The "And in other news..." thread

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  1. pdeaves

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    What a fuss! I wonder what would have happened if he'd kept back and the Queen fell over...
     
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    Wasn't sure whether this deserved it's own thread as it could merit an enormous discussion all of it's own. I decided to put it here though.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40679075

     
  5. najaB

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    They deserve double that level of fine for such an Americanism!
     
  6. DaleCooper

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    Amidst all the gloom and doom this cheered me up.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40685361

    Phew! What a relief, I had feared it might have drooped like his watches,
     
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    The moustache thing is great but I do find the thought of him being exhumed to get his DNA somewhat uncomfortable.
     
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    The Bournemouth Echo is worth a read because proofreading seems to be done in the comments section of a particular article, one originally read

    "Police called to crash involving cyclist and a cyclist" (should have read, which it now does..."and a car").

    Maintaining a tradition as in 1946 following the introduction of the MN class

    "This new engine now in use on the Bournemouth to London line is one which was brought from the Belgium Government and it carries that country's flag painted on its sides. It is in "The Merchant Navy class"."

    And update article currently reads
    http://http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15427880.___Help_find_killer_dog_____Owner_left_heartbroken_after_her_pet_is_killed_instantly_during_attack_in_park/?ref=mrb&lp=1
     
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  9. A Challenge

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    As she's so young, does it count as a business, people have gardening businesses so should some enterprising young child who mows his elderly neighbours lawn for a bit more pocket money be fined? I think it should be at worst a fine of the total profit, as without deducting expenses £150 ÷ 50p = 300 cups, and that's without expenses!

    I think you're right as well it will be discussed a lot!
     
  10. Peter Mugridge

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    Never mind his moustache - what the whole world is waiting for is to learn whether or not he is the father...
     
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    http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/07/...nnouncements-without-being-a-public-nuisance/

    Apparently this is a thing in Japan...

     
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    "Hello, RSPCA, come quick, there's a tarantula in my cupboard"

    http://http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/25/rspca-inspector-called-house-giant-spider-makes-embarrassing/

     
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-40725918

     
  14. Cowley

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    I'm glad they went for snout up and not down.
     
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    You couldn't make this up....


    monkey see, monkey sue

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/13/photographer-centre-bizarre-court-battle-reveals-sued-monkey/

     
  16. A Challenge

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    Seen in yesterday's West Sussex County Times:
    Maisie to the rescue ... Hero pooch runs mile to raise alarm for injured owner
     
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    So today we have had Lord Sugar saying that Jeremy Corbyn should resign or even be arrested for not delivering on election promises made in an election he didn't win, also, Gordon Ramsey filming a documentary of him fighting Colombian drug cartels in Wimbledon.
     
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    Today on the BBC.........

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-40802887

     
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    This made me chuckle tonight

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/02/bus-seats-mistaken-burqas-anti-immigrant-group-norwegian

     
  20. 341o2

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    and locally there is the saga of Poole, where you can't spend a penny....

    http://http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15461936.Anger_as_council_provides_portable_toilet_for_travellers_in_Baiter_Park_after_closing_public_loos/

    ps I thought the above bus seat a good 'un. You do have to see the photo to get the point

    pps No jokes about Master Baiters pls
     
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  21. DaleCooper

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    A bit of light relief from all he talk of a US/North Korea conflict.

    The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40865981

     
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    In the Guardian today there were some excellent stories. "No whey! Cheesemaker offers £500 reward after theft of prizewinning cheddars" and "Outrage in Tunbridge Wells over sex festival in the woods". Sounds like something off The Smell Of Reeves and Mortimer.
     
  23. DaleCooper

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    Did they want it in the town centre or are they annoyed because they weren't invited?
     
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    Apparently they were worried about parking facilities and possible noise! Not sure what kind of noises. :D
     
  25. najaB

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    When a mummy and daddy love each other very much... Oh, I'll explain it later.
     
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    Woman trapped in window trying to retrieve poo after Tinder date

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-41167296

     
  27. DaleCooper

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    I read that but I couldn't understand the description of the window.

    That doesn't make any sense to me. Can anyone shed any light on it for me?
     
  28. Peter Mugridge

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    Probably bad reporting of secondary glazing; I would hazard a guess that she opened the secondary but not the primary and so... splat!!!
     
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    Oh man, I mean we've all had the odd embarrassing date but really? Throwing your own turd out of a window?
    I think you'd need to stop and think hard before doing that one.
     
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    Telford Residents had a rather large surprise... https://www.shropshirestar.com/news...water-information-boards/#xdAIYevbKFWtHr9D.99

     

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