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New life of grime for ex-police dog

New life of grime for ex-police dog

A nine-stone former police dog is poised to be the latest weapon to be used to sniff out sewer-blocking fat, oil and grease.

Man devours turkey to win contest

Man devours turkey to win contest

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in the US - setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

24% 'worry about visitor opinions'

24% 'worry about visitor opinions'

A quarter of Britons are concerned their homes are not ready to welcome visitors this festive season - while others are ready to criticise hosts for a range of household horrors.

Police probe lawyer's 'deception'

Police probe lawyer's 'deception'

Police are investigating a solicitor who practised a "breathtaking" deception over more than three years, a High Court judge has said.

Naked man crash lands in terminal

Naked man crash lands in terminal

An OAP is seriously ill after being attacked by a naked man who crashed through a ceiling at a US airport.
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Town's pretzel pine comes up short

Town's pretzel pine comes up short

A 50ft pretzel-topped Christmas tree will be uprooted in favour of a spruced-up offering after people in a Pennsylvania town complained it was too puny - and ugly to boot.
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72mph JCB breaks world speed record

72mph JCB breaks world speed record

A JCB has been crowned the fastest digger in the world after reaching 72mph.
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Window cleaner survives roof plunge

Window cleaner survives roof plunge

A San Francisco window cleaner has survived after falling 11 storeys from a rooftop on to a moving car.
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Woman, 93, marks 75 years at firm

Woman, 93, marks 75 years at firm

A 93-year-old US woman is celebrating after marking 75 years working for the same jewellery firm.
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Ford Mustang on top of the world

Ford Mustang on top of the world

Bosses of the Ford motor company could be forgiven for having that top-of-the-world feeling today.
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