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Man stranded in mobility scooter


Man stranded in mobility scooter for 16 hours after getting stuck in mud!

An 86-year-old was left stranded in his mobility scooter for 16 hours after getting it stuck in a patch of mud.

Robert Calloway, a retired engineer, was marooned in his scooter overnight when temperatures plummeted to nearly freezing after venturing out for some fresh air.

He was only rescued after a dog walker spotted him at 9am the following day.

Mr Calloway, a father-of-two who lives in Crawley, West Sussex, was taken to hospital after his ordeal on Sunday night but did not suffer any serious injuries.


November 28, 2008 Posted by | People | 1 Comment

Carol-singing brownies banned

Carol-singing brownies banned over health and safety fears !

The girls, who range from children aged five to teenagers, have sung for pensioners and disabled people at a late night Christmas shopping event at the Marlowes centre in Hemel Hempstead, Herts for more than 20 years.

But the centre’s managers have not invited the group of more than 100 members of the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides back this year because they fear they will obstruct fire escape routes.

Is this a rule to far? 

November 27, 2008 Posted by | Entertainement | Leave a comment

Never to Old to Marry


John Dawkins, 89, and his bride Penny Cooper, 90, wed nine months after she took advantage of a Leap Year and asked Mr Dawkins to marry her.

The wartime navy veterans have become the most senior sweethearts in the country to exchange vows, according to Statistics Authority records.

November 27, 2008 Posted by | People, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Can we vote John Sergeant back in?


                             Yes we can.

Strictly Come Dancing is on TV for our ENTERTAINMENT and if the public like John then he should be left in and if he wins all the better.

Michael Deacon from the said:

The judges will say his absence will mean that we can take the competition seriously again. I think it means that we can’t. Because now we’ll never know whether Sergeant would have won. Therefore the person who does win may have done so only by default.

The only way we could have taken Strictly seriously this year – if indeed we DO want to take it seriously (and I don’t) – is if Sergeant had stayed in the competition but been eventually knocked out by the public vote.

So I think we should vote for John Sergeant to come back into the show and let the public decide who wins.

November 19, 2008 Posted by | Entertainement | , , , | Leave a comment

American Idol hopeful found dead!


What price will people pay for 5 minutes of so called fame. Do you think it is right to encourage people with little or no talent to take part on TV talent programme’s?.

What sort of society are we and how far will producers go to make money for themselves?

The Story:

Paula Goodspeed, the American Idol contestant found dead outside Paula Abdul’s home, was left devastated when Simon Cowell mocked her audition.

Cowell humiliated Paula Goodspeed by laughing at her braces as she attempted to impress the judging panel.

“I don’t think any artist on earth could sing with that much metal in your mouth. You have so much metal in your mouth,” he said.

The 30-year-old is believed to have committed suicide by taking an overdose in her car outside Abdul’s Los Angeles home.

Goodspeed reportedly had a history of mental illness and her death has raised the question of whether television talent shows are unnecessarily cruel to vulnerable performers.

What do you think?

November 13, 2008 Posted by | People | Leave a comment