The local sheriff’s department has had the last laugh after a drawing widely panned as the worst police sketch ever has helped catch their suspect
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'Stalking Cat' Daniel Avner found dead in apparent suicide after years of body modification to look like a feline
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A man who spent years modifying his face and body to look like a cat has died in an apparent suicide.
Thursday 11 October 2012
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited St George's Park this week, I had a flashback. It wasn't that the FA's new cutting-edge training facility in Staffordshire reminded me of my school sports hall – there were far too many bits of hi-tech kit for that, plus everyone who appeared in the photos looked thrilled to be there, unlike the glum faces of the grammar-school girls forced to play badminton at my alma mater.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Nearly 70 years ago, Yosef Diamant had the number 157622 permanently inked on his arm by the Nazis at Auschwitz.
In a tribute to his suffering, his grandsdaughter Eli Sagir got the same tattoo on her arm - shortly followed by her mother and brother.
Monday 01 October 2012
The confessional Daily Mail columnist, Liz Jones has joined the wild side by getting a tattoo of a rearing horse on her upper arm. She details her conversion to "slut-like" ways in today's paper.
Sunday 30 September 2012
On a bright autumn day, Renato Grbic was out fishing on the Danube with his brother when he heard a big splash. At first, he thought somebody had thrown something off Pancevo bridge. Then he saw a man flailing in the water. "We hurried and pulled the man out," Mr Grbic recalled. "I remember telling him: 'Such a glorious day and you want to kill yourself!'."
Thursday 23 August 2012
I've been to the past thirteen Edinburgh Fringes as a punter, student, director, aspiring stand-up, actual stand-up, 24-hour marathon man and - my current incarnation - jaded old veteran. There are various tricks you learn, when you've been in the game as long as I have.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Wake up, avoid reviews, cold pizza, go see a show, get soaked, bump into another comedian, try not to talk about reviews, hear about how brilliantly their show is going and assume they're deluded, bump into another performer, hear about how badly their show is going and assume they're normal (ie low self-esteem), meet friends at Monster Mash, wait an hour for wrong pie to arrive, complain, get small discount, leave, get soaked, buy umbrella, welcome sunshine, get sunburnt, ditch umbrella, get soaked, go to The Waverley Pub, meet friends, drink whisky, leave, get soaked, receive 300 flyers on walk through town, choose a show, if it's shit tell performer you enjoyed it, cross road to avoid another performer, decide to go to museum or art gallery or shopping or something – anything non-festival related just to take mind off festival for two bloody minutes – but bump into performer, go back to pub, whisky, home, afternoon nap, wake up, cold pizza, adrenalin starts, shower, walk to venue, get soaked, criss-cross road avoiding everyone en route, arrive at venue, pace, nervous sh**, pace, nervous sh**, rehearse, whisky, rehearse, whisky, show starts, try to have fun, try to avoid eye contact with someone not enjoying it, fail, focus on them, obsess over why they are not laughing, bastards, applause at end of show (optional), relief, comedown, calm, walk to pub, get soaked, whisky, meet other performers, complain about person(s) not enjoying the show, go see someone else's show, relief if it's not better than yours or panic if it's better, go to a restaurant, pub, whisky, chat, relax 'til performer comes in and gets a kick out of telling you you've had a bad review, get wound up, agonise over every line of review, whisky, it's 5am, leave, get soaked, home. Bed. Return to top. Repeat 'til end of festival.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Wake up, avoid reviews, cold pizza, go see a show, get soaked...
Saturday 18 August 2012
Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley has had a tattoo as a permanent reminder of his London 2012 success.
Friday 17 August 2012
According to the Mayan calendar, we have until 21 December and that’s it. With that in mind, Norman and Sarah Manning Shaw have collected apocalyptic images from Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and younger artists such as American Ricky Allman whom they discovered on the internet.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Scandinavian comedians hope to cash in on success of crime dramas
Monday 06 August 2012
White supremacist gunman's past emerges as families in Wisconsin mourn deaths of six Sikhs
Thursday 02 August 2012
After withdrawing from the Bayreuth Wagner Festival last month following the appearance of a tattoo during a program broadcast on German television, Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin now says the image was not a swastika.
Thursday 26 July 2012
A killer who called himself 'Psycho' has been found guilty of murdering an Indian student at random.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
"You are never too old to do mad things," says Lady Steel, the 72-year-old wife of former Liberal leader David Steel, who, The Sunday Telegraph revealed, marked her 70th birthday by taking a trip to a tattoo parlour to have a pink jaguar tattooed on her shoulder. And, of course, the now 72-year-old writer is right.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Bollywood actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene
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