Touching moments as 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery return home to Tidworth Barracks

April 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the touching moment a returning female British soldier is reunited with her toddler son following a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Corporal Phillipa  Noble – still in desert fatigues and tanned from the Afghan sun – fought back tears of joy as she gathered two-year-old Alfie in her arms. Blonde Alfie…

Spotty Dartmoor pony looks like a dalmatian

April 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Ramblers are going dotty for this rare pony which looks like a Dalmatian dog -because it is covered in large SPOTS. The cute animal – nicknamed Spotty – has white fur and is covered in hundreds of dark polka dots despite his mother being all brown. Walkers say the foal looks like a cross between…

Grand National Winner Jonjo welcome home

April 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Hundreds of people joined Grand National winning trainer Jonjo O’Neill outside his local pub yesterday to celebrate Don’t Push It’s victory. Jonjo, 57, savoured the win as locals toasted him in the blazing sun outside the Plough Inn at Ford, near Temple Guiting, Glos., at 11am. The win was equally significant for jockey Tony McCoy,…

Avian appeal as rare hooded merganser vanishes from nature reserve

April 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A rare duck which is the only one of its kind in Britain has vanished from a nature reserve. The unique hooded merganser had become a major attraction at the RSPB’s Radipole Lake in Weymouth, Dorset, since arriving 18 months ago. Bird lovers from round the country flocked to see the bird, which is normally…

Embroidery epic as woman spends eighty years sewing tapestry

April 11, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A 102-year-old woman who started an embroidery when she was just 21 has finally finished it – 80 YEARS later. Dedicated Jenny Pelmore started hand sewing the intricate tapestry in 1929 – and still has her original pencil sketch of the design. She started the embroidery the year a general election ended in a Hung…

Woman steals £500,000 from employer but is only ordered to pay back £1

April 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A woman who stole £500,000 from her boss to fund a lavish lifestyle including holidays and homes has been ordered to pay him back – just £1 in compensation. Sneaky Tessa Phillips, 55, was employed as an office manager but used the company cheque book to buy helicopter rides and expensive jewellery. She forged 170…

Magic fail – show so bad audience walks out

April 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A magician performed a disappearing act on his audience – because he was so bad they all walked out. Around 100 people left in disgust after Martyn Smith took 40 MINUTES to perform his first trick, which he kept getting wrong and had to re-start several times. His show – called Martyn Smith Gives You…

Care home manager Rachel Baker guilty of manslaughter

April 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A drug addict nurse sobbed in court after she was found guilty of killing an elderly patient in her care with an overdose of painkillers. Rachel Baker, 44, administered Lucy Cox, 97, with a lethal dose of a drug which she was never prescribed because of a twisted desire to control her ”terminal destiny”. She…

Graves destroyed by Bristol councillor in bizarre cemetery accident

April 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A councillor apologised after demolishing six graves in a cemetery – by driving over them in her CAR. Heartbroken relatives thought the burial plots at Mangotsfield Cemetery in Bristol had been vandalised on Easter Sunday. But local politician Shirley Potts has now come forward to admit she accidentally mowed them down when her muddy foot…

Bling Bling gold plated mobile phone is worlds most expensive

April 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These incredible solid gold and gem-encrusted retro mobiles were unveiled  as the world’s most expensive retro phones – worth an eye-watering £140,000. British designer Stuart Hughes, 38, will only make 10 exclusive Privé Phones weighing 900 grams each and cast from solid 22-carat gold. Each dazzling retro handset will feature modern phone technology, including  internet…

Care home boss Rachel Baker found not guilty of murder

April 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A drug addict nurse who stole prescriptions from residents to feed her habit has been cleared of murdering two frail pensioners in her care. Rachel Baker, 44, is accused of administering lethal overdoses of painkillers to Frances Hay, 85, and Lucy Cox, 97, due to a twisted desire to ”control their terminal destiny”. She also…

Linda Rutenberg’s stunning photographs of real ‘Midnight Garden’ in glorious bloom

April 8, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

These stunning photographs show some of Britain’s most beautiful gardens at night and unveil the hidden world of flowers which bloom in the DARK. The images were taken after sunset in a host of the country’s top horticultural venues including Kew Gardens and the Eden Project in Cornwall. Photographer Linda Rutenberg spent months visiting the…

House flip MP makes £187k profit on tax payer funded home sale.

April 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Disgraced expenses scandal MP Margaret Moran has sold her ‘flipped’ constituency home in Luton for £259,950 – a £186,955 profit. The Luton South representative bought the three-bedroom semi-detached house in July 1995 for just £72,995 and spent £22,341 of taxpayers’ money on improvements. During the 2007-08 the 54-year-old designated the property as her second home,…

Sea foam blanket covers village after freak weather conditions hit Cornwall

April 8, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

This is the moment a seaside resort was left looking like a winter wonderland after the promenade was covered in a thick blanket – of SEA FOAM. The dense layer of white froth – around three FEET deep in places – was created as the incoming tide was whipped up by heavy winds. Holidaymakers and…

Civilian housing inspectors are first in the country to receive police powers

April 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two volunteer housing inspectors have become the first in the country to receive special police powers which will allow them to interrogate suspects. Bill Whelan and Michael Hearn were awarded the powers by Hertfordshire Constabulary in order to more effectively patrol residential estates in Stevenage. The unpaid volunteers now have the power to demand the…

Brutal baton attack robbers caught on newsagent CCTV

April 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the terrifying moment a shopkeeper was brutally battered over the head with a telescopic BATON in revenge for trying to detain a robber. Brave Deb Kemp, 43, chased after three yobs after they robbed £1,000 cash and hundreds of cigarettes from her newsagents at 6.50pm last Thursday. Two of the raiders escaped and…

Spitfire apprentice mechanic is first for a generation

April 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A trainee engineer told of his joy after becoming the world’s first apprentice SPITFIRE mechanic in 40 years. Proud Gareth Rutt, 20, will be taught hand crafted skills which his bosses fear could be lost to future generations who now rely on computer aided design. He will join a team of eight experienced engineers at…