Pigeon Racing: Skyman Simon Big Fat Lie-Man?

Pigeon racing has a new star – Simon Hepplestone, a 42 year-old former lecturer (left).

Hepplestone, who was dismissed from his post following a string of allegations, has super-glued feathers to his body and claims he can fly. He has triumphed in every one of the eighteen races he has entered this year to date.

However, rivals and sceptics say that Hepplestone makes his way home not through the skies but in his Skoda Octavia, and an official inquiry is to be launched.