Kate Middleton and Jemima Khan in ‘too thin’ twitter row

November 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Kate Middleton has received an apology from Jemima Khan after the socialite wrote on Twitter that the future princess does not have ‘heir-bearing hips’. Jemima posted a series of messages on her JemKhan Twitter feed which appeared to be criticising Prince William’s fiancée for being too thin. In one she wrote: “Kate Middleton – those…

CLIC founder to retire after being struck down with cancer

November 22, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

One of Britain’s most prolific fundraisers – who has amassed more than £50million for cancer research – is to retire after being struck down with the disease himself. Generous Bob Woodward, 77, founded the charity CLIC following the death of his son 33 years ago, ploughing millions into combating the deadly illness. The selfless pensioner…

Lottery winner forced to hand over £2 million to wife who dumped him ten years ago

November 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

One of Britain’s biggest lottery winners has been forced to hand over £2million to his ex-wife – who dumped him for another man 10 years ago. Wendy Page, 43, took legal action against former husband Nigel, 44, who she divorced a decade before he scooped his £56 Euromillions jackpot earlier this year. Friends say Wendy,…

Scandal-hit mayor quits after series of embarrassing gaffes

November 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A scandal-hit Labour lord mayor has been booted out of the party after a string of embarrassing gaffes. Controversial councillor Colin Hall was officially deselected from the party and told he would not have Labour’s support in next May’s local elections. It follows a catalogue of blunders which have plagued cllr Hall’s reign since he…

Inquiry launched after man murdered mum-of-three with cattle stun gun

November 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A inquiry was launched today after police and mental health workers failed to detain a stalker who murdered a mum-of-three with a brutal cattle stun gun. Crazed John McFarlane, 41, smashed his way into Mary Griffiths’ home with an axe and dragged her from her bed in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in May last year….

Mortgage repayment reductions help slash household costs by 14 per cent

November 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The cost of running a home has fallen by nearly 14 per cent over the past two years and now stands at £8,059 per year. This is down from £9,324 a year in 2008 with household paying an estimated £155 a week on their mortgage, repairs and utilities bills. Despite an increase in council tax,…

Figures show men’s shocking view on what constitutes rape

November 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Terrifying figures show nearly half of all men think having sex with a woman too drunk to realise what she’s doing isn’t rape. And 46 per cent believe it’s okay to carry on despite the woman changing her mind during sex. Staggeringly, of more than 1,000 young men surveyed in London, just under one quarter…

Rural house prices rise 96 per cent

November 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

House prices in the countryside have risen by £200 a week over the past ten years, according to new figures. Data from the Halifax shows the average house price in rural Great Britain rose by 96 per cent from £107,250 in 2000 to £209,972 in 2010 – equivalent to a weekly increase of £198. South…

Cambridge student arrested over Millbank fire extinguisher incident

November 12, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Cambridgeshire constabulary tonight refused to comment on the arrest of a student in connection with an alleged fire extingusher incident at the Millbank tower on Wednesday. The 23-year-old man was yesterday being questioned at a Cambridgeshire police station after he was arrested by officers on behalf of the Metropolitan police. Matt East, president of Anglia Ruskin…

‘Kung Fu Hamster’ goes mad on youngsters

November 9, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

This is the moment a Russian hamster goes haywire on two teenagers – and draws blood in a crazed attack. The feisty rodent attacked the youngsters in Russia, swinging and missing on the unassuming males. Standing on its hind legs, the hamster leaps at the duo – making contact on one of the shocked teens,…

115-year-old Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycle up for auction

November 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

One of the world’s first motorcycles is up for auction and is expected to fetch a whopping £94,000. The rare 115-year-old Hildebrand & Wolfmüller goes from 0-20mph in 30 seconds and has a top speed of just 28mph. It was one of the world’s first two-wheeled vehicles ever to be called a ‘motorrad’ – or…

Is he alive? Emperor of Exmoor stag’s death could be a myth to fend off hunters

October 27, 2010 | by | 10 Comments

The ‘Emperor of Exmoor’ stag was today rumoured to be alive and well – with locals insisting they have SEEN the mighty beast since its reported death. A mysterious, unnamed witness had claimed the 9ft tall, 300lbs red stag had been killed by bounty hunters after a price of more than £1,000 was put on…

‘Emperor of Exmoor’ stag may have been killed by foreign hunter lured by bounty

October 26, 2010 | by | 28 Comments

The largest wild animal in Britain may have been killed by a foreign hunter lured to the UK after a bounty was placed on its magnificent head and impressive antlers, it was claimed today. The majestic nine-foot tall stag, dubbed the ‘Emperor of Exmoor’, was shot and killed by marksmen just outside Exmoor country park….

The Emperor stag shot dead by sportsmen hunting on Exmoor

October 26, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A stag dubbed ‘The Emperor’ after being identified as the largest wild animal in Britain has been shot dead on Exmoor by sportsmen, it emerged yesterday. The mighty creature – which weighed around 300lbs – was thought to have been hunted as a “trophy” with its head worth thousands of pounds. Its shooting has enraged…

Man United fans: Wayne Rooney should leave Old Trafford

October 18, 2010 | by | 5 Comments

Six out of ten Manchester United fans believe want-away striker Wayne Rooney should be sold, it emerged today. A survey of 1,000 United fans found 60 per cent blame the England star’s dalliances with two vice girls for his shocking dip in form. And seven out of ten said Rooney was not worth the £150,000-a-week…

Death of Norfolk girl in Gran Canaria sends shock waves through village

October 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The death of six-year-old Megan Thrower has sent shock waves through her small Norfolk community. A tribute to the tragic youngster, who drowned while on holiday with her family in Gran Canaria, was released by her primary school in Gayton, King’s Lynn. John Marshall-Grint, headteacher of Gayton First School, described Megan as a ”happy, responsible…

Liverpool FC owners lose High Court battle over sale to Boston Red Sox

October 13, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

The American owners of Liverpool FC have lost their High Court battle to prevent the sale of the club to the owners of the Boston Red Sox. George Gillett and Tom Hicks had challenged the sale of Liverpool FC following a majority decision by the board to accept a £300 million offer from New England…