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Man marks 101st birthday - at work

Man marks 101st birthday - at work

Herman Goldman has turned 101 - and still works at the same company where he started 73 years ago.

Physically-fit children 'brainier'

Physically-fit children 'brainier'

Physically-fit children are officially brainier than their punier peers, new research has confirmed.

Thieves clean up in pound shop raid

Thieves clean up in pound shop raid

Thieves broke in to a pound shop stealing almost £5,000 worth of anti-dandruff shampoo, toiletries and floor cleaner.

Cheetah and puppy form friendship

Cheetah and puppy form friendship

A cheetah cub has formed an unlikely friendship after being rejected by his mother - with an equally playful puppy.

Slow loris jets in to UK safety

Slow loris jets in to UK safety

A vulnerable primate has been flown more than 5,000 miles from the Maldives to start a new life in Britain.
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Hunters haul in 71-stone alligator

Hunters haul in 71-stone alligator

A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime - a 15ft-long alligator weighing more than 71 stone.
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Big clean-up for Big Ben dials

Big clean-up for Big Ben dials

Abseiling technicians are cleaning the four dials of the Great Clock at the Houses of Parliament - which houses the bell known as Big Ben - and inspecting for damage.
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Rare African cranes born at zoo

Rare African cranes born at zoo

Two extremely rare chicks usually found in the African Savannah have hatched at a British zoo.
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Police round up runaway puppies

Police round up runaway puppies

Nine puppies were rescued by police after escaping from their home and running into the middle of a busy road.
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Uni seeks 'doctor of chocolate'

Uni seeks 'doctor of chocolate'

Cambridge University is searching for a PhD student to undertake a dream role for the sweet-toothed - studying chocolate.
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