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'Ghost' railway station uncovered

'Ghost' railway station uncovered

A "ghost" station closed a century ago has been uncovered during work on a £6.5 billion rail project.

Mother orangutan walks a fine line

Mother orangutan walks a fine line

A fearless orangutan has been caught on camera as she walks a tightrope around 20ft from the ground.

Hens peck between political leaders

Hens peck between political leaders

Prime Minister David Cameron will not be ruling the roost for much longer according to a flock of hens that has predicted that Ed Miliband will win the General Election.

NYC hosts banjo-throwing contest

NYC hosts banjo-throwing contest

Several dozen competitors from around the world have taken turns hurling a banjo into a canal in New York City to see who could throw it the furthest.

Murray hits bullseye with voters

Murray hits bullseye with voters

Comedian Al Murray might not be in the top flight of political candidates, but he has hit the bullseye with his latest group of supporters - a darts team.
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Pumpkin breakfast for elephants

Pumpkin breakfast for elephants

A herd of Asian elephants have enjoyed a special treat for breakfast - a record-breaking 728kg pumpkin.
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Tory not so sweet over cake row

Tory not so sweet over cake row

A Conservative standing for re-election has dismissed as "nonsense" claims that he attempted to sway potential voters with cake.
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Frankly, someone does give a damn

Frankly, someone does give a damn

An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind has fetched 137,000 dollars (£92,000) at auction.
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Sticky moment for treasure hunters

Sticky moment for treasure hunters

The Coastguard had to be called out after 15 people got stuck in mud while taking part in a hi-tech seaside treasure hunt.
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Giant's pants on show at Causeway

Giant's pants on show at Causeway

A large pair of woolly underpants is giving people an extra reason to visit Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site, the Giant's Causeway.
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