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March 21st, 2017 by admin

Two nurseries barricaded their doors after a woman made sinister phone calls threatening to “kill staff and children”, a court has heard.

Both pre-schools activated emergency protocols and barricaded themselves in after receiving threats including “I’ve got guns, knives and I’m coming to kill you all” on March 15.

A number of other nurseries across the West Midlands also received terrifying threats that morning, report the Coventry Telegraph.

Rebecca Cooper, of Dudley, pleaded guilty to eight counts of malicious communications and a further charge of racially aggravated behaviour towards a police officer.

The 22-year-old was handed a 24-week prison sentence suspended for two years at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.

Sarah Ginn, owner of ABC Nursery in Earlsdon, told the Coventry Telegraph her staff were left petrified.

She said: “Our finance officer took the call and the person said ‘We are coming to the nursery with guns and knives and I’m going to kill everybody, the children and the staff’.

“We immediately organised an internal evacuation, we called all the children inside and kept them away from the windows and the conservatory.”

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March 14th, 2017 by admin

You may be cursing your employment as you roll into work on yet another bleak Monday morning, but your day at the office can hardly be as dreadful as Noel Parminter’s.

Parminter earns his crust checking homes for termites and other creepy crawlies, which also means dealing with the eight-legged monsters the rest of society refuses to be in the same room with.

Based at Acacia Ridge, near Brisbane, Paraminter runs Auswise Pest Control and sees things considerably more terrifying than the filthy crisper in the staff fridge.

He posted a video of his typical day at the office on the Auswise Pest Control Facebook page on Friday, and it had gone viral before the start of the working week.

As of this morning, it had notched up more than 56,000 views.

Paraminter came across this scene while inspecting for termites in a client’s roof.


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March 13th, 2017 by admin

Mums and dads grabbed their frightened children and hid after the jungle big cat went on the run at Port Lympne wildlife park.

Kent Live reports that visitors were shut in shops for their own safety at the attraction – which hit the headlines when Peter Andre took his family out there last year.

The savage five foot long slavering beast was on the loose for nearly half an hour before it was tempted back into its pen by lumps of meat tossed into its enclosure.

Visitors were escorted to ‘safe areas’ and no-one had been in danger – a park spokesman later insisted.

Cheetah’s are the world’s fastest animal, and can spring at 75mph – almost three times as quick as Usain Bolt.

One mum, 38-year-old Maggie Jones, of Maidstone, who was visiting the park with husband Gary, 39, and their children Danielle, 11, and Harry, 13, said “It was pretty scary.

“Word quickly spread that a big cat was on the loose and parents were shooing their children into the shops and even into the toilets.

“Everyone was looking round nervously in case it was about to jump out on us.

“They reassured us it was harmless but none of the mums and dads were taking any chances.

“Apparently it got out of its enclosure and was on the loose where they take safari buses full of people.”

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March 13th, 2017 by admin

A depressed 43-year-old elephant has been pictured staring at the wall of her concrete enclosure.

Mali was born in the wild in Sri Lanka, but was flown thousands of miles to Manila Zoo in the Philippines when she was a baby.

At first she lived with two other elephants, but they died not long after she arrived in 1977.

Since then she has lived alone for 35 years.

Thousands of people have signed a petition for the government of the Philippines to transfer Mali to a sanctuary, where she can live out the rest of her days in more comfortable surroundings.

Animal rights group PETA described her as ‘one of the world’s saddest elephants’.

‘Wild elephants engage in activities for up to 20 hours every day, moving about and socialising with other elephants,’ a spokesman said.

‘The entire Manila Zoo measures only 0.055 square kilometers, and Mali’s enclosure is one small piece of that.’

They said she suffers problems with her joints and feet from standing on concrete all the time when in the wild she would walk on grass.

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March 10th, 2017 by admin

A theme park set to rival Disneyland could be open within five years and the good news is: We won’t have to travel across the Atlantic to visit.

Paramount hopes to build a 50-ride theme park near Dartford, Kent, costing around £3.5billion. That’s a lot of zeros.

It would be twice the size of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and would also house a 2,000 seat cinema.

According to the proposed theme park’s local newspaper it would attract 50,000 people a day and would be inspired by Paramount films, BBC productions and Aardman Animations (Wallace and Gromit world? Yes please!).

The park, proposed for Kent, will include nods to Paramount’s most iconic films like Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and The Godfather.

The project is still in the planning stage, but they hope that it will get government approval for the site on the Swanscombe peninsula with work starting in 2019.

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March 6th, 2017 by admin

Two children remain in a critical condition after drinking apple juice in a restaurant which left them coughing up blood.

Richie Zaragoza, 10, and his four-year-old half-sister Ginaya Mendoza are believed to have ingested a chemical substance which left them with serious burns to the mouth and throat.

The horrific incident unfolded at Star Buffet and Grill in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Friday afternoon.

The children were visiting the all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant with their mother Virginia Davis, her brother-in-law and two other siblings for Richie’s tenth birthday.

Both Richie and Ginaya drank from apple juice served in foam cups.

Ginaya “started spitting saliva” out and then threw up.

The family were concerned, but the situation became more serious when Richie Richie took a sip immediately started screaming “It burns! It burns!” his mother told LancasterOnline.

He then began throwing up blood.

Virginia’s brother-in-law then tasted the apple juice and said it tasted acidic.

The children were rushed to hospital where they remain in a critical, but stable condition.

Richie’s condition is complicated by the fact he already suffers from cystic fibrosis and diabetes.

The restaurant manager, Steve Weng, said the apple juice had been bought from a local supermarket.

Police are investigating and have sent the apple juice away to be tested.

According to LancasterOnline, initial results have found traces of methanol.

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March 2nd, 2017 by admin

A teen driver caught using GPS on his phone to find a garage has become one of the first drivers to lose their licence under harsh new laws to stop people using a mobile at the wheel.

The boy told reporters his parents would “kill him” after he was slapped with the new six-point penalty within two years of passing his test, meaning his licence will be revoked.

Scores of motorists have already been spotted using their mobile phones at the wheel today just hours after tougher new driving laws were brought into force.
Shocking pictures show drivers flouting the law as they casually made calls and sent text messages behind the wheel – despite the punishment being doubled in a major crackdown today.

While drivers can usually rack up 12 points on their licence before losing it, those caught within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked after getting six.

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March 1st, 2017 by admin

A man has claimed he was knocked unconscious by a fellow train passenger for refusing to take his feet off the seat.

Sam Holland was allegedly travelling home from London to Leigh-on-Sea on a C2C train with his girlfriend when he was approached by a man and ordered to move his feet.

When he pointed out that his shoes were not actually touching the fabric, Mr Holland said the conversation became heated and the man allegedly punched him in the face.

His head was slammed into the window of the train and he blacked out, he said.

Mr Holland, 31, logged a complaint with the British Transport Police after the alleged incident last November but the case was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

He shared the statement he had submitted to the police on his Facebook page in a bid to encourage witnesses of the alleged attack to come forward.

He wrote: “[The] gentleman told me to ‘get your f****** shoes of the chair’.

“My shoes were not on the seat nor was I attempting to stop somebody sitting down. The train was not full and I was resting my lower legs on the chair.

“I explained, ‘My shoes aren’t on the chair’. And this was repeated several times. I turned to my girlfriend and said: ‘Who the f*** does this guy think he is?'”

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March 1st, 2017 by admin

Two babies and two toddlers were removed by police after passengers feared for their safety in the hands of blootered mothers.

Four young children had to be removed from their drunken mums after concerned members of the public reported the parents to the cops.

The two women, who have not been identified by police, were on board a Renfrew to Paisley bus in Scotland with the babies and toddlers on Saturday morning.

However, they were so sozzled by 10am that passengers feared for the safety of the tots and called the cops.

When officers arrived, they discovered the heavily-intoxicated mums in the company of another woman who was found in possession of a weapon.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman yesterday said the kids were being looked after by social services staff while an investigation was carried out.

Two women have been reported to the procurator fiscal facing charges of being drunk while caring for a child.

Another women is expected to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court in connection with a weapons charge.

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February 28th, 2017 by admin

A huge fire has broken out in a tunnel running under Manchester Airport after reports of a huge explosion.

Firefighters are at the scene battling the blaze which has closed the tunnel and a runway that it goes under.

Pictures show heavy smoke in the tunnel, on the A538, as firefighters battle the blaze, Manchester Evening News reports.

Runway 1 is reported to be the one affected by the blaze.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud bang. The runway above the tunnel has been closed off as emergency services deal with the incident.

It is unclear at this point how the fire started.

Dale Beardsall was in the tunnel at the time of the fire and had to reverse out when he heard a loud bang and saw thick smoke coming out of the tunnel.

More to follow…

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