Is this the world’s sweatiest footballer?
29 Sep
2011
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Is this the world’s sweatiest footballer? »

THIS is one player the opposition won’t want to swap shirts with – after he was dubbed the ‘world’s sweatiest footballer’. Former Premier League star Walter Pandiani earned himself the unflattering accolade after drenching a shirt in his own perspiration as he felt the heat at a press conference. He started off wearing a light [...]

A thousand words paints a picture…
23 Sep
2011
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A thousand words paints a picture… »

THEY say a picture paints a thousand words, but these extraordinary images show that quite the opposite can just as easily apply. At first glance, they might look like accurate replicas of well-know pictures of famous people and iconic moments. But look a little closer and it becomes clear that these amazing images,  created by [...]

Musician struck by lightening whilst performing
22 Sep
2011
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Musician struck by lightening whilst performing »

A SINGER got a shock live on the radio when a bolt of lightening blasted a hole through a wall “like a bomb blast”, badly burning her as she performed. Kisha Salmon suffered a perforated ear drum and burnt ear after the strike through the wall of the corrugated iron building, which also melted music [...]

Skeletons dressed in flowers
21 Sep
2011
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Skeletons dressed in flowers »

AT FIRST glance, these over-the-top sculptures look like taxidermy taken too far.   But no animals were harmed in the making of these ‘flower skeletons’ – they’re actually made from highly-realistic replica animal bones and fake blooms.   Sculptor Cedric Laquieze, 30, creates the brightly-coloured but sinister figures from replica animal skeletons and fake flowers. [...]

Children battled to save drowning 8-year old
19 Sep
2011
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Children battled to save drowning 8-year old »

AN EIGHT-year-old boy drowned face down in a swimming pool after fellow swimmers and a lifeguard thought he was “playing about” and “pretending to be dead”, an inquest heard.   Tragic youngster Suraj Mall had been lying motionless in the water at Wolverhampton Swimming & Fitness Centre in Wednesfield, West Midlands in February 2008.   [...]

Premier League ref accused of grooming young boys
16 Sep
2011
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Premier League ref accused of grooming young boys »

A FORMER Premier League linesman promised match tickets to young boys in exchange for their phone numbers before sending lewd texts, a court heard.   Steven John Dorr, 40, sent a text to one boy, who was 15 at the time of the alleged offence, offering to pay him £250 in exchange for oral sex, [...]

New wet-tech craze ‘iBathing’
16 Sep
2011
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New wet-tech craze ‘iBathing’ »

OVER two million Brits are so addicted to Facebook and Twitter they can’t even take a bath without their smartphone or iPad, a new study has revealed. Even when we are supposed to be switched off and enjoying a relaxing soak, many of us simply have to be connected, the survey found. A poll showed [...]

Cash-strapped council pay £1million for ‘slinky’ sculpture eye-sore
12 Sep
2011
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Cash-strapped council pay £1million for ‘slinky’ sculpture eye-sore »

A CASH-STRAPPED council have been criticised for ‘wasting’ GBP1 million on an ‘eyesore’ sculpture which has been likened to a cow’s spine and a ‘massive slinky spring’. Shropshire Council – who are cutting jobs in a bid to save GBP30 million – have so far spent over a million pounds on the project to erect [...]

Schoolboy saves drowning dog
11 Sep
2011
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Schoolboy saves drowning dog »

A HEROIC 12-year-old boy dived into a lake to save a drowning dog – and even had to BITE through fishing wire to free the imperilled pooch. Brave Conor Henry, from Abington, Northamptonshire, jumped into the chilly waters in his school uniform to save terrified springer spaniel Ben after he became stranded. And the two-year-old [...]

Second millionaire for Red or Black is full-time carer
10 Sep
2011
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Second millionaire for Red or Black is full-time carer »

RED or Black millionaire Kevin Cartwright today spoke of coming to terms with his fortune – and revealed he has since won GBP30 on a Lottery scratchcard at Asda. The former coach driver from Cannock, Staffs, landed the fortune on Simon Cowell’s new live ITV show hosted by Ant and Dec. He and his fiancee [...]

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