Bride claimed she had cancer to con friends out of cash

She got a reduced deal on her wedding dress and reception venue after saying she wanted to tie the knot before chemotherapy made her hair fall out. But rather than having ‘late-stage cervical cancer’ – as she claimed – the 24-year-old had merely undergone keyhole surgery to check for ovarian polyps. She aroused suspicion by […]

Hoglet drive-thru: Grub’s up for these prickly customers

Their numbers have plummeted in the last half century and this year’s mild weather has led to a third litter of hoglets, rather than the usual two. But hoglets must weigh at least 600g to survive hibernation – and time is running out to fatten up the latecomers. So B&Q and the Wildlife Aid Foundation […]

Royal hoax nurse inquest set to begin

THE inquest into a nurse found dead after answering a hoax call for the Duchess of Cambridge while she was in the hospital in London for acute morning sickness is set to begin. Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found dead in her staff housing shortly after she was tricked into revealing details of Kate’s stay at […]