Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Daily

Written by Melonie Clarke

Welcome to Dull…twinned with Boring

Thankfully the residents of The Scottish village of Dull have a sense of humour. They are planning to be twinned with another curiously named town, Boring, in America. Tommy Pringles, chairman of Dull community council, said: “We might experience traffic incidents. It’s bad enough when people stop dead to photograph the signpost for Dull.”

Pearls to ransom

The pearl earrings that were given to the mistress of a Romanian exiled king are due to go to auction in Salisbury tomorrow. The great-grandson of Queen Victoria, Carol III, gifted the earrings to his mistress, Elena Lupescu before they married in 1947. When Elena died in 1977, the earrings were left to a friend who is now selling them. The pearls in the earrings weigh 138 and 132 grains which makes them incredibly rare. It is thought they will fetch £500,000 at auction tomorrow.

G marks the spot

The elusive G-spot has had men and women on the hunt for years. But thanks to gynaecologist Dr Adam Ostrzenski, the search for ultimate pleasure could be over. Dr Ostrzenski claims to have found the elusive spot which is the size of half a fingernail. The G-spot was first named by German gynaecologist Ernst Grafenbergh who claimed to have discovered it in the 50s. Writing in the Journal of Sexual Medicine he said: “This study confirmed the anatomic existence of the G-spot, which may lead to a better understanding and improvement of the female sexual function.”

Bafta nominees announced

Nominations for this year’s Bafta television awards have been announced and include: Spooks, despite the fact it had poor ratings, ITV1’s Scott and Bailey, The Fades on BBC Three and the E4 hit Misfits. Downton Abbey received one nomination was for best supporting actress Dame Maggie Smith, for her performance as the Dowager Countess. Miranda Hart has also been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in Call the Midwife. Appropriate Adult leads the list with four nominations. This year sees the appearance of a new category, Reality and Constructed Factual, of which Made in Chelsea is a nominee.

Reckless scooter drivers course

After complaints about reckless drivers of mobility scooters in Christchurch, Dorset, police organised a mobility scooter training session for pensioners. Several incidents, including one instance where a lady was left with a bruised face and cut lip after being run over by a scooter, sparked the organisation of the event. 20 pensioners went to the “Safe Scoot” event where they waved in and out of traffic cones and tackled an obstacle course. The event was arranged by Mike Ruddick, who is the owner of a mobility shop in Christchurch. He said: “we do see a lot of people misusing scooters.”

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