Surrey police search for ‘phantom lumberjack’ after dozens of trees chopped down with chainsaw

Police are investigating a mysterious chainsaw massacre – after a phantom lumberjack cut down dozens of trees along a picturesque stretch of the River Thames. Officers are stumped in their hunt for the culprit, who has struck up to 30 times over the past ten days in leafy Walton in Surrey.  Extra police patrols have now … Read more

Fall back in love with lunch: Winter chopped salad with peanut & lime dressing 

Fall back in love with lunch: Winter chopped salad with peanut & lime dressing By Bill Granger Published: 00:03 GMT, 28 February 2021 | Updated: 00:03 GMT, 28 February 2021 Don’t forget to be adventurous with your salad ingredients and use whatever’s in season. Keep the textures crisp and the dressing warming. SERVES 4 1 … Read more

EU law on insuring ride-on mowers, golf buggies and mobility scooters is chopped due to Brexit

‘Insane’ EU law that requires ride-on lawn mowers, golf buggies and mobility scooters to be insured is axed as ministers hail new Brexit dividend New Brexit dividend has meant the government is scrapping an ‘insane’ EU rule The judgement passed by the ECJ requires mobility scooters to be insured  PM previously called the new rules … Read more

Wild Pear tree dating back 250 years is chopped down to make way for HS2 high-speed rail link

One of Britain’s oldest and largest wild pear trees was chopped down today to make way for the HS2 high-speed rail link. The 250-year-old Cubbington Pear Tree in Warwickshire sits on the phase one line of the route just outside Leamington Spa. It was finally cut down on Tuesday just five years after it was … Read more

Tory party donor Sir Henry Keswick, 82, faces probe over claims he chopped down trees

Tory party donor Sir Henry Keswick, 82, faces probe over claims he chopped down trees without permission at his listed Wiltshire mansion Neighbours wrote a letter to Wiltshire Council to express their objection  Sir Henry Keswick applied for a triple garage so staff can park their cars  The application was approved but the Council said it will … Read more

Ukrainian rapper’s wife ‘who chopped up her dead husband’s corpse’ appears in court

The wife of a popular rap singer who is accused of murdering her husband and reportedly chopping up his body and keeping it in a fridge in their home appeared in court today.   The dismembered body of artist Andy Cartwright, 30, was found in his flat in Russia and his wife claimed he had died of a … Read more

First picture of woman found ‘chopped in half’ and torso dumped in suitcases in Forest of Dean 

A woman whose charred and dismembered body was found in suitcases dumped in a forest was today named as 28-year-old Phoenix Netts. The young woman was killed at a women’s refuge in Birmingham where she had been living for a number of months. Police fear she had been ‘sawed in half’ before being burned. Phoenix … Read more

Indian policeman has his hand chopped off as he tries to enforce coronavirus lockdown rules in India

Footage has emerged of an Indian policeman’s hand being lopped off in a terrifying sword attack as officers stood at a coronavirus road checkpoint.   Harjit Singh, an assistant sub inspector with the Punjab Police, was patrolling outside a vegetable market in Patiala when seven men belonging to the Nihang Sikh warrior sect turned violent. Footage … Read more