Get Ready! 150 MILLION Spiders Are Creeping Into Our Homes & Looking For Love

It’s autumn! You might be thinking mellow fruitfulness signals Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night, but it’s also time for Spider Mating Season. Early October is prime time for male arachnids to seek out a sexy female – preferably in your bedroom, bathroom or airing cupboard.

This year experts are warning that 150 million giant spiders will invade our homes. Hairy, orange-brown spiders measuring around 7.5cm will be rocking up and getting down to business over the next few weeks.

This year is forecast to be a bumper year for our eight-legged pals, as there were more flies around during the warm summer. Ways to keep them out include spritzing peppermint or eucalyptus oil around entrances or sprinkling doors and windows with tea tree oil, rose, cinnamon or citronella.

Man drops 3 year old girl from bridge in attempted murder suicide

An investigation has been launched after a man dropped a three-year-old girl from a bridge into a river in an apparent attempted murder suicide. Police were called to Astley Bridge in Bolton yesterday to reports that a 39-year-old man was stood on a bridge threatening to drop a child into the river.

Police negotiators attended the scene in a bid to deter the man and measures were put in place to rescue the child from the river should she fall.

Yet the man refused to speak to officers and dropped the child 30 feet into the water below shortly after 8.30pm.

Luckily, an officer was already in the river and was able to reach the child shortly after she entered the water and she was carried to safety.

The man then fell from the bridge into the water but officers were able to reach him quickly and he was taken out of the water and taken to hospital.

He sustained minor injuries and has now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Superintendent Paul Savill, from GMP’s Bolton borough said: ‘Thankfully the little girl will recover from her physical injuries, but the trauma she was put through is heart breaking. My thoughts are with her and he family.

‘We have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder, he will be questioned by police at the earliest opportunity.

‘We have a specialist team of negotiators who always try their utmost to resolve these situations without injury and get people the support they need.

‘Sadly on this occasion the man failed to engage, however we had a second team waiting in the water to enable us to rescue the child within seconds of her entering the water.

‘We will now ensure that the little girl and her family have all the support going forward, to help her make a full recovery.’

New hope for Madeleine McCann’s parents

The parents of Madeleine McCann have been given fresh hope in the search for their daughter thanks to a £154,000 funding boost from the government.

More than £11 million has been spent on the ten-year long hunt for Madeleine, but it was set to come to an end this week after the Metropolitan Police admitted the investigation had run out of money.

The Home Office has today announced it will plough some £154,000 to keep the search going for another six months.

A spokesman for Kate and Gerry McCann added: ‘They are very encouraged that there remains work to be done that requires this extra budget.’

The Home Office announced it was ploughing more money into Operation Grange, the official investigation, at the request of Met Police.

The McCann’s had feared the inquiry could have been shelved on Saturday.

Three-year-old Madeleine vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal’s Praia da Luz in May 2007.

She had been left alone sleeping with her younger twin siblings while her parents were dining in a nearby tapas restaurant.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen causes outrage after claiming people who define themselves as English are “racist”.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has been branded an “idiot” and a “dim wit” after claiming people who define themselves as English are “racist”.

The former Changing Rooms star, 52, said he is proud of his Welsh roots, but feels uncomfortable using the word ‘England’.

“I don’t often use the term ‘England’ because I think it’s racist,” he told Cotswold Life. “Whereas ‘British’ can be used in the way that ‘To be Roman’ didn’t mean coming from Rome at all.

“I like that . . . and this is me speaking as a Welshman — an aborigine of the island. I’m very pleased to welcome you all in, obviously.”

His controversial comments sparked a furious debate on Twitter as Llewelyn-Bowen was branded a “pretentious twerp” and told to “f*** off”.

One user tweeted: “Saying you are English is racist, claims TV’s  #D****** Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.”

Another posted: “He’s as stupid as he looks dopey p*** (sic).”

Terrified commuters take cover on a packed Madrid tube after hearing gunshots

Madrid metro evacuated after ‘gunshots’ are heard and cops swarm underground station.

Two drunk South Americans have been linked to the incident on the packed tube, close to Las Ventas bullring.

Terrified commuters took cover on a packed tube after hearing gunshots they thought was the onset of a terror attack.

Passengers were pictured crouching on the floor of the stationary train, close to El Carmen Tube Station yesterday afternoon.

The underground tube was evacuated as it approached the station on Madrid’s Line 5, near Las Ventas bullring.

Cops confirmed the incident was not a terror attack, but said they had arrested two men.

Sources have linked the incident to a brawl between two drunk South Americans on the same tube.

One of the men reportedly fired a pistol.

Commuter David Rivas reported the incident on Twitter.

He said: “We are trapped in the Carmen tube stop. The driver says shots have been fired.

“Can anyone tell us what is going on? Police are in the tunnel.”

Local reports suggest one of two drunk men who were fighting in the underground train fired a pistol.

Madrid cops arrested two people, El Pais reports, after the brawling duo had to be pulled apart.

Hospital gave new mum wrong baby and she didn’t notice until she got home

The new mum was told she had give birth to a girl – but discovered she had been given a boy to take home.

A new mum was shocked and appalled when she was given the ‘wrong baby’ to take home by the hospital – and only realised when she took off the child’s nappy.

The mistake only came to light when she summoned her other four children to watch their new sister called Masha have her first bath.

Oksana Kolesnikova had been told by the hospital that she had given birth to a girl , but was surprised when she took off the nappy and discovered her daughter was actually her son.

“I took off the Pampers and saw it was a boy,” said shocked Oksana, 36.

“I said: ‘Oh my God, have a look. This is not Masha, this is Misha’.

“I immediately checked the label. It said clearly I’d given birth to a girl, not a boy.”

When she gave birth, Oksana said the baby was fleetingly put on her chest by doctors and midwives at her hospital in Voronezh region of Russia – but she only saw the face.

Then the child was whisked away due to a “risk of infection”.

“I asked the nurse once if I’d had a boy or girl, and she did not say a word,” the mother told Russian Channel One.

“I asked again, no reply at all.

“On the third time, she shouted back that it was a girl.”

Documents given to the mother and held at the hospital also said the child was female. This included the baby’s “medical passport”.

Some Russian hospitals still operate a system inherited from Soviet times where there is minimal contact between the mother and child after birth even when the baby and mother – as in this case – are healthy.

10 year old boy grabbed from behind and forced into alleyway in attempted abduction

A manhunt has been launched in Manchester after a man grabbed the young boy from behind and took him into nearby wasteland before he escaped.

A 10-year-old boy was grabbed by a man and forced down an alley before he managed to escape, police have revealed.

A manhunt has been launched to track down the attempted abductor, who struck in broad daylight yesterday in Salford, Greater Manchester.

The child was walking down the road when he was grabbed from behind and taken down an alley and onto nearby wasteland, Greater Manchester Police revealed.

It happened at 3.45pm in Castleway in Clifton.

Thankfully the boy managed to escape and returned to his home.

The man who grabbed him is described as a black man, around 6ft 4ins tall, in his late 20s.

Detective Inspector Joe Clarke of GMP’s Salford Borough, said: “People in the area will understandably be concerned that this has happened to a young boy.

“We have a team of officers carrying out a number of enquiries and have increased patrols in the area, please talk to them if you have any concerns.

“It was a busy time of day, so I’m really appealing for anyone who heard a disturbance at this time, or saw something that stood out from the norm, to get in touch and help our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8361 or 101, quoting incident number 1497 of 27/09/17.

Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Horror for nursery staff in Liverpool as man walks in with gun looking for another man

 

Detectives believe the man and his accomplice “targeted” a man who was in the nursery at the time but is not a member of staff.

Police are investigating after a man who appeared to be carrying a gun entered a nursery in Liverpool on Wednesday morning looking for another man.

Officers responded to reports that a man, said to be holding what “appeared to be a firearm”, came in to Childsplay Nursery, on Heathfield Road in Wavertree shortly after 8.10am.

Police say he approached another man in the nursery, before leaving with a second man on a motorbike.

Detectives believe the pair had “targeted” a man who was in the nursery at the time but is not a member of staff.

“No-one is reported to have been injured and there are no reports a firearm was discharged,” police said.

Police have stayed at the nursery to reassure parents and children, while forensics specialists investigate the scene.

House-to-house inquiries are being carried out in the area and high visibility patrols have been stepped up to reassure the public.

Detective Chief Inspector John Webster, of Merseyside Police, said: “We believe it was targeted and that the men were looking for a man who was in the nursery at the time who is not a member of staff.

Horror for nursery staff in Liverpool as man walks in with gun looking for another man

Detectives believe the man and his accomplice “targeted” a man who was in the nursery at the time but is not a member of staff.

Police are investigating after a man who appeared to be carrying a gun entered a nursery in Liverpool on Wednesday morning looking for another man.

Officers responded to reports that a man, said to be holding what “appeared to be a firearm”, came in to Childsplay Nursery, on Heathfield Road in Wavertree shortly after 8.10am.

Police say he approached another man in the nursery, before leaving with a second man on a motorbike.

Detectives believe the pair had “targeted” a man who was in the nursery at the time but is not a member of staff.

“No-one is reported to have been injured and there are no reports a firearm was discharged,” police said.

Police have stayed at the nursery to reassure parents and children, while forensics specialists investigate the scene.

House-to-house inquiries are being carried out in the area and high visibility patrols have been stepped up to reassure the public.

Detective Chief Inspector John Webster, of Merseyside Police, said: “We believe it was targeted and that the men were looking for a man who was in the nursery at the time who is not a member of staff.

Labour MP causes outrage as she attacks Prince Harry’s military career

A Labour MP is facing demands to apologise to Prince Harry over slurs about his Afghan war record.

Emma Dent Coad, 62, wrongly told an anti-monarchy event at Labour’s conference that Harry could not fly an Apache helicopter, adding: “He just sits there going, ‘Vroom vroom’.”

Last night she addressed a gathering on the fringe of Labour’s annual conference in Brighton, hosted by Labour For A Republic and titled “Reigning in the monarchy”.

She told activists: “I am the royal family’s worst nightmare” and boasted that she had turned down an invitation to meet the Queen after she was elected.

Ms Dent Coad wrongly suggested that when Prince Harry served in the Army he was too incompetent to play a proper role – even though the royal was deployed to Afghanistan twice.

The MP said: “Harry can’t actually fly a helicopter… He tried to pass the helicopter exam about four times and he couldn’t get through it at all so he always goes for the co-pilot.

“So he just sits there going ‘vroom vroom’.”

The prince served in the Army for a decade, rising to the rank of Captain.

He was a qualified pilot of Apache helicopters and served as the gunner – meaning he was able to operate the helicopter’s weapons as well as flying the craft himself.