Wash tubby

TUBBY window cleaner Gerald Ash gets scrubbing with a 13ft-long pole — because he’s too heavy to climb a ladder.

Big job | Gerald cleans shop front. (Image | Capital Bay)
Big job | Gerald cleans shop front. (Image | Capital Bay)

The 35-stone former bus driver — who is also scared of heights — has caused ladders to buckle since starting his new career. The 46-year-old divorcé admitted: “I’m never going to be the fastest cleaner.”

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Snub for defence cash call

DOWNING Street has slapped down Philip Hammond — by insisting that fresh defence cuts may have to be enforced.

Benefits cuts call | Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. (Image | Daily Mirror)
Benefits cuts call | Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. (Image | Daily Mirror)

The Defence Secretary called for benefits to be cut by half a per cent to save troops in Saturday’s Sun — sparking a major Cabinet spending row.

Senior ministers including Business Secretary Vince Cable and Home Secretary Theresa May are resisting attempts to save another £2.5billion.

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