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Man loses nine stone after being shamed by wedding snaps

July 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A bulky bridegroom who weighed nearly 21 stone has lost half his body weight on a crash diet – after being shamed into losing weight by his wedding photos. Karl Indge, 25, tipped the scales at 20 stone 9lbs when he married his high school sweetheart Kim, 22, in April last year. But he was…

Burglars busted after police followed bike tracks left in frost

July 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two burglars have been jailed after police were led from a crime scene to their front door in under an hour – by following bicycle tracks in the frost. Christian Smyth, 19, and Philip Davies, 21, smashed a window before stealing jewellery, a watch and a camera worth hundreds of pounds from a bungalow in…

Ten top tips for washing your car

July 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s most expensive car washer Gurcharn Sahota, who charges up to £7,200 for his service, gives you his top ten tips for keeping your car clean. -Start with a jet wash to remove most of the dirt -Use two buckets with grit guards at the bottom so they don’t pick up dirt -Add warm water…

Britain’s most expensive car wash

July 19, 2010 | by | 61 Comments

Petrol-head Gurcharn Sahota charges a staggering £7,200 for Britain’s most expensive car wash which he does – from his PARENTS’ GARAGE. Car-nut Gurcharn, 30, has a string of celebrity clients and takes up to 250 HOURS to clean each motor. He has cleaned hundreds of dream machines including a Lamborghini Gallardo (pictured), Bugatti Veyron and…

Ten per cent of workers can’t stand colleagues

July 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

One in ten people cannot stand the people they work with, a study found yesterday. The shocking stat emerged in a study carried out among 4,000 workers, which also revealed six out of ten Brits are currently ‘unhappy’ in their job. Researchers also found a third feel ‘completely unappreciated’ in their current role and 63…

Second rape at Latitude Festival

July 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A major police investigation is underway after a SECOND teenage girl was raped at a popular music festival. Detectives launched an appeal for information after a 19-year-old girl was grabbed by a gang of men and raped at Latitude Festival, near Southwold, Suffolk, on Thursday night. Just 24 hours later a 17-year-old girl camping at…

Huge rise in plastic surgery on feet

July 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An increasing number of women are ensuring they look good from top-to-toe on the beach this summer – by having plastic surgery on their feet. Sales of filler treatments that hide signs of ageing in feet – which can be affected by lines and wrinkles in the same way as hands – are at an…

Motorist’s sinking feeling as car is swamped by sea

July 19, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

This is the moment a woman visiting a pub sank more than just a drink – after her CAR was swamped by the sea. The unlucky driver had been with a friend and spent the evening at The Ship Inn in the village of Noss Mayo, Devon. She parked outside but fierce winds and heavy…

Birds of prey employed to tackle seagulls

July 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A school which was under siege by seagulls who would steal pupils’ lunches has become the first in Britain to be protected – by three BIRDS OF PREY. More than 90 troublesome gulls had taken up residence on the roofs of Sir John Hunt Community College in Plymouth, Devon. They had begun swooping on youngsters…

Councillors spend taxpayers’ money in strip club

July 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A group of councillors were slammed yesterday for using taxpayers’ money to fund a ”fact finding” mission – to a STRIP CLUB. The thirteen officials say they visited the pole dancing venue in order to help make ”informed decisions” about licensing laws. Ten members of Cornwall Council’s Miscellaneous Licensing Committee were joined on the trip…

Super yacht rumoured to be owned by Lord Dyson spotted

July 18, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

An historic super yacht involved in the abdication of King Edward VIII has been spotted for the first time since Lord Dyson reportedly bought it and paid for a £25million refit. The Nahlin launched in 1930 and was later chartered by King Edward VIII and Bessie Wallis-Simpson during their infamous love affair. The yacht has…

Seagull blighted school employs three birds of prey

July 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A school which was under siege by seagulls who would steal pupils’ lunches has become the first in Britain to be protected  – by three BIRDS OF PREY. More than 90 troublesome gulls had taken up residence on the roofs of Sir John Hunt Community College in Plymouth, Devon. They had begun swooping on youngsters…

Britain’s longest running cinema

July 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Welcome to Britain’s longest running cinema which has been entertaining film lovers for a staggering 98 years. The Curzon Picture House opened in Clevedon, Somerset, in 1912 just five days after the sinking of the Titanic. Since the first matinee show, where all money taken at the box office was donated to survivors of the…

Builders discover Roman fort

July 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Builders working on a new housing development have discovered a huge Roman fort – which could rewrite the history of a British city. The workmen have uncovered the remains of a military base which would have been used by soldiers used to keep native civilians under control. Part of the distinctive defensive ditches the Roman…

Promising young footballer loses his fight against cancer

July 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A promising footballer has lost his fight against a rare form of cancer aged just 15. Tragic Jordan Thorne was looking forward to a bright future at Bristol Rovers FC when he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in September 2008. The teenage battled bravely against the rare cancer, which is found in bone and soft…

Councillors visit strip club on ”fact-finding” mission

July 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A group of councillors has been slammed for using taxpayers’ money to fund a ”fact finding” mission – to a STRIP CLUB. The thirteen officials say they visited the pole dancing venue in order to help make ”informed decisions” about licensing laws. Ten members of Cornwall Council’s Miscellaneous Licensing Committee were joined on the trip…

Bicycle trail in frost leads police to burglars

July 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two burglars have been jailed after police were led from a crime scene to their front door in under an hour – by following bicycle tracks in the frost. Christian Smyth, 19, and Philip Davies, 21, smashed a window before stealing jewellery, a watch and a camera from a bungalow in Leicester. But police arrested…