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Yearly Archives: 2012

  • 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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  • Sailor rescued on the River Tyne
  • 24 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Rescue boats were called out on the river Tyne yesterday (August 23rd) as a man became stranded near Jarrow after his boat broke down. At around 11:00 BST, the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) and Northumbria Police's Marine Unit were called into action to rescue the boat, which had become grounded on the river bank. The engine had leaked and … More

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  • World record half-ton marlin reeled in by angler
  • 24 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A mammoth 12-foot marlin weighing more than half a ton has been caught in Hawaiian waters by a five-ft nine-ins women, after a four-hour struggle. The catch by 28-year-old Molly Palmer would have been a world-record if she had reeled it in by herself, but she decided to allow her crewmates to help pull in the massive catch – missing … More

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  • Car collision leads to runaway caravan
  • 23 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A caravan owner has escaped with minor injuries following an accident that resulted in his caravan heading out of control down a road. The incident occurred following a collision between a Renault Megane and a BMW near Melton, Leicestershire, the Melton Times reports. One of the vehicles was towing a caravan, which travelled down a hill for around 150 feet … More

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  • Discarded Leeds Festival tents to go to a good home
  • 23 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A charity is to collect tents and camping equipment left behind by visitors to Leeds Festival this weekend (August 25th-27th) and distribute them to those in need. Festivalgoers are likely to have taken out camping insurance in order to ensure valuable items such as mobile phones are protected in the event of theft or damage, but many do not bother … More

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  • Guernsey harbour master considering new boat drink-drive laws
  • 23 August 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Guernsey's harbour master is "pretty close" to calling for a law change regarding drinking while in charge of a private boat following an incident this week. The island's lifeboat conducted a four-hour search to track down a boat that was adrift after running out of fuel and found that those on board were under the influence of alcohol. According to … More

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