Back in black: After writing about doughnut ice cream cones last week, the latest food fad is the perfect accompaniment – black ice cream coloured with coconut ash. Or if you really want to pile on the pounds, try an Eccles cake burger.
Healthy bad habits: As someone who bit his fingernails as I child, I now know that I was doing myself a favour since this bad habit, along with thumb-sucking, sparks your immune system and prevents allergies. Read more ›››
Hit the paws button: The University of Central Lancashire has designed a tv remote control for dogs so that they can choose what they like to watch when their owners are out.
Taking liberties: A controversial new theory would have us believe that the Statue of Liberty is a transsexual and that its creator, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, modelled the face on his brother and not his mother as previously thought. Read more ›››
Naked ambition: Workers in Belarus took their president quite literally when he asked them to ‘get undressed and work till you sweat’ to help ease the country’s economic woes.
Outraged of Tunbridge Wells: Apocryphal anger in the prosperous Kent town at news that a new supermarket isn’t the Waitrose they’ve been campaigning for for years, but the budget store Wilko. ‘We didn’t want a Poundland and we certainly don’t want a Wilko,’ said local resident Craig Smart. Read more ›››
Who’s the daddy: Cliff Richard may have been cleared of historic sex abuse crimes, but seeing this photo from Summer Holiday, you have to ask whether Cristiano Ronaldo is his love child, don’t you think?
And speaking of the Euros: Hungary goalkeeper, Gabor Kiraly, became the oldest player to appear in the competition and what’s more, he did it wearing tracksuit bottoms, some of which are older Marcus Rashford. Read more ›››
A rose by any other name: These posters have been appearing all over the country. If you want to take the bizarre pseudo-legal advice of those who say you’re committing legal name fraud by using your own name.
Lead balloon of the week: Worcester City Council is to impose a £70 fine on anyone releasing a helium filled balloon which surprisingly was supported by 54% of the Wordcester News. Read more ›››
Performance of the week: Meryl Streep took on her most challenging role when she ‘oranged-up’ to play Donald Trump at the annual Shakespeare in the Park Public Theatre Gala in New York.
And speaking of oranged-up: A seagull was dyed orange after being rescued from a container of chicken tikka masala at an undisclosed food factory in Wales. Read more ›››
The last trump: He has helped our understanding of space and time, but even Stephen Hawking finds it a lot harder to explain Donald Trump.
And while some sport ‘Trump 2016: Make America Great Again’ and ‘I’m with Hillary’ bumper stickers, others take a more jaundiced view of the presidential election. Read more ›››
Baby Boom: You see a lot of posh prams about these days, but if you really want to splash out you need tickets to The Private Pregnancy Show. How about £30,000 for a life-size sculpture of your baby bump in glass or bronze? Or if that’s a bit steep, how about a newborn photography package from £750 to £4,000? Or for £1,575, you can store your baby’s stem cells in case they need them in the future. Read more ›››