All aboard! Model railway enthusiast turns his garden into tourist attraction creating ride-on trainGeoff Powell has been building the G-scale (45mm wide track) model railways in his garden in Colwyn Bay, north Wales, for 25 years. He has opened the space to the public for charity.
- Melvyn and his beloved ‘therapy’ dog Bear (Picture: MEN Media)A man who uses a mobility scooter to get around says he has suffered from stress and anxiety after being fined for dropping a cigarette butt.
Melvyn Walker, 49, insists he put the fag end on his motor but was given a £100 fine for littering.
He had sparked up a cigarette to help ease his anxiety after spending the last of his money on a jar of coffee at Lidl.
After finishing his cigarette and putting it on his scoote
- Oh what could have been… (pic: Metro.co.uk)Nintendo was planning to be at the Olympics opening ceremony but pulled out because most Japanese people are upset it’s going ahead.Right from the start, video games have featured a great deal in the promotion for the Japanese Olympics, with former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe even going so far as to dress up as Mario and jump out of a warp pipe at the Rio closing ceremony in 2016.A callback to that moment was planned for the opening ceremony
- Louisa portrays mainstay Ruby Allen in the BBC One soap (Picture: BBC)EastEnders star Louisa Lytton has discussed whether or not she will return to Albert Square after her maternity leave.
The Ruby Allen actress, who is pregnant with her first child, wrapped up filming on the BBC One soap earlier this week, telling her followers that it felt ‘surreal’.It’s currently unknown as to what bosses have planned for her exit story, but the star has now weighed in on whether fans can ex
- Neha Paswan, 17, was found hanged from a bridge after relatives allegedly pretended to take her to hospital (Picture: Rajesh Arya)A teenage girl was beaten to death and hanged from a bridge by relatives for wearing jeans during a religious ritual in India, it has been alleged.Neha Paswan, 17, was savagely thrashed with sticks by her grandfather and uncles after she defended her choice of outfit, according to her grieving mother, Shakuntala Devi Paswan.Ms Paswan claims her in-laws pretended to ta
Biffy Clyro added to Reading and Leeds lineup after Queens Of The Stone Age pull out due to ‘restrictions and logistics’Biffy Clyro will now be headlining at Reading and Leeds festival (Picture: Getty Images)Biffy Clyro have replaced Queens Of The Stone Age as headlining act at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival after the US band were forced to pull out due to ‘restrictions and logistics’.The group, whose members include Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore, were set to headline the music event for the second time, but will now no longer be able to.On T
- The landscape, which runs through Gwynedd, in north-west Wales, was granted the listing at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee on Wednesday.
- Brian Hastings, the chief patrol agent for the Rio Grande Valley Sector, said that a group of 336 migrants arrestedTuesday in Texas is one of the largest groups stopped for crossing the border.
- Footage showed residents running for their cars as streets were engulfed in smoke and flames that spread as far as Manavgat town centre after a forest fire broke out on July 28 and was fanned by winds.
- Lucy Fox, 39, butchered retired nurse Judy Fox, 65, at her home before chopping up her corpse and disposing of the body parts in bin liners near the River Severn in Shropshire.
- The jackpot was the second biggest in the lottery’s history (Picture: Getty Images)A woman who won almost £28million on a lottery carried the ticket around in her purse for weeks before realising.The unnamed winner, 45, bagged the second biggest jackpot ever in the Germany-based Lotto Bayern.
Having correctly guessed all seven balls, she was the sole winner of a draw on June 9 and organisers have been trying to track her down for weeks.
She only realised she might have won when she d
- Kiana Hummel managed to beat the 12-foot crocodile off her after she was attacked while swimming in the ocean close to the Marriot resort in Puerto Valerta, Mexico, only for the reptile to strike again
- EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health.
- The heart-stopping clip, that shows the raft of ten young ducklings taking a literal leap of faith, was recorded near a small waterfall in Romania amid gasps and cheers from those watching on.
- Sources said passengers will be able to take trips that start or end in ports outside the UK, including those sailing to Europe and North America. Industry leaders said it was 'very good news'.
- The man spent more than an hour facing off with police in the River Severn (Picture: Wessex News)A fugitive clambered through stinging nettles and tried to flee along a sewer pipe in a desperate attempt to avoid arrest for skipping court.The man spent more than an hour hurling rocks and insults at police officers while refusing to come out of the River Severn in Worcester last Friday.He jumped in the water after one of them recognised him as having failed to turn up for a previous hearing.An onl
Woman who stabbed ex-boyfriend in stomach with kitchen knife in drunken rage leaves court with lagerChloe Kendrick, 28, of Malvern, left Daniel Wint 'for dead' after she plunged a 6in kitchen knife into his stomach on November 8 2019, Worcester Crown Court heard.
- A Black Lives Matter mural in New Jersey that was approved (pictured) was redesigned after people complained about the 'political undertones' of the BLM-inspired raised fists and then painted over.
- Prince William reportedly raised concerns about the pace Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's were courting, which has believed to have been the beginning of the breakdown of the their relationship
Paris Hilton is set to turn up the heat with her old pal Kim Kardashian in a new Netflix series as the socialite strives to learn her way around the kitchen.When one thinks about the lives that Paris and Kim lead, you would imagine that many things in their lives are handed to them on a silver platter.In Paris’ new show Cooking with Paris, she’ll be the one serving up the di
Little Mix fans defend Leigh-Anne Pinnock as she crops Jesy Nelson out of Madame Tussauds celebrationsLeigh-Anne Pinnock celebrated the Little Mix waxworks on Instagram (Pictures: Instagram / Rex)Leigh-Anne Pinnock was defended by fans as she cropped former bandmate Jesy Nelson out of her celebrations, after Little Mix were immortalised with their own Madame Tussauds waxworks.A new addition has been unveiled in the London attraction, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Shout Out To My Ex singers.To commemorate the milestone, figures were done up in the style of their Bounce Back music video, sho
Pregnant Russian beautician loses baby after her jealous husband kidnaped and tortured her with ironPregnant Alexandra Polynova, 39, has shown her wounds and told how she lost her baby in the appalling attack in Russia. Dmitry Trapeznikov was detained by police in Ekaterinburg.
Anti-vaxxer who allegedly threatened to scalp and torture Dr. Fauci and shoot his wife faces chargesThomas Patrick Connally, Jr., 56, is facing charges of making threats against a federal official and interstate communication containing threat to harm.
- North Carolina woman Jenny Annette Skidmore Reel, 28, was arrested on the June 21 for burglarizing a home with her 7-month-old son, the McDowell County Sheriff's office reported.
- The star is one of the toughest on the whole roster (Photo: WWE)WWE superstar Natalya has spoken out to thank fans for their support after suffering an injury on Raw this week.The veteran wrestler hasn’t got into detail about the extent of the injury, which occurred during the tag match teaming with Tamina against Doudrop and Eva Marie on Monday night, but described herself as ‘unbreakable’ in an inspirational social media message.She wrote: ‘Thank you to everyone for the
- Travis Barker’s 15-year-old daughter, Alabama, and his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian have a close relationship (Picture: Getty)Kourtney Kardashian has received the ultimate seal of approval from boyfriend Travis Barker’s kids.The Blink-182 drummer’s 15-year-old daughter, Alabama, sweetly revealed she calls the Poosh founder ‘my stepmom’ during an Instagram Live with her fans on July 17.The teen made the revelation while playing a round of Never Have I Ever just day
Marcus Bettinelli wants to help Chelsea ‘as much as possible’ after completing ‘dream’ transfer moveMarcus Bettinelli has joined Chelsea to become the club’s first signing of the summer (Picture: CFC)New Chelsea signing Marcus Bettinelli wants to help the club ‘as much as possible’ after completing a ‘dream’ move to Stamford Bridge.Bettinelli, 21, joins the Blues on a free transfer after leaving west London rivals Fulham at the end of last season.He spent almost 15 years at Craven Cottage, making 120 appearances for the club but playing back-up to France internati
- 'Sociopath' German socialite Angela Gulbenkian, 39, appeared at Southwark Crown Court today after earlier pleading guilty to the two counts of theft totalling £1,111,484.
- Watch the stories behind your favourite sports (Picture: Disney+)Is watching the Tokyo Olympic Games making you hungry for more sporting telly?From spooky swimming thrillers to comedy capers on the tennis court, there’s plenty of sporty shows to be found on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+.
Or if you want learn about your favourite sporting stars, check out biopics The Gabby Douglas Story and Prefontaine.Read on below for our full selection of TV champions.Ba
- Rhia Adams couldn't believe her luck, when she looked down in the Crafty Scholar bar in Lancaster, only to discover the UV lights had completely lit up her 'granny pants'
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