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A recently widowed man requested on Facebook for someone spend Christmas with.
The man known only as Raymond from Greater Manchester made the plea on the Prestwich People Facebook page explaining why he was alone.
He wrote: ‘I have been gaining the courage to write this so here goes…I lost my wife earlier this year, and I am dreading this first Christmas without her.
‘Our only son is now grown up and has a family of… Read the full story
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Outside a church in south east Asia, an 8m-high Christmas tree has been made out of 10,000 used drinks cans.
Workers created this impressive feat of recycling outside Church of Santo Laurensius in Tangerang, Banten province in Indonesia.
Why has no-one thought of doing this before?
Eco-friendly and a darn sight… Read the full story
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How do you get young people to listen to government anti-drug campaigns?
Use a human-sized sloth, of course.
This is exactly what Australian authorities have decided to do with ‘Stoner Sloth’.
The video shows the stoner sloth unable to complete a school exam, embarrassing himself in front of family and friends.
Using the slogan of ‘You’re worse on weed’ this campaign may not have the effect it was aiming for.
Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to spend time with a cuddly human sized sloth?
The cuteness of the stoned sloth does somewhat undermine the serious anti-drug message.
An elderly shopper with a white beard and a red shirt was accidentally mistaken for Father Christmas by a little girl in the sweetest case of mistaken identity we’ve ever seen.
But instead of revealing that he was not in fact good old Saint Nick, he kindly played along.
He crouched down to ask the shy child whether she had been good this year – and asked what she would leave out for Father Christmas. ‘Cookies!’ she quickly replied.
The pair also enjoyed discussing her pretty ring and Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer.
Oh, if you were wondering what this kindly man’s real name is – it’s Nigel.
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A property developer has been ordered to pay £735,000 for building a block of 34 flats in central London without planning permission.
The six-storey block was built in Hoxton by Garland Development Limited – Hackney Council demanded it be demolished back in 2011.
However, Garland Development ignored the order and were taken to court under the proceeds of crime act.
The company and its sole director Yusuf Sarodia were jointly ordered to pay £700,000 plus more than £25,000 in costs.
Hackney Council spokesman Andrew Woollard said: ‘The enforcement notice was served on… Read the full story
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The island of Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state in from next November.
The official transition to become a republic is set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their independence from British rule, reports the Caribbean News Service.
Barbados Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, told a recent meeting of the ruling Democratic Labour Party: ‘It’s a little awkward in the year 2015 to still have to stand up… Read the full story
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Weird 999 calls: Are firefighters really needed to warm baby’s milk or remove rings stuck on a penis?
Surely we all know the difference between an emergency requiring the assistance of firefighters and those that don’t?
It seems not if you see how many false alarms London Fire Brigade (LFB) has received over the last five years.
Not only has the fire service been besieged with rescuing animal stuck in trees and small spaces – LFB has been asked to warm baby’s milk and remove rings stuck on a man’s penis.
The Fire Brigade says it has received over 8,600 hoax calls in the last five years, 187,000 false alarms, 2,800 animal rescues and… Read the full story
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