Council workers paint bridge wrong colour
29 Nov
2011
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Council workers paint bridge wrong colour »

BLUNDERING council workers have accidentally painted a bridge bright YELLOW in a small town at the cost of thousands of pounds to the taxpayer.   Furious residents in Upton-upon-Severn, in Worcestershire, had voted for a modest duchess blue with gold trim colour for their historic bridge that welcomes visitors to the quaint town.   But [...]

Jilted lover names and shames cheating ex in local newspaper
27 Nov
2011
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Jilted lover names and shames cheating ex in local newspaper »

A JILTED lover took the ultimate revenge when she appeared to out her cheating ex in the ‘bargain buys’ section of a regional newspaper. Hidden amongst adverts selling a snooker table and a single bed in the classified section of the Tuesday’s (Nov 22) Birmingham Mail was an entry entitled ‘Erdington Librarian’, advertising a: “Useless [...]

Missing dragon turns up at George and Dragon pub
23 Nov
2011
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Missing dragon turns up at George and Dragon pub »

A BEARDED dragon which went missing from home for a month turned up in a pub two miles away –  named The George and Dragon. Giz belongs to Tracy Sharp and Phil Moody and their sons Tyler, 11, and Zac, four, and was found by the landlords of pub in Seaton, Leics.   He had [...]

Dog called Guinness catches drink driver
23 Nov
2011
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Dog called Guinness catches drink driver »

A DOG named Guinness is the toast of a police force after he tracked down a suspected drink-driver accused of crashing his car into the front of a post office.   The German Shepherd sniffer dog lead cops to a house after residents in Northampton awoke with a bang in the early hours of Sunday [...]

Mayor misses Remembrance Sunday event for go-karting
20 Nov
2011
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Mayor misses Remembrance Sunday event for go-karting »

A TOWN’s mayor has caused outrage by shunning last week’s Remembrance Sunday celebrations – to attend a go-karting meeting.   The mayor of Horncastle has been accused of shunning his civic responsibilities by failing to attend the town’s Remembrance events at the weekend.   Calls for Coun David Roark to resign have been sounded by Horncastle [...]

Man charged with abduction and sexual assault of boy, 10
19 Nov
2011
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Man charged with abduction and sexual assault of boy, 10 »

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the abduction and sexual assault of a 10-year-old boy and the kidnap of an 11-year-old girl.   48-year-old Michael Jackson, from Oldbury, West Midlands, appeared before Sandwell Magistrates on Wednesday.   He was charged with the kidnap of the young boy, which sparked a two-hour long police [...]

Matt Baker struggles on Children in Need challenge
18 Nov
2011
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Matt Baker struggles on Children in Need challenge »

ONE SHOW presenter Matt Baker has raised over half a million pounds already for disadvantaged children, but as these pictures show he is the one in need – of some help cycling.   The former Blue Peter host is cycling from Edinburgh to London to raise cash for Children In Need and is expected to [...]

Brave schoolgirl saves mum’s life
15 Nov
2011
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Brave schoolgirl saves mum’s life »

A BRAVE schoolgirl helped saved her diabetic mother’s life after she slipped into a coma.   Laura Jade Thacker, 13,  calmly dialled 999 for an ambulance when her mother Debbie Lake, was suddenly taken ill at home in Walsall, Wes Midlands.   She carefully followed the instructions from the ambulance service operator to check for [...]

Top trumps wedding
13 Nov
2011
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Top trumps wedding »

ONE couple are celebrating their nuptials with the unusual wedding memento of a pack of personalised Top Trumps cards – as their married name will be TRUMP. Liz Goodall, 25, and fiance Tom Trump, 27, were selected from thousands of fans of the childhood favourite to have a personalised pack of the childhood favourite created [...]

Punter places GBP11.11 on the 11.11am race on the 11/11/11 and wins!
12 Nov
2011
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Punter places GBP11.11 on the 11.11am race on the 11/11/11 and wins! »

A PATRIOTIC punter is celebrating after scooping more than GBP100 on the dogs – after placing a bet of GBP11.11 on the 11.11am race on the 11/11/11. Delighted Chris Meaney hit the jackpot – which paid out at odds of 11 to 1 – on the first race at Hove greyhound track today/yesterday (FRI). The [...]

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