Violent donkey fined £6000 after attacks on pigs and goats

April 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A violent donkey who cost his owner £6,000 after launching violent attacks on pigs and goats is just ”misunderstood and lonely”, his new owner has claimed. Spanish stallion Paco cost his former owner more than £6,000 after he was convicted for animal neglect and cruelty. Shocking footage played to magistrates shows Paco grabbing a pig…

Mephedrone dealer arrested as new law comes into effect

April 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of dealing in the newly illegal party drug Mephedrone. Police raided a house in Thorn Avenue, Warndon, Worcester, yesterday and discovered a quantity of white powder. The man, who has not been named, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to…

Cleaner who stole more than £30,000 avoids jail

April 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A cleaner who stole more than £30,000 from her mother-in-law by forging cheques and bank loans narrowly avoided jail. Sneaky Melanie Read, 37, was given a job cleaning caravans at a holiday park owned by her husband’s mum, by Annette Read. Her responsibilities increased after Annette suffered a stroke in May 2006 and she began…

Health chiefs were under fire after producing a guide to advise staff – how to hold a MEETING.

April 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Health chiefs were under fire after producing a guide to advise staff – how to hold a MEETING. The seven-page document – entitled ‘Meeting Etiquette’ – includes tips like ‘bring a pen,’ ‘arrive on time,’ and ‘don’t fidget or tap your pen’. Managers who organise meetings are advised to choose a large room with ‘chairs’,…

British couple stranded 1000 miles from their children

April 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British couple stranded because of the flight ban have told how they are stranded more than 1000 miles from their children – in ICELAND. Penny and Andrew Maunder forked out £1,000 to Icelandair for a four-day package holiday to Reykjavik to celebrate their 40th birthdays. They arrived in the Icelandic capital on April 12th…

Feathered fiend! – Vicious swan attacks rowers on the River Cam

April 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A vicious swan dubbed ”Mr Asbo” who attacked terrified rowers on the peaceful River Cam last summer is back with a vengeance. Rowers are calling for the removal of the angry bird which has been terrorising canoeists, rowers and motorists on the Cam near the Green Dragon pub in Chesterton, Cambridge. Last summer the wild…

Police investigation as yobs let down tyres on paramedics car

April 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police have launched an investigation after mindless yobs let the tyres down on a paramedic’s car during a medical emergency. The white Ford Focus fast response car had to be rescued by vehicle recovery after someone deflated one of the tyres in a potentially ”devastating” prank. Paramedics were dealing with an incident in a cinema…

Woman stuck in the mud after walking across Exmouth river estuary

April 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This hapless walker was rescued after taking a short cut across an estuary – and got stuck up to her waist in thick MUD. The woman was attempting to cross the riverbed on foot but sank into the sludge 100m from the bank and was unable to move. Her husband wriggled free and raised the…

Paedophile priest appears in court charged with breaching his sex offences order

April 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A paedophile Roman Catholic priest involved in a sickening child porn ring has appeared in court charged with breaching his sex offences order. Shamed Father Barnaby Dowling, 50, was convicted in June 2006 after a police swoop found over 100 images on his computer, some of which had been forwarded to other paedophiles. He admitted…

Labour party gets sexy with election hopeful Roxanne Egan, 20

April 19, 2010 | by | 8 Comments

A student is on the campaign trail in a bid to become Britain’s youngest MP – at the age of 20. Pretty undergraduate Roxanne Egan is fighting the newly-created constituency of Thornbury and Yate for the Labour Party. If she wins the seat, she will become the youngest Member of Parliament since the Reform Act…

Caught reading while driving – Is this Britain’s worst truck driver?

April 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This careless trucker was snapped reading a large BOOK on his steering wheel – as he sped past floral tributes left at the scene of a fatal accident. The A4-sized pink hardback covered the wheel as the driver passed less than 20ft away from the site, where a man was killed in a head-on collision,…

Plane free sky over the UK captured in stunning star trail photograph

April 18, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

This remarkable picture of Britain’s night sky shows one benefit of the Icelandic ash cloud’s impact on travel – a beaming trail of stars without a single aircraft. Professional photographer Mark Humpage captured the ethereal scene near his home in Lutterworth , Leics., by taking 2,200 images over an eight hour period on Friday evening….

Tesco worker spelled out SHI.T on petrol station price board

April 16, 2010 | by | 5 Comments

Red-faced Tesco bosses have apologised after a worker spelled out SHI.T on the petrol station price board. Stunned motorists alerted staff after spotting the profanity printed on the price panel for Super Unleaded. The joker, believed to be a disgruntled worker, also spelled out the name JOE where the price for City Diesel fuel should…

Angry pheasant attacks retired ornithologist inside his home

April 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A homeowner says he is ”under siege” from an angry pheasant which attacks him outside and even INSIDE his home. Retired ornithologist John Tucker, 72, is forced to wear gloves and carry a walking stick to protect himself from the unruly bird – which he has dubbed ‘Yobbo’. Every time he leaves his house the…

Icelandic volcano creates incredible red sunset pictures

April 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The spectacular sunset seen over most of Briatin last night was caused by the fine ash particles thrown into the atmosphere from the erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland. This is predicted to be the first of many Volcanic sunsets as the ash cloud grows and spews out more into the sky. satellite pictures show…

Bristol Zoo tries to save species of snail from extinction

April 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A British zoo has taken delivery of the final colony of a critically-endangered species of snail in a bid to save it from extinction, it was revealed. The final three groups of Partula faba snails in existence have been consolidated at Bristol Zoo in a final attempt to renew the population. Once endemic to the…

Osprey snatches a trout in this dramatic photo

April 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the dramatic moment an osprey swoops down and snatches a trout straight out of the water. Wildlife photographer Mark Hancox waited for SEVEN hours in a cramped hide on the shores of Loch Garten, Scotland, to capture the shot He said: ”I knew ospreys use the loch as a feeding ground and had…