Murderer of disabled man is jailed for life
28 Feb
2012
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Murderer of disabled man is jailed for life »

A MAN who murdered a disabled 83-year-old man in a “savage” attack after breaking into his home while out of prison on licence has been jailed for life. Serial offender Cory Youlden pleaded guilty to the murder of defenceless pensioner Paul Cox – who had been burgled so many times he had taken to sleeping [...]

GB Olympic hopeful suffers Achilles injury
27 Feb
2012
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GB Olympic hopeful suffers Achilles injury »

Just six months before world champion triathlete Alistair Brownlee is due to race in the Olympics, he has suffered an Achilles injury. However the 23-year-old is sure that this won’t hinder his gold medal ambitions for London 2012. Brownlee will be wearing a protective boot, an Aircast Walker, for the next month whilst his injury [...]

Nelson Mandela taken to hospital
25 Feb
2012
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Nelson Mandela taken to hospital »

The 93-year-old statesman and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has been taken to hospital with what officials describe as a “long-standing abdominal complaint”. Mr Mandela retired from public life eight years ago but has suffered declining health in recent years. South African President Jacob Zuma’s office said the “love and good wishes of all South Africans [...]

‘Nuke map’ shows true scale of nuclear war
16 Feb
2012
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‘Nuke map’ shows true scale of nuclear war »

DESIGNED by a Harvard boffin to teach his students about nuclear weapons, this hard-hitting ‘Nukemap” shows the true scale of destruction modern warfare could cause.  American Alex Wellerstein, a Ph.D graduate from Harvard University who is now the historian of science at the American Institute of Physics, posted the nuclear effects calculator, on his blog [...]

Two-seater love bike
14 Feb
2012
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Two-seater love bike »

FRANK Sinatra’s song said that love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, but this two-seater bike for smitten couples might not have been the vehicle Ol’ Blue Eyes had in mind. Created by artist Eric Staller, the Lovebike has become a popular choice for young couples looking for alternative wedding transport on [...]

Paul Merson charged with drink driving
11 Feb
2012
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Paul Merson charged with drink driving »

FORMER Premier League ace Paul Merson was banned from driving for 14 months after he pleaded guilty to falling asleep behind the wheel and crashing into the back of an HGV while over the alcohol limit. A court heard that Merson, 43, fell asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes before crashing into the back [...]

Miracle baby turns two
11 Feb
2012
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Miracle baby turns two »

A BABY girl who weighed less than a bag of sugar with hands as small as an adult fingernail when she was born four months premature is celebrating her second birthday following a remarkable recovery. Little Poppy Richards weighed just 1lb 7oz and had to fight for her life when she was born unable to [...]

‘Mad-dog’ in court for metal theft
3 Feb
2012
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‘Mad-dog’ in court for metal theft »

A MAN with a SKULL tattooed on his face dubbed ‘Mad Dog’, who shot to notoriety after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show, has been spared jail for stealing metal worth thousands of pounds.   Numb skull Deon Hulse, 29, who was called a ‘liar and a cheat’ by the famous chat-show host, planned to [...]

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