LONDON (AFP) - A feisty great-grandmother held four builders hostage after they told her improvement work on her home would not be finished by Christmas, several British newspapers reported.
Josie Medlock snapped when she was told the modernisation of her municipal council-owned home would not be completed until the new year, scuppering her plans to have 14 family members round for a slap-up Christmas Day meal....
"They have had me up nearly every day at 6:00 am for them to start at 8:00 am and then they didn't turn up. I just couldn't take it any more. I was beside myself with worry that the house would look like a tip for Christmas."