How romantic. A 40-year-old 'mind the gap' announcement once heard across the Tube is returning to one station - so that the widow of the actor behind it can hear his voice. MORE
Throwing knives? At his mother? After a busy day at school most 10 year olds go home and kick a football around or play on a games console, not so one young boy who, Britain's youngest knife thrower, gets to throw knives at his mother, twice on a weekend. MORE
Oh the humiliation of it all! A luxury Aston Martin car worth £180,000 has suffered the indignity of being written off by a £500 bright condom pink Vaux Corsa. MORE
Now that's what I call diversifying ...... Heavy metal band Iron Maiden have developed their own real ale after getting together with Stockport brewers, Robinson's. The beer, named after one of the band's most popular singles The Trooper, features the band's Union Jack flag waving mascot, Eddie, who has appeared on every album cover and in every live performance on the logo. MORE (Image courtesy of Google Images)
Who's a pretty boy then? Charlie, a green Eclectus parrot, is ahead of the fashion flock with his hand knitted jumpers. But its not just an accessory - Charlie has to wear the jumpers as after being abused by his previous owners he started to pluck out his feathers. MORE
For sale. A full-scale replica of the House of Commons has been put up for sale by a film studio which is having a bit of a clear-out. The 460 sq m (5,000 sq ft) set, in which Meryl Streep played Margaret Thatcher in the The Iron Lady, is on eBay. However, film buffs or political nerds will need deep pockets as the bidding has already reached £120,000. MORE
whatever next no capital letters no question marks no full stops A move which saw Council officers in a rural English district take the curious decision to do away with the apostrophe in its street signs because it may prove confusing has been branded as 'appalling, disgusting and pointless' with some even going as far as to suggest it could represent a 'creeping threat resulting in the endangerment of those grammatical stalwarts, the comma and capital letter'. MORE
Spot the difference .....
Jim Bowen ...................... Pope Francis
Social networking sites such as Facebook have been inundated with thousands of people claiming comic Jim Bowen (perhaps best known for 1980's tv quiz show Bullseye) is a dead ringer for new Pope, Francis the 1st. MORE
Freeze! A grandfather aged 53 was out shopping when he spotted a pickpocket snatch a woman's purse. Chasing him down the supermarket aisles the father of three grabbed the thief by the lapels and ....... dumped him into a large freezer full of frozen pizzas until the police arrived. MORE
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