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‘Rail fan’ couple wed on train

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A pair of rail enthusiasts have tied the knot in their “dream” location - on-board a train. Laura Dale and Jane Magnet won a competition that landed them the opportunity to get marry on an Avanti West Coast service. After gathering for a champagne reception at London Euston, the couple and 18 guests boarded a Pendolino carriage decorated with flowers for the very moving ceremony. “As a huge train fan, today has been a dream come true,” said Dale.

Nibbled gold medal to be replaced

A member of Japan’s gold medal-winning softball team will have her medal replaced with a fresh one after the mayor of her hometown nibbled the original. The mayor received a wave of criticism on social media after he pulled down his mask and put the gold medal between his teeth. “Miu Goto’s medal is now set to be exchanged for a new one,” Tokyo 2020 organisers said.

Black holes burp like babies

Black holes “belch like babies” after “swallowing up stars,” reports The Times. Researchers found that black holes grow very rapidly in their youth and swallow up, or accrete, vast amounts of material. This causes them to emit an enormous amount of radiation. 

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