Sunday Round-up

My round-up of news, events and stuff and nonsense from the last days.
If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!‘

Mind the step: A passenger on a Lucky Air flight from Sanya, on Hainan Island, has been fined £8,000 after opening the plane’s emergency door ‘to get some air’.

Jesus saves: Unlikely Rochdale superfan Jesus Sanchez left his home in Spain thanks to the home supporters who raised the £500 for his trip in the hope that his presence might save them from relegation. And it worked!

In other football news: a Turkish fan banned by his Denizlispor club got around the ban by hiring a crane to watch the match.

Level playing field: The growing popularity of women’s football was confirmed this week with news that Subbuteo has released a limited edition set of Chelsea and Arsenal figures.

Birthday of the week: The iconic Vespa Primavera turned fifty this week.

Tactless: The Sun Sentinel newspaper in Florida published a gun show ad below a feature on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings and another article about the man who killed five people at the airport.

Fit as a fiddle: It was revealed this week that the letter released by Donald Trump’s doctor prior to the election which described his health as ‘astonishingly excellent’ was actually dictated by the Donald himself. Reminiscent of the letter on the left sent to NY magazine in 1992?

Late breaking news: It turns out that those tasty Swedish meatballs that you can buy at places like Ikea aren’t Swedish after all.

Day of the week: Friday marked Star Wars Day – May the 4th be with you! Well, Heathrow Airport had fun with it.

Barbie warning: Swindon resident Neville Daytona has used dolls to warn motorists of the dangers of the deepest potholes in his area. And they seem to work.

Mischief: The police in Toronto have launched a ‘public mischief’ investigation after a car was found dangling from a cable on a busy bridge.

That’s rich: Princess Meghan will be wearing a wedding dress worth £100,000 which works out at about five times the annual salary of the Queen’s new chef de partie. Nice work if you don’t get it.

Brief lives: Former Speaker of the House Michael Martin; Dam Busters director Michael Anderson; Chelsea and England centre-forward Roy Bentley; founder of the Comedy Store Mitzi Shore; Man with the Golden Gun actor Soon-Tek Oh; Conservative MP who defected to Labour over his party’s increasing Euroscepticism Peter Temple-Morris; barefoot distance runner Bruce Tulloh and; expert in Victorian pornography Prof Steven Marcus;

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