MOBILITY SCOOTERS AT DAWN. A love triangle involving two pensioners ended in violence when an old romantic punched his love rival - as he trundled along on his mobility scooter.
Lloyd Shea, 67, flew at Michael Blick, 69, shouting 'If I can't have her, nobody else will' before striking him twice in the face after seeing him leave his ex-fiancee's home.- The Daily Mail (29/07/2011)
And now for my next trick .......
A magician's street show was reaching its climax before it was brought to an abrupt end by a street warden who said he could be prosecuted for littering.
Kenneth Lightfoot's grand finale involved 'magically hurling' a playing card on to a roof 80ft away.
But the warden told the magician that if the card fell to the ground he could be in trouble. - The Telegraph (29/07/2011) Read more in the Mail by clicking HERE.
As if the year isn't going fast enough ...
SHOP OPENS CHRISTMAS DEPARTMENT.Oxford Street, London, on a 25C day is hot enough to make Rudolph wilt and shorten the fuse of the jolliest of Santas.
Fortunately, fans of the Lapland climate - and people afflicted by an extreme approach to shopping - can now seek sanctuary in the air-conditioned bowels of Selfridges.
Down the escalator, past the talking hamsters, remote-controlled helicopters, cook books and Mulberry bags, lurks the ghost of Christmas-yet-to-come.
A mere 149 (now 143) days before some of the planet celebrates the birth of Christ, the department store opened its 'white-themed Christmas shop' offering everything from union flag baubles (£11.95) to polar bear hats (£40). - Sam Jones, The Guardian (29/07/2011)
A motorist who ripped up a parking ticket in front of the police officer who issued it was promptly charged with littering. - The Telegraph (30/07/2011) Read more in This Is Bristol by clicking HERE.
PLEASE NOTE : Wherever possible I will endeavour to bring you the links to articles I have used in my Media Monday posts but this is not always possible.