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  • Disabled people share experiences on Twitter as #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow trends
    Thousands of people on Twitter have been sharing their experience of disability on the hashtag #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow which spawned in response to new film The Upside. “‘You don’t look disabled’ and ‘I don’t consider you disabled’ aren’t compliments,” was the most liked tweet on the subject on Friday, among nearly 19,000...
  • Witchcraft and boiler breakdowns among rejected excuses for late tax returns
    Witchcraft, being too cold to type and being too short to reach the post box are among the most bizarre excuses the taxman has heard for people not getting their self-assessment returns in on time. Some of the strangest excuses HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said it has heard in...
  • Bank robbery suspects arrested after slapstick car chase
    Police in Texas were handed a gift from the gods this week as suspects they were chasing suffered a mishap straight out of the movies. Officers from Dallas arrested a group of people suspected in a series of bank robberies after the bonnet on the car they were using to flee...
  • Activists raise £30,000 for more billboards highlighting Brexit ‘hypocrisy’
    Activists aiming to highlight the “hypocrisy” of British politicians on Brexit have raised more than £30,000 in one day to erect billboards featuring their quotes across the country. The pro-Remain activists, calling themselves Led By Donkeys, said the public donations are due to “an incredible sense of frustration” about the...
  • Researchers come face-to-face with massive great white shark
    Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with one of the largest great whites ever recorded have called for legislation to protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a researcher and conservationist, said that she encountered the 20-foot shark near a dead sperm whale off Oahu. The event was documented and shared...
  • Stolen penguins picked up by police
    Two police officers have picked up a pair of stolen penguins after “putting our beak in” following a tip-off. A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said officers were determined not to let it become a “cold case” after the two Humboldt penguins were taken from a zoo in November. A 23-year-old man...


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