A re-creation of the world’s FIRST playground slide – built 96 YEARS ago from a plank of wood with NO sides – has been unveiled.
The primitive piece of play equipment was originally constructed in 1921 in Wicksteed Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire – the first public park in the UK.
It was designed by owner Charles Wicksteed, who initially made slides for his park as part of his vision to inspire and encourage play, then went on to manufacture and sell them around the world.
Now the iconic slide with wooden steps and 30ft long timber planks, has been re-created as part of the park’s project to bring the history of children’s play to life.
A former MISS ENGLAND has graduated from CAMBRIDGE University– and secured a job as a student doctor in the rival university city of OXFORD.
Carina Tyrrell, 26, has been awarded a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery after studying medicine at the prestigious university for six years. She gained a first class degree in her pre-clinical studies and a number of distinctions and prizes during the last three years of her course.
Rock legend Phil Collins sung on stage in London – two weeks after a bad fall forced him to postpone two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
The 66-year-old had to use a golf buggy to get to the stage for his performance at Hyde Park, which came just weeks after he suffered a severe gash to his head after a fall in his hotel room. Collins, who was headlining the show at the Barclaycard British Summer Time festival’s opening night, then sat down throughout the concert.
The singer has spent the last 10 years in semi-retirement due to a dislocated vertebrae in his neck before making his return to the live music scene this year.
A chef has captured an amazing photo of a TORNADO in the skies over SUFFOLK.
Phil Hannam was taking a break from the kitchen when he saw the tornado spiralling over the small village of Thorpeness. Tornados are more commonly seen in America and Phil and his colleagues at The Kitchen @ Thorpeness restaurant were stunned to see it circling over their village, which is near the coast.
A zoo has been evacuated after ambulance crews and the air ambulance attended a “serious incident”.
Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed they were called at 11.15am to reports of a serious incident at Hamerton Zoo Park in Steeple Gidding, Cambridgeshire. Officers attended the scene with ambulance crews and MAGPAS.
A Dad whose three-year-old son loves swings has built the UK’s only 360 DEGREE swing in his BACK GARDEN - but his son will have to wait a long time before he can go on it.
The frame is a massive 5.6 metres tall and the axle, which spins him round is five metres high, which means that when Colin swings he towers over his family home in Stanford, Lincolnshire.
Prince William has finished his job as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance after completing his contract.
The Duke of Cambridge has spent the last two year’s co-piloting the charity’s helicopter and flying missions in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. He has been based at Cambridge International Airport, where he was formally employed by Bond Air Services and drew a salary which he donated to charity.
These are the first pictures of actress Suranne Jones filming the second series of award-winning BBC drama Doctor Foster.
The 38-year-old actress was spotted in Hertfordshire reprising her role as betrayed wife Gemma Foster, a GP who found out her husband had been having an affair with a much younger woman for two years.
Three-year-old Mia Tindall was spotted cuddling dad Mike as they watched Zara compete at the Burghley Horse Trials in Lincolnshire.
The pretty little Three-year-old Mia Tindall was spotted cuddling dad Mike as they watched Zara compete at the Burghley Horse Trials in Lincolnshire. The pretty little girl had her blonde hair loose and was wearing a blue top with the slogan, Good Days Ahead and grey leggings, as she watched her mum take part in the dressage event.
Sexy sportsmen and women at Cambridge University have bared their bums and breasts in a naked calendar to raise money for charity.
Students in the university’s sports teams, including swimming, hockey and football, have posed naked for photos around the historical city of Cambridge.
A pilot had a lucky escape after the last remaining Sea Vixen plane did an emergency landing at an airfield in Somerset.
The pilot walked away uninjured after the aircraft, known as the Foxy Lady, did a “belly-landing” on return to its base in Yeovilton. Scott Dabinett, 32, captured amazing photos of the incident, which saw the pilot make an impressive landing without landing gear after flying back from the Duxford Air Show in Cambridgeshire.
A photographer has taken a stunning photo of the ruins of Kilchurn Castle reflected in Loch Ewe in Scotland.
Charles Mcguigan spent two hours waiting for exactly the right lighting to take the picture of the 15th century castle on the rocky peninsula yesterday (Sun).
A man has built the world’s first subterranean BEACH HUT with TWO underground floors.
Inventor Colin Furze, 37, spent 12 HOURS digging the EIGHT-FOOT deep seaside bolthole with friend Rick Simpson on the shores of Six Marshes Beach, near Skegness in Lincolnshire. The pair removed an incredible six-and-a-half TONNES of sand to create the impressive three-floor hut, which features a lounge and children’s playroom.
A new book shows DOGS of all shapes and sizes FLYING through the air – just like the bouncing boxer dog in the John Lewis Christmas advert.
Julia Christe, 43, has photographed more than 121 airborne canines, from tiny Chihuahuas to full-grown Siberian Huskies, in her book, Flying Dogs. The photographer spent two weekends taking hilarious pictures of a whole host of pups in mid-flight and the photos show the athleticism and freedom of dogs leaping in the air.
A woman who owns a plot of land in a pretty Cambridgeshire village is offering it to TRAVELLERS to live on with the condition they “ruin the village.”
Linda Watson says she wants travellers to have the two-and-a-half-acre plot in Kirtling, near Newmarket because her neighbours are “so far up their own a****.” The 48-year-old has two sets of travellers coming to view the land this week and says she hopes the sale will create “s***” for the village.”
British women are in the 2017 Dull Men’s Club calendar for the first time.
A manager of a PENCIL MUSEUM, crazy GOLF fanatic, PREFAB anorak, BARBED WIRE collector, mum with a RAILWAY STATION in her back garden, and a female who obsessively follows BROWN SIGNS are in this year’s calendar.
Until now only men have been in the annual calendar but Leland Carlson, assistant vice-president (the highest office) of the Dull Men’s Club, spent the past year travelling around Britain and found women with dull hobbies.
These remarkable photos of Britain’s birds, beasts and beaches have been shortlisted in a competition to celebrate nature photography.
Two black rooks courting in Northumberland by Jonathan Gaunt, from Roxburghshire and two hares chasing through the snow at twilight in the Cairngorms by Catherine Clark from Inverness were picked as the winning photos in the annual competition.
Second place was awarded to Jackie Walker, from Scotland for her photo of Artic Terns feeding and to Brian Clark, from Fife, for his serene photo of evening light on The Summer Isles.
A photographer has captured the moment 46ft high waves struck Eshaness on the Shetland Islands.
Ryan Sandison took photos of the enormous waves hitting the coast of Eshaness, in the north-west of the islands, after Storm Connor hit Scotland on Boxing Day.