Grylls gets grilled by council after tweeting pic…

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The Independent has today reported that television survivalist Bear Grylls,  for whom grappling with crocodiles and venomous snakes is all in a day’s work now finds himself facing a more mundane but potentially more successful challenger, the local planning officials. Chief Scout Grylls provoked the interest of the authorities when he…

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Clarkson comments flippant and offensive…

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The recent comments that Jeremy Clarkson made on Top Gear, slamming whiplash claimants for committing ‘insurance fraud’ are particularly infuriating, bearing in mind the injuries he himself suffered back in 2008 having driven a Renault Magnum lorry through a wall at 56mph - the vehicle's maximum legal speed, at a…

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Apprentice boss launches £10m Lloyds complaint

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The Apprentice boss Lord Alan Sugar has complained to Lloyds Banking Group over its sale of a hedging product on a loan secured against part of his property empire… Lloyds has received a letter of complaint from Lord Sugar, who according to one source, is seeking the return of about…

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Disastrous Results from Dodgy Cosmetic Surgery…

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Last year, 43,172 people underwent some form of cosmetic surgery in the UK, all contributing to this booming £2.3bn business. For some of us, altering our appearance can be felt a necessity, for others it can be simply for enhancement. However, despite the growing demand for procedures and the now…

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Pre-Nups – Worth their Weight?

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It is alleged, pregnant Lauren Silverman waited over a year to divorce husband Andrew Silverman, so that the terms of their pre-nuptial agreement would kick in, awarding her $3 or $4 million, despite starting to date Simon Cowell at the end of 2011/beginning of 2012. Cited in the divorce as…

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Rise in divorces among over-60s…

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The number of older people who are getting divorced is on the rise, official figures show. The so-called "silver splitters" are married for around three decades before separating, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found. In 2011, the average length of marriage for men aged 60 and over who got…

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Quick Sale Companies – Preying on the Vulnerable?

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Three "quick sale" companies that promise to sell properties for struggling homeowners are to be formally investigated by a regulator. The as yet unnamed businesses promised faster sales than could be achieved on the open market for a knock-down price. But the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is investigating alleged…

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Jeremy Clarkson – At it Again!

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Despite a long history of talking himself into trouble, Jeremy Clarkson can’t seem to resist prompting complaints, with his latest outburst attacking whiplash claimants:  ‘Whiplash isn’t an injury, it’s insurance fraud,’ blurted Clarkson on last Sundays episode of Top Gear. But having your head suddenly jolted backwards and forwards or…

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