PENSIONER 'SPEEDING' AT 10mph. A pensioner who led police on a 27 mile low-speed chase at 10mph finally stopped after an officer tapped on her window while running alongside the car.
Caroline Turner, 76, ignored blue flashing lights, but eventually stopped when an officer ran alongside her on a dual carriageway and tapped on her window.
He asked her to stop and she said: "Why, what have I done?" a court heard.
The officer explained that her driving was unacceptable. She replied: "There is nothing to discuss, I'm going home." - The Telegraph (06/10/2011)
With Halloween only weeks away what a great article.
Terrified of birds, this is the stuff of my nightmares.
AND THEY CALL IT
PUPPY PARROT LOVE. A bird lover is so attached to his pair of prized parrots that he rarely goes anywhere without them, even to the shower.
And when the 39-year-old car salesman takes a shower, Coco, a cockatoo, and Taz, an Eclectas parrot, flutter in with him. - Ross McGuinness, The Metro (06/10/2011)
What a good idea.
I'M ALIVE, BUT HERE'S MY MEMORIAL BENCH. A pensioner has placed his own 'memorial bench' at a bus stop so he can use it before he dies.
James Campbell, 78, originally planned to have the four-seater bench placed in his favourite bus stop in Alnmouth, Northumberland, once he had passed away.
But after talking the matter through with his partner, Sally Miller, he decided he could get some use out of it himself – not least because he suffers from arthritis. - Nigel Bunyan, The Telegraph (09/10/2011)
And lastly, two stories not from the 6th of October but the 8th, both from The Telegraph.
The fire engines in need of a, err, fire engine.
A fire service spent almost £3million on four engines with the latest technology - only for them to keep catching alight.
Crews manning the vehicles, which are filled with high-reach ladders, have had to call out standard engines to deal with the blazes.
(Not the only problem though) The vehicles were originally too heavy to be used on British roads and needed modifications costing £700,000.
No place like
The vendor of a bungalow is being sued for £160 by the new owner to cover the cost of removing a family of gnomes that were left in the garden. (I read about it The Telegraph, for full story click HERE to visit Estate Agent Today).
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.