Paedophile nursery worker gets life
28 Jul
2011
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Paedophile nursery worker gets life »

A PAEDOPHILE nursery worker was handed a life sentence yesterday for a string of “vile” sexual offences which included the rape of a toddler. Paul Anthony Wilson, 21, was told he must serve at least 15 years in prison before he can be considered for release, after he pleaded guilty to 46 counts of sexual [...]

Baby meerkats born at West Midlands Safari Park
24 Jul
2011
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Baby meerkats born at West Midlands Safari Park »

THESE adorable baby meerkats have just made their first faltering steps into public after their recent birth. The new additions are hugely popular with visitors to West Midlands Safari Park for their unusual and skittish behaviour, but they have also produced three tiny kits that have just emerged from their nest box to face visitors [...]

Teenager threw herself infront of a train
23 Jul
2011
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Teenager threw herself infront of a train »

A YOUNG girl threw herself in front of a train after abusive messages received on social networking sites drove her to search the Internet for ways to kill herself, an inquest heard. Tragic Natasha MacBryde, 15, searched on Google for ways to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train barely an hour before [...]

Police spend £3.8m on advice
23 Jul
2011
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Police spend £3.8m on advice »

A CASH-STRAPPED police force have spent GBP3.8 million in the last year – on advice about how to save money. Ironically West Midlands Police spent the staggering amount on consultants as it sheds hundreds of jobs in a bid to save a total of GBP125 million. Experts were brought in to advise on major shake-ups [...]

Du family heartfelt appeal
19 Jul
2011
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Du family heartfelt appeal »

THE devastated brother of a man who was murdered along with his wife and children has spoken for the first time about the nightmare his family are going through. Jixiang Ding’s brother Jeff was stabbed at his family home in Northamptonshire on May 1, sparking a nationwide man hunt for suspect Anxiang Du, who is [...]

Amazing maise maze
16 Jul
2011
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Amazing maise maze »

HE can usually be seen filling TV screen, but this a-maze-ing replica of Sean the Sheep takes up an entire field. Although the kids’ TV favourite is made from clay, this 14-acre labyrinth is constructed from maize. Situated at the National Forest Adventure Farm (NFAF) near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, it might even prove a challenge for [...]

Perfect imprint
16 Jul
2011
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A HOMEOWNER was stunned to see this near-perfect imprint of a pigeon left on her window after an unfortunate accident. Patrina Farmer, 56, from Hadley, near Telford, Shropshire, snapped the poor bird’s impression after it smashed into one of her upstairs windows. The bizarre outline shows the bird’s wide wingspan, tail and even its eye. [...]

Jamaican athletes need extra long beds
15 Jul
2011
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Jamaican athletes need extra long beds »

EXTRA-long beds are being brought in by a British university to accommodate athletes from the the Jamaican 2012 Olympic team. The University of Birmingham is having to specially order the supersized beds – so that giant athletes like Usain Bolt do not fall out and injure themselves. Athletes from the Jamaican squad will complete their [...]

Salt Art
14 Jul
2011
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Salt Art »

THESE celebrity portraits might look like intricately detailed chalk drawings – but these stunning creations are actually made using SALT. The life-like black and white portraits are the work of 29-year-old artist Bashir Sultani, who creates the amazing images using ordinary table salt. Working on a blackboard surface, Bashir carves out the pictures using the [...]

Surprise party turns out to be surprise wedding
13 Jul
2011
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Surprise party turns out to be surprise wedding »

A SURPRISE party caused more of a shock for the guests than the birthday girl when she showed up as a bride-to-be. Guests believed they were going to a late birthday celebration when they turned up at Sarah Preston’s home in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Instead they found themselves at a surprise wedding which less than [...]

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