Thrill-seekers take on Utah mountain on unicycles
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Riding a unicycle is one thing. Riding a unicycle down a mountain is quite another. The activity that has, for a long time, rarely been seen outside of the multicoloured canvas walls of the circus has found a new and loyal following in the form of adrenaline junkies and extreme sport enthusiasts. MORE: Bangkok BASE jump goes badly […]

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Next stop, El Dorado UK! Last month this boatload of migrants was cynically abandoned in the Med – now they're right on Britain's doorstep
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Mohammed Solebi risked his life to reach Calais, smuggled from the war-divided Middle East with nothing but his Syrian passport in a plastic bag, and he now hopes to live in Britain.

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Dogs confiscated after circus owners paint them to look like pandas
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a happy chap, but definitely NOT a panda (Picture: Corpo Forestale dello Stato) If you attended a circus in Italy recently to see some pandas you might have been a little disappointed – probably because the ‘pandas’ were just painted dogs. Police seized several of the ‘pandas’ from a circus in Brescia, Italy, after locals paid to […]

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Is this the most excruciating Today programme exchange yet? The rudeboys of Radio 4 try to get down with their 'bros' – with toe-curling results 
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Taking instructions from an urban slang expert, John Humphreys (pictured) and Justin Webb said ‘bro’, ‘rude-boy’ and ‘blud’ as part of their early morning broadcast exploring the vocabulary ‘of the street’.

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Pepper the pug's life saved by Babygros and onesies
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Pepper the pug, who lives in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, with her owner Nicola Galpin, owes her life to Babygros and onesies after being born with a debilitating stretchy skin condition.

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Woman manages to sneak a gun into prison ‘in her vagina’
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Although Ms McAllister wasn’t X-rayed, this is what it might have looked like if she was (Picture: WN.com) A woman recently managed to sneak a gun past no less than four prison guards with an unusual (and highly dangerous) technique. Josephine McAllister, 34, allegedly smuggled the handgun into the metropolitan detention centre in Albuquerque by hiding […]

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Moment Virgin pilot landed 747 jumbo jet on broken landing gear pictured
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The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 with more than 450 people on board was meant to go to Las Vegas but returned to London at 3.45pm after developing a technical fault shortly after take-off.

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GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Peas in our time for Marco and Gordon as celebrity chefs put fiery feud to bed
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One of the most notorious feuds in celebrity history – the battle between fiery Marco Pierre White and foul-mouthed Gordon Ramsay – has finally ended, writes GIRL ABOUT TOWN.

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Mum rang 999 in stick insect custody battle
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‘Hello, Yes I’d like to report some stick insects please.’ (Picture: File) It’s been a great year for unwarranted emergency service calls, thanks to the man who rang 999 after his pizza took 45 minutes to arrive, and the woman who rang because her cat was giving her a ‘strange look’. There’s one more late […]

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Adrian Tyndall's last text to BBC producer before he hanged himself
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Adrian Tyndall, 44, (left) from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, died in August after sending his wife, BBC Breakfast producer Lahra, (right) 41, a text message reading ‘I came back to the villa and you were gone’.

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Countryside 'to swell by half a million in ten years' as more people opt to leave the city for a rural idyll 
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The rural population is set to swell by 6 per cent by 2025 leading to a boom in the countryside economy, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs predicted.

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Twitter celebrates Nicolas Cage’s birthday with #BIColasCage
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HB NC (Picture: Paramount) Nicolas Cage, the internet’s favourite actor (apart from Benedict Cumberbatch and Chuck Norris… and also potentially David Hasselhoff), reached the grand old age of 51 this week. To mark the occasion, Cage fans have been uploading biro sketches of the star of films including Ghost Rider, The Wicker Man, Drive Angry, […]

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Churches burned in Niger, photographer shot in the chest in Pakistan and violent clashes in Jordan: Muslim world reacts angrily to Charlie Hebdo's 'survivor' edition
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Four people have died during violent protests in Niger (pictured), and a photographer was shot in the chest in Pakistan, as Muslims around the world vent their anger at Charlie Hebdo’s ‘survivor’ edition.

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