5 minute NATIONAL news round-up: IT'S A MAD, MAD WORLD.
BIG PROBLEM Firefighters have demanded a change in guidelines for helping obese people after being called to a house four times in one week to lift a 41-stone man. On one occasion, 10 firefighters had to move Robert Marsden two feet across his bed at his home in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.
DOGGONE dog·gone Informal
tr. & intr.v. dog·goned, dog·gon·ing, dog·gones
interj. & n.
adv. & adj. also dog·goned
Damned. A boxer dog stole his owner's truck when he was left alone in it. Charles McCowan parked in front of shops in Azusa, California Azusa is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 44,712 at the 2000 census. Though often assumed to be a compaction of the phrase "everything from A to Z in the USA , leaving pet Max in the passenger seat. When he came out, the truck and Max were gone. He called police, assuming it had been stolen and they found it in a car park across the street. CCTV CCTV
CCTV closed-circuit television showed that the dog knocked the truck out of gear and it rolled backward across the street, threading its way through traffic and out of view.
RECORD RECORDS A record collector from Pittsburgh, USA, is planning to retire after he sold his entire collection to a man on eBay for pounds 1.5m.Paul Mawhinney said the winning bidder has already deposited pounds 150,000, and a bank has confirmed he has enough money to pay in full.