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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:38 am

Sometimes the headline is enough:

Furious family in insurance row after beloved pug turns out to be hermaphrodite


https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/furious-family-insurance-row-after-1995164

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by Sleighamorph » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:47 pm

Jenuall wrote:Sometimes the headline is enough:

Furious family in insurance row after beloved pug turns out to be hermaphrodite


https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/furious-family-insurance-row-after-1995164

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by Vermi-Claus » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:43 am

Stay classy...

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news ... ys-2009440

Man sets fire to sex toys after row with girlfriend on night out in Cleethorpes

A man set fire to a box of sex toys outside his girlfriend's house after a row during a night out in Cleethorpes.

Charles Hollingsworth carried out the surprise arson attack after his girlfriend turned up at her home at 3.45am.

The couple had earlier had a row in Cleethorpes where she had been out with friends.

Hollingsworth, 24, of Wootton Road, Grimsby, admitted arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered, on June 10.

Michael Morley, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Hollingsworth and his then ex-girlfriend, who was pregnant, started arguing after he caught up with her during a night out in Cleethorpes.

She returned home in the early hours and saw his van outside.

He threw her belongings outside and warned her: "If you keep carrying on, I will set the house on fire."

Hollingsworth then picked up sex toys that were still in their packaging, with plastic and cardboard, and put them outside the door.

He used petrol to set fire to them on gravel near the door and the flames spread.

The woman and a friend got water from the kitchen to try to put out the fire and threw a can of petrol away, causing a further spread of flames there.

Hollingsworth walked to his van and drove away.

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by Advent7 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:48 am

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by Vermi-Claus » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:40 pm

Wait, what?

https://www.devonlive.com/50p-peter-rab ... in-2015828

Woman tries to sell four 50ps for £1

A woman has attempted to sell £2 worth of 50ps for the grand total of £1.

The amusing post was shared on the popular Facebook page Plymouth Gossip Girls, where members of the group questioned the seller's business sense.

The woman uploaded a picture of four 50p coins from the new Peter Rabbit collection.

The set included two Peter Rabbit faced coins, one Jeremy Fisher coin and one Tom Kitten - all of which are legal tender.

The woman posted the ad with the description "you can have this whole collection for just £1 seeing as there's a double".

When questioned about her selling logic, and if she was actually selling £2 for half of its value, she said that she wanted to give people "a good deal".

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by Green Gecko » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:56 am

I suppose she doesn't want or expect people to spend them.

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by Vermi-Claus » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:06 am

Stop the presses!

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/celeb ... en-2016234

Poldark's Aidan Turner is in Cornwall and has been spotted buying sausages

Aidan Tuner has arrived.

The Poldark star has been spotted in Cornwall as the cast and crew prepare to begin filming for series five tomorrow.

The 35-year-old actor nipped into Kittow’s Quality Meats in St Austell to pick up some sausages this morning.

A member of staff said: "I'm not sure if he's staying nearby because he came in to buy sirloin steaks and sausages.

"He caught us by surprise a bit but I know he films down Charlestown. I think Demelza has been in here before too.

"Aidan Turner picked up some condiments with his steaks and I think he took some bacon for his breakfasts.

"He is what you would imagine him to be - dark haired and a cool looking guy."

He continued: "It didn't click when he came in to begin with - it was only when he left. We were like - damn that was Aidan Turner.

"I went out to try and find him but he had already gone. I was gutted when I realised."

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:15 am

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Memorial to gorilla who lived in Uley to be unveiled

A memorial commemorating a gorilla who once lived in Uley is set to be unveiled.

The Uley Society commissioned a stone relief carving memorial to John Daniel, the young gorilla that lived in Uley 100 years ago.

Following a successful planning application, the carving is now ready to be installed on the village green, where a special unveiling ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 2pm.

Uley Society treasurer Dr Rod White said they had chosen to locate the artwork on the village green because it is close to the house where John Daniels lived, and by the pub where he used to drink cider.

“People sit on the green on summer evenings and hopefully it will add to the ambience there,” he said.

The stone relief carving, sculpted from Portland stone, is the work of sculptor Sebastian Rasch.

Funded by the Uley Society, it takes the form of a relief engraving and shows John Daniel flanked by a number of school children.

It was inspired by a photograph showing such a scene.

John Daniel lived in Uley from 1918 to 1921, where he was raised like a child.

His true story went viral last year, after archivist Margaret Groom published a collection of pictures of his life in the village.

Public interest was piqued by the fascinating story of the gorilla, who attended school with the village children, drank cider in the pub and was a frequent passenger in his owner’s open top car.

Alyce Cunningham, from Uley, adopted John Daniel after he was captured as a baby in Gabon when his parents were shot by French officers.

Her brother bought the lowland gorilla for £300 in London.

Raised as a boy, John had a bedroom, was potty trained and made his own bed.

Sadly, the tale ended in tragedy after the gorilla’s adoptive owner, Alyce Cunningham, was tricked into selling him to a circus and he was moved to America.

He died there, it is believed, pining for Alyce.

Visitors are welcome to attend the unveiling ceremony.

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/16 ... -unveiled/

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by Preezy » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:36 pm

:lol: :lol: tricked into selling a gorilla to the circus. Ok.

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by Advent7 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:38 am

Preezy wrote::lol: :lol: tricked into selling a gorilla to the circus. Ok.


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by Preezy » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:45 am

Papa Lazarou :dread:

Terrifying.

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:36 pm

Meanwhile, in Somerset...

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:53 pm

Vermilion wrote:Meanwhile, in Somerset...

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Nice work. :datass:

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:57 pm

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:Meanwhile, in Somerset...

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see page 3


Nice work. :datass:


The "(!)" at the end kind of kills the subtlety of the joke though.

It's like writing a clever and nuanced comedy show and then sticking a laughter track and "ba-dum-tssh" cymbol sound effect at the end of every punch line! :lol:

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:01 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:Meanwhile, in Somerset...

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see page 3


Nice work. :datass:


The "(!)" at the end kind of kills the subtlety of the joke though.

It's like writing a clever and nuanced comedy show and then sticking a laughter track and "ba-dum-tssh" cymbol sound effect at the end of every punch line! :lol:


Yes but it is a newspaper in Frome. They wouldn't understand it unless it is pointed out to them. They are simple folk down there.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:08 pm

Moggy wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:Meanwhile, in Somerset...
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see page 3


Nice work. :datass:


The "(!)" at the end kind of kills the subtlety of the joke though.

It's like writing a clever and nuanced comedy show and then sticking a laughter track and "ba-dum-tssh" cymbol sound effect at the end of every punch line! :lol:


Yes but it is a newspaper in Frome. They wouldn't understand it unless it is pointed out to them. They are simple folk down there.


'Ere Mum, they done let me dos my writing in the newspaper again. You'll never spot the well funny joke wot I done!

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:08 pm

Moggy wrote:Yes but it is a newspaper in Frome. They wouldn't understand it unless it is pointed out to them. They are simple folk down there.


Frome is 7 miles from here, yet most of the time it's as if the place doesn't exist as pretty much no news or information crosses the county line, not only that but when my sister injured her hand and went to the minor injury unit there, the receptionist was really hostile because wiltshire folk had dared to use a somerset service (even though the wiltshire minor injury place is further from home).

It's also supposed to be trendy these days for some reason, with lots of artisan shops and the like, haven't been there in years mind, one of the last times i went was for the 2012 olympic torch relay (which as is the case of pretty much everything half decent, completely bypassed here).

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:12 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Yes but it is a newspaper in Frome. They wouldn't understand it unless it is pointed out to them. They are simple folk down there.


Frome is 7 miles from here, yet most of the time it's as if the place doesn't exist as pretty much no news or information crosses the county line, not only that but when my sister injured her hand and went to the minor injury unit there, the receptionist was really hostile because wiltshire folk had dared to use a somerset service (even though the wiltshire minor injury place is further from home).

It's also supposed to be trendy these days for some reason, with lots of artisan shops and the like, haven't been there in years mind, one of the last times i went was for the 2012 olympic torch relay (which as is the case of pretty much everything half decent, completely bypassed here).


All I know is Jenson Button is from there and I used to live near the River Frome (but that river doesn't go anywhere near Frome).

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by Preezy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:08 pm

Jenuall wrote:'Ere Mum, they done let me dos my writing in the newspaper again. You'll never spot the well funny joke wot I done!

You're right, you really can't mimic the massed morons on facebook writing style ;)

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:11 pm

Preezy wrote:
Jenuall wrote:'Ere Mum, they done let me dos my writing in the newspaper again. You'll never spot the well funny joke wot I done!

You're right, you really can't mimic the massed morons on facebook writing style ;)


:capnscotty:

I'll have you know that's a perfect imitation of the sort of shite you would hear from a West Country moron such as you might find in Frome!

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