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Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Doctor warns about kayak safety
  • 28 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A doctor has warned water users to be aware of those around them after escaping with minor injuries when a kayak landed on his head. David Burton of Barnstaple Brannam Medical Centre suffered a broken bone in his neck following the incident, which happened at Saunton, north Devon, on Saturday (August 25th). According to the North Devon Journal, he was surfing … More

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  • Four lanes closed as caravan crashes on M40
  • 28 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • The M40 near Bicester was closed for an hour this bank holiday weekend following an accident involving a caravan. At 18:10 GMT on August 26th a caravan overturned on the motorway, which was closed completely in the northbound direction while emergency services dealt with the incident, the Oxford Mail reports. Two people suffered minor injuries in the crash, which also … More

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  • Rescue crew comes to aid of sinking boat
  • 28 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A boat insurance claim may have to be made by the owner of a vessel that sank on the River Thames leading to an emergency rescue. The female owner and four men had to be pulled from the water near Canary Wharf after the Mini Moo craft began to sink. Within minutes of taking on water, the boat was submerged … More

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  • Angler has rod stolen as he helps injured man
  • 28 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A Good Samaritan may have to make a claim on his angling insurance policy after his equipment was stolen as he helped an injured man. The Daily Echo reports how Tony McCloskey came to the aid of a man that had been knocked over by a dog at Millhams Nature Reserve in Bournemouth. "He was pouring blood out of his … More

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  • Reward offered after kayak stolen
  • 28 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A reward has been offered for information that leads to the return of a pink kayak that has been stolen from Port St Mary Beach. The Isle of Man Examiner reports how Paul Dunne has put up a £100 incentive in the hope of tracking down the thieves. Mr Dunne may be keen to have the canoe returned to his … More

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  • Usain Bolt crashes Manchester couple’s wedding
  • 28 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Usain Bolt surprised one bride and groom after he interrupted their wedding and posed for photographs. The 100m and 200m Olympic gold champion was staying at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester where the couple were tying the knot. After being spotted in the lobby by the shocked newlyweds, Bolt agreed to join the pair for a series of pictures. While … More

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  • Stolen bike leaves teenager ‘devastated’
  • 28 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Teenager George Clarke has described his devastation at having a bike that belonged to his late father stolen. The 19-year-old may not have had a cycle insurance policy as he told the Nottingham Post how he is not interested in the value of the two-wheeler, as it has a far greater sentimental worth. Mr Clarke was given the bicycle when … More

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  • Cyclists gather for charity fundraiser
  • 24 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Over 100 cyclists have taken part in a fundraising event in support of an Irish duo who are planning to cycle to Australia. Paul Quinn and Aidan Murphy depart from Ireland on September 1st in a bid to raise cash for the Alzheimer's Society and the Irish Cancer Society, the Tyrone Times reports. To warm up for the trek they … More

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  • Muse frontman ‘a big camping fan’
  • 24 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has spoken of his love for camping after returning from a trip to Devon with his wide Kate Hudson. The rocker and his Hollywood actress partner spent "a few days" camping in his home county and he told Absolute Radio the break was "lovely". "I've been hanging out in a field for a few days looking … More

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  • Police make arrest over Street View caravan theft
  • 24 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A man who was caught on camera standing next to a caravan that was later stolen has been arrested three years after the theft took place. Police reopened the case after a Google Street View image showing the individual appeared online. It is believed the image – of an unidentified man standing next to a 4×4 vehicle parked next to … More

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