Groom sparks bomb scare to spare bride's feelings

Sarah Coles
St George's Hall
St George's Hall

Brides can be on something of a hair-trigger on the morning of their wedding. Something as small as the wrong flowers or non-matching tablecloths can be enough to send them over the edge. So you can imagine how Neil McArdle, a 36-year-old from Kirkby in Merseyside, felt when he realised on the morning of the wedding that he had failed to book the ceremony.

What's harder to imagine, however, is why he decided that his best bet to avoid upsetting his bride was to call the registry office and spark a bomb scare.