Fish banned as prizes
31 Mar
2012
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A KILLJOY council have banned traditional goldfish from being given out as prizes at an annual town fair. The popular goldfish-in-a-bag will no longer be handed out at the May Fair in the market town of Ludlow, Shrops, following complaints from residents that it is cruel to the fish. But despite organisers saying they will [...]

Miracle crash
20 Mar
2012
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Miracle crash »

This is the moment a van driver had a ‘miracle escape’ yesterdaywhen he ploughed 50ft off a bridge and onto traffic on a busy MOTORWAY. The man suffered minor injuries after he lost control of his Ford Mondeo and careered off a bridge and onto the southbound carriageway of the M42 near Coleshill, Warwickshire, at [...]

In the fast lane for a job
19 Mar
2012
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In the fast lane for a job »

An out-of-work valeter has finally been offered a job after six months on the dole queue – by SITTING in his car with his CV on the windscreen. Desperate Lee Knowles, 42, wore a suit and sat in his spotless Renault Clio for three days before he was invited for an interview. He placed a [...]

Surfing ducks
16 Mar
2012
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Surfing ducks »

With the wind in her feathers and the sun’s rays gently warming her belly, this duck looks like she doesn’t have a care in the world. At first glance, the domineering female appears to be riding on the back of her hen-pecked mate. And the put-upon drake’s feathers don’t look too ruffled, as he carries [...]

Teenager stabbed to death as he sat in traffic jam
15 Mar
2012
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Teenager stabbed to death as he sat in traffic jam »

A 16-year-old boy who stabbed a teenager to death as he sat in a car in a traffic jam has been jailed for life. Ceepreon Christian opened the passenger door and knifed 17-year-old Shyheim Jones twice in the leg. One of the stab wounds severed an artery and Shyheim died hours later of massive blood [...]

East is… West?
14 Mar
2012
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East is… West? »

Sky TV bosses were left red-faced on Monday – after getting the East and West Midlands the WRONG way round. Confused viewers were met with an on-screen graphic showing the south of England and the Midlands – with the East Midlands labelled as the West Midlands. During a report on the drought risk facing parts [...]

Frog off!
13 Mar
2012
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Frog off! »

This is the moment a hopping mad frog copied Adele’s Brit Awards protest – by giving a wildlife photographer a ONE-FINGERED SALUTE. The hilarious gesture was snapped by photographer Shikhei Goh (corr), 37, near his Indonsian-home in Batam Island. Dad-of-three Shikhei followed the frog for three hours before the amphibian appeared to run out of [...]

Four-month-old baby could have been saved
10 Mar
2012
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Four-month-old baby could have been saved »

A four-month-old baby boy who was violently shaken to death by his father could have been saved if hospital staff and police had followed child protection procedures, a damning report revealed on Thursday. Tragic Jayden Warr suffered “catastrophic and unsurvivable“ brain injuries after he was attacked by dad Danny Warr in 2009. Warr, 27, was [...]

Former leader of Worcestershire County Council charged with sexual assault
10 Mar
2012
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Former leader of Worcestershire County Council charged with sexual assault »

A disgraced ex-Tory council leader on Thursday admitted molesting a teenage girl more than 30 years ago and groping another junior member of staff in the town hall while he was in office. Dr George Lord, 79, former head of Worcestershire County Council, assaulted the girl – aged either 14 or 15 – between 1977 [...]

Bird-brained barn owl was rescued twice by firefighters
9 Mar
2012
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Bird-brained barn owl was rescued twice by firefighters »

THIS bird-brained owl was rescued TWICE by firefighters who freed it from a chimney moments before it flew into a window and knocked itself out. The hapless animal spent two days stuck in the chimney stack before the homeowners heard it ‘twit-twooing’ and dialled 999. Firefighters used hi-tech equipment including a snake-eye camera – normally [...]