Blue Peter to make new home in Manchester
30 Jun
2011
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Blue Peter to make new home in Manchester »

Blue Peter will soon be bidding adieu to London’s Television Centre after 50 years – the longest running children’s programme is moving to Manchester. The BBC One show is making the move north to Salford, Greater Manchester, along with other programmes including BBC Sport, TV’s Breakfast and Radio 5 live. Currently presented by Helen Skelton, [...]

Four year old dies in school playground
30 Jun
2011
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Four year old dies in school playground »

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy is believed to have died in the school playground in front of horrified classmates after choking on a grape. The tragic youngster – named locally as Dhillon Dosangh – collapsed at lunch-time on Thursday at Grangehurst Junior & Infants School, Coventry. Teachers frantically administered first aid and paramedics desperately attempted to revive [...]

Mice make home in Wimbledon tennis balls
29 Jun
2011
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Mice make home in Wimbledon tennis balls »

STAFF at an aquarium have found a novel way to encourage their mice to breed – by putting them in used Wimbledon tennis balls. The specially-modified tennis balls have had holes cut in them so that the mice can explore and set up nests inside. It is hoped that the new environment might encourage the [...]

Police car crashes into shop front
27 Jun
2011
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Police car crashes into shop front »

A STORE owner had a miracle escape when a police car crashed into his shop window after colliding with a learner driver on blue lights. Peter Mason escaped unscathed despite diving for cover as the patrol car crashed into his shop front while he chatted with a customer on Friday afternoon. The car ploughed into [...]

Dear photograph… creative photo’s combining past and present
27 Jun
2011
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Dear photograph… creative photo’s combining past and present »

WE’VE all had a look at an old photograph to see how landscapes have changed, but one artist has taken the concept to a whole new level. began taking photos like these in May and has already had over a quarter of a million hits on the blog showcasing the pictures. His ‘pictures of pictures [...]

Dale Roberts memorial fund fraud
24 Jun
2011
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Dale Roberts memorial fund fraud »

POLICE have launched a fraud inquiry into a memorial fund set up by a football club for tragic goalkeeper Dale Roberts – who hanged himself after his fiance had an affair with John Terry’s brother. Rushden and Diamonds FC – recently expelled from the Football Conference – set up a fund to pay for the [...]

Murder in affluent Birmingham suburb
23 Jun
2011
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Murder in affluent Birmingham suburb »

A MURDER inquiry has been launched after a man was brutally gunned down in a leafy suburb of Birmingham. The unknown male was found with a gunshot wound in the affluent Edgbaston area of the city lined with GBP600,000 Victorian properties home to doctors, lawyers and company directors. His bloodstained body was found just yards [...]

Twenty held hostage in charity raid
23 Jun
2011
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Twenty held hostage in charity raid »

A GANG of thugs armed with a Taser gun took 20 terrified staff hostage during a robbery of an air ambulance charity yesterday. Thousand of pounds of charity money was stolen from the Midlands Air Ambulance during the audacious raid at their headquarters in Brieley Hill, West Midlands. Three balaclava-clad men armed with the high-voltage [...]

Top 10 pregnancy craving sandwiches
23 Jun
2011
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Top 10 pregnancy craving sandwiches »

ALL mothers will remember the period during their pregnancy when food that always seemed revolting was suddenly the one thing you wanted. And now a survey has revealed the top ten weirdest of these cravings – topped by the topping of Marmite and chocolate spread. Including astonishing sandwich combinations such as oranges and salad cream [...]

100 year old has 118 offspring
22 Jun
2011
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100 year old has 118 offspring »

AT 100-years-old Beaty Bullock’s age is only beaten by her remarkable impact on the world – as she has produced an astonishing lineage of 118 offspring. The centenarian’s amazing brood consists of ten children who have given her 29 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren include 16 granddaughters and 12 grandsons. Beaty was [...]

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