Rail bosses have come up with a cunning plan to to cheer commuters - actor Tony Robinson has coached staff to deliver a string of witty announcements.
Among them is: “I’d like to welcome passengers boarding this 7.33am service. If you’ve just bumped into someone you barely know, you now have one hour thirty minutes of awkward small talk. Good luck!”
Another says: “We will shortly be racing the Underground trains. Do please feel free to cheer for our driver.” More
How much??????? I think Husband dearest is in the wrong job.
An animal registrar has revealed how some clients spend up to £20,000 marrying their pets (to other pets I should add).
For a £150 fee any small mammal can get wed in Ann Clark's back garden in Desborough.
But she says some besotted owners go to extreme lengths, hiring outside caterers, professional photographers, and even chauffeur driven limousines for their pampered companions. More
Any old excuse! Just some of the daft excuses motorists used when stopped by Dorset police.
- I'm on my way to an eyesight test and didn't see the speed limit sign - A driver travelling at 50mph in a 40mph zone.
- "Well I wouldn't have used my mobile if I knew there were policemen in an unmarked car behind me." - a driver caught using his mobile phone whilst driving.
- A biker apprehended for speeding thought it was unfair the police positioned themselves at the bottom of a hill because his bike goes faster downhill. More
Can't afford the car you've always wanted?
After Chris Smart realised he could not afford the £15million car of his dreams he did what any art student would do and go out his brushes.
The 32-year-old customer support worker spent two weeks sketching and painting the rare Ferrari 250 GTO with weather resistant paint.
And so convincing is the illusion that drivers even slam on their brakes to take a closer look. More
Surely the most bizarre article of the week: £8 to 'see' the modern art which isn't there ........
A leading gallery is to push the boundaries of visual art with an exhibition of works which cannot be seen.
London's Hayward Gallery will gather 50 'invisible' works by leading figures such as Andy Warhol, Yves Klein and Yoko Ono for its display of works you cannot actually see.
Gallery bosses say the £8 a head exhibition demonstrates how art is about 'firing the imagination' rather than simply viewing objects. More