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Homeowner furious after National Trust castle opens garden which allows visitors to peer into her bedroom window

August 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Homeowner furious after National Trust castle opens garden which allows visitors to peer into her bedroom window

Anne Parham, 62, says tourists are able to peer into the bedroom and bathroom of her five-bedroomed medieval house, which she has lovingly restored over three decades. When she first purchased the property at auction in 1981 the National Trust reassured her that gardens backing onto her property would never be opened to the public.

Grape escape : Deadly black-widow spider found in a bunch of grapes at an Aldi

August 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Grape escape : Deadly black-widow spider found in a bunch of grapes at an Aldi

Jamie Swinney was about to tuck into the fruit when he spotted a black and red creepy-crawly in the punnet last Sunday (23/8). The stunned 67-year-old recognised the lethal critter and bravely wrapped it in cling film before dialling 101.

One for the road! : Lorry crashes spilling hundreds of cans of CIDER across road

August 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
One for the road! : Lorry crashes spilling hundreds of cans of CIDER across road

Police and rescue teams were forced to use mops to clean gallons of Strongbow cider which cascaded across the carriageway on Wednesday (26/8). The smash caused traffic to grind to a halt as officers closed the road in Rushwick, Worcester, and took three hours to mop up the mess.

Swimmers evacuate the sea in Whitby as lifeguards spend 20 minutes rescuing – an inflatable killer whale

August 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Swimmers evacuate the sea in Whitby as lifeguards spend 20 minutes rescuing – an inflatable killer whale

Concerned bathers watched in amazement as the rescue worker dived into the chilly waters off the north Yorkshire coast like a scene from Baywatch. But it soon became clear it was not a life-or-death situation as his target was a blow-up toy which had drifted some 300 yards offshore.

RMT Direct moves in to home finance sector with new mortgage product

August 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
RMT Direct moves in to home finance sector with new mortgage product

The company has built a strong reputation as a leading bookings agent for pensions and other financial services.

How do multinationals keep on growing?

August 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
How do multinationals keep on growing?

For example, a multinational setting up a new operation into a new area – or moving an existing part of its business to a new location – can have a big effect on the local economy.

Insurers uncover 4,000 fraudulent motor insurance applications a week

August 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Insurers uncover 4,000 fraudulent motor insurance applications a week

Statistics released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that over the course of 2014, insurers uncovered a total of 212,000 fraudulent applications.

Marriage to murder : Bride to appear in court charged with murdering her solicitor husband after arriving back from their Vegas honeymoon

August 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Marriage to murder : Bride to appear in court charged with murdering her solicitor husband after arriving back from their Vegas honeymoon

Sharon Edwards, 42, is accused of fatally stabbing solicitor David Edwards at their marital home shortly after they returned from a Las Vegas honeymoon. The body of the 51 year-old was found dead from a single chest wound at the couple’s smart four-bedroom detached property in Chorley, Lancs., on Sunday night.

Brainless biker overtakes lorry and crashes into van before angrily throwing his gloves in a hedge

August 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Brainless biker overtakes lorry and crashes into van before angrily throwing his gloves in a hedge

But the hapless biker only had himself to blame after causing the collision by recklessly trying to overtake a truck at high speed just before a mini-roundabout. The dramatic collision – and the biker’s loss of temper afterwards – was witnessed by trucker Tony Bradford.

Green Councillor defends his hobby of big game hunting – saying it benefits the South African economy

August 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Green Councillor defends his hobby of big game hunting – saying it benefits the South African economy

Defiant Ben Wightman, 27, has proudly posted trophy photos of himself next to a series of animals he has shot in South Africa. The controversial images – on his publicly-open Facebook page – show a grinning Wightman, rifle in hand.