Repairman who couldn’t draw wakes up after a stroke with a talent for painting — and now makes money off his quirky works of art

A REPAIRMAN who could not draw the simplest shapes woke from a stroke with a talent for painting. Wayne Sheppard now spends ten hours a day creating quirky works of art. SWNS:South West News Service Wayne Sheppard, 47, woke up after suffering a stroke with a talent for painting SWNS:South West News Service Wayne couldn’t …

England cricket ace Ben Stokes tells court he was defending a gay couple when he attacked two men outside a Bristol nightclub

ENGLAND cricket star Ben Stokes yesterday insisted he only attacked two men to stop them abusing a gay couple. Stokes, 27, said he knocked out Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale in self defence because he felt they were threatening him and a teammate with a bottle. Reuters Ben Stokes (pictured with wife Clare Ratcliffe) told …

Universities have become get-rich-quick schemes for their top staff while student debt is on the rise

What a strip-off IT is scandalous that universities are using students’ and taxpayers’ funds to bankroll trips to strip clubs, casinos and sex shops. As we reveal today, staff at 54 universities spent £204million in two years on company cards. Refer to Source – Alamy Universities are using students’ and taxpayers’ funds to bankroll trips …

Axed England keeper Joe Hart kept busy during the World Cup by buying a derelict truck stop

AXED England goalkeeper Joe Hart kept himself busy over the summer by buying a derelict truck stop. After being dropped for the World Cup, the keeper focused his attention elsewhere, snapping up the site of a former greasy spoon. PA:Empics Sport After being dropped for the Wold Cup, Joe Hart kept himself busy over the …

Disgraced sex-text Tory MP Andrew Griffiths allegedly barred from local pub after drunken row with landlady

SEX-TEXT Tory MP Andrew Griffiths was barred from his local after a drunken row, it was claimed last night. Debbie McGhee, landlady of The Elms pub in his Burton-on-Trent constituency, said he acc­used her of discri­mi­na­tion after she asked a girl with Down’s Syndrome for ID to check her age. Disgraced Tory MP Andrew Griffiths …

New Sacha Baron Cohen series Who Is America? faces fresh controversy over rape skit

BORAT star Sacha Baron Cohen is facing fresh controversy over his new TV series after it emerged he jokes about women being raped. In one skit Cohen plays an Israeli terrorism expert called Erran Morad who says: “It’s not rape if it’s your wife.” PA:Press Association British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has caused controversy with …

England’s World Cup heroics set to trigger a baby boom — with births ‘rising 10 per cent in nine months time’

OUR surge to the semis left blokes so excited that births will rise ten per cent in nine months’ time, experts said yesterday. Some 5,000 more tots than usual are due as couples marked the 2-0 Sweden win — our first clean sheet at this World Cup — with extra time between their own sheets. …

Swingers’ club is set to host a Peaky Blinders-inspired orgy with discounts for punters in costumes

SWINGERS will be swapping their usual clobber as well as wives for a Peaky Blinders-style nightclub orgy. The mass romp will see fellas wearing flat caps and suits like the BBC drama’s crime boss Thomas Shelby. BBC A swingers’ nightclub in West Bromwich is hosting a Peaky-Blinders-inspired orgy WARNING: Use of this copyright image is subject …

Keeley is caught between her warring parents even though they divorced 10 years ago — Deidre’s photo casebook

READ TODAY’S DEAR DEIDRE My cheating wife keeps coming back in my life and now she’s playing the victim READ LAST WEEK’S DEIDRE’S PHOTO CASEBOOK Carrie wishes Teddy would spend more time with her but she doesn’t want to complain Get in touch with Deidre today Got a problem? Send an email to problems@deardeidre.org. Every problem gets …