News Round Up

by Patrick O'Connor


FANCY that !

The Sun tells us that 23 year old Adam Thurkettle is banned from the Nutshell, said to be Britain's smallest pub at 15ft by 7ft – because he takes up too much room.

Adam weighs 21 stone and stands 6ft 7in tall and enjoys a pint in the Nutshell in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. But when he's in there, there is no space for other customers.

So landlord Jack Burton has decreed that Adam cannot come in at peak times.

Jack told The Sun: “Adam’s a real gentle giant. But on a busy night he takes up such a lot of space that I have to turn away at least four normal-sized drinkers.”

Celebrating 25 years together are Alex and Sue Tatham who met on the TV show Blind Date hosted by former pop singer Cilla Black.

The Daily Mirror reports that their original encounter in front of a Saturday TV audience was watched by 18 million viewers glued in to the hit show.

They were Blind Date's first marriage and they now live in South London with an 18 year old daughter and a 16 year old son.

Well, they would wouldn't they...

Apparently Manchester United footballing legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are launching their own football-themed hotels and cafes.

The Sun says they open Café Football in London later this year — with Hotel Football launching in Manchester in 2014.

Giggs said: “We’ve stayed in lots of hotels as footballers and often felt that we could do a better job.”

An ace crime buster swept into action after he spotted a shoplifter who had stolen £70 worth of bacon.

And reports the Mirror, 24 year old off-duty security guard Luke Junior just happened to be dressed as Superman at the time!

Luke was kitted out as the superhero for a local charity event in Sheffield and made a citizen's arrest before waiting for the police to arrive.

He said: “He ran out of Heron Foods as I was having my picture taken with the kids and the manager shouted: ‘Stop him!’”

The truth is out there and the Brits are determined to find it.

According to the BBC, British scientists are stepping up their efforts to find aliens.

They say that academics from 11 institutions have set up a network to co-ordinate their search with the English Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees acting as patron.

The group is asking funding agencies for donations to support listening time on radio telescopes and for data analysis.


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