Gandalf, the agoraphobic owl, who is afraid of flying outside has been given his own red brick house where he now spends his time watching the world go by out of his window. More
... A cat with an ASBO ..
Oscar, the cat behind a crimewave that has terrorised the village where he lives for years has been slapped with the feline equivalent of an ASBO.
Oscar's bad boy antics include being reported to the police for fighting dogs, stealing neighbours' food and injuring a man so badly that the 77 year old was in hospital for a week.
Dubbed the ‘Lion Cat of Wingrave’ in the Buckinghamshire village where they live, Oscar will be kept indoors and given flower essences to help him stay calm. More
... A squirrel behind bars ..
This greedy squirrel broke into a rodent-proof bird feeder in search of nuts and ended up getting stuck.
Caught red-handed, it wriggled its way through the bars and gorged itself on the food inside before realising it was wedged in. More
... A ferret with a taste for blood: One of those articles I couldn't help but see the funny side of ..
A granny was left in agony after a crazed ferret attacked her on her mobility scooter.
Florence Taylor, 80, was on her way to the shops when the animal hopped aboard.
She tried to shoo it away but it sunk its teeth into her left leg and would not let go.
The OAP had to hit it with her walking stick before it finally fled. More
Free spray tans for jobseekers!
In previous times of economic hardship, the unemployed were urged to get on their bikes and look for work, now jobseekers in one Welsh town are being told to claim a free spray tan.
Under the scheme in Aberdare, Job Centre staff are sending candidates for tans and makeovers at the town’s Well-being and Training Academy in order to give them extra confidence and the incentive to find work. More
Accents: One - Software technology: Nil ......
Callers to Birmingham City Council have been hanging up in frustration because the authority's recently installed £11 million computerised phone system cannot understand the 'Brummie' accent.
Exasperated locals have been left with long waits and repeatedly been transferred to the wrong department because the strong accent has baffled the software, it has been claimed. More
Spectators at a community fireworks display in Oxgangs, Scotland were sent running for cover when boxes of pyrotechnics went off all at once.
The accidental discharge occurred when a banger apparently bounced off a climbing frame near the Pentland Community Centre in Edinburgh landing in a box of unexploded rockets. More