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Border between England and Wales is wrong, mountain surveyor says

6th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA mountain surveyor claims the border between England and Wales has been incorrectly marked for more than a century – and England should be given more land. Myrddyn Phillips says he has worked out that the line separating the two countries in the Black Mountains has been wrongly […]

Trapped man survives for days by eating taco sauce

4th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Emily Mee, news reporter A man and his dog survived being trapped in their vehicle in deep snow for five days by eating packets of taco sauce.  Jeremy Taylor, 36, and his dog Ally were stranded on a forest road near Sunriver, Oregon, after Taylor’s Toyota […]

1,500 live turtles found duct-taped in airport luggage

4th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Russell Hope, news reporter Police have been left shell-shocked after finding more than 1,500 live turtles wrapped in duct tape in unclaimed luggage in the Philippines. The 1,529 reptiles, with a street value of £66,000, were discovered in four checked-in suitcases at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino airport […]

Cops called to check on welfare of cardboard cutout

2nd March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Tom Gillespie, news reporter US police received a surprise when they were called to check on the welfare of a cardboard cutout figure. Officers in the snowy northern state of Minnesota were told an adult male had been seen standing “motionless outside” while “wearing no coat […]

World's top bridge player banned for doping

1st March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Emily Mee, news reporter The world’s number one bridge player has been banned after failing a drugs test.  Norwegian Geir Helgemo was handed a one-year ban after testing positive for synthetic testosterone and a female fertility drug at a competition last year. He will not be […]

Injured seal rescued from top of WWII pillbox

1st March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteAn injured grey seal has been released back into the wild after getting stranded 10ft (3m) off the ground on a beach in Yorkshire. The animal, which had hurt its eye, got stuck on top of a Second World War pillbox on Fraisthorpe Beach, near Bridlington on the […]

Man's two-year blocked nose caused by tooth growing in nostril

28th February 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA man in Denmark has finally got relief from years of an unexplained blocked nose when doctors discovered a tooth inside his nostril. Doctors were shocked to find the rare condition in the 59-year-old who had been complaining of nasal congestion problems, discharge and a loss of his […]

Publius aelius Hadrianus est hic: Roman Graffiti found in Cumbrian quarry

27th February 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteRoman graffiti from 207AD has been rediscovered in a Cumbrian quarry, from which stone had been taken to repair Hadrian’s Wall. The markings were first uncovered in the 18th century at Gelt woods, but had become overgrown with vegetation. Archaeologists from Newcastle University are now painstakingly cleaning back […]

Stop selling 'wonky' drawings of Man U stars, couple told

26th February 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Emily Mee, news reporter An “artistically challenged” couple who recreate football stickers have been told to stop selling drawings of Manchester United players.  The club ordered Panini Cheapskates to withdraw their “wonky drawings”, saying the stickers infringed “intellectual property rights”. Alex and Sian Pratchett, who operate […]

Watch: Firefighters save chubby rat trapped in manhole cover

26th February 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter A rotund rat that became stuck while trying to squeeze out of a manhole cover has been saved by rescuers in Germany. Firefighters responded after the female rodent was spotted in distress in Hochdorf-Assenheim, around 60 miles (96km) south of Frankfurt. Animal […]

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