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90-year-old in 8mph mobility scooter


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90-year-old in 8mph mobility scooter takes wrong turn and ends up on dual carriageway.

All Stanley Murphy wanted when he popped out on his mobility scooter was to pick up a newspaper from his local shop.

But the 90-year-old took one wrong turning and ended up on a busy dual carriageway with cars and lorries thundering past him at speed.

Safely back home, Mr Murphy said: “I went out to get a paper and took a wrong turning. I don’t know how I ended up on the A27 but I’m thankful to everyone who helped me.”

PC Jim Lockwood, who drove Mr Murphy home, said: “I would like to thank the members of the public who stopped to help.

“I would also like to thank the driver who put his flashing lights on to prevent the incident worsening and who helped deliver the old gent’s scooter to his home address.”

A spokesman said it was unlikely police would take the matter further.

February 27, 2009 Posted by | People | Leave a comment

‘Get off Facebook and get a life’


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A psychologist is urging people to get off Facebook and other social networking sites, and get a life instead.

Dr Aric Sigman says the amount of time we spend with each other has slumped dramatically and in turn is damaging our health.

He says our devotion to such sites could alter the way genes work, upset immune responses, hormone levels, and the function of arteries, and influence mental performance.

A quarter of British children have a laptop or computer in their room by the age of five and they have their own social networking sites, like the BBC’s my CBBC. Is it causing huge changes and damaging our health?

“Parents spend less time with their children than they did only a decade ago. Britain has the lowest proportion of children in all of Europe who eat with their parents at the table. The proportion of people who work at home alone continues to rise.

So is Facebook and other social networking sites damaging our health?

February 26, 2009 Posted by | Entertainement, People | Leave a comment

Mowgli’ girl cared for by dogs


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Madina, now aged three, was reportedly raised by animals after her alcoholic mother Anna was incapable of caring for her.

Now taken into care by authorities in Ufa, in central Russia, she is recovering from her unusual upbringing. She was discovered by social workers at her mother’s home on all fours and gnawing on bones with dogs.

A social worker alleged: “The child is angelic but she has been deprived of love and care, except from the dogs.”

Doctors are reported to have said that the Madina is mentally and physically healthy despite her experiences, although her vocabulary is limited to “yes” and “no”.

February 26, 2009 Posted by | Animals, People | Leave a comment

Jumpers for Chickens


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What a great Story!

A Norfolk woman who rescued 1,500 balding battery chickens has had a woolly jumper knitted for each of them to protect them from the cold.

I say well done Jo Eglen, 29, who runs the Little Hen Rescue Centre in Norwich, and has rescued and re-homed a total of 5,750 battery hens.

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Animals, nature, Politics | 2 Comments

Double Dozen Digit Baby Blessing


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Doctors in California have been astonished by a baby boy born with 24 perfectly formed and fully functioning fingers and toes.

Kamani Hubbard has six digits on each hand and foot, a condition commonly known as polydactylism.

Polydactylism affects around 1 in 500 babies.

Imagine what sort of pianist a 12-fingered person would be. Imagine what sort of flamenco guitarist. If else, think of their typing skills.”

The parents have not decided whether to have the extra fingers and toes removed, but doctors say the baby should keep them.

February 4, 2009 Posted by | nature, People | Leave a comment

Pigeon man ruffles feathers at airport


 

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Pigeon man ruffles feathers at airport.

What far would you go to make money?

A man has been arrested trying to smuggle two live pigeons into Australia – in his underwear yahoo news reported today.

 Customs officers at Melbourne International Airport became suspicious when they found two eggs in the man’s pockets and birdseed stashed in his moneybelt.

On further inspection they discovered a live pigeon stuffed into each leg of the black tights he was wearing

The man, a passenger on a flight from Dubai, was handed over to Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services staff.

February 4, 2009 Posted by | Animals, Funny, People | Leave a comment