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Baby girl dies due to ”unacceptable” Caesarean section delay – inquest

May 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A baby girl who died after her Caesarean section was delayed for three-and-a-half hours was the victim of ”unacceptable” neglect by NHS doctors, an inquest heard. Tragic Natasha Knowles suffered severe brain damage as a result of the unnecessary delay and fell into a coma before dying aged just four days old. The inquest heard…

England youth rugby player burgles wrong building in cannabis raid

May 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A former England youth rugby player who tried to burgle a cannabis factory on an industrial estate was arrested when he broke into the wrong building. Hapless Daniel Perrett, 25, and two friends armed themselves with bolt cutters, crowbars and a sledgehammer after receiving a tip-off about the location of a cannabis factory. However, when…

Royal Shakespeare Company actor crashes bicycle on stage weeks after accidental shooting on the same stage

April 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A second Royal Shakespeare Company actor has been injured during a performance just two weeks after another lead role accidentally shot himself on the same stage. Sam Troughton, 33, suffered cuts to his hand after he crashed his bicycle into railings during a performance of Romeo and Juliet. The audience watched in horror as Sam,…

Sexy student from Cambridge University in Miss England success

April 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A Cambridge University student proved she has both brains and beauty after reaching the quarter-finals of the Miss ENGLAND modelling competition. Second year engineering student Marisa Kurimbokus, 20, will swap the classroom for the catwalk if she qualifies to compete in the finals of the famous pageant. Pretty Marisa, from Homerton College, submitted five photographs…

Most senior officer to die in Afghanistan volunteered for a mission to ”inspire” his men – inquest

April 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The most senior officer to die in Afghanistan was killed by a roadside bomb after he volunteered for a treacherous mission to ”inspire” his men, an inquest heard. Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe, 39, took the place of another soldier because he wanted to demonstrate that he was prepared to undertake the most dangerous jobs. He…

Man lands £28,000-a-year job testing sleeping bags

April 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Lucky Phil Latham has bagged the most laid-back job in Britain – as the nation’s only SLEEPING BAG tester. Canny Phil, 27, beat applicants from across the world to land the cushy £28,000-a-year job with Halfords. He will spend his days lying in the zip-up camping aids, rating each one for warmth, strength and longevity….

Bricklayer claims world record after bedding ONE THOUSAND women

April 30, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A 17-stone builder with C-cup ‘man boobs’ has set an unofficial world record – after bedding more than ONE THOUSAND women. Randy Dean Ackerman, 31, claims to have ”got down and dirty” around 67 times a year since losing his virginity in 1995. The porky bricklayer – known to pals as ‘Jordan’ because of the…

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

April 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

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

April 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

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

April 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

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

April 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

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

April 30, 2010 | by | 7 Comments

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

April 29, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

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

April 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

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’

April 29, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

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

April 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

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…