The Daily Dust delivering the best bric a brac, daily news and events with a British flavour » Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Kelly Brook To Appear On Skins http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/28/kelly-brook-to-appear-on-skins/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/28/kelly-brook-to-appear-on-skins/#comments Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:08:11 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22774 Actress and model Kelly Brook is set to make a ‘sexy‘ cameo appearance on the new series of Skins.

Brook is set to play a sexy fitness instructor called Jemima, who, as you would probably expect, will make all the boys a little hot under the collar.

A show insider told The Sun: “Kelly is very funny in it. She is great as a really sexy fitness instructor who drives the boys wild.”

The fifth series of the popular teen show is also set to feature a brand new cast for the third time in its short history, dubbed the ‘third generation.’

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/28/kelly-brook-to-appear-on-skins/feed/ 0
Tom Cruise Wants Becks To Become A Movie Star http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/23/tom-cruise-wants-becks-to-become-a-movie-star/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/23/tom-cruise-wants-becks-to-become-a-movie-star/#comments Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:13:25 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22647 Is David Beckham set to follow in the footsteps of Vinnie Jones? If Tom Cruise has his way, then Goldenballs might be ready to chase after the leading man from the Crazy Gang.

David Beckham has tried his hand at a number of different job roles – male model, fashion designer, aftershave producer… oh yeah, and he also plays football every now and again. It seems Mr Beckham may soon be adding another string to his bow though, at least if Hollywood pal Tom Cruise has got anything to do with it.

Speaking on a possible career change for Golden Balls, Cruise said: “I’ve been encouraging him to become an actor. He’s got the looks, he’s got everything. He’d be terrific.”  Beckham may have captivated a football crowd or two in his time but would he be able to hold his own on the silver screen?

Cruise was speaking in London last night during the premiere of his new film Knight and Day, which also stars Cameron Diaz. Cruise and Diaz also took time out of their hectic schedules to film a racing segment for the BBC’s Top Gear show.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/23/tom-cruise-wants-becks-to-become-a-movie-star/feed/ 1
The vuvuzelas is now banned in England http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/21/vuvuzelas-get-banned/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/21/vuvuzelas-get-banned/#comments Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:24:40 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22580 Surely the news every British football fan wanted to hear as a number of English clubs have banned fans from bringing vuvuzelas to their grounds. The trumpets were an ever present, and very noisy, feature at this summer’s World Cup in South Africa.

While the South Africans may love to watch football to the sounds of a traffic jam, it appears the English crowds are not so keen. So far Tottenham, Arsenal, Birmingham, Everton, Fulham and West Ham have all banned vuvuzelas from their Premiership grounds.

A number of Football League clubs have also followed suit by banning the trumpets, that make the noise of a swarm of bees crossed with a car horn when blown.

It seems that the majority of British football fans favour chants from the crowd over the noise created by the vuvuzelas. An Everton statement read: “In the wake of the World Cup in South Africa we have received many emails from our supporters asking that we ban vuvuzelas on the grounds that they are simply irritating – but none urging us to permit their use at first-team fixtures.”

A West Ham Statement read: “The club wish at all times to ensure that all supporters are allowed to enjoy the game they are watching and prides itself on the passionate, loud and robust support from our fans at all matches at Upton Park.”

Where do you stand on the vuvuzelas debate – are they noisy and irritating or do they add to the atmosphere? Let us know in the comments section below.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/21/vuvuzelas-get-banned/feed/ 0
Wossy Bids Farewell To The Beeb http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/15/wossy-bids-farewell-to-the-beeb/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/15/wossy-bids-farewell-to-the-beeb/#comments Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:00:36 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22447 Wossy Raw

Jonathan Ross has recorded his final chat show on the BBC.

Ross has presented his Friday night chat show on BBC One for the last 10 years and said he felt “grateful, lucky and honoured” to have worked for the corporation.

The final show, which will air on BBC One this Friday (16th July), will include Goldenballs himself, David Beckham.

david_beckham Raw

Ross will also finish his regular Radio 2 show this month before moving over to ITV to host a new chat show next year.

Speaking about his time at the BBC, Ross said: “Everyone here at the BBC has always been terrific. I’ve been lucky to work over the 10 years with the most fabulous teams.

“The experience I’ve had here at the BBC has been a blessed one.”

Wossy opened his final show by joking: “I promised Morrissey I wasn’t going to cry.”

Will you miss not seeing Wossy on the Beeb? Let us know in the comments section below.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/15/wossy-bids-farewell-to-the-beeb/feed/ 0
Lorry Sheds 2m Euros On Roadside http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/08/lorry-sheds-2m-euros-on-roadside/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/08/lorry-sheds-2m-euros-on-roadside/#comments Thu, 08 Jul 2010 12:14:19 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22412 EuroCoins Raw

An Italian security lorry has a costly accident

Passing motorists must have thought they’d hit the jackpot, as a bullion lorry spilled around 2m Euros on a motorway near Foggia in southern Italy.

It is estimated that around 50,000 of the Euros (£45,000) were taken by opportune motorists, who risked life and limb to gather the 1 and 2 Euro coins from the busy roadside.

Reports suggest that the lorry burst a tyre before hitting a car and colliding with the motorway barrier.

The impact caused the lorry to flip on its side, forcing its doors open, and releasing a golden waterfall of Euro coins all over the road.

A police spokesman said: “Our job was made very difficult as the coins had gone onto both carriageways and motorists were stopping and picking up the money.

“Two drivers in the truck and two in the car were hurt, but no-one was bothered about them. Fortunately they were not too badly hurt.”

The lorry had been on its way from Cesena to Bari before the accident occurred, distributing money from the Italian mint to banks.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/08/lorry-sheds-2m-euros-on-roadside/feed/ 0
Bale Rejects £20m Move To Inter http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/06/bale-rejects-20m-move-to-inter/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/06/bale-rejects-20m-move-to-inter/#comments Tue, 06 Jul 2010 12:25:50 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22396 Bale Raw

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale says he’s staying at White Hart Lane

The Spurs full-back has gained high praise after an impressive second half of the season at Tottenham.

The Welsh international helped to guide Harry Redknapp’s side to a Champions League spot with some crucial goals and great performances.

It seems his form has not gone unnoticed, with new Inter Milan boss, Rafael Benitez, tabling a £20m bid to try and tempt the 20-year-old to the San Siro.

Bale appears to have rejected the offer though and pledged his future to Tottenham.

The Spurs full-back said:  ”I have just signed a new contract until 2014 and I am very happy at Spurs.

“We have a very bright future here and I want to be part of it.”

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/06/bale-rejects-20m-move-to-inter/feed/ 0
Villages To Settle Feud With Wheelie Bin Race http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/02/villages-to-settle-feud-with-wheelie-bin-race/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/02/villages-to-settle-feud-with-wheelie-bin-race/#comments Fri, 02 Jul 2010 12:09:44 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22360 Bin Raw

Two German villages have come up with a unique way to settle an old score.

The villages of Glees and Wassenach, in western Germany, have had a long-running feud over just which village is the best.

The villages have tried to settle the argument in the past by holding a number of contests, including ploughing the straightest line and making the biggest sausage.

It seems the latest contest will up the stakes even further though, by getting contestants to race head-first down a hill on wheelie bins.

The competitive streak between the two villages is so high that officials have already discovered contestants making a number of moderations to their bins in order to gain an advantage.

A race official said: “They (the bins) are supposed to be exactly as the council provided them, but we have found one or two trying to improve their chances with unapproved adaptations like skateboard wheels.” 

The wheelie bin race has attracted so much interest that the results will even be screened live across the country on a cable and satellite channel.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/07/02/villages-to-settle-feud-with-wheelie-bin-race/feed/ 0
Wimbledon Witnesses Longest Ever Match http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/24/wimbledon-witnesses-longest-ever-match/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/24/wimbledon-witnesses-longest-ever-match/#comments Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:13:20 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22247 wimbledon Raw

…. And it’s still going!

Wimbledon produced a record breaking day on Wednesday, with the longest tennis match ever recorded.

John Isner (USA) and Nicolas Mahut (France) played out an epic fifth set on Court 18, that lasted over seven hours before play was stopped for bad light.

With the match at two-sets-all, the pair played out an incredible 118 games in the fifth set, to leave the score at 59-59.

It is already the longest tennis match ever recorded, with the marathon set to resume on Court 18 on Thursday afternoon.

The match has also broken a new aces record, with Isner so far recording 98 aces and Mahut standing at 95. The previous record was 78.

I’m guessing both players may have a few aches and pains this morning.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/24/wimbledon-witnesses-longest-ever-match/feed/ 0
Katy Perry & Russell Brand To Marry In Latex Outfits http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/22/katy-perry-russell-brand-to-marry-in-latex-outfits/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/22/katy-perry-russell-brand-to-marry-in-latex-outfits/#comments Tue, 22 Jun 2010 12:04:05 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22238 Brand - Perry Raw

There’ll be nothing traditional about this wedding

The Dust reported back in February that the Brand – Perry wedding was likely to be a little different.

It seems the celebrity pair have decided against a naked wedding however, and have instead gone for the far more conservative, latex look.

If nothing else, the couple are almost certain to look unique, having hired Lady Gaga’s designer, Atsuko Kudo, to make their £3,000 latex wedding outfits.

A friend of the celebrity couple told The Sun: “Russell and Katy have both got wicked sense of humours and are big fans of Lady Gaga.

“They wanted unique outfits and no one dresses like her anywhere in the civilised world. The wedding will certainly be different.”

Rumours suggest that the ‘unique wedding’ is penciled in for the autumn. Who knows what they’ve got planned for the honeymoon.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/22/katy-perry-russell-brand-to-marry-in-latex-outfits/feed/ 0
USA See England As ‘Easiest Game’ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/11/usa-see-england-as-easiest-game/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/11/usa-see-england-as-easiest-game/#comments Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:06:57 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=22005 USA Raw

USA and West Ham defender Jonathon Spector fuels the flames ahead of England’s opening World Cup game.

The Premiership defender has stated how much pleasure it would give him if his USA side managed to beat England on Saturday.

Speaking on BBC World Service’s Sportsworld programme, Spector said:

“There will be some great bragging rights in England next season if we manage to win.

“You could say it’s our easiest match because there is no pressure on us to win.

“We are not expected to get anything from it where as the other two games there will be (pressure).”

The pressure will be fully on England though, as Capello’s men look to get their World Cup campaign off to the best of starts.

Victory against the USA would make England favourites to win Group C, while a defeat would leave them needing to find results in their other two group games to progress to the knock-out stage.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Capello said:

“I can understand the pressure because in every moment we walk around you can see the security, the journalists, you can see when you move to golf, to safari, you need to police a lot of this.

“I understand that this is a really, really important moment for the country, but I am relaxed.”

From us all at the Dust: Come on England!!!

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/11/usa-see-england-as-easiest-game/feed/ 0
iPhone 4 To Hit UK Stores 24 June http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/08/iphone-4-to-hit-uk-stores-24-june/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/08/iphone-4-to-hit-uk-stores-24-june/#comments Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:07:08 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21982 Iphone 4 Raw

But just what will the new model feature?

Apple revealed that their next model of the ever popular iPhone will hit UK shops on 24 June 2010.

The new model is set to feature a higher-resolution screen, a thinner design and a longer battery life.

The iPhone 4 will also hold a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash that can be used for video conferencing.

The phone will come in either white or black, with both its front and back covered in glass with a stainless steel rim.

Speaking at Apple’s annual conference for software developers in San Francisco, chief executive, Steve Jobs, said the new iPhone was the “biggest leap forward” since the original iPhone, adding:

“When you hold this in your hands, it’s unbelievable.”

UK pricing for the iPhone 4 has yet to be revealed.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/08/iphone-4-to-hit-uk-stores-24-june/feed/ 0
12-year-old Joyrider Caught After Ordering Burger http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/03/12-year-old-joyrider-caught-after-ordering-burger/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/03/12-year-old-joyrider-caught-after-ordering-burger/#comments Thu, 03 Jun 2010 12:15:26 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21915 Burger Raw

Police manage to track down a young joyrider after he stopped to order a kid’s burger.

The 12-year-old seemed to take the term ‘fast-food‘ a little too literally,  after stealing his grandmother’s car, going on a 110mph joyride through France, before ordering the kid’s meal.

The unnamed boy, from the town of Bapaume in northern France, caused a major alert involving a police helicopter search along with TV and radio appeals.

But it was his unexpected stop at a drive-thru restaurant that finally halted his journey, after staff got suspicious and reported him to the police.

And the punishment for the 3-hour joyride? He was let off with a police warning and his parents were told to teach him about road safety.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/06/03/12-year-old-joyrider-caught-after-ordering-burger/feed/ 0
Gorillaz To Replace U2 At Glastonbury http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/27/gorillaz-to-replace-u2-at-glastonbury/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/27/gorillaz-to-replace-u2-at-glastonbury/#comments Thu, 27 May 2010 11:46:58 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21757 Gorillaz Raw

The band’s only UK festival appearance this year looks set to be a big one.

Gorillaz are set to save the day and step in for U2 at Glasto after the Irish band had to pull out due to Bono’s spinal surgery.

Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis, said: “I’m very excited about Gorillaz’ show coming here because they’re so open to guests and collaborations.”

It seems that the band themselves are just as excited at the prospect of performing at Glastonbury as Mr Eavis, with Murdoc from Gorillaz adding:

“We’re like some great big horrible warship pulling in to the Bay of Glastonbury to save the day. It was us or The Beatles and they split up years ago.

“The previous soldiers got pulled from duty last minute so it’s up to my Plastic Beach naval cavalry to sail in and sort the battlefield out. I can assure you though, I’m bringing extra troops. Loads of them.

“Glastonbury will be ours…cutlasses drawn, trumpets ready. We’re coming in.”

No pressure on yourselves to perform then boys!

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/27/gorillaz-to-replace-u2-at-glastonbury/feed/ 0
London Gets Its First Dog Crèche http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/24/london-gets-its-first-dog-creche/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/24/london-gets-its-first-dog-creche/#comments Mon, 24 May 2010 12:08:36 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21725 dog-exercise-treadmill raw

Now your canine can enjoy its very own gym, interactive games and even a piano player.

CDPOM World, in Bermondsey, south-east London, is the capital’s first crèche aimed specifically at dogs.

The centre will not only look after your dog but can also help it get in shape, with its very own canine treadmill.

The crèche will also offer interactive games to stimulate your dog’s mind and, if all that is too much, a pianist will play relaxing tunes to put your pooch at ease.

Anna Webb, of CDPOM World, said: “Being social creatures, dogs left at home alone can become depressed, anxious or even destructive.

“We offer dogs a rich social and educational experience – much like the best crèches offer children.

“They crave mental stimulation as much as physical exercise – and that can tire a dog much quicker than going for a run.”

So that’s the dogs sorted; now all that’s needed is a health spa for the cats.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/24/london-gets-its-first-dog-creche/feed/ 0
Moderate Drinkers ‘Healthier’ Than Teetotalers http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/20/moderate-drinkers-healthier-than-teetotalers/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/20/moderate-drinkers-healthier-than-teetotalers/#comments Thu, 20 May 2010 12:13:54 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21708 Wine Raw

A health survey reveals some surprising results.

The study found that moderate drinkers are less at risk from heart disease, obesity and depression than people who do not drink at all.

The survey, carried out by Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, was based on the medical records of 150,000 Parisians.

But before you pop the champagne corks in celebration, it seems the results may not be strictly down to alcohol consumption but rather lifestyle choices.

It is believed that people who drink alcohol on a moderate basis are usually wealthier and more successful than average, and are more likely to look after their health in general.

Boris Hansel, of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, said:

“Moderate alcohol intake is a powerful marker of a higher social level, superior general health status and lower cardiovascular risk.”

Still, the results give us all an excuse to have a glass of wine or pint of beer with our meals tonight.

* The study classed moderate drinkers as those that had between 1-3 units of alcohol a day, the equivalent of a large glass of wine or pint-and-a-half of standard strength beer.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/20/moderate-drinkers-healthier-than-teetotalers/feed/ 0
Brand To Appear On Wossy’s Final Show http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/18/brand-to-appear-on-wossys-final-show/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/18/brand-to-appear-on-wossys-final-show/#comments Tue, 18 May 2010 12:09:35 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21695 brandross Raw

Russell Brand finally looks set to discuss Sachsgate with Jonathan Ross.

It appears Jonathan Ross will leave the BBC with a bang after it was revealed that Russell Brand is set to be a guest on one of his final Friday Night shows.

It will be the first time the pair have discussed ‘Sachsgate’ on national television since the scandal broke in October 2008.

Ross was suspended for three months and Brand famously quit his show on BBC Radio 2 after the BBC received over 40,000 complaints about the pairs behaviour during a live show.

Many listeners were offended after Ross left a message on actor Andrew Sachs’ voicemail, stating that Brand had “f***** his daughter.”

It seems the pair will now have a chance to explain their actions in front of an audience of millions.

An insider from the Friday Night With Jonathan Ross Show said:

“Jonathan and Russell are great friends but they’ve never really discussed what happened in public.

“So Jonathan thought that it was right that now the dust has settled he should be allowed to have Russell on and talk about Sachsgate with him.
 
“Of course the fact that it’s on the BBC is pure coincidence as that’s where Jonathan broadcasts.

“But he can’t help seeing the funny side.”

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/18/brand-to-appear-on-wossys-final-show/feed/ 0
Miracle Bird Survives Crossbow Through The Skull http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/12/miracle-bird-survives-crossbow-through-the-skull/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/12/miracle-bird-survives-crossbow-through-the-skull/#comments Wed, 12 May 2010 12:11:07 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21613 seagull

A super seagull has survived a cruel attack.

The lucky gull has been spotted flying around the town of Scarborough, Yorkshire, with part of a crossbow lodged in its head.

The bow appears to have punctured the bird’s skull but missed the brain by a matter of millimeters.

Local gallery owner, Graham Rhodes, 60, managed to capture pictures of the injured bird.

Mr Rhodes said: “It’s hard to believe the gull can still fly – but it doesn’t seem in any pain. It’s worrying that somebody is walking around with a weapon like this.”

A spokesman for the RSPCA added: “It’s an appalling attack and completely illegal.”

See the original pictures by asking the Ross Parry Agency Ltd.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/12/miracle-bird-survives-crossbow-through-the-skull/feed/ 0
Chelsea Win Title In Style http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/10/chelsea-win-title-in-style/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/10/chelsea-win-title-in-style/#comments Mon, 10 May 2010 12:10:16 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21579 Chelsea Raw

Chelsea claim the Premier League title by thrashing Wigan 8-0.

Goals from Kalou, Lampard, Ashley Cole, a brace for Anelka and a hat-trick for Drogba saw off 10-man Wigan.

The victory stopped Manchester United claiming their fourth title in a row, with Chelsea captain, John Terry, adding:

“We’ve got it back now and we need to do what Man Utd have done and maintain it for a few years. It’s been up and down all year, it’s been really tough but it’s ours today, we deserve it.

“Nothing could have made me more determined to win the trophy. I’ve been hurting inside seeing Man Utd and I promise you every one of us has sat there and watched it. It’s their turn to sit there and watch.”

Chelsea now have the opportunity to claim their first ever league and cup double when they take on Portsmouth in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Manchester United finished off their season with a convincing 4-0 victory against Stoke but it was all in vain due to the result from Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal clinched third spot with a 4-0 win over Fulham, while Tottenham remained fourth after losing 4-2 against already relegated Burnley.

Sunday’s Full Results:

Arsenal 4-0 Fulham

Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn

Bolton 2-1 Birmingham

Burnley 4-2 Tottenham

Chelsea 8-0 Wigan
 
Everton 1-0 Portsmouth

Hull 0-0 Liverpool

Man Utd 4-0 Stoke

West Ham 1-1 Man City

Wolves 2-1 Sunderland

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/10/chelsea-win-title-in-style/feed/ 0
Spurs Clinch Champions League Spot http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/06/spurs-clinch-champions-league-spot/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/06/spurs-clinch-champions-league-spot/#comments Thu, 06 May 2010 12:12:44 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21569 Crouch Raw

Spurs beat Manchester City 1-0 to claim the final Champions League spot.

Peter Crouch emerged as the hero in a game reported to be worth at least £30m to the winner.

Crouch grabbed the crucial late goal with a reaction header to send the travelling army of Tottenham fans into hysteria.

Manchester City had dominated possession in the first half but failed to beat the impressive Gomes.

The roles were reversed in the second half though as Spurs took a strangle-hold on the game.

Tottenham saw golden chances for Defoe and Crouch go astray before Crouch netted the crucial header with just 8 minutes to go.

Speaking after the game, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said:

“It’s fantastic. It’s been a terrific season for us, we’ve played some great football and we deserve it.

“I thought maybe the goal wasn’t going to come and we’d go to Burnley with the extra point in the bag, which would have been a good situation, but this is perfect to finish it here today. It’s just perfect for us.”

Things could get even better for Harry’s side at the weekend, as last nights win also brought Spurs within two points of arch rivals Arsenal in third.

The final game of the season will see Arsenal take on Fulham at the Emirates while Tottenham travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/06/spurs-clinch-champions-league-spot/feed/ 0
Peter Andre Lands Prime Time TV Show http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/04/peter-andre-lands-prime-time-tv-show/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/04/peter-andre-lands-prime-time-tv-show/#comments Tue, 04 May 2010 12:09:52 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21483 peter-andre Raw

Peter Andre is set to present the 5 O’Clock Show on Channel 4.

The singer will be one of a number of celebrities to have a go at hosting the prime time show, which replaces Paul O’Grady’s programme.

Katie Price’s former husband will host the programme for the first two weeks before handing the reigns over to another celebrity.

Speaking on landing the presenter role, Peter Andre said:

“I am delighted to be offered the chance to further my presenting on this fantastic tea time slot; I am very excited and cannot wait to kick off the show.”

The show is set to focus on ‘the funniness of every day life,’ including weird pets, Taekwondo dancing and celebrity interviews.

The 5 O’Clock Show will begin on Channel 4 at the end of the month.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/05/04/peter-andre-lands-prime-time-tv-show/feed/ 0
Pensioner Unearths £500k Of Treasure http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/20/pensioner-unearths-500k-of-treasure/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/20/pensioner-unearths-500k-of-treasure/#comments Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:09:33 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21265 Coins Raw

A British pensioner has found over £500,000 worth of treasure using his metal detector.

Peter Beasley, 68, from Waterlooville, Hants, quit his job as a bricklayer in 2003 to concentrate on his hobby of metal detecting.

The decision seems to have paid off, with Mr Beasley unearthing more than half-a-million pounds worth of treasure.

His discoveries include a Roman pendant worn by Caesar, sold for £30,000, and a Norman ring, valued at around £80,000.

Mr Beasley spends around six-hours-a-day, three-days-a-week hunting for ancient artifacts on fields close to his home.

Mr Beasley said: “I just love exploring and it is all about the discovery. I came into this business as a hobby to keep me out of the house but it is serious.

“I am fascinated by the history of our land and it is the buzz of finding something it is a great feeling to dig something up that you know is hundreds of years old.”

Not all of his discoveries have filled him with excitement though, with the former bricklayer adding:

“Of course I have found an awful lot of tat down the years, moles’ teeth and countless pieces of scrap metal, but you have to keep going – it is an obsession.”

But before we all quit our day jobs and start digging in the back garden, Mr Beasley believes there is a reason for his good fortune, adding:

“The land between Chichester and Winchester is land that belonged to William the Conqueror so it is littered with potential finds.

“There are hundreds of us out there and you have to be thorough in doing your research.

“It is really hard work, being out in all-weather, when I come home I am absolutely knackered.”
 
Mr Beasley began his hobby back in 1979, buying his first metal detector for £80. The investment seems to have paid off.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/20/pensioner-unearths-500k-of-treasure/feed/ 0
Learner Driver Flips Car http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/15/learner-driver-flips-car/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/15/learner-driver-flips-car/#comments Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:12:42 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21185 Crash Raw

A learner driver has managed to crash her instructor’s car on only her second lesson.

Krisztina Jaksa, 24, reportedly told witnesses that she accelerated through panic after the steering locked, before hitting a gatepost and causing the BSM instructor’s car to flip on to its roof.

Both Ms Jaksa and the instructor faired far better than the car though and escaped with only minor injuries.

The crash took place on Old Road in Headington, Oxford on Sunday.

Eye-witness, Russ Dunne, 30, of Old Road, said: “I heard the car accelerating then I heard a loud bang when it hit the gatepost.

“I saw it roll on to its side and on to its roof. I hoped no-one was seriously injured and I was worried it would catch on fire if fuel was leaking.

“The instructor was very quiet and calm he just said ‘accidents happen’, but the driver was in real shock and kept saying she couldn’t believe it.”

There is no indication that a mechanical fault contributed to the accident in any way and BSM have stated that they take health and safety very seriously.

BSM Communications manager Paul Shepherd, added: “We have spoken to the learner driver who is fine and is already hoping to book her next lesson with us soon.

“The instructor responded calmly, professionally and swiftly, and is back on the road in a new car.”

It is unknown whether the same driving instructor will be willing to continue to teach Ms Jaksa though!

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/15/learner-driver-flips-car/feed/ 0
Ferguson Admits Title Is Slipping Away http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/12/ferguson-admits-title-is-slipping-away/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/12/ferguson-admits-title-is-slipping-away/#comments Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:16:26 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21112 Sir Alex Raw

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted the Premiership title race is in Chelsea’s hands.

Manchester United had the opportunity to regain top spot on Sunday but could only manage a 0-0 draw against Blackburn.

The result leaves Sir Alex’s team one point behind Chelsea, having played a game more.

Following the 0-0 draw at Ewood Park, Sir Alex said: “It is going to be very difficult to win this league.

“It has slipped away from us today. We have a lifeline if Chelsea blow it.”

Chelsea, who made it through to the FA Cup Final with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, have the opportunity to go four points clear on Tuesday night.

Ancelotti’s side face Bolton in the Premier league, a game that Sir Alex Ferguson is not expecting them to slip up in, adding:

“They have an easy game against Bolton on Tuesday which we’d expect them to win and that will put them four points clear.”

With only four further games left to play after Bolton, three points on Tuesday night would give Chelsea a huge advantage in the title race.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/12/ferguson-admits-title-is-slipping-away/feed/ 0
IPhone’s 4.0 Update Features Revealed http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/09/iphones-4-0-update-features-revealed/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/09/iphones-4-0-update-features-revealed/#comments Fri, 09 Apr 2010 12:09:20 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21064 ipone Raw

Apple has revealed the features that will appear on their next update for the iPhone.

Apple has said that the OS 4.0 update, released later this year, will include over 100 new features.

One of the most anticipated new features looks set to be a multi-tasking tool, which will allow users to run more than one program at a time.

This would potentially allow an iPhone user to listen to music while also reading news or sorting out their emails.

Although the multi-task feature is already included on other smartphones, Apple founder Steve Jobs said:

“We weren’t the first to this party but we’re going to be the best.”

Another of the hotly anticipated features is iAd, a mobile advertising platform that will place adverts in applications made by third parties.

Apple is planning on giving external developers a 60% slice of the revenue from the iAd application.

Some of the other update features will include an option to create specific folders to store third party applications downloaded from iTunes, enhanced mail and iBooks.

The iPhone OS 4.0 update will be hitting the iPhone and iPod touch first, and then the iPad, later this year.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/09/iphones-4-0-update-features-revealed/feed/ 0
High Prices Fuel Naked Protest http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/07/high-prices-fuel-naked-protest/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/07/high-prices-fuel-naked-protest/#comments Wed, 07 Apr 2010 12:12:11 +0000 Simon Tingle http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=21018 Naked Protest Raw

It seems that bare flesh says far more than the old fashioned protest banner these days.

Many of us are angry with the current price of fuel but there seems little we can do.

Well one man in Germany has come up with a novel way of protesting against the price hike – Buy your petrol in the nude.

The unidentified man was caught on CCTV cameras filling up his car with nothing on other than a pair of black shoes.

The incident happened at a Shell petrol station in Bad Klosterlausnitz, Germany.

Station manager Frank Hollmotz, 25 said:

“I guess he didn’t want to get his feet dirty. He climbed out of the car in full view of the CCTV cameras and filled up, then walked into the shop to pay. He then went back to the forecourt and climbed into his car and left.”
 
There were several fuel protests across the country last weekend, but surely none were as inventive or as confusing as the unidentified naked man.

]]>
http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/04/07/high-prices-fuel-naked-protest/feed/ 0