With rank outsiders Camilla at 100/1 and Boris at 200/1 as the Duchess of Cambridge's due date approaches ten corgis gathered in Bloomsbury's Bedford Square in order to run a race, the winner of which would predict the new arrival's name and sex.
Having crashed into a customer and then, panicking, hit a customer service desk in a Sainsbury store in Newcastle-Under-Lyme an 80 year old pensioner has been banned from every Sainsbury's in Britain.
With a package containing one perfectly runny, pre-cooked boiled egg, pre-cut soldiers, salt and a 'spooth' (a spoon that includes a tooth to help crack the shell) an egg company has produced the yowk.
Staff at a Scottish electrical wholesaler were left feeling a little sheepish after they were ram-raided by a lone sheep who having hopped over a farmer's wall walked a mile before running amok in the store.
In what they admit is 'very unusual behaviour' Cumbrian police are hunting a middle-aged man who is slapping Carlisle shoppers if they sneeze.
And in the news from Europe ...
Representing the 137 chemical fingerprints of different types of micro-organism an alien colour chart has been devised by astronomers and biologists led by a team of German scientist to help them recognise extraterrestrial life.
And Russia ...
Claiming to not only have a healing effect and the ability to positively impact on the users mental state but also the physical strength (and staying power) of the yeti a Russian business is selling cans of air from Big Foot's cave.