A blast of heavy metal "boosts blooms": Study finds plants that listened to Black Sabbath had the best flowers (but those that listened to…

A blast of heavy metal 'boosts blooms': Study finds plants that listened to Black Sabbath had the best flowers (but those that listened to Cliff Richard all died)Flowers exposed to heavy metal had best flowers and resistance to diseasePlants exposed to 60s star Cliff Richard died By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:18 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 Chris Beardshaw (pictured) told listeners that a diet of Black Sabbath was best for plants Talking to your plants is supposed to be good for them.

Father shoots himself with shot gun in foot and shoots off big toe

Gardener, 29, blasted off his big toe in shotgun accident when he slipped on wet grass Jamie Cameron was on a hunting trip when he trippedEmergency call was put through to the local police station where his father works as an officer By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 10:32 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:02 GMT, 18 April 2013 A young father is learning to walk again after accidentally shooting himself through the foot with a shotgun. Landscape gardener Jamie Cameron, 29, was carrying the large weapon on a hunting trip in Muddiford in Devon when he slipped on wet grass. His father Eddie works as a police officer at the local station and anxiously awaited more details after the emergency call was patched through to his station.

Council fined 12,000 for ignoring warnings about a rotten flagpole which crushed a toddler

Council fined 12,000 for ignoring warnings about a rotten flagpole which crushed a toddler River Webster, 3, had cracked skull and ankle fractures after pole fell on herMother said River's pupils became 'tiny pinpricks' when pole hit her headGardener had told the council it was rotten 18 months beforehand By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 17:50 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:41 GMT, 15 April 2013 Crushed: River Webster suffered a cracked skull and bleeding on the brain when the flagpole fell on her last year A council ignored repeated warnings about a rotten flagpole before it collapsed and crushed a toddler, a court heard. River Webster, who was two years old at the time, suffered a cracked skull, bleeding on the brain and a double ankle fracture when the 18ft pole fell on her on March 31 last year.

The Christmas daffodil: Keen gardener discovers spring bloom in his flower bed just in time for the big day

The Christmas daffodil: Keen gardener discovers spring bloom in his flowerbed just in time for the big day Brian Rickard saw the first daffodil bloom in his Plymouth, Devon, gardenThe keen gardener said that the flowers are his earliest blooms yet | UPDATED: 19:53 GMT, 25 December 2012 While most of the UK continues to be deluged by rain – the early signs of spring have already made an appearance in one Devon town. Keen gardener Brian Rickard saw the first daffodils in his Plymouth, Devon, flowerbeds bloom in time for Christmas. The bright yellow flower made an appearance despite the town enduring 128.8mm of rain already in December – surpassing its monthly average for this time of year of 118.8mm

Thug who blinded student gets off with a reprimand: So what DOES it take to be jailed for assault?

Thug who blinded student gets off with a reprimand: So what DOES it take to be jailed for assault Matthew Noblett, 20, from Chorley, Lancashire, was hit outside a pubHe needed 170 stitches in his right eyeball to stop it collapsingHe will never regain vision in the eye and is now registered disabledNoblett said his 16-year-old attacker should have gone to court | UPDATED: 23:29 GMT, 25 December 2012 The father of a student blinded in one eye in an unprovoked attack by a teenager yesterday condemned police for letting him go with just a telling-off.

Frank Jones, 74, given suspended sentence after growing cannabis in Barnsley, Yorkshire, home to pay for son"s rehab

Judge takes pity on pensioner, 74, who grew 12,000 of cannabis to pay for son's drug rehab Frank Jones grew plants worth 12,000 from seed in Yorkshire home He hoped to raise 2,500 to pay for rehab for his drug addict sonJudge Paul Watson QC said letting him off jail was 'the right thing to do' | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 11 December 2012 A judge took pity on a 74-year-old man who grew cannabis to pay for a drugs rehabilitation course for his addict son. Desperate Frank Jones grew seven plants worth 12,000 in a small bedroom at his home in South Yorkshire