Footballers and F1 drivers are exceptionally well paid but for other sportsmen and women chasing the Olympic dream, the reality is somewhat harsher. Undeterred by the daunting task of raising around £77,000 to reach the 2012 Games in London, New
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Most of us can recall with a sweaty-palmed sense of fear being made to sing or play an instrument in front of our peers and parents at primary school. Now a school in the West Midlands has decided to add
American sweethearts Kelly Hildebrandt and, erm, Kelly Hildebrandt will be tying the knot. The name-sharing couple met via Facebook after the female version sent her male counterpart a message about the fact they shared the same name. Take a trip
As people tighten their belts, certain luxuries go out the window. New stats reveal that one in four diners will visit a restaurant only if it is offering some form of discount. So what are restaurants and bars doing on
A typically depressing statistic from the recession which is gripping the UK throughout 2009 is the lack of jobs for university graduates. According to research, there are almost 50 university leavers fighting it out for every job – up from
Mums-to-be expecting more than one arrival are not receiving the right information to protect their new babies’ health. Health experts at the Twins and Multiple Births Association have written to the government over fears that, without tailored treatment, the risk
Premiership football referees in England have to retire at the sprightly age of 48. But one referee in Aberdeen has just blown his final whistle at the ripe old age of 82. Eddie Norrie told the Evening Express he was
No-one likes to think that their personal belongings could be stolen but for children it can be particularly distressing if something is nicked. In a bid to counteract this, police in West Sussex are targeting the very young to wise
A couple in Gloucestershire had to cancel their wedding at the same venue because it went bust twice. The venue went into administration before they could get hitched first time round and then they lost their £1,500 deposit after it
It doesn’t take much to disturb a night’s sleep and it seems the recession is now affecting our slumber. New research suggests a third of Britons are losing sleep, while nearly half of those surveyed said they had moved a
A dog rescue centre in Kent is taking the phrase “pampered pooch” to a whole new level. An anonymous donor left the shelter £50,000 which staff used to pay for underfloor heating and soothing music. Do your readers have a
Some kids get a paper round, others pick potatoes for the local farmer. Not many become a mayor’s consort!! Keeley Allin, 12, is supporting her mum Sue Mills in her role as the new mayor of Great Torrington, Devon. Speak
The property market will always provide a good source of news and it would appear it’s taken another twist. Latest stats for May 2009 show the number of new properties available to let nearly halved: 34,088 in May compared with
Children of the noughties would scoff if you suggested they tried knitting, cake baking classes or some rock ‘n’ roll sessions down the local dance hall. But it appears good old-fashioned entertainment which typified the 1950s is making a comeback.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution attended, perhaps, the weirdest shout imaginable. A couple had to be rescued off the Cornwall coast after their yacht was attacked by a swarm of bees – read about it here. We often hear tales