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Chas Newkey-Burden

David Bowie painting bought for $4 to sell for vast sum
David Bowie
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David Bowie painting bought for $4 to sell for vast sum

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Jun 2021
Ronaldo snub knocks $4bn off Coca-Cola’s value
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Ronaldo snub knocks $4bn off Coca-Cola’s value

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Jun 2021
Contact with aliens could kill us all
wd-earth_from_space.jpg
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Contact with aliens could kill us all

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Jun 2021
Why the WHO is warning of an ‘autumn Covid surge’
Parisians return to alfresco dining as restrictions are relaxed
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the WHO is warning of an ‘autumn Covid surge’

UN agency warns vaccination coverage ‘far from sufficient’ to protect region from Delta variant
11 Jun 2021
Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings
Home Secretary Priti Patel
Why we’re talking about . . .

Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings

Insiders say Boris Johnson is asking ‘what the f*** is the Home Office doing’ about increase in arriving asylum seekers
11 Jun 2021
Republican suggests altering moon’s orbit to tackle climate crisis
The moon
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Republican suggests altering moon’s orbit to tackle climate crisis

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Jun 2021
Radio bursts in space ‘could be from military aliens’
Aliens seen in the woods.
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Radio bursts in space ‘could be from military aliens’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Jun 2021
EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse
Rishi Sunak chairs meeting of the G7 finance ministers at Lancaster House
Behind the scenes

EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse

European heavyweights aiming to agree ‘international tax system fit for the 21st century’ at G7 meeting in London today
4 Jun 2021
The Nepal variant: does it even exist?
Crematorium workers wearing PPE in Kathmandu, Nepal
Getting to grips with . . .

The Nepal variant: does it even exist?

UK minister warns that new strain spreading in Europe may be ‘vaccine defeating’ - but WHO ‘not aware’ of mutation
4 Jun 2021
Sex doll’s husband considers dating humans
A sex doll
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Sex doll’s husband considers dating humans

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Jun 2021
Fake money ruins testicle-eating festival
A 100 dollar note
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Fake money ruins testicle-eating festival

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 May 2021
‘Extinct’ tortoise found on Galapagos Island
A tortoise on the Galapagos Islands
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‘Extinct’ tortoise found on Galapagos Island

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 May 2021
Thousands flock to sniff corpse flower
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Thousands flock to sniff corpse flower

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 May 2021
Brits falling back to the past through cracks in time
A clock in bed
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Brits falling back to the past through cracks in time

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 May 2021
Vodka made from radioactive Chernobyl apples seized
Chernobyl
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Vodka made from radioactive Chernobyl apples seized

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 May 2021
Bees trained to detect Covid-19
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Bees trained to detect Covid-19

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 May 2021
The Starbucks order that made worker want to quit
Starbucks order
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The Starbucks order that made worker want to quit

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 May 2021
Queen Victoria’s knickers up for sale
Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria’s knickers up for sale

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 May 2021
Man parks in every space at local store
Sainsbury's
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Man parks in every space at local store

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Apr 2021
Does Abraham Lincoln’s ghost haunt the White House?
Abraham Lincoln
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Does Abraham Lincoln’s ghost haunt the White House?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Apr 2021
Passenger throws coins into plane engine for ‘luck’
Emirates plane
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Passenger throws coins into plane engine for ‘luck’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 Apr 2021
Woman arrested for not returning VHS hired 20 years ago
VHS tapes on a shelf.
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Woman arrested for not returning VHS hired 20 years ago

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Apr 2021
Italy mulling law to make bad ice cream illegal
Ice cream cone
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Italy mulling law to make bad ice cream illegal

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Apr 2021
Pastry shop offers vaccine-themed mousses
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
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Pastry shop offers vaccine-themed mousses

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 Apr 2021
Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage
A monkey
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Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Apr 2021
Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia
A wooden crate
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Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Apr 2021
Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man
Vladimir Putin in Siberia in 2009
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Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Apr 2021
Mafia fugitive busted on YouTube cooking channel
A saucepan
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Mafia fugitive busted on YouTube cooking channel

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Mar 2021
Swan keeps knocking on people’s doors
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 07:A swan flaps it's wings in the River Thames on April 7, 2011 in Windsor, England. Much of Britain continues to enjoy unseasonably warm weather, recording the hotte
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Swan keeps knocking on people’s doors

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Mar 2021
Elon Musk has proof aliens don’t exist
Elon Musk
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Elon Musk has proof aliens don’t exist

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Mar 2021
Trump ally claims UFO sightings are kept secret
UFO
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Trump ally claims UFO sightings are kept secret

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Mar 2021
Man spots Loch Ness monster for fourth time
Loch Ness Monster
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Man spots Loch Ness monster for fourth time

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Mar 2021
‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
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‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Mar 2021
Priest accidentally plays grime during mass
Kincasslagh and Burtonport Parish
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Priest accidentally plays grime during mass

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Mar 2021