Proposing on London Eye
Valentine romantics Jagan Rao and Natasha Palmer have become the 5000th couple to get engaged on the London Eye.
As the capsule reached the highest point of the rotation, overlooking the River Thames and with Big Ben in the background, Jagan asked Natasha the question just as the sun was setting over the capital.
The couple, from Marylebone, central London, have been given a complimentary “Cupid’s Capsule” on the date of their proposal every year so they can come back and relive the special occasion. There have been 1.5 million glasses of champagne drunk on the Eye – regarded as one of the most romantic locations in the world. (AP)
Fox attacks baby in cot
A one-month-old baby is recovering after being dragged from his cot by a fox which tore his finger off.
The animal seriously injured the infant after entering his bedroom in Bromley, southeast London.
The attack is the latest in a number of other incidents of foxes attacking humans, prompting calls for a cull on the urban pests. Surgeons were able to reattach the baby’s finger after he was taken to St Thomas’s Hospital on Wednesday.
The child’s mother was alerted by his screaming and rushed into his room to see his hand lodged “halfway down the animal’s throat”, the Mail on Sunday said. (AP)
Burglar in hot water
A man arrested wearing just a trench coat and socks after a burglary in California told police he had been using the home’s sauna.
The householder discovered Robert London going through his kitchen cabinets and chased him out through the door.
London later said he thought the house was vacant, and he had used the sauna there in the past. (PA)
Travelling ‘in wrong clothes’
Almost three in five holidaymakers step off a plane in unsuitable clothing.
Nearly a third suffer in over-warm attire until they reach their destination hotel, a poll by TravelSupermarket found. As many as 10 per cent use the plane toilets to change clothing, the survey of 2,000 UK holidaymakers showed.
Around a quarter of those polled considered it was a hassle factoring in the changes in climate on the day of travel, with 66% reckoning comfort was the most important element of a travel outfit. (PA)