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A little girl who cannot WALK or TALK has seen her modelling career go from strength to strength after she was selected to star in a fashion shoot for a major supermarket.

Holly Greenhow, 9, has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, which severely affects her movement, balance and speech, but amazingly she has now taken part in TWO modelling campaigns.

Bowie-Jane-2A woman who is a criminal LAWYER by day is leading a secret double life as a POP STAR by night.

Bowie Jane works full time as a straight-laced barrister during the day, but unbeknown to her colleagues and clients she moonlights as a pop siren - often performing in front of thousands.


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A woman, believed to be in her 20's, had to be rescued after she almost drowned whilst punting on the River Cam in the historic city of Cambridge.

The woman, who couldn't swim, was pulled to safety by her friends after she disappeared under the water for several seconds in the terrifying incident on the busy river.

Mugshots Metro CuttingThis haunting collection of photos shows some of the FIRST ever police mugshots of criminals in Britain – taken more than 150 YEARS ago.

The vintage portraits of thieves, poachers and murderer were snapped in Bedford Prison between 1859 and 1876.

The book of mugshots is held by Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service – which was the first local record office in the UK and is now celebrating its centenary.


Dull-man-cutting-1The twelve DULLEST men in Great Britain are featured in a new calendar.

A DRAIN spotter, TRAFFIC CONE enthusiast and BRICK collector are among the "boring" Brits who appear in The Dull Men's Club calendar.

A man who collects milk bottles, the founder of the Apostrophe Protection Society and a retired greenkeeper who loves lawnmowers have also made it into the top dozen dull men.

 

 

Best-beach-hutA woman who dreamed of owning a beach hut since she was a little girl has won a national competition to find Britain’s best BEACH HUT.

Patricia Bevan, 65, beat hundreds of entries to win the annual contest with her patriotic red, white and blue hut, complete with bunting and Union Jacks.

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A 92-YEAR-OLD former Spitfire pilot has become Britain’s oldest male skydiver to leap out of a plane at an incredible 12,000 FEET.

War veteran Peter Proctor flew Spitfires and Hurricanes every day for four years during the Second World War, but never had to use a parachute.

Jonnie-PeacockJonnie Peacock has become the fastest amputee sprinter in the world after winning gold in the T44 100 metre final.

The 19-year-old British “blade-runner” beat the favourite South African Oscar Pistorious in front of 80,000 people with a time of just 10.9 seconds.

Oldest BarmaidA great-great grandmother who is the OLDEST bar maid in the world is celebrating her 100th BIRTHDAY – but has no plans to retire.

Dolly Saville still works three days a week at The Red Lion Hotel in Wendover, Bucks, where she has been pulling pints for an incredible 74 YEARS since 1940. The pensioner started working at the bar when she was just 26 and King George VI was on the throne, Winston Churchill was Prime Minister and Britain was in the grip of World War Two.

Twins-Same-BirthdayA woman has given birth to twin boys on the SAME date as their elder twin brothers at odds of 25 MILLION to one.

Kim Hefer, 29, was “gobsmacked” when babies Devon and Logan arrived four weeks early on July 18 – the birthday of their four-year-old brothers Tristan and Blake. It is believed to be the FIRST time in the UK a pair of naturally conceived twin boys have shared a birthday with their twin brothers.

Tic-Toc-cuttingA mum has launched an emotional nationwide appeal to SAVE her five-year-old son’s CHRISTMAS after his beloved pony Tic Toc was stolen from their paddock.

Catriona Carnegie and her husband Andrew, 36, have not yet told their little son Joshua the heart-breaking news that his “best friend” Tic Toc is missing.

Instead they are desperately hoping the 24-year-old welsh grey gelding will be returned in time for Christmas Eve and are doing everything they can to find him.

 

Student-Baby-ExamsA Cambridge University student has graduated with a FIRST CLASS degree despite sitting her exams just 28 HOURS after GIVING BIRTH.

Isobel Cohen, who studied English, was heavily dosed up on painkillers and her new baby daughter Beatrice was in intensive care when she sat her finals in the maternity ward.

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A man had a narrow escape after a car ploughed into the kitchen at 30mph and shunted the oven across the room – minutes after he had cooked some sausages.

Nick Poole, 40, had taken just two bites out of his sausage sandwich when he heard a huge bang and rushed back into the kitchen to find a Citroen C5 had reversed into the house.

 

imageMost parents write diaries or take photos to record their children growing up but one mum has DRAWN A PICTURE of her son almost EVERY DAY of his life.

Angie Stevens began doodling son Gruff shortly after he was born and now two years later she has drawn more than 700 pictures of him and his two older sisters, Millie, 9 and Evie, 4. The 38-year-old spends between around 20 minutes each evening sketching a new picture of her three children to document their day, then posts them on her blog, "Doodlemum".

Colossus-cutting1-300An extremely rare picture of a team of WOMEN code-breakers who operated Colossus – the world’s first electronic computer - has been uncovered on its 70th anniversary.

The photo, which has never been seen before, has been kept hidden in a bureau by veteran Joanna Chorley for seven decades.

The 88-year-old was part of the Colossus C watch at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire during the Second World War and one of the world’s first computer operators.

 

First Children's Slide CuttingHistorians have uncovered photos of the world's FIRST children's SLIDE - built 90 YEARS ago from a plank of wood with NO sides and NO safety surface.

Girls and boys can be seen climbing the dangerously steep four-metre high ladder, then pushing themselves down the long wooden plank which has nothing to stop them falling off.

Boden's Girl Holly CuttingA little girl has become a MODEL for a top fashion label - despite the fact she cannot WALK or TALK.

Seven-year-old Holly Greenhow has athetoid cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair but she has not let her disabilities hold her back and features in the latest modelling shoot for Boden.

Holly, whose condition was caused by a prolonged loss of oxygen at birth, was chosen after attending a casting earlier this year, where she shone in front of the camera.

 

Oldest GoalkeeperA 72-year-old pensioner who still plays football weekly has become Britain’s oldest GOALKEEPER.

Colin Lee started playing football when he was just six and has now been hitting the pitch regularly for an incredible 66 YEARS.

Man dies six times cutting from the SunA super fit man who does triathlons has miraculously survived after contracting a heart-attacking virus on his HONEYMOON and dying SIX TIMES.

Andrew Britton is now waiting for a heart transplant after spending nine months in three different hospitals and suffering cardiac failure six times.

The 33-year-old, who enjoys running and playing squash, collapsed hours after arriving in the Maldives for his honeymoon.

Just five days after his dream wedding to wife Lauren he had lost two stone and had been transferred to a larger hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, where he was put on a life support machine.

 

Sophie BarrettAn Essex girl has beaten the rest of Europe to be crowned the sexiest vegetarian of the year.

Stunning Sophie Barrett, 21, beat hundreds of entries from across the continent to win the competition for the cutest and most compassionate vegetarian in Europe.