The Daily: April 30
Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Daily: April 30

We scour the news so you don't have to

Written by Lily Cox
Harry and Cressida Split
After two years, Prince Harry and his relationship with Cressida Bonas has run its course. Whilst the breakup appears to be amicable, sources suggest that Ms. Bonas struggled with the attention of being the girlfriend of the Prince. Though sources have claimed that the couple have merely "paused for a breather", friends of Miss Bonas confirm that she found the media interest difficult to cope with, including being deemed a "Princess in waiting". It is only a month since the pair was seen at an official engagement together, which sent rumours through the roof that engagement was imminent.

Trapped between two Turrets
A 68 year old woman became trapped between two turrets yesterday afternoon at Wells Cathedral in Somerset. It's been reported that the woman fell during a guided tour, and became lodged on the Cathedral's West Front, approximately 200ft above ground. Devon Fire and Rescue Services were called to the site at midday, and utilised a specialist doctor who was required to abseil down while the RAF's Sea King Helicopter lifted the woman free from her predicament. Though in shock, the woman is believed to be stable and has endured injuries to her arms, leg and hip.

Exotic Animals are costing Insurers £500 Million a year
Many of us will have been stung by the cost of a Veterinary bill in our lifetime, which is why more and more of us are resorting to Pet Insurance to protect our furry (or not so furry) friends. Whilst the domestic cats and dogs are the most common claims that Insurers receive, in recent times they've been receiving claims of a more unusual kind. Exotic direct has paid out for an Anorexic Tortoise at £1000, a constipated Chameleon at £200, a Harris Hawk with a swollen foot at £700 and a Rabbit with a broken leg at £2000. Last year, it has emerged that Insurers pay out approximately £1.3 million everyday to treat sick and injured animals.

Police Chief attacks Fictional Detectives for doing "the job of 40 men"
Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan is sceptical of detective depictions on television and urges them to be more "cheery, well- balanced, well-adjusted" rather than heavy drinking characters like Ian Rankin's Rebus. While he conceded that an honest depiction of policing had the potential to put viewers to sleep, Gargan states that the enormity and responsibility of what one TV detective is able to achieve is usually shared between "20, 30 or 40 people" in real life.

Cast of new Star Wars Film Assemble
The new film, Episode VII, which is set for release at the end of 2015 includes several originals from 1983's 'Return of the Jedi' film as well as some fresh new faces. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamil will all be resuming their roles as the aged Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. Director JJ Abrams said, "It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again".


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