs with their legs in the air. He is able to hypnotise bunnies by applying pressure…

Osprey snatches a trout in this dramatic photo

April 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the dramatic moment an osprey swoops down and snatches a trout straight out of the water. Wildlife photographer Mark Hancox waited for SEVEN hours in a cramped hide on the shores of Loch Garten, Scotland, to capture the shot He said: ”I knew ospreys use the loch as a feeding ground and had…

1,000 Guinea Pigs are killed in fire

April 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police were investigating after a fire at an animal breeding centre killed over 1,000 GUINEA PIGS. The tiny creatures died when a huge blaze ripped through a farm in the village of Little Cholewell  near Okehampton, Devon. Fire crews tackled the blaze in four barns which housed over a thousand guinea pigs and other creatures…

Blind pensioner jailed for causing fatal crash

April 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A pensioner  became the first person in Britain to be jailed for causing a fatal crash while driving with the eye disease Macular Degeneration. Trevor Knowles, 66, developing the age-related condition in both eyes but continued driving despite being left ”virtually blind”. He killed great-grandfather William Florence, 78, in December 2008 because he failed to…