Wednesday 18 January 2017

Jail on cards for foolish barber

Published 15/10/2011 | 05:00

A BARBER is facing jail after shaving the word "fool" in inch-high letters on to the back of the head of a man with severe learning difficulties.

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Michael Campbell (35), who was found guilty of common assault on Michael Ricketts by Bristol magistrates, was told to return to the court on November 4 following the production of pre-sentence reports. The incident took place on February 11 this year.

Marathon man undone by bus trip

A MARATHON runner was stripped of his third place medal after catching a bus to complete the last six miles of the race, held in northern England last Sunday.

Organisers of the event said Rob Sloan, 31, withdrew 20 miles into the race, caught a spectator bus, then completed the final section of the course and crossed the finish line in third place

Superman fan goes to extremes

FILIPINO designer Herbert Chavez has taken his love for Superman up, up and away, undergoing cosmetic surgery to look like the Man of Steel.

For more than a decade, the 35-year-old Chavez has undergone a series of procedures that made his nose higher and slimmed his thighs. He has had surgery on his cheeks, lips and chin, and skin-whitening injections.

Bob Dylan blowin' in the bagpipes

BOB Dylan, forever looking for a new road to walk down, has taken up the bagpipes.

The 70-year-old singer bought a set of traditional Scottish pipes while in Glasgow to play two concerts this weekend, a spokesperson for the National Piping Centre said.

Bronze buttock is up for grabs

A BRONZE buttock "liberated" from a statue of Saddam Hussein after the fall of Baghdad in 2003 has attracted global attention ahead of an auction later this month, its owner said.

Former SAS member Nigel "Spud" Ely said he will sell off the war relic with Derbyshire-based Hansons Auctioneers on October 27.

Lorry driver's licence to cheat

A LORRY driver used a device out of a James Bond film to get out of paying the toll on a bridge in New Jersey.

Nelson Vaquiz used a cable in his cab to flip up his front licence plate while going through a gateless E-ZPass lane toward New York. He was charged with theft of service, possession of burglar tools and eluding arrest. He was released on bail.

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