Police to re-investigate death of Dame Shirley Bassey’s daughter Samantha

March 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police are re-investigating the death of Dame Shirley Bassey’s daughter over claims that a convicted murderer admitted he was ”involved” in her mysterious death. Tragic Samantha Novak, 21, was found lying face-down in the River Avon near Bristol in 1985 and an inquest ruled that her death was a tragic accident. Officers are now investigating…

Amateur astronomer makes major astronomical discovery from his office desk

March 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An amateur star-gazer made a ”major astronomical discovery” after he accessed a super-powerful telescope via the internet and spotted a rare comet – while at WORK. Enterprising Nick Howes, 40, used the web to access an on-line telescope as he sat at his desk in his office. Nick, who designs musical instruments, logged on to…

Faulty phone returned full of hardcorn porn

March 24, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A teenage girl blasted Carphone Warehouse after her repaired mobile phone was returned – loaded with hardcore PORN. Shocked Lauren Kennedy, 18, sent her Nokia to the mobile phone supplier earlier this month after it kept cutting out mid-call. But she was stunned when it was sent back to her with sleazy home-made videos of…

Lucky dog is rebuilt by 40 vets, nurses and students after near death crash

March 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This lucky hound had the wag back in her tail after being completely ”rebuilt” by a team of FORTY vets, nurses and students – at a cost of £11,500. Three-year-old Lurcher Ruby was run over and left for dead in a road collision near Cambourne, Cambs., on January 26. The crash left her with two…

Tory MP investigated by police for comment about Burka

March 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An MP was investigated by police for inciting racial hatred over controversial burkha comments following complaints from a human rights association, it has emerged. Conservative MP Philip Hollobone said wearing a burkha was the religious equivalent of ”going round with a paper bag over your head”. During a parliamentary debate last month he urged the…

British women hoarding 124 million unwanted bras

March 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

British women are hoarding a mountain of 124 MILLION unwanted bras – which would stretch nearly three times around the world if laid end to end. The typical female owns 13 bras but only wears eight of them regularly, while the other five remain in drawers gathering dust. And with the average bra costing around…

Man pops out and returns to find Romanians have stolen his house

March 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A judge described conditions in Britain as ”Dickensian” after a homeowner returned home to pick up his wallet and found a Romanian family had moved in. Northampton Crown Court heard how the shocked occupant found defendants Mihai Dediu, 30, and his wife Laura, 24, taking his possessions out of the cupboards. The couple had their…

Residents recieve wall warning over damage by vandals

March 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Residents whose walls have been knocked down by vandals are furious after the police warned them THEY could face court action over the mess. Yobs have left bricks strewn across an alleyway where they loiter behind houses and hurl missiles at windows. But two PCSOs knocked on nearby homes and told the owners they could…

300 British tourists hit by vomiting bug at 4 star hotel in Tenerife

March 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

British tourists told of their holiday from hell after an estimated 300 guests were struck down by a vomiting bug at a four-star hotel in Tenerife. Furious Tony Gensler, 62, cut short his two-week break with wife Annette at the Barceló Santiago in Tenerife after the pair were left needing medical treatment. The couple, from…

Beautiful blooming magnolia tree heralds ‘perfect’ Spring

March 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This magnificent magnolia tree finally burst into life in its latest flowering for 25 years – as experts hailed the ”perfect” conditions for a blooming Spring. The stunning tree erupted into an orgy of bright pink one month late at the National Trust’s Overbeck’s gardens in Salcombe, Devon. It normally blooms in February but this…

Doctor banned for life after groping patient’s breasts

March 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A doctor who was suspended for groping a patient’s breasts has been banned from medicine for life. Dr Subhas Pattar was hauled before the General Medical Council after a string of patient complaints emerged two years ago. He was suspended from the medical register after a panel heard lurid allegations that he had performed an…

SWNS archive – The last flight of Concorde

March 22, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

The final flight of the most incredible aircraft ever built. On 20th April 1979 the British Airways Concorde registration G-BOAF took off from Filton, Bristol on her maiden flight. After a career spanning 18,257 flight hours, 6,045 landings and 5,639 supersonic cycles, the elegant white plane was retired and on 26th November 2003 she returned…

£35million drug cartel ordered to pay back less than £200,000

March 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The head of a drug cartel which netted £35million in one year has been ordered to pay back less than £200,000 – just 0.5 per cent of the gang’s earnings. Robert Brooks, 63, led a cartel including Olympic judo expert James Waithe which shipped class-A drugs into the country before cutting and distributing them. They…

Here’s looking at you! – Amazing photos of nuthatch admiring it’s own reflection

March 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the incredible moment a beautiful Nuthatch is caught admiring its own reflection using a pool of still water – as a MIRROR. Photographer Mark Hancox waited for a MONTH in a specially built hide just yards from the pool for the opportunity to get the perfect shot. He snapped the bird as it…

Eight-year-old boy breaks his leg after releasing handbrake on grandmothers car

March 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An eight-year-old boy suffered a broken leg when he accidently released the handbrake on his grandmothers car and ran himself over. Matthew Joyce was visiting his grandparents when he climbed into the vehicle, which had been left running in the driveway. However, as he entered the black Peugeot he slipped and released the handbrake, causing…

Teacher becomes first female Black Cats helicopter pilot

March 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A former teacher is set to become the first ever female pilot to fly in the Royal Navy ‘Black Cats ‘ helicopter display team. Lt Becky Frater, 36, who serves at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, is currently the only female pilot in the Maritime Lynx helicopter fleet. She has now been selected as the leader of…

Police arrest murder suspect

March 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a fitness instructor who  went missing over two weeks ago, it has emerged. Donavan Van-Lill, 29, who is South African, failed to turn up for work on 3  March and has not been seen since. Concerned friends have organised night-time searches in his hometown of  Chippenham,…