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Unluckiest motorist in Britain has catalogue of accidents you just won’t believe

April 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Meet the unluckiest motorist in Britain whose been in five car crashes, three hit and runs, struck by a bus while cycling – and mowed down on a zebra crossing. Cursed John Child, 45, has been left scared to leave his home after being in ten accidents in the last ten years, none of which…

Businessman’s £16,000 trip home during volcanic ash crisis

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British businessmen stranded in China during the volcanic ash crisis forked out a staggering £16,000 to get home and travelled across seven countries. Vivian Black, 47, was on a business trip in the far east when his chartered return flight was grounded. But entrepreneurial Vivian was not going to let a world flight ban…

Schoolboy wins over franchise bosses with facebook campaign

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A schoolboy who loves sausage rolls has convinced bosses at Greggs the baker to open a shop in his home town – using a Facebook campaign. Harry Caldwell, 12, started up the group ‘Gregg’s for Lydney’ in February in a bid to lure the budget bakery to the Gloucestershire town. The campaign amassed over 1,500…

Falling ice from jet smashes through couple’s rooftop

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A couple got the shock of their lives after the flight ban was lifted – when a block of ice from a passing jet crashed through their ROOF. Stunned Alan Wood, 77, was doing some DIY when he heard an ”almighty bang” and saw tiles tumbling to the ground. He went to investigate with wife…

Haunting last photograph of Scott of the Antarctic before he set off on his ill fated mission

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The last photograph ever taken of explorer Captain Robert Scott before he set off on his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole is set to fetch £4,500 at auction. The black and white picture was taken of Scott and his wife Kathleen Bruce by photographer Stefano Webb in New Zealand in 1910. Scott’s epic mission…

Rogue traders con £100,000 from vunerable pensioners

April 23, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Two rogue traders who conned £100,000 out of vulnerable pensioners for unnecessary building work have been jailed. Billy Smith, 39, (pictured) and his son Riley, 20, targeted elderly people before overcharging them for carrying out nonexistent roof repairs. They received £50,000 from one vulnerable pensioner from Christchurch, Dorset, over a three year period after revisiting…

Policeman runs London Marathon with fridge strapped to his back

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A policeman and former paratrooper is set to run the London Marathon on Sunday – with a 40lb FRIDGE strapped to his back in support of the Royal British Legion. Pete Digby, 39, from Kimbolton, Cambs., was a former member of the Parachute Regiment and current chairman of the Royal British Legion’s Kimbolton and District…

Exclusive behind the scenes audience reaction to political debate

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Audience members at the latest live televised leaders’ debate gave the second round to David Cameron, who they say ‘won on points’. Viewers watched as the Tory leader gave a ‘polished performance’ to win back voters he may have lost after Nick Clegg’s impressive showing in the first debate. But they said no leader is…

Residents spend £1000 repainting wall which was deemed too dangerous for offenders to work on

April 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Residents are being forced to fork out £1,000 to paint a wall after health and safety officials ruled the work was too dangerous – for young offenders. The large cob wall was due to be given a fresh coat of white paint by youths who had been ordered to carry our community service by the…

Schoolgirl pulled from school after receiving death threats – because she is ginger

April 23, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A terrified schoolgirl was pulled out of school after she received SEVEN death threats in ONE day from a gang of girl bullies – because she had ginger hair. Pretty Nicole Nagington, 12, was so upset she even dyed her hair blonde after being called ”a ginger bitch” by the yobs. But her new appearance…