Police patrol on BMX bike to ‘look cool’ with kids

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A police force has launched Britain”s first patrols on a marked BMX BIKE – in a bid to ”bond” with hoodies. Leicestershire Constabulary have been accused of ”making a mockery of policing” by using the blue and white bike, complete with force logos and stunt pegs. Officers claim the bike, which is designed to be…

It’s a well hung parliament – Clegg and Cameron are poles ahead

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Rival party leaders Nick Clegg and David Cameron are the most well-hung candidates in the election debate – with six and three-quarter-inch poles in their pants, according to the nation’s women. Researchers asked 4,000 housewives to guess the manhood size of a string of Britain’s political giants. Clegg and Cameron came out neck-and-neck at 6.75…

Ghostly face in the clouds spotted over Santa Maria della Salute church in Venice

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A British tourist stranded in Venice by the volcanic ash crisis took this incredible picture of a ghostly face in the clouds above a famous church. Charles Wordsworth was walking past the Santa Maria della Salute church in Venice, Italy, when he decided to take a photograph. When he checked his camera 20 minutes later…

Wildlife documentary makers who film animals in their ‘homes’ may breach their right to privacy

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Wildlife documentary makers who film animals in their ”homes” are guilty of breaching their right to PRIVACY, a top academic has claimed. Documentaries such as the BBC’s Springwatch and Nature’s Great Events were slammed for capturing animals’ most intimate secrets on camera without their consent. Dr Brett Mills of the University of East Anglia (UEA)…

Charles Bronson, Britain’s most dangerous prisoner, launches clothes range from jail

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Notorious wild-man inmate Charles Bronson sparked outrage after he launched his own – CLOTHING range. Vicious Bronson, 58, drew the graffiti-style designs while serving life-sentences for a string of brutal attacks on prison officers. The t-shirts include chilling messages such as ”fight until you die” and ”psychopath” next to images of Bronson’s shaven head. But…

Daughter ‘sold’ on eBay for good education

April 29, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A desperate mother so appalled at the poor standard of schools in her area is asking for people to fund her six-year-old daughter’s education – by putting her on EBAY. Clare Allington, 42, is asking bidders on the internet auction site to donate cash so she can send little Darcy to a private school. Mum-of-two…

Conservative candidate spells constituency wrong

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A red-faced Tory parliamentary candidate has apologised after his election material misspelt the constituency he was standing in. Thousands of voters were sent election leaflets asking them to vote for their local Conservative candidate Robin Walker in ‘Worcestor’. The leaflet, entitled ‘On the Vote!’ features a picture of Mr Walker alongside the words ‘Delivered free…

Police spend 80 minutes filling in single form

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Officers in one of the UK’s largest police forces are spending up to 80 minutes filling out a single holiday request form, it has emerged. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) admitted officers in certain divisions have been taking well over an hour just to request time off work. The force blamed the lengthy process on the…

Church banned from ‘advertising Jesus’

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Barmy council officials banned a vicar from flying a flag of Jesus Christ outside his church – because it advertised CHRISTIANITY. Stunned Rev Mark Binney was threatened with a £1,000 fine and a criminal record if he continued to fly the flag without council permission. Rev Binney, 52, hoisted the flag up a 30ft pole…

Squirrel picture gallery shows cheeky side of our favourite rodents

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These incredible pictures prove that squirrels can do the funniest things – but are they pets or are they pests? Grey squirrels can be seen every day happily scampering through parks and woodland across Britain. But the rodents are classed as vermin and many farmers and gardeners view them as pests to be trapped or…

Men spend a year in their sheds

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Men spend almost a year of their life just pottering around in their shed, a study has found. The average bloke will retreat to their garden outbuilding for three hours and 20 minutes every week – or more than seven full days per year. That means between the ages of 30 and 76, men will…

Old wives tale still deep rooted in British society and often chosen over medical cures

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A staggering 33 million Brits still believe in old wives’ tales a new survey has revealed. Feed a cold, starve a fever, carrots improve eyesight and not swimming until an hour after eating are among the most popular myths. Almost three quarters of the adult population still believe most body heat disappears through the head…

Chris Evans left terrified after bob skeleton track run

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This is the moment terrified radio presenter Chris Evans raced down the bob skeleton track where Olympic gold medalist Amy Williams trained for her historic win. The DJ sped down the track at Bath University in Somerset on Wednesday as part of a competition between him and sports reporter Jonny Saunders. The pair take on…

Daughters aged 14 are most difficult children

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Daughters aged 14 are the most difficult for parents to handle, new research has found. Demands for more freedom coupled with puberty and problems growing up amid immense peer pressure puts millions of teenage girls on a collision course with mum and dad. The age of 15 was pinpointed by parents as toughest point in…

Terrified mum rescued from fire by loyal dog

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A young mum whose house was engulfed in flames as she slept has told how she was saved by her pet dog. Alyshia Bennett, 20, was fast asleep when fire ripped through her terraced cottage at 1.30am. Luckily her Staffordshire cross Lady started barking at the door to alert her to the danger as flames…

Gordon Brown bigot gaffe leads to plunge in popularity

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One in three voters say Gordon Brown’s ‘bigot’ gaffe had affected their opinion of him, a new survey has revealed. An opinion poll of 1,000 adults carried out yesterday in the wake of the Premier describing pensioner Gillian Duffy as a ‘bigoted woman’ revealed 34 per cent now like Brown less than they did 24…

Body of student found in Porth yr Ogof cave 39 years after he died

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The body of a student who died in a cave diving accident has finally been recovered – 39 YEARS after the tragedy. Paul Esser, a medical student at Bristol University, was only 21 years old when he disappeared in the Porth yr Ogof cave system in Powys, Wales, on February 13th, 1971. He had been…