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  • Pyjama-clad parents run afoul of school dress code

    Pyjama-clad parents run afoul of school dress code

    A school in northeastern England is reprimanding parents who don't get dressed before bringing their children to school, warning that it sets a bad example for the children.   Skerne Park Academy sent a note home to parents, telling them to "dress...

  • Nine-week-old Maltese terrier puppy stolen in burglary

    Nine-week-old Maltese terrier puppy stolen in burglary

    Police are searching for a nine-week-old puppy stolen during a burglary. Pickle, a white Maltese terrier, was stolen from a property in West Horndon, Essex, on Monday. A Range Rover also stolen in the incident has since been located in Luton, but...

  • Social media inspires search for dog missing after fatal car accident

    Social media inspires search for dog missing after fatal car accident

    The hunt for a dog that went missing when its owner was killed in a road accident has gone viral with complete strangers joining the search on social media. Barney, a three-year-old cockapoo, ran off after Jennifer Lowden, 72, died in a collision...

  • MPs belt out Jerusalem to back calls for English national anthem

    MPs belt out Jerusalem to back calls for English national anthem

    MPs belted out a version of Jerusalem as they called for England to get its own national anthem. Around a dozen politicians gathered outside the Commons to launch an e-petition urging the Government to look at the issue. Labour backbencher Toby...

  • Iran did not request Rome naked statues cover-up, says President

    Iran did not request Rome naked statues cover-up, says President

    Iran did not make any specific requests for Rome museum officials to cover up naked statues, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has said. Mr Rouhani laughed when asked at the end of a three-day visit to Italy about the statue cover-up, which made...

  • Stocks rise in Weight Watchers as Oprah Winfrey sheds the pounds

    Weight Watchers stock is gaining again, thanks to Oprah Winfrey's weight loss. The company's shares soared on Tuesday after a new commercial starring Winfrey aired where she says she has lost 26lbs on Weight Watchers. Winfrey said during an...

  • Snake-hunting birds stamp on prey with force five times their weight, says study

    Snake-hunting birds stamp on prey with force five times their weight, says study

    Snake-hunting secretary birds stamp on and kill their prey with a force equivalent to five times their body weight, a study has shown. A team of British scientists made the discovery after conducting tests on a captive secretary bird called...

  • Pie van pilfered

    Pie van pilfered

    A distinctive van belonging to a gourmet pie firm has been stolen, sparking a hunt on social media. Birmingham-based Pietanic said the 1960s Citroen H van, which is used as a "pop up" pie shop at weddings and street events, disappeared from the...

  • 1974 headless body may be Danish sex worker The Duchess

    1974 headless body may be Danish sex worker The Duchess

    Cold case detectives investigating the discovery of the headless body of a woman more than 40 years ago say the victim may have been a Danish sex worker. The body of the young woman was found on an isolated heath at Cockley Cley in Norfolk on...

  • Meet Indonesia's 'Iron Man'

    Meet Indonesia's 'Iron Man'

    Bali welding workshop owner I Wayan Sumardana suffered a stroke six months ago and his left arm became paralysed. Unable to work and provide for his family, he used his skills to create a gadget that earned him the nickname of "Iron Man". The arm...

  • Watch: Panda having the time of its life as it frolics in snow

    Watch: Panda having the time of its life as it frolics in snow

    While most Washington DC residents hunkered down to ride out the storm, at least one was having the time of his life. The Smithsonian National Zoo shared a video of its giant panda Tian Tian frolicking in the snow this morning. In the video, Tian...

  • Woman claims '£33m lotto ticket damaged in wash'

    Woman claims '£33m lotto ticket damaged in wash'

    It could either be the most expensive wash in history – or the best ever ‘the dog ate my homework’ excuse. A woman has claimed she has the missing £33m (43 million euro) lottery from the recent record draw - but says the bar code has come off in...

  • Arrest warrant filed for 'military' dancers

    An arrest warrant has been filed in the United Arab Emirates for two men who wore military uniforms and danced in an internet video. The state-run WAM news agency said that Abu Dhabi prosecutors had filed the warrant for the men. It described the...

  • 'Snow-car' driver charged

    An 80-year-old man has been charged after driving a car that was almost completely covered in snow, with only a portion of the windscreen on the driver's side cleared for vision. Ontario provincial police said an officer spotted a car resembling a...

  • First World War U-boat wreck discovered off Norfolk coast

    First World War U-boat wreck discovered off Norfolk coast

    A German U-boat lost for more than 100 years has been uncovered on a seabed off the coast of East Anglia. The submarine, named the SM U-31, left Germany on January 13 1915, never to return. Engineers working on a wind farm project east of Norfolk...

  • Escaped lion takes a walk on the wild side - in Dubai

    Escaped lion takes a walk on the wild side - in Dubai

    A lion was found roaming the streets of Dubai after escaping from its owner. The Dubai-based Gulf News website reports that authorities captured the lion, which had absconded from its owner's home in the Al Barsha neighbourhood. Though it is...

  • Home sought for turkey that dodged a bullet

    Home sought for turkey that dodged a bullet

    A turkey that narrowly dodged becoming Christmas dinner in the UK is looking for a new home as a family pet. Destined to end up on a festive plate, Turkules miraculously managed to survive being shot in the head with a bolt gun. He was then loaded...

  • Missing cat reappears

    A cat which vanished without a trace in 2011 and mysteriously reappeared last week is to fly halfway across the US to rejoin the family who never stopped missing him. Hemi was a kitten when Robert and Jennifer Connell discovered him curled up on...

  • Premature twins hold hands in viral video

    Premature twins hold hands in viral video

    A video of premature twins holding hands in Melbourne, Australia has gone viral. Anthea Jackson Rushford shared the video on Facebook  and got over eight million views. It shows newborn twins Kristian and Kristiana being held by their father Glen.

  • Baby orangutan which missed its mother rescued by animal charity

    Baby orangutan which missed its mother rescued by animal charity

    A baby orangutan which constantly wrapped its arms around its body because she missed her mother has been rescued by a British animal charity in Borneo. The ape, called Joss, also threw herself onto the floor repeatedly and banged her head against...

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