A vicious SWAN attacked swimmers in a river as they competed in a triathlon.
The male swan was seen anding on the competitors and sitting on their HEADS as they took part in the Triathy 2018 event in the River Barrow in Athy, County Kildare in Ireland. Photographer Michael O’Rourke was photographing the swimmers when he noticed the swan warning them off in the centre of the river.
Britain’s Tornado jets were being prepared at an airfield in Norfolk as they get ready to join the Syrian air strikes – following today’s special cabinet meeting.
Engineers were seen checking over the fighter jets at RAF Marham as Theresa May and her cabinet draw up plans for British Military action in Syria.
A photographer captured incredible pictures of a rare natural phenomenon known as an OMEGA moon.
Stephen Cheatley shot the stunning sequence on camera from Ramsey on the Isle of Man as the full harvest moon rose over the sea. The unusual moonrise is also known as an Etruscan Vase moon because the optical effect makes it look as though the moon is on a stand.
Tourists and locals in Crete woke to a surreal scene the Greek holiday island covered in a plume of Saharan dust.
Images show the island in a yellowish hue after southerly winds transferred the dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa. The veil of dust meant the island was surrounded by hazy orange skies for the day, making the location look like somewhere from another world.
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, skiing, rock n roll dancing and netball have posed naked for photos around the historical city of Cambridge.
One of the pictures shows the daring students doing the SPLITS in the buff on the famous Mathematical Bridge at Queens’ College.
A pretty seven-year-old DOUBLE AMPUTEE has been hired to model summer clothes for high street fashion store River Island.
Beautiful Daisy Demetree, who had both her legs amputated when she was 18 months old due to a birth defect, has been chosen to model the store’s new girls’ activewear. Daisy, who has two prosthetic legs and is also a keen gymnast, can be seen modelling joggers and T-shirts on River Island’s website.
Double rowing Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell has been spotted training on the river in his bid to become the oldest rower ever to compete in the Boat Race.
The 47-year-old, who is currently doing an MPhil at Cambridge University, was seen rowing on the River Great Ouse in Ely, Cambs, with his potential teammates. If he is selected for Light Blue Boat team in April he will become the oldest man ever to compete in the famous race, beating Andy Probert, who was 38 when he coxed Cambridge in 1992 and Mike Wherley who rowed for Oxford at 36 in 2008.
Pop star Ed Sheeran has sparked rumours that he has secretly got MARRIED after he was spotted wearing a silver ring on his wedding finger at a gig.
The Shape of You singer, who got engaged to long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn over New Year, was seen wearing the band when he played at Indigo at the O2 as part of 2018s War Child BRITs Week. Sheeran, who turned 27 at the weekend, flashed the ring as he performed in front of 2,700 lucky fans at the intimate gig.
Inventor Colin Furze is celebrating the festive season by putting a massive 26 FOOT Christmas tree in his semi-detached house.
The 38-year-old YouTuber cut down the huge Norway Spruce fir tree and remarkably managed to squeeze it into his three-bedroom house - with the tip of the tree poking out of the roof.
A dog playing with a BUBBLE on the beach is one of the winners in this year’s Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year competition.
Puppies are pictured sunbathing, snuggling, sleeping and snuffling in these winning images, which were among an incredible 10,000 entries from more than 70 different countries in the annual contest, which is now in its thirteenth year.
Visitors have been flocking to a stunning marina used in the opening sequence of popular ITV drama Liar.
An aerial of striking marshland at Tollesbury Marina in Essex is used at the beginning of the programme, which centres on an allegation of rape. The opening scene of the first episode also saw lead character Laura canoeing through the marshes, which are at the mouth of the River Blackwater
The Queen “was smiling and laughing” as she had a cup of tea with the Sandringham branch of the Women’s Institute in the DARK– after the storm left the village hall with no POWER.
Her Majesty continued her annual visit to the WI branch at West Newton village hall in Norfolk, despite the power cut, which meant there was no HEATING or LIGHTING. The Queen, dressed in a pink coat, joked that she was struggling to see the WI members in the dark village hall, whilst some of the women used their IPhone torches to light up the room.
Wheelie bins could soon be a thing of the past after a new district installed UNDERGROUND bins for residents.
Council workers have now begun collecting rubbish from the new system, which is the BIGGEST of its kind in the UK, which features steel bin chutes set into the pavement, feeding into large underground chambers.
A sensor notifies the council when it is full and a specialist lorry hoists the container out of the ground with a crane and empties the waste into the vehicle. The underground bin system has been introduced at Cambridge University’s new district, Eddington, in north west Cambridge and eliminating the need for 9,000 wheelie bins.
Actor Robson Green has been spotted with girlfriend Zoila Herrera Brozus for the first time as she joined him on the set of Grantchester.
Green was seen chatting to his pretty Filipino girlfriend as he resumed his role as Detective Geordie Keating in the 1950s crime-drama. Zoila, who was wearing denim shorts and a white shirt and had her dark hair in a plait, watched as he filmed scenes in the village of Grantchester in Cambridgeshire.
THE DAD of missing airman Corrie McKeague blockaded the entrance to a rubbish tip where his son is believed to be buried after police ended their investigation at the site.
Martin McKeague used his camper van to block the entrance to the landfill site at Milton, Cambs, in a desperate effort to get police to change their mind over stopping the search.
Officers from Suffolk and Norfolk police have spent 20 weeks sifting through 6,500 tonnes of waste at the tip but they said they have now completed the search of the area where they know waste was deposited in that period.
A Cambridge University college is using LASERS to fend off a growing population of Canada GEESE which are proving a health hazard and scaring away tourists.
Porters at King’s College are using handheld bird scaring laser torches at dawn and dusk to drive away the gaggle of geese which are fouling on the college lawns and dive-bombing punters on the river. The college also plans to oil the goose eggs in the spring to reduce the number of geese, which have frightened away indigenous birds and visitors to the historic college.
Internet inventor Colin Furze has made a bicycle which can fire an incredible 1,000 ROCKETS – all at the same time.
The 37-year-old former plumber spent two days building the bike, which allows him to launch the rocket fireworks by pushing a button on the handle bars.
Colin came up with the idea to celebrate getting five million followers on his YouTube site and tested it out on private land near his home in Lincolnshire.