Shoreline at a nudist beach covered with starfish

March 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This was the amazing scene after the shoreline at a nudist beach was covered – with STARFISH. Thousands of the sea creatures littered the beach in a line stretching for over a mile at Budleigh Salterton in Devon. The starfish were strewn across Budleigh Beach – a large part of which is designated a naturist…

Rare ‘sun halo’ caught on camera

March 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment an engineer carrying out maintenance work caught a rare sun halo on camera in Herefordshire. BT engineer Ian Collins, 47, was working on one of the company’s largest 32 metre aerials at Madley International Communications Centre when he took the snap. Married Mr Collins said: ”I spotted the halo as I…

Rescued battery hens are keeping warm thanks to these hand-knitted jumpers

March 18, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Rescued battery hens which have gone bald through neglect are keeping warm – thanks to these hand-knitted JUMPERS. The garments are being made by a craft club in Taunton, Somerset, who have stitched hundreds during their monthly meetings. They are then donated to the Little Hen Rescue in Norwich, a not-for-profit organisation which re-homes battery…

60ft-long intricate labyrinth Celtic maze with spiritual powers

March 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Ramblers had a funny turn after a maze said to have ‘magical’ powers was opened on the British coast. The 60ft-long intricate labyrinth has been created using an ancient Celtic design believed to have mythical links to the spirit world A maze created using the same design has now been opened on the South West…

Eighty-one year old farmer back cleaning streets after he was nearly beaten to death

March 18, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A ‘pillar of the community’ who spent 30 years cleaning his home town for free armed with his trusty wheelbarrow was back on duty – just months after he was nearly beaten to death. Selfless Gilbert Wilton, 81, has cleaned the streets for more than three decades trimming hedges and grass and clearing up rubbish…

Restless couple finally settling down after moving 87 times in the last 36 years

March 18, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A restless couple have finally settled down after moving home 87 times in the last 36 years. Alison and David Phillips met in Salcombe, Devon, in 1974 and have since moved on average once every five months. The couple have rented dozens of homes in Britain and have lived together in European locations including Greece,…

“I’m having IVF with my late husband’s sperm”

March 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The New Year will bring baby joy for Lisa Wilkinson when she has IVF treatment with the sperm of her late husband who died from cancer just two years after they married. Widow Lisa, 27, tied the knot with husband Gareth, then 27, as he underwent gruelling chemotherapy for an aggressive form of bone cancer….

Eclipse shows elusive ‘solar corona’ temperatures of two million degrees

March 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These incredible photographs show the elusive ‘solar corona’ – a plasma gas atmosphere around the sun where temperatures reach two million degrees – visible only during a total eclipse. The pictures were taken during an eclipse over the isolated Marshall Islands, near Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean. Ten times as dense as the…

Dads drive more than 2,000 miles a year ferrying kids around

March 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Dads drive more than 2,000 miles a year – ferrying the kids around, it was revealed. The average father clocks up 43 miles a week running the children to and from school and to extra-curricular activities, friend’s houses and childcare. That means dad’s taxi travels 2,236 a year – or a staggering 26,832 miles before…

I met the man of my dreams in the aftermath of the Tsunami

March 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Saying her vows on the idyllic beach, Lydia Mckelvey thought back to the body strewn hellish scene, which confronted her when she first set eyes on the man she was going to spend the rest of her life with….. As they walked along the beach after making a life long commitment, Lydia and Andy thought…

My baby girl was born two days after her mother died from a brain haemorrhage

March 17, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Jayne Soliman, 41, was announced brain dead in January last year after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage. But in a remarkable twist of fate doctors managed to keep her heart beating artificially, to deliver her baby daughter aya, two days later. Celebrating her first birthday Aya’ s single father Mahmoud, 29 reflects on what has been the most devastating year of his life…

Sara’s life was tragically torn apart when four of her children died after her car plunged into a river.

March 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Sitting on my friend’s sofa we were having a brew and a good chat. “I don’t want to be single anymore,” I complained. Although I was only 16 years old I knew what I wanted in life – a big family and my dream man. “I’ve got a friend called Nigel, who’s staying here,” she…

Too young to have a cervical smear, but not too young to die of cervical cancer

March 17, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

For mum of two, Claire Allen, 23, pregnancy should have saved her life. but a change in the law hid a silent killer inside her. now her mum Michele Brackley, 43, is fighting to make Claire’s dying wish come true. Like many teen mums, Claire Allan was nervous when she discovered she was pregnant at…

Londoners are the most unwelcoming people in Britain

March 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Londoners are the most unwelcoming people in Britain, it has emerged. Visitors to the city have found the average modern Londoner’s demeanour is a million miles from the legendary chirpy Cockney image the city was once famous for. Natives of the capital were also slammed for their inability to make friendly conversation and a lack…

Miracle meningitis baby starts breathing after life support is turned off

March 16, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Emily Ashurst, 26, and partner Pete, also 26, were devastated when their newly born baby contracted meningitis and grace was rushed to intensive care and put on life support. Several days later her life support machine was turned off – but miraculously little grace started breathing on her own… When Emily and Pete planned to…

The day a BBQ hubby became a human fireball

March 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

When Tonii Gardner was chopping up cucumber for a BBQ she couldn’t believe it when she looked out the window and saw her partner Philip Hodge running around the garden like a human fireball…. Looking out the kitchen window I watched the kids playing happily in the sunshine. It was such a nice day for…

14 year old Daisy becomes Britain’s youngest referee

March 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Football-mad Daisy Goldsmith celebrated her 14th birthday by becoming Britain’s – YOUNGEST REFEREE. Soccer-mad Daisy passed the Football Association exams last December but could not officially referee a match until she turned 14. She made her debut by awarding a penalty AGAINST her classmates at Chilton Trinity Technology College. Watford-fan Daisy, of Bridgwater, Somerset, undertook…