As you know I tend to concentrate on the news in the British press but every now and then come across something in the international news that I can't resist and so .....
From Lake Shestakov, Belarus - The most bizarre headline of the week? 'Beaver attacked and killed fisherman who tried to take its photograph' MORE
OR should that title go to this article from Australia? 'Woman found guilty of assaulting police officer with a quiche' MORE
From Catamarca, Spain. A couple of dog lovers thought they were getting adorable toy poodles (pictured left) but instead found they had been sold drug-enhanced ferrets (shown right). MORE
From Bad Hersfeld, Germany. Police are on the lookout for thieves with really sticky fingers and a giant appetite for breakfast after 5.5 tonnes of Nutella were stolen. (As Husband dearest says this is someone with a serious chocolate addiction. PW) MORE
Yet more pooches and chocolate.....
What! No walkies?
The Happy Guest Hotel Lodge, Cheshire, is hiring out pets to lonely guests. Pre-bookable on the hotel's website, the owner Jeff Riley charges guests £5 to have ‘Happy’ the goldfish in their room for the night. MORE
Yeah right! As if we believe this .... Scientists from Warwick University have found a way to halve the fat content of chocolate without compromising the treat's silky texture as new technology allows manufacturers to replace up to 50% of the fat with fruit juice, vitamin C, water or diet cola. MORE
Like a (giant Meccano) bridge over troubled waters ...... A £90,000 steelwork bridge resembling a larger than life Meccano construction has been opened over the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal. MORE
Lets hope it doesn't go the way of this bridge. Opened only last year, scrap metal thieves have stolen a massive chunk of Puddlers Bridge, a £200,000 suspension bridge in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. MORE
When April Fools Day is late ..... A prankster neighbour has filled the garden next door with foam, covering the lawn and flowerbeds with 6ft bubbles in revenge for previous pranks played on him. MORE
You couldn't make it up. The article that made me laugh
Hoping it would gain him citizenship allowing him to stay in the UK a Nigerian man planned a fake marriage to a woman he had never met before. The song he chose to play at this sham wedding? Celine Dion's version of ...... The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. MORE
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