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Could a fiver featuring Jane Austen be worth thousands of pounds?

People with £5 notes in their pockets are being urged to check them carefully, in case they could fetch thousands of pounds more. Artist and engraver Graham Short has put four £5 notes into circulation on which he has engraved a tiny portrait...

Passport photo-checking service tells Asian man to open eyes

A New Zealand man had his passport photograph rejected because facial recognition software thought his eyes were closed.  Richard Lee, who is of Asian descent, submitted his picture to an official online photo checker run by the country's internal affairs department.The automated software rejected it because...

Goat goes on the rampage and attacks pensioner named Billy

A pensioner had to be dragged to safety inside a shop after an angry goat went on the rampage down a main street of a quiet town. The manager of the Eurospar in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, said the animal ran amok, jumping on cars, eating flower...

Former Argos security guard elected Gambia president

A former Argos security guard has ended the 22-year rule of the president of Gambia in a shock election victory. Despite being unknown on the political scene just six months ago, Adama Barrow comfortably defeated longtime leader Yahya Jammeh.It is understood Mr Jammeh, who had...

Council gritting lorry Nicole Saltslinger has the X Factor

Oldham Council has named its new gritter Nicole Saltslinger after the X Factor judge and former Pussycat Doll. Ten-year-old Eve McGrath came up with the name, which beat off the challenge from hundreds of other competition entries including Gritney Houston, Grit Expectations and Gritsy Bitsy...

The Pregnancy Simulator

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Would have liked your partner to have experienced this? We think Emily has already ordered one for Paul to wear in the mornings!

Life-size replica ‘Titanic’ being built in China

Construction of a life-size replica of the Titanic has begun at a Mediterranean-themed attraction in China. The company behind it, Seven Star Energy Investment Group, said it should be completed by late next year.The copy of the famous, doomed liner will be part of the...

WATCH: Isle Of Wight Festival Headliner Rod Stewart Stars In Carpool Karaoke

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WATCH: As Rod Stewart is unveiled as the headline act for next year's Isle of Wight Festival - we thought it would be a good time to remind you of his hilarious Carpool Karaoke. The music legend - who has sold more than 100 million...

Japanese skating rink featuring frozen fish causes a stink

A skating rink with thousands of dead fish frozen underneath the ice has been forced to close its doors after causing outrage among its customers. About 25 different kinds of fish were inserted into the new attraction at the Space World theme park in Kitakyushu, Japan, with some arranged into words and...

WATCH: Northwood Primary Children Freeze For Mannequin Challenge

WATCH: Children at the Isle of Wight's Northwood Primary School have stopped in their tracks to take part in the Mannequin Challenge. Sports leaders in years five and six at the Cowes school have joined in with the fun craze - which involves people stopping what...

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