Given that these were all in newspapers around April 1st you could be forgiven for thinking that some of them were April Fool's day hoaxes but all are genuine. TT
A village in County Durham awoke to the smell of smoky bacon as 13 tonnes of crisps were destroyed in a fire. FULL ARTICLE
A teenage girl from Kent who became stuck in a storm drain after trying to retrieve her mobile phone was rescued by firefighters in front of an amused crowd of onlookers. IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE
Birmingham City Council have been criticised after they spent £2,000 on a new lamppost which gives out no light because it was erected behind a conifer tree. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE
Perhaps they should invest in some of these instead .....
A report has predicted that glow in the dark trees and buildings are set to light up the 'green' cities of the future. FULL ARTICLE
What's that? Another Birmingham bungle?
Thousands of books at a £190 million library can't be reached because the shelves are too high. FULL ARTICLE
(Yes, it's that time of year again. TT) Weird and wonderful entries hoping to be crowned Shed of the Year 2014. IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE
The days of your father bringing your family name into dispute on the dance floor could be over thanks to boffins at Northumbria University who claim 'Dad Dancing' can be cured. FULL ARTICLE
Ever feel like your being watched? A Londoner has compiled a hilarious book of 'Faces in Places'. IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE
Given that a half hour session burns up to 150 calories which is the equivalent of jogging for 15 minutes (or at 99 calories each almost two Kit-Kat biscuits burned off TT) a team of bonking boffins have designed an online gadget that measures the amount of energy and therefore calories lost when couples get hot between the sheets. FULL ARTICLE
Tying a secure bag around the neck of birds who travel from London to Oxford a business man angry with Royal Mail prices has hired a flock of carrier pigeons to carry and deliver parcels to his customers. FULL ARTICLE
A man who wanted two seagulls charged with a breach of the peace after they wouldn't shut up to the man who called on Christmas Day to ask how long it took to cook a turkey - just two of the bizarre calls received by Scottish police. FULL ARTICLE
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