Newborn lambs get woolly jumpers to stay warm and look cool

Keeping warm, staying cool: Flake, Frosty and Snowy (Picture: Caters)
You might have worn a jumper your mum knitted for you in the past to keep warm, and that’s basically what’s happened to these newborn lambs.
Less than a week old, Flake, Frosty and Snowy have been adorned with brightly-coloured woolly jumpers to protect them from the Arctic weather that has the UK in its icy grip.

Six people arrested after robbery as police track down thieves by following footprints in the snow

Police simply had to follow the footprints to find the thieves (Picture: EPA)
Six people were arrested over a robbery at a convenience store in Warwickshire last week after they failed to follow the most basic rule in the thief’s handbook – always cover your tracks.

Restaurant turns to Twitter to publicly shame customers who fail to keep reservations


You might want to think again before failing to keep a restaurant reservation after one eatery decided enough was enough and began publicly shaming no-shows on Twitter.
Noah Ellis, the managing partner at the Vietnamese restaurant Red Medicine, said those people who booked a table but then never honoured their reservation ‘ruin restaurants’.

Video: Bungling burglar falls flat on his face after donning ‘world’s worst disguise’

This may be one of the worst attempts at breaking and entering ever recorded on camera.
Police are searching for a bungling burglar after he completely failed to break into a grocery store and ended up probably doing more damage to himself.
CCTV footage at the Meats & Groceries store in Kent, in the US, shows the oddly clothed, and shaped, man walk up to the window of the store late at night.
Now you see him (Picture: YouTube)
Now you don’t (Picture: YouTube)
He then decides the heist is on and briefly disappears out of shot to disguise himself.

Woman returns $30,000 she found in donated clothes

A woman who took donated clothes from a relative returned the favor—with a vengeance: She gave back the $30,000 she found inside the hand-me-downs. Carol Sutor of Bristol, Pa., was going through the clothes—which had belonged to her cousin’s daughter’s 85-year-old mother-in-law, who had recently died—when she came across a canvas bag on a hanger. [...]

FBI attempts to explain UFO memo in vault

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has broken its silence on the most popular file in its digital vault. The one-page memo, dated March 22, 1950, was addressed to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover from Guy Hottel, then head of the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office. It relayed some information from an informant. The subject: FLYING [...]

Rhode Island city drops fine for allegedly foul-mouthed cockatoo

By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island city has dropped its case against a woman who was fined $15 for violating a noise ordinance after her pet cockatoo allegedly swore at her ex-husband's girlfriend, who lived with him next door, a lawyer said on Wednesday. Warwick Municipal Court fined Lynne Taylor in September following a series of complaints from the neighbor over noise from the parrot and other offenses, said Taylor's lawyer, Stephen Peltier. ...

Charges: Pa. man bagged deer Wal-Mart lot deer

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — They say you can get almost anything at Wal-Mart. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission says one deer hunter took it too far.

Finnish hotel seeks professional guest for 35 days

HELSINKI (AP) — Fed up with the neighbors? Pipes burst in the kitchen? Or, you just want to get away from it all for a while?

Going, going, gone - dodo bone up for sale in London

LONDON (Reuters) - A rare four-inch fragment of a dodo bone will go on sale in Britain in April, around 300 years after the flightless bird and icon of obsolescence was hunted to extinction. Auctioneers Christie's said on Wednesday it was hoping to raise as much as 15,000 pounds ($22,600) for the piece of a bird's femur.

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