Poundland founder Steve Smith went from market stall to millionaire
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Steve Smith, the 51-year-old entrepreneur who made his fortune by launching Poundland, now lives in an 15,000 sq ft mansion in Shropshire with 80 windows and five grand reception rooms.

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Police veteran gets promoted to detective but there’s a catch – she’s a dog
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#EscondidoPolice Department Promotes 1st #Police #K9 to Detective. http://t.co/cPj2cud0Kp pic.twitter.com/1hKgqZZMJT — Escondido Police (@EscondidoPolice) January 15, 2015 This newly installed detective isn’t the typical law enforcement officer. A Californian police force has decided to promote one of its German Shepherd patrol dogs to the new title, which is a first for them. Jena received the […]

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Cop fired for exposing policy where police ‘had sex with prostitutes before arresting them’
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Sgt. Bales was accused of violating department policy (Picture: REX) A police officer has been fired after he exposed a department policy which apparently let cops have sex with prostitutes before arresting them. Sgt. Don Paul Bales of Fort Smith Police Department in Arkansas reported an incident to his superiors and to his lawyers where […]

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4-year-old replicates Bruce Lee's nunchuck skills
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A video of a four-year-old Chinese boy displaying flawless nunchuck skills equalling those of martial arts star Bruce Lee has gone viral.

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Charlotte Rampling of Broadchurch has a taboo-shattering past that even shocks her own family
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Once one of the sexual icons of 1960s Swinging London, the 69-year-old Rampling, a former tabloid darling, has starred in over 100 films and continues to steal scenes today on ITV’s primetime drama.

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Britain on beheading alert: Security stepped up for police and Jewish schools as fears grow of new jihadi strike
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Security was dramatically stepped up for police officers and the Jewish community in Britain yesterday amid fears of a terror attack similar to last week’s atrocity in Paris which claimed 17 lives.

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Oldest person in UK dies aged 114
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Ethel Lang, who was born in 1900, was said to be last person living in the UK who was born during the reign of Queen Victoria. She died yesterday at the Water Royd House nursing home, in Barnsley.

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Next stop, El Dorado UK! Last month this boatload of migrants was cynically abandoned in the Med – now they're right on Britain's doorstep
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Mohammed Solebi risked his life to reach Calais, smuggled from the war-divided Middle East with nothing but his Syrian passport in a plastic bag, and he now hopes to live in Britain.

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Ruairi McSorley becomes global sensation for his Irish accent in video
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The Londonderry teenager was strolling to school through the snow in a blazer when he was stopped by a reporter and asked about the icy weather… and garnered 3.5million hits on YouTube.

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Rapist footballer Ched Evan's website to be probed by police
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The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC has also asked North Wales Police to look into whether evidence served during Evans’ trial in 2012 has been dealt with ‘properly’.

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Veteran Conservative MP James Arbuthnot comes out as ATHEIST
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The MP for North East Hampshire said he was only speaking out because he is standing down at the election and likened the need to be religious to the pressure to ‘keep quiet about being gay’.

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Where on Earth did this dog appear from?
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A video in which dog suddenly materialises from nowhere on a motorway has gone viral. In the short clip, two drivers race along an empty motorway in Chile. But as they zip past the cameraman, a dog is suddenly on the track. But where it did come from? If it was in the middle of […]

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‘In dog we trust’ police rug raises thousands of pounds for charity
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They really love dogs (Picture: AP Photo/WFTS-TV/ABC Action News, Adam Winer) A mistake on a rug that inadvertently put the police’s trust in a dog has ended up raising thousands for charity. Officers at Florida’s Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were embarrassed when they found out a new rug they had bought read ‘In Dog We Trust’ rather […]

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