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October 8, 2018 12:13 AM RSPCA 'troubled' by Cardiff council dog ban on pitches

An animal charity has said it is "troubled" by plans which could see dogs banned from sports pitches. RSPCA Cymru has criticised Cardiff Council's plans to bring in a public space protection order (PSPO) against dog owners using marked pitches. The proposals aim to tackle dog fouling in the city but more than 2,500 people have signed a petition against 54

October 5, 2018 7:35 PM Girl, 8, pulls RARE 1,500-year Viking sword from lake after 'mistaking it for a stick'

AN eight-year-old girl has been hailed “Queen of Sweden” after discovering a millennia old viking era sword in a lake, after mistaking the artefact "for a stick". Swedish-American Saga Vanecek, eight, came across the ancient relic on a family summer holiday in Tånnö, Småland. Saga told radio station The Local that she was skimming stones and playing 75

October 5, 2018 7:50 AM 'Call Diane Abbott for right numbers' BBC QT audience in stiches at response to Thornberry

EMILY Thornberry was shut down by a BBC audience member who hilariously called on the Labour frontbencher to ask for Diane Abbott's help to sustain her claim Gordon Brown saved Britain from the 2008 world financial crisis. In a heated debate on BBC Question Time, the Shadow Foreign Secretary argued Britain should be thankful for Gordon Brown being in charge 30

October 4, 2018 11:15 AM Manhunt for rapist Bradley Tout after court escape

A rapist who leapt from the dock and ran out of court moments after being convicted is being hunted by police. Jurors at Worcester Crown Court unanimously convicted Bradley Tout, 20, of an attack on a teenage girl, in December 2016. Upon hearing the verdict, Tout "vaulted" from the dock and was able to evade court officers during a chase. Security firm GeoAmey 79

October 3, 2018 11:11 PM BREAKING: One police officer DEAD as five BRUTALLY shot down in South Carolina gun rampage

A TOTAL of five police officers were brutally shot down in Florence County, South Carolina, on Wednesday, after a gunman opened fire. Florence County Coroner, Keith von Lutcken, has confirmed one of the officers is dead. Information about the condition of the other officers is not yet available. A local reporter at the scene said the shooter was in hospital 60

October 2, 2018 7:51 AM I will never give up, vows dog on 78th attempt to get stick through door

A DOG struggling to get a big stick through a front door will neither leave it outside nor change his strategy, he has confirmed. Small brown dog Martin Bishop has tried several hundred times to fit the stick into a space that it is clearly much smaller than, with no success. Bishop said: “My owner was annoying that I picked it up and kept muttering 32

September 29, 2018 11:15 PM Cambridge University completes restoration of gatehouse

One of Cambridge University's imposing college gates has been restored by a paint job that has taken four years to complete. The heraldic detail, which dates from the early 1500s, had not been painted for "many years" and had started to look faded. The four-year project included research into the original colours and methods used, repairs, and the painting 48

September 28, 2018 12:50 PM Love Island's Charlie Brake 'Cheated' On Ellie Brown With 'Mystery Blonde'

If reports are to be believed it looks like Love Island's latest split may not have been particularly amicable. The Sun is reporting that Charlie Brake cheated on Ellie Brown with a "mystery blonde" prior to their split this month. A source who is supposedly close to the pair (so we're not sure why they would blab, but hey) told the publication: "Charlie 315

September 27, 2018 4:27 PM 40,000 sign Sky News petition to make TV election debates happen

The government has to respond to Sky's petition to make leaders' debates a permanent feature of UK elections. The level of support means the government is required to respond to the petition, which was set up as part of Sky News' Make Debates Happen campaign. The Leaders' Debate Commission would set the criteria for party participation, the objectivity 40

September 23, 2018 2:55 PM Chas and Dave: Dave Peacock pays tribute to bandmate

Chas and Dave musician Dave Peacock has paid tribute to his "fabulous mate" and co-star Chas Hodges, who died on Saturday aged 74. Known for their rock and cockney style, Chas and Dave enjoyed the height of their fame in the 1970s and 1980s with hits such as Rabbit and Snooker Loopy. The pair have been friends for more than 50 years, forming the band in the 1970s. Dave told BBC News he would 118