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Woman drives 130 miles to try Biscoff dessert

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A woman has travelled 130 miles just to try a new dessert after reading about it online. Vicky Gee travelled for a total of seven hours, driving from Cambridge to Barnsley and home again, to try the dish that comprises a bubble waffle with ice cream, Kinder Bueno sauce, whipped cream, a Lotus Biscoff biscuit, and Biscoff sauce. Commenting online afterwards, she said: “Thank you so much for it!! It was insane! We will defo be back to visit you.”

UK pub installs talking toilet 

The Bowgie Inn in Cornwall has installed the UK’s first talking-assisted toilets in a pub. It includes an electronic, wall-mounted device which offers blind and visually impaired visitors bespoke audio description in an accessible toilet. The owner said: “I’m so incredibly proud to be the first pub in the UK to have one of these toilets installed. We could even potentially be the first pub in the world!”

Italian village emerges from the water

An Italian village has re-emerged for the first time in more than 70 years after it was flooded for a hydroelectric plant. Curon, in the province of South Tyrol, was submerged under water in 1950 when authorities decided to build a dam and merge two lakes to make way for hydroelectric power. The village has now been uncovered after Lake Resia was temporarily drained for repair works.

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