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SEE ME AFTER CLASS, SUNDERLAND

SEE ME AFTER CLASS, SUNDERLAND

A council has denied banning a lollipop lady from giving passing children a “high-five” outside a Sunderland school. The crossing guard, who stands outside Grindon Hall Christian School, has become renowned for her friendly demeanour and the way she greets crossing youngsters. But after it was reported that motorists had […]

BOO-URNS!

BOO-URNS!

Rail fares minister Simon Burns is under fire after it emerged he shuns commuting by train in favour of a costly chauffeur driven government car. According to the Mail on Sunday, the Conservative MP travels the 35 miles between his Essex home and Westminster using the £80,000 a year departmental […]

IT’S A FAKE COP

IT’S A FAKE COP

Three men have been arrested following reports that a non-police car was attempting to pull over motorists on the M25. Drivers called Surrey Police yesterday evening to say a silver Ford Mondeo equipped with blue flashing lights was trying to get other drivers to pull over on the clockwise section […]

REMEMBER THE FISH

REMEMBER THE FISH

Animal activists want a roadside memorial sign to honour fish killed during a container truck crash in California. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it would remind drivers that fish value their lives and feel pain. About 1,600lbs of saltwater bass died when the truck taking them to […]

NAKED WRECKER

NAKED WRECKER

A drunk and naked driver wreaked havoc in central Moscow, damaging 12 cars before being caught by police, according to Russian officials. The city police said they started pursuing the man after he ignored a road sign banning a turn and refused orders to stop. In the ensuing chase, the […]

BABY-FACED

BABY-FACED

POLICE are looking for a thief who drove off in a car in Liverpool with an 18-month-old boy asleep inside. The toddler, who was in a rear passenger child seat, was later found safe and well in the city as the vehicle was recovered a short distance away. The youngster’s […]

TALL ORDER

TALL ORDER

A specially designed extra-tall trailer was required as two giraffes were delivered to their new home. Harriet, seven, and 14-year-old Keisha are said to be settling in well at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling in Scotland. The pair arrived after travelling around 320 miles from Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, […]

TWISTED MEANING

TWISTED MEANING

Police are searching for a spelling-challenged vandal who defaced a woman’s car with paint in Pennsylvania. On the driver’s side doors someone had scrawled “bicth.” Officers are looking for an illiterate person with a grudge against the victim. SNAP SNAP An alligator has been found in a supermarket car park […]

DID YOU FEEL THAT?

DID YOU FEEL THAT?

A couple had a lucky escape after a speeding car was launched into their first-floor bedroom as they slept. The silver Lexus came around a bend in Bridge Road, Epsom, mounted a parked Audi and flew into the side of the house, Surrey Police said. The incident happened at 3am […]

LIZARD ALARM

LIZARD ALARM

Sir David Attenborough has revealed that he once used a large lizard as a makeshift car alarm during his travels. The Bafta-winning naturalist, 86, caught a large chameleon in Madagascar to bring back with him to London Zoo. Sir David said: “The window was smashed so it was quite a […]