A cocky burglar bragged to police about breaking into 600 homes just weeks after being released from jail. Michael Foat served half of a 51-month sentence for a terrifying, hammer-wielding raid on Walton’s Milton's jewellers . But when arrested after another crime spree, he asked officers: "How many burglaries am I being arrested for? "One, two, three, four? I've done about 600 since I've got out and I've only been out four weeks." The 38-year-old crook and his accomplice Francis Constantine, 20, were locked up today for a string of despicable raids. Their victims included a petrified 15-year-old girl who got out of a bath wearing just a towel only to be confronted by Foat in a hallway. Foat, of Jerningham Road, Walton, appeared in handcuffs in the dock at Liverpool Crown Court after threatening to take a security guard hostage. Meanwhile, Constantine, of Sandy Road, Seaforth, was told to stop yawning and eyeballing a court usher by Judge Gary Woodhall. Foat was released from … [Read more...] about The cocky crim who boasted he carried out 600 burglaries in a month
Losing 20 pounds in 3 months
When it comes to losing weight it seems to be all about diet and exercise.It's obvious that exercise is key to any weight loss regimes as it helps you burn calories and more calories burned means a greater weight loss. But what if you hate exercise? According to nutritional therapist Petronella Ravenshear, no: "Contrary to the popular notion that we need to exercise to lose weight it’s simply not true." Plenty of studies have backed up Ravenshear’s opinion. Last year, a study published in Current Biology found that while exercise is important for your overall health, it shouldn’t be the only focus for weight loss. In fact, tweaking your diet can be more beneficial to not only losing the weight, but keeping it off. Generally, weight loss is 75 per cent diet and 25 percent exercise. That’s not to say you have to radically switch up what you eat overnight. “Cutting down on carbohydrates and drinking lots of water, which will take the edge off hunger and … [Read more...] about Can you lose weight without exercise?
Good morning and welcome to the Business Breakfast live blog for Monday, May 14. This blog brings you all the breaking business news from the North East, UK and beyond - basically anything and everything from the world of business. I'm Coreena Ford and I'm running the blog this week and we start with an update from Centrica, owner of British Gas, which shows it lost more than 100,000 customers in the first four months of the year. The Beast from the East, however, certainly helped the business, with the cold snap triggering demand for energy. We also have news from the UK restaurant sector, from funeral firm Dignity, tech firm Petards and, as usual, I'll include reminders of some of our North East stories you may have missed over the weekend. If you'd like to contribute, tweet at @jnlbusiness, drop me a line at [email protected], tweet me at @Scoopford or call on 0191 2016331. Key Events Petards completes acquisition of RTS 08:42 British Gas owner loses 110,000 … [Read more...] about Business Breakfast LIVE: British Gas owner loses 110,000 customers in four months amid competition
A MAN has captured the process of his incredible 12-week transformation in a time-lapse video. By Christine Younan / Published 18th April 2018 Hunter Hobbs, from Oklahoma, US, revealed how he worked to define his muscles while shedding 3st in 3 months.The 24-year-old mixed weight-lifting and cardio into his routine, which saw his weight go from 14st to 11st.During his experiment – which he uploaded on YouTube – the hunk took one photo a day in order to track his progress and see his figure evolve.He later assembled all the snaps into a 55-second video which gives an overview of how much his body has changed. FACEBOOK INCREDIBLE: Hunter Hobbs shared his 12-week transformation in a time-lapse clip Hunter starts off bare-chested, wearing white shorts and showing off his 14st physique in front of the camera.As the days go by, he becomes more lean as his muscles begin to peak.At the end of his 91-day journey, Hunter has a chiseled six-pack and a tan – he got … [Read more...] about From tubby to toned: Man shares incredible 12-week transformation in time-lapse clip
Durham’s last hope of success in the National Championships ended with defeat in the area pairs final. Hartlepool’s Paul Hartley continued his cracking run of form to sink Durham. Having already sealed a place at Melton Mowbray in the singles, Hartley, accompanied by Carl Higgins, progressed in the pairs with an impressive 19-6 win over Durham’s Brian Henderson (jnr) and Mark Higgins. In the last 16 at Melton Mowbray, the Hartlepool duo will face Swale’s Andrew Rodgers and Josh Pound. Hartley still has a chance of a third spot as he faces Gateshead’s Brian Orrell in the area final of the two-bowl singles. In the Over-60s pairs area final, the Great Aycliffe duo of Fred Edwards and Barry Attwood defeated Stanley’s Brian Houghton 20-13 to clinch a spot at Nottingham. In the last 16, Attwood will face Desborough’s Gordon Knapper and Brett Long. There was more good news for Hartlepool in the Over-55s triples as Ian Peacock, Glenn Skipp and Dale … [Read more...] about Bowls: Durham’s last hope for National Championships succumb to Hartlepool in area pairs final