A fire service spent twenty six thousand pounds of taxpayers money on a blow-up bouncy fire engine. (Why?) To educate people about fire safety. - 06/01/2011.
Not tonight darling, I have a headache - no longer a valid excuse for avoiding an evening of passion?
Women who want to repel an unwanted suitor should think of something sad and shed a tear, research suggests,
Scientists have discovered that chemicals in emotional tears appear to act as a 'turn off' to men. - Richard Alleyne. (07/01/2011)
(The bad news....) David Soanes and his wife Rebecca lost the twelve thousand pound van from outside their home.
(The good news.....) Months later, their 11 year old son, Reuben, was browsing STREET VIEW when he saw a man in the family's drive next to a 4x4 vehicle.
Like Paris's Eiffel Tower, really?????
One is a European capital city, famed for its cultural landmarks, style and je nais quoi. The other is an inner city suburb once named England's most deprived neighbourhood.
But the apparent gulf in status between Paris and Harpurhey has not stopped civic officials in the Manchester district trumpeting its similarities with the French capital, and requesting a friendship agreement that would see them twinned.
They have likened a rejuvenated chimney to Paris's most famous landmark - naming it H'Eiffel Tower.
Pat Karney, councillor for Harpurhey, said: "I think Parisians would recognise themselves in Harpurhey people. Like them, we are proud of our area and aspirational about our place in the world."We are also very romantic - in the summer, Rochdale Road is like the Champs d'Elysees.” - Victoria Ward (07/01/2011)
And talking of attractive .......
There could be an added benefit to healthy eating, as a study has found that consuming certain fruits makes people more attractive.
Research at St Andrews and Bristol universities discovered that heavily pigmented produce, such as carrots and plums, made those who ate them more appealing. - (08/01/2011)
How I wish I had a purse full of these coins.
The Royal Mint admitted producing a two pound coin engraved with a spelling mistake. The coin, to mark the 400th anniversary of the GUNPOWDER PLOT bears the words 'Pemember the fifth of November' around the outer rim.
The coin was produced in 2005 and the mistake went unnoticed for five years. The coins are fetching more than ten pounds on eBay. -(08/01/2011)
Not just the birth of a new year.
One English hospital (Burton's Queen's) saw 11 babies born on the 1/1/11. - (08/01/2011)
Please note:- all of today's newspapers articles came from the Telegraph apart from the last article which was found in the Guardian.