Sky-high chicken prices on French island ruffle feathers

Long-simmering anger over the high cost of living in French overseas territories resurfaced this week with a tweet about an organic chicken from mainland France which sold for an eye-watering 51 euros. A lawmaker from French Guiana posted a photo of the bird and lashed out at French supermarket chain U over the price in an outlet on the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin.

‘Very fat’ sheep Yum Yum is rescued by fire crews after getting stuck

Yum Yum was feeling sheepish after his mistake this morning (Picture: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service/PA)

'Big Ben bongs for Brexit' battle turns pricey

Britain's bewildering battle to get Big Ben to bong for Brexit is becoming brutal -- and big-budget to boot as public cash donations flooded in Friday for a celebratory peal. Big Ben has been mostly silent since restoration work on parliament's Elizabeth Tower, which houses the clock, began in 2017. Parliamentary authorities say the floor in the tower workers use to look after the bell has been removed and the ringing devices taken out.

Could this be the fastest wheelie bin in the world?

Andy will attempt to set a world record (Picture: Essex News and Pictures)

Drink like a Mexican kingpin: 'El Chapo' beer launched by daughter

Have a cold one, have an "El Chapo" beer. That's the message of Alejandrina Guzman, whose company has developed a craft beer dedicated to her infamous, incarcerated kingpin father Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.


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