• 'Complete idiots’ pictured surfing on a TURTLE could be fined £12,000
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    'Complete idiots’ pictured surfing on a TURTLE could be fined £12,000

    A pair of beachgoers who posed while standing on top of a turtle as if they were SURFING could face a fine of £12,000 for their antics.

  • ‘It was a dream come true!’ Russian couple are ‘married’ by a 21-stone BEAR
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    ‘It was a dream come true!’ Russian couple are ‘married’ by a 21-stone BEAR

    Weddings are always memorable affairs but this Russian couple can truly claim that theirs was unforgettable.

  • Man dressed as Freddy Krueger at Halloween party shoots five people
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    Man dressed as Freddy Krueger at Halloween party shoots five people

    A Halloween party turned violent over the weekend when a guest dressed as Freddy Krueger shot five people.

  • This man dressed up as his cat for Halloween and his cat was NOT happy about it
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    This man dressed up as his cat for Halloween and his cat was NOT happy about it

    Halloween costumes are becoming increasingly complex but sometimes all you want to do is stick on a giant cat outfit. The cat looks utterly terrified - which is probably exactly the reaction you want at Halloween. Reddit user redditmeman posted alongside the picture of the costume: “My buddy dressed up as his cat for Halloween.

  • This smiling snake is very happy that he’s just been rescued from a very sticky situation
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    This smiling snake is very happy that he’s just been rescued from a very sticky situation

    A snake who was stuck in a glue trap showed off his appreciation by giving a huge grin to his rescuers. The unfortunate serpent was found in a home in Portsmouth, Virginia, unable to free himself from his sticky situation. Animal control officers from the Portsmouth Police Department got to work helping the snake out by using butter to lubricate it so he could carefully be removed from the trap.

  • This adorable dog used to be homeless and starving - but he’s making up for it now
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    This adorable dog used to be homeless and starving - but he’s making up for it now

    A dog who was once desperate for food and living rough on the streets is having the time of his life with his new owners. Gone are the days where Popeye would struggle to find a scrap to eat and in are deliciously huge meals at countless pet-friendly restaurants.

  • Energy drinks mixed with alcohol are ‘as bad for you as taking cocaine’
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    Energy drinks mixed with alcohol are ‘as bad for you as taking cocaine’

    Standard drinks on a night out could be a lot more harmful for you than you realise, according to new research. Experts claim that mixing energy drinks with alcohol can be as bad for teenagers as taking cocaine, with the effects lasting well into adulthood. Researchers from Purdue University in Indiana found adolescent mice given an energy drink were not more likely than a control group to drink more alcohol as adults.

  • Woman cleared of murdering her cheating husband who ‘raped and beat her every day’
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    Woman cleared of murdering her cheating husband who ‘raped and beat her every day’

    Hyojung Lim, 44, moved to a flat in South London with husband Jaesok Lee, 40, after they fled North Korea in 2007. Prosecutors alleged that Lim killed her husband as an act of revenge for getting his lover pregnant, saying she had text him “If you do that, you will die all of a sudden”. The jury heard that Lim knifed her husband in the throat and chest at their home in New Malden, Surrey, with such force the tip of the blade snapped off and embedded in his spinal cord.

  • London named ‘best perceived city’ in the world ahead of New York and Paris
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    London named ‘best perceived city’ in the world ahead of New York and Paris

    A new poll has confirmed what Brits already knew, naming London the best perceived city on the planet. The UK capital beat tough competition from the likes of Paris, which came second, and third-place  New York to be the city that most lives up to the overall perception of it.

  • Miracle baby is born TWICE after being removed and returned to womb for emergency operation
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    Miracle baby is born TWICE after being removed and returned to womb for emergency operation

    Lynlee Boemer was taken out of her mum Margaret to remove a tumour growing on her tailbone that threatened to kill her. Mrs Boemer found out that her baby was suffering from rare birth defect sacrococcygeal teratoma when she was 16 weeks pregnant. Mrs Boemer, from Plano, Texas, did not want an abortion so doctors decided to operate on the baby while her mother was just 23 weeks and five days pregnant.

  • Man kills wife’s sister and dad so he could lure her to funeral service and murder her
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    Man kills wife’s sister and dad so he could lure her to funeral service and murder her

    A man killed his wife’s sister and father so that he could lure her to their funeral service - where he also murdered her. Samuel Velasco Gurrola wanted to stop his wife Ruth Sagredo Escobedo from testifying against him after he was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. This time his wife ventured out for the funeral and Gurrola killed his wife while she was in the funeral procession and the sexual assault case against him was dropped.

  • Everyone thought this adorable kitten was too ugly to be adopted - but they were wrong
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    Everyone thought this adorable kitten was too ugly to be adopted - but they were wrong

    A kitten who was rejected for adoption because people thought he was too ugly has finally found love in a new home. Ginger cat Romeo was born with a deformity that meant his eyes were a little different to other felines.

  • Be afraid: Sneaky office cat is spying on you to make sure you work
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    Be afraid: Sneaky office cat is spying on you to make sure you work

    It’s always tricky when you want to check Facebook while you’re supposed to be working, especially if your boss is close by.

  • McDonald’s manager jailed after he pulled down woman’s trousers in front of customers
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    McDonald’s manager jailed after he pulled down woman’s trousers in front of customers

    A manager at a branch of McDonald’s has been jailed after he humiliated a woman by pulling her trousers down in front of shocked customers. Stuart Hubbard sneaked up behind the woman while the branch in Nottingham was open at 1am on February 18 and exposed her buttocks. Hubbard was initially suspended before being moved to another branch with a final warning but he was later arrested.

  • Mother killed her son, 8, when he ‘discovered her affair with his GRANDAD’
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    Mother killed her son, 8, when he ‘discovered her affair with his GRANDAD’

    Veronica Panarello throttled her son Loris Stival to death with electrical cables and abandoned his body in a remote gully in Santa Croce, Sicily. When Panarello confessed that her son had been killed, she blamed her husband’s father Andrea Stival. Panarello was found guilty of the boy’s murder and of concealing a body and jailed for 30 years.

  • Teenager who stole car with two children in the back sentenced to two years
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    Teenager who stole car with two children in the back sentenced to two years

    A teenager has been sentenced to two years in detention after he stole a car with two children still in the back seats. Martin Cawley was high on drugs when he got into a parked car and drove off during the incident in  Enfield, north London, on July 2. The children’s 27-year-old mother had been on her way to a wedding at the time and had stopped off to buy them crisps.

  • Kind-hearted boy asks mum for two packed lunches every day so he can give one to his hungry friend
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    Kind-hearted boy asks mum for two packed lunches every day so he can give one to his hungry friend

    The mystery of a little boy’s daily request for two packed lunches has finally been answered - and it was nothing to do with being greedy. In fact, kind-hearted Dylan Duran had been giving the second lunch to his school pal, who didn’t have enough money for his own food every day. Dylan’s mum Josette explained how she finally asked her son why he wanted to double up his lunches after months of asking.

  • Hero Scout saves suicidal woman’s life by hanging onto her legs for half an hour
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    Hero Scout saves suicidal woman’s life by hanging onto her legs for half an hour

    A teenager has been praised for his ‘good deed for the day’ after he saved a woman’s life by hanging onto her legs for 30 minutes to prevent her from committing suicide.

  • Woman hoaxed bomb threat then blamed rival mother for not inviting daughter to birthday party
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    Woman hoaxed bomb threat then blamed rival mother for not inviting daughter to birthday party

    A Jewish mother has been jailed after she phoned in a hoax bomb threat to a synagogue then tried to blame it on another parent for not inviting her daughter to a birthday party. Claire Mann was described as “spiteful and malicious” after she bombarded Roz Page with abusive messages and then tried to trick police by sending similar texts to her own phone when her daughter didn’t get an invite to Mrs Page’s eight-year-old’s party. Mrs Page was quizzed by police as the row escalated and ostracised by other parents after Mann, 43, told them the charge against her was “all made up”.

  • The 'world’s oldest panda' has died aged 38 after a short illness
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    The 'world’s oldest panda' has died aged 38 after a short illness

    The world’s oldest panda in captivity has died at the grand old age of 38, her owners have confirmed. Ocean Park said that Jia Jia, whose name means ‘good’, was put to sleep in Hong Kong after her health rapidly deteriorated over the past two weeks. Ocean Park said in a statement: ”Over the past few days, she has been spending less time awake and showing no interest in food or fluids.

  • Pensioner heartbroken after his award-winning garden is destroyed by thugs
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    Pensioner heartbroken after his award-winning garden is destroyed by thugs

    A green-fingered pensioner has seen his beautiful garden utterly destroyed by vandals just days after it on a top award. Ray Winsley has been left heartbroken after thousands of pounds of flowers were destroyed by weedkiller poured all over his lawn and hanging baskets at his home in Bishop Sutton, near Bristol. The 79-year-old has dedicated years to maintaining his garden, filling it with window boxes, hanging baskets and pots of beautiful flowers, and was named overall winner in the ‘containers visible from pavement’ category at the Bath in Bloom 2016 Awards over the summer.

  • This is what the white plastic table in pizza boxes is ACTUALLY for
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    This is what the white plastic table in pizza boxes is ACTUALLY for

    Whenever you order a takeaway pizza, you will usually open the box to a little while plastic table sitting in the middle. In fact, the ‘pizza saver’ is designed to separate the lid of the cardboard box from sagging onto the hot pizza toppings and ruining the cheesy treat. The brains behind the idea is mum-turned-inventor Carmela Vitale, from Dix Hills, New York, who came up with the idea in 1983, according to Eater.

  • ‘Too late, Charlie’s dead’: Blackmailer sends picture of hanged dog to devastated owners
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    ‘Too late, Charlie’s dead’: Blackmailer sends picture of hanged dog to devastated owners

    A devastated family were horrified when the person blackmailing them told them it was too late to save their missing dog - and sent a picture of it hanged by the neck. Andrius Snigir and partner Olivia Spionkowska were frantic with worry after their 16-month-old beagle Charlie disappeared during a walk on Saturday evening.

  • Chinese student caught with knife at Buckingham Palace was on ‘mission to kill the Queen’
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    Chinese student caught with knife at Buckingham Palace was on ‘mission to kill the Queen’

    A Chinese student who was allegedly caught at Buckingham Palace with a folded knife is said to have told police that he was “on a mission to kill the Queen”. Hang Zhang, 25, from Sheffield, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, after he was found at the main gate of the palace in London on August 12. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how Sheffield University student Zhang was “shouting that someone’s trying to kill him” when he arrived at the Queen’s residence.

  • Ikea removes picture of young boy from stores after Hitler comparison
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    Ikea removes picture of young boy from stores after Hitler comparison

    Ikea has removed a picture of a boy from one of their stores after his curious pose drew complaints from shocked customers. “We often use photography to illustrate life at home in our room sets and as soon as we were made aware, the image was immediately removed.