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Monster 16ft python found floating on Lancashire canal

A SIXTEEN FOOT reticulated python was found dead floating on a canal in Lancashire.

The baby engineered to beat an incurable disease

BABY Amelia Queen, aged seven months, was genetically engineered in a laboratory to help beat an incurable disease which has blighted her family.

Oil man calls home from Indonesia, and hears wife die on phone

AN OIL worker heard his wife die from almost 8,000 miles away.

Trampled rider back in the saddle - after surgeon fixed her ribcage with "Meccano"

A RIDER who was trampled by her own horse has had her ribcage rebuilt with “Meccano”.

Greedy buzzard bit off more than it could chew

A GREEDY bird of prey bit off more than it could chew – and almost died.
The buzzard was found with another bird’s leg – part of its lunch – sticking out of its mouth.

Hand in hand: prem twins share an incubator after 10 weeks apart

IT'S brotherly love as these tiny twins, born at little over 3lbs each, and kept apart ever since, hold hands.

Cross-dressing "bride": Shop wouldn't let me try on wedding dress

A CROSS-DRESSING “bride” claims he’s a victim of discrimination – after he was barred from trying on a wedding dress.
Sam Clayton, 21, was so angry he called the police.

On the brink: Crashed tractor dangles a wheel over 140ft drop

A TRACTOR driver was left teetering on the edge of a 140ft-high bridge after a three-vehicle pile-up.

Moments after the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy . . . driver Harry Clarke slumped at the wheel

PHOTOS taken moments after the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy show driver Harry Clarke, 57, unconscious at the wheel.

"Crippled by arthritis"- the waterskiing benefit cheat who claimed £140,000

A BENEFIT cheat netted £140,000 claiming she had crippling arthritis – but was filmed water-skiing in Florida.  

Mum Sally Nayler jets off to Spain on daughter's passport

A MUM jetted off to Spain on her DAUGHTER'S passport, even though she's 47 and white   -   and her daughter is 17, mixed race and has a distinctive afro hair style.

School day starts at 1.30pm, to cope with teenage body clocks

STUDENTS will start lessons at 1.30pm every day at a school in Surrey  – to accommodate teenage sleeping patterns.

Mum jailed after boy, 4, found in squalor with 20 ferrets and 14 dogs

A MUM has been jailed for child neglect after her four-year-old son was found in a house crammed with TWENTY ferrets running loose, and FOURTEEN dogs.

Saved by his boots - the man who was run over by a 10-tonne bus

A BRICKLAYER was saved by his amazing boots  -  when a 10-tonne bus ran over his feet.

ALIVE! The man speared though the throat by a steel spike

MARLON Poole - who was speared through the throat by a steel spike -  has spoken for the first time of his life-or-death ordeal.

Pixie Lott's surprise performance at school

14 March 2014  Pop sensation Pixie Lott gave a surprise performance in her home town for pupils from a local school.

Edward's amazing miniature Lake District village, made of slate

13 March 2014 EDWARD Robinson has created perfect replicas of 100 Lake District buildings – in slate.

Darts ace Bobby George slashes price of his arrow-shaped mansion by £1m

26 February 2014  DARTS ace Bobby George has slashed the price of his vast, arrow-shaped, 18-bedroom mansion by £1million.

Gorgeous exterior . . . but inside Laurence Llewlyn-Bowen's £1.75m house is, er, a matter of taste

12 February 2014  LAURENCE Llewelyn-Bowen has certainly stamped his personality on this house – and now he’s put it on the market for a cool £1,750,000.

Play centre's ban on sugar drinks for diabetic kids

6 February 2014  A PLAY centre banned mums from bringing in sugary drinks for their diabetic children.

BREAKING NEWS: Five taken to hospital after gas blast in Clacton, Essex

5 February 2014  Five people have been taken to hospital following a major gas explosion in Clacton, Essex.  
One is reported to have life threatening injuries.  

Metal detector unearths Joan's wedding ring, lost 55 years ago

21 January 2104  PENSIONER Joan MacLeod has been reunited with the wedding ring that slipped from her finger FIFTY FIVE years ago.

Pandemonium as 99p shop axes its half-price sale

21 January 2014  COPS were called to calm protests after 99p shop announced a sudden end to its half-price sale.

E-cig tycoon offers £250,000 reward to catch raiders . . . and that figure's rising

10 January 2014  THE tycoon behind the Totally Wicked e-cig empire is so determined to catch raiders who attacked him at his home that he’s offering a reward of AT LEAST £250,000.

Bride sheds six stone - after she sees tubby self on wedding cake

6 January 2014  A BRIDE shed six stone after seeing her herself as a tubby figurine on her wedding cake.

I lost 23 STONE eating jelly - now I want NHS ops to fix saggy skin

19 December 2013  A MUM lost an incredible 23 stone by eating only JELLY.
But Evridiki Cruikshank, 47, is now battling with the NHS to get her saggy skin removed.

Dad who begged for job at roundabout now works ... at the same roundabout

5 December 2013  A DAD who begged for work on an Essex roundabout has come full circle – and now works there as a gardener.

Veteran has Jobseeker's Allowance halted - because he sold poppies

5 December 2013  EX-SOLDIER Stephen Taylor had his £71.20-a-week Jobseeker’s Allowance halted – because he volunteered to sell poppies.

Jailed: Bride and groom who didn't speak the same language

3 December 2013   A PAKISTANI groom and his Hungarian bride were rumbled when the registrar realised they didn’t speak the same language.

Hooked on 24 cans of Pepsi a day

28 November 2013  A PEPSI addict has told how she downed TWENTY-FOUR cans a day, before finally quitting.

Not lovin' it - McDonald's customer chokes on cup of SALT sold as milkshake

14 November 2013  A MCDONALD'S  customer was violently sick when he bought a milkshake – and got a cup filled with SALT instead.

It's the twinsie - a onesie for two!

13 November 2013 AFTER the success of the onesie comes the two-person version – the twinsie.

Switch off the central heating - Darrel keeps house warm with Christmas lights

11 November 2013   HARD-UP Darrel Piper heats his house with thousands of Christmas lights.
He says it’s cheaper than the central heating.

Cops probe councillor who bought cakes for old folk

8 Novembr 2013 COPS are probing claims that a Labour councillor bought tea and cakes for old folk days before she was elected in Thurrock, Essex.

My wife's Chanel No5 perfume gives me a migraine!

4 November 2013  A MAN has revealed how he can be literally floored by the scent of a woman’s perfume.

Man who urinated on war memorial makes amends by selling poppies

1 November 2013  A DRUNK who was slammed as “despicable” for urinating on a war memorial is now selling poppies for the Royal British Legion.

Five years in jail for OAP who beat wife to death with walking stick in row over heating bill

29 October 2013  A PENSIONER who beat his 82-year-old wife to death with a walking stick after a row over the heating has been jailed.

999 operator sacked for fit of giggles

25 October 2013 
AN emergency call handler has been sacked for being too jolly.
Sue Heeney, 38, says she chuckled with a nervous 999 caller to put him at ease.

Brides misses her own wedding reception - because of appendicitis

23 October 2013   A BRIDE missed her own wedding reception and honeymoon when she was rushed to hospital for an emergency op to remove her appendix.