Award-winning police special quits after misusing force Twitter account to contact gay menJames Horton quit his West Midlands Police role after 10 yearsHe resigned just six months after winning a long service awardMr Horton quit before disciplinary proceedings could begin By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 10:49 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 7 February 2013 Quit: Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, pictured, resigned after allegations that he had misused a force Twitter account An award winning police special who allegedly used a force Twitter account to contact gay men has resigned after volunteering for more than a decade. Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, 34, quit following allegations that he had misused the account which was linked to West Midlands Police. Mr Horton, who was head of a team of 70 special constables, resigned before disciplinary proceedings could take place.
Even a big cat can't resist a snowball fight! Daseep the Sumatran tiger gets her claws out in game with keepers The two-year-old tried catching the snowballs with her mouth and paws She did not want to stay in her heated pen but explore her first deep snow Staff at Dudley Zoological Gardens have used sledges to transport bedding and food to its 1,300 animals after inches of snow fell in recent days By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:03 GMT, 24 January 2013 She may originally hail from the tropical rainforests of Indonesia but that did not stop tigress Daseep getting stuck into a snowball fight. Instead of waiting for room service in her heated enclosure, the two-year-old Sumatran tiger wanted to explore the first deep snow she had seen. Keepers at Dudley Zoological Gardens kept her entertained by playing the unusual game of catch.
Finger nicking good: Thieves stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores to sell on as biodiesel Stuart Bradley and Matthew Walker masterminded nationwide scamThe pair stole cooking oil from stores and sold it on as biodieselThe duo have been jailed two years each for 'complex and elaborate' scam | UPDATED: 20:22 GMT, 18 December 2012 Two men who stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores and supermarkets across the UK and sold it on as biodiesel have been jailed for a combined total of four years. Scheming Stuart Bradley, 38, and Matthew Walker, 27, masterminded a nationwide scam described by one senior detective as one of the most 'complex and elaborate' crimes he had ever investigated. The duo struck at dozens of KFC branches as well as Asda, Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets and stole up to 147,000 worth of cooking oil which they siphoned into their vans.
Caught on CCTV: The moment scorned girlfriend attacks police officer partner and his PC lover at airport as they returned from secret holidayMark Davis went on a secret holiday with lover Elaine Turner in July this yearDavis told partner Helen McEvoy he was in Turkey on a stag do She saw through his lies and confronted them at Birmingham AirportShe and her sister Donna have admitted the 1am assault in arrivals Magistrate says Helen suffered 'great degree of provocation' before incident | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 3 December 2012 This is the moment a scorned lover confronted her policeman boyfriend and the PC he was having an affair with as they brazenly returned from a secret holiday in the sun. Helen McEvoy was lying in wait for Mark Davis and Elaine Turner when they flew back into Birmingham Airport from Turkey at 1am and then went berserk in front of shocked holidaymakers
NHS patient, 104, left waiting 12 hours for a lift from hospital after medics refused to call him a taxi over health and safety fears | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 26 November 2012 104-year-old Jack Jones was left waiting for over 12 hours for an ambulance home after a short visit to A&E NHS chiefs have apologised to a 104-year-old patient after they left him waiting for 12 hours for a lift home because they refused to let him call a taxi – over health and safety fears. Jack Jones was in tears after medical staff said he would have to wait for an ambulance to give him a lift home after he was discharged from hospital following a fall