Pothole reveals 1920’s tramline buried 60 years ago

April 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Residents were stunned when a huge pothole on their street became so deep it revealed an historic TRAM line – which was buried 60 YEARS ago. The crater uncovered a metal track which once carried trams through the streets of Plymouth, Devon, in pre-war Britain. Local residents were completely unaware of the historic line except…

Prince Harry all smiles as he meets charity cadets

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Prince Harry visited 30 cadets in Wales who are heading for an action packed exercise to Lesotho. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the cadet movement and the exercise is designed to mark the occasion. As patron of the exercise Prince Harry said “The cadets will provide a huge contribution and it will be…

Damien Hirst paintings in £1 million art fraud

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A conman art dealer who swindled wealthy clients out of hundreds of thousands of pounds was facing jail after admitting theft and fraud. Andrew Parkinson, 49, used his respected gallery to broker sales of original works by leading artists including Damien Hirst, Rolf Harris and Jack Vettriano. But in many cases he would take prints…

Motorists beware crisps are most dangerous food to eat while driving

April 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The humble packet of crisps is the most dangerous food to eat while driving. A study found that millions of motorists have crashed while holding the steering wheel in one hand a crisp packet in the other. Unwrapping chocolate bars and trying to open fizzy drinks bottles – which both require two hands – also…

Plymouth pub death girl may have been caused by Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

April 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A 22-year-old who died after collapsing in front of 700 people in a packed pub was killed by a rare genetic condition, her family said. Tragic Kirsty Thompson was found unconscious during an evening out with friends at the Walkabout bar in her home town of Plymouth, Devon. She was found slumped on the dance…

Secret to picking a winning horse? The colour of a jockey’s jacket.

April 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Forget studying form, women have more chance of winning money on the horses by gambling on the colour of a jockey’s jacket or a nag with a funny name, a study has revealed. Researchers found more than half of those who placed their bet because of the horse’s name have walked away with cash in…

Rambler survives 300ft cliff fall plunge

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A walker had a miracle escape when he fell 300-feet off a cliff – and suffered only cuts and bruises. The un-named rambler, 55, was strolling along a coastal path in the dark when he stumbled and plummeted 90m over the cliff edge. He plunged off the massive 600ft high cliff, rolled down the jagged…

YouTube singer to get US recording deal from her bedroom in Dorset

April 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A young singer who posted videos on YouTube of her belting out tracks in her living room is on the verge of signing a recording deal with a major American label. Pretty Beccy May Cooper, 20, was talent-spotted by U.S. music executives and whisked off to New York after they watched clips of her covering…

Deadly Leopard Seal pictures captured underwater by brave amateur photographer

April 6, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

These remarkable underwater pictures show a deadly Leopard Seal playing and somersaulting in front of the camera. Amateur photographer Steve Jones, 39, was submerged under sheets of ice in the -1c Antarctic sea for over TWO hours to capture the playful beasts. Incredibly, the seals swam to Steve and rubbed their noses against his lens…

22-year-old woman dies in Walkabout bar in Plymouth

April 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Four men are in custody after a 22-year-old woman collapsed and died in front of 700 people in a packed pub. The unnamed victim was found unconscious by staff and Bank Holiday revellers at the Walkabout bar in Plymouth, Devon. She was given first aid by paramedics and rushed to hospital but pronounced dead on…

Debt mountain rises as each person owes £6000 in unsecured finance

April 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The average British adult owes close to £6,000 in non mortgage-related debt, a new report has revealed. A study of 3,000 people found the majority are still struggling under the strain of big balances on either credit cards, loans, overdrafts or finance agreements. This is despite a large percentage making inroads into their debts over…

Welcome to the TV graveyard – analogue televison mountain created by digital switchover

April 5, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

This is one of Britain’s biggest television graveyards – the final resting place of more than 400,000 sets binned over the last year in the run up to the digital switchover. The Viridor electrical recycling plant in St Helens, Merseyside, has seen a 20 per cent increase in the number of TVs coming in over…

Meet 8-stone powerhouse Louise who can lift SEVEN times her own body weight

April 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A successful blue chip businesswoman who gave up her career and become a powerlifter was celebrating after smashing TWO world records in the sport. Determined Louise Fox, 37, left her high flying job as an senior security investigations manager for BT in September 2007 to devote herself to training. Just three years later the 5ft…

Face of Jesus appears in a piece of used chewing gum, all hail the second coming!

April 5, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

A family were hailing sweet Jesus after spotting Christ’s face – in a piece of CHEWING GUM. Stunned Nelly Noden had been chewing on the gum on Good Friday when she spat it out to eat some crisps. She put the gum down but says she was ”stunned” when she saw a face resembling Jesus…

Top British tennis star Dan Evans to be quizzed in connection with alleged sexual assault

April 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s third ranked tennis player Dan Evans will speak to by police in relation to a sexual assault, it was revealed. In the early hours of Friday, March 19th, a woman was sexually assaulted on a discarded mattress on the street in Bath after leaving a nightclub. Avon and Somerset police released a photo of…

Scrabble rule change shock as plans announced to allow celebrity names

April 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The official rules of Scrabble are being changed for the first time in 62 years – to allow the names of celebrities, places and companies to be used. When American architect Alfred Butts invented and trademarked the game in 1948 the use of proper nouns such as John, London and Pepsi was banned. But games…

Painting by Chimpanzee set to fetch £300 at auction

April 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A blue and green ”abstract impressionist” painting by a CHIMPANZEE is expected to fetch up to £300 at auction. The piece features sweeping sea colours and was painted by artistic chimpanzee Beauty who lived at the Cincinnati Zoo in the United States in the 1960s. It will go under the hammer at Moore Allen &…