Angela Mullins

All atwitter over Twittens

Two years ago, Lincoln McCardle was a part-time Western student tired of freezing his fingers on cold winter days.Now he’s the face behind Twittens — a perfectly cozy fit for social-media nuts and everyone else who is tired of fumbling for keys, change and smartphones in fat-fingered gloves.“...

Friday, November 25, 2011, 5:24 AM

London, Ont., author files copyright lawsuit against publishing giant

A London man has filed a multi-million dollar federal copyright lawsuit against Scholastic.David Carruthers, 39, claims there are multiple similarities between his book The Bird That Wanted to Fly, and Catherine Vase’s work, The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly. Those similarities include the...

Monday, October 24, 2011, 10:34 PM

Body art vs. body image

Amanda Eagles got her first tattoo at 16 years old.Since then, she’s added two more, had the original tattoo removed and racked up five piercings — four of which are above her neck. The body art has never been a problem for any of her employers, and she doesn’t expect it to become an issue when she...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 7:48 AM

Fanshawe Pioneer Village marks harvest, season’s end

Fanshawe Pioneer Village capped off its regular season Monday with a look at the work behind all those Thanksgiving Day spreads — the harvest.Fall on the Farm gave people a taste of what October may bring in a village during the 1800s and early 1900s.Those tastes included fresh-picked apples, green...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 3:12 AM

Alleged London banana-tosser remorseful, police chief says

A 26-year-old London man has expressed remorse for throwing a banana at a black player during last Thursday’s pre-season NHL game at the John Labatt Centre, police said Wednesday.Christopher Moorhouse was identified late Tuesday as the person responsible for the incident that garnered international...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 6:49 PM

Man peddling resumes instead of panhandling for cash

Art James isn’t looking for a handout.He’s looking for a hand up, as the saying goes.Out of work since March, James is taking his job search to the streets, setting up shop at Richmond and Dundas streets with a handwritten message that sums up his story.“I don’t want you spare change. I need a job...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10:34 PM

Woman says truck driver deliberately ran over her cat

Bonnie Cayen has hardly slept a wink this week.“I’ve just been a mess,” Cayen said. “She’s my shadow. She followed me everywhere … slept with me.”Cayen, 54, is talking about her three-year-old cat Maggie. Or, as she was affectionately nicknamed, “Boo Boo Kitty.”Maggie died Saturday evening after...

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6:38 PM

Labatt Park scores Canada's Favourite Ballpark title

Thousands of people have confirmed what many Londoners already knew — Labatt Park is the most beloved ballpark in the country.The field brought home the title yesterday, beating out Thunder Bay’s Port Arthur Stadium in Canada’s Favourite Ballpark contest. Officials from Baseball Canada, the contest...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 8:33 PM

Friends mourn death of MMA trainer, 37

London’s Adrenaline Training Center was quiet and dark yesterday afternoon.The gym, usually a busy hub of MMA training, reflected the mood of Shawn Tompkins’ friends.“None of us really want to be here, man,” manager Alex Gasson told someone who came to train.“We’re all trying to wrap our heads...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 4:58 AM