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Well, that’s one way to supplement a retirement income

A granny was jailed for 13 years today after being found guilty of smuggling £1 million worth of cocaine into the country in her mobility vehicle.

Judge Adele Williams said Ambrozine Heron, 77, was a “willing participant” in the crime, which also involved her daughter, Pauline Chambers, 49, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

More via  Grandmother arrested for mobility scooter drug bust.

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February 23, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Well, that’s one way to supplement a retirement income

Ghost boy? You judge.

A builder demolishing an old school discovered this eerie image of a young boy in a mobile phone picture taken of the site.

The snap of the part-demolished brick building seems to show a boy aged around eight with short hair and wearing old-fashioned clothing, standing looking into the camera.

Workman John Fores, 47, only spotted the shadowy figure when he was looking back through the photos.

More here:  Builder snaps ‘ghost’ boy | The Sun |News.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | ghost | Comments Off on Ghost boy? You judge.

They can just buff that right out…

Police in China pulled up a 69-seater coach which had travelled 125 miles on a motorway – after it was virtually destroyed in a crash.

The driver and the owner of the coach were sitting in what remained of the front of the coach, wearing raincoats and crash helmets against the cold.

The rear of the bus was also badly damaged – with the engine exposed to the elements and cables trailing along on the road, reports West China Daily.

via Ananova – Police pull up crashed coach.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Dumb drivers | | Comments Off on They can just buff that right out…

The skinny on Britain’s narrowest house

A former donkey cart shed which is just 6ft wide is believed to be one of the narrowest homes in Britain. Owners Iain and Rachel Boyle bought the property for just £8,000, 12 years ago, after driving past it every day and wondering what it was like inside.

They spent another £15,000 turning it into a stylish pied-a-terre over three floors – including a mezzanine bedroom – and now rent it out.

via Ananova – Is this Britain’s narrowest house?

The owner says it’s “compact”.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff, Strange | | Comments Off on The skinny on Britain’s narrowest house