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Bell End residents launch petition to change ‘rude’ street name

Frustrated residents have launched a petition to change the "rude" and "offensive" name of their street – Bell End. People living in the street in Rowley Regis in Sandwell, West Midlands, argue it is one of the rudest street names in the country, with some...

Thatcher refused to share Concorde flight with London Zoo panda, archives reveal

A panda missed out on a first class flight to Washington in Margaret Thatcher's Concorde after she refused to accommodate him in the back of the plane. According to papers released by the National Archives, the former prime minister was asked by the president of...

Amateur cook’s knives prompt train evacuation in Switzerland

A train in Switzerland was evacuated by police following the discovery of what turned out to be a set of kitchen knives belonging to an amateur cook. Officers stopped the train in Rorschach, northeastern Switzerland, after a suitcase bearing the words "8-tung gefaehrlich Waffe" ("Warning,...

Surprise for couple who find a baby crocodile on a Christmas day walk in Melbourne

There was a surprise in store for a couple out for a Christmas Day walk in Melbourne. They came across a one metre long freshwater crocodile on a footpath in the suburb of Heidelberg Heights.The discovery baffled police officers, who could not work out where it...

‘Binge drinking’ Santa in need of a health check, top GP jokes

Santa Claus is in need of a long overdue health check as centuries of delivering presents has likely left him with gout, Lyme disease and a severe case of sleep deprivation. In a tongue-in-cheek assessment of Saint Nicholas' health, the nation's leading GP said he...

In sea sickness and in health: Couple stage underwater wedding

A British army sergeant and a former diving instructor have taken the plunge for an underwater wedding. Thomas Mould, from Leicester, and American Sandra Hyde staged the unusual ceremony in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.The couple, who have been together for four years, used...

Fury as fan favourite Fudge dropped from Cadbury’s festive selection box

Fudge bars have been dropped from a Cadbury festive selection box, triggering a wave of fury on social media. The sweet treat has been removed from the £2.99 box - and replaced by the Dairy Milk Oreo.Fudge, known as Milk Fudge when it first...

Disney unveils Donald Trump robot at Florida park

Walt Disney World has unveiled a frightfully lifelike Donald Trump robot at the reopening of one of the Florida resort's most historic attractions. Almost a year after his inauguration, the US leader has joined state-of-the-art animatronic versions of his 44 predecessors at the Magic Kingdom's...

Christmas dinner sprout limit called for by Leicestershire County Council

They tell you when to put the bins out and decide when the street lights come on - and now one council wants to dictate what you put on your plate for Christmas dinner. In an apparent bid to cut down on food waste over...

Boy, nine, locked in safe during game of hide and seek in Berlin

A nine-year-old boy playing hide and seek at his grandfather's home had to be rescued by firefighters after he hid in a safe. The boy was playing with his little brother at the home in Lichterfelde, Berlin, when he found the ultimate hiding place.Unfortunately, the...