Tall Tales

M&S and Aldi declare truce on Colin the Caterpillar

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Marks & Spencer and Aldi have declared a truce in their battle over the Colin the Caterpillar cake. The conflict began last April when M&S logged a legal claim against the German discount grocer after it began selling a cake called Cuthbert the Caterpillar, which strongly resembled its own iconic creation. A confidential agreement out of court was reached late last year, according to The Daily Telegraph, with the terms not made public. “Cuthbert is free and looking forward to seeing all his fans again very soon,” said an Aldi spokesperson.

Gold objects near ISS might be astronaut poo

Mysterious gold objects floating around the International Space Station could be astronaut poo, according to an extraterrestrial fanatic. Scott C. Waring took to his blog, UFO Sightings Daily, to speculate that items spotted on the Nasa ISS live cam could be “urine and waste being dumped by the ISS astronauts”. He also hypothesised that the items might be mini UFOs.

Priest rebuked for ‘liking’ nude photos

A Church of England clergyman has been officially rebuked for hitting the “like” button on four social media posts featuring pictures of male nudity. The Rev Michael Todd, 59, told a tribunal that the tweets had been posted by a friend who was a naturist, but the church deemed the images to be “sexually explicit” because they “showed nudity, including genitalia”. A tribunal described Todd’s activity as “an act of folly”.

Recommended

Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 May
Speculation is mounting over the publication date of Sue Gray’s Partygate report
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 May

Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage
Long table of men at Nato summit
In Depth

Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage

Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?
Students protest anti-abortion measures
Talking point

Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?

How the Taliban is rolling back the freedoms of the past 20 years
A burqa-clad woman
In Brief

How the Taliban is rolling back the freedoms of the past 20 years

Popular articles

Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?
Vladimir Putin
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?

Inside Adelaide Cottage: the guesthouse tipped to be Prince William and Kate’s new home
William and Kate
In Depth

Inside Adelaide Cottage: the guesthouse tipped to be Prince William and Kate’s new home

The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths
Vladimir Putin has previously deployed ‘extreme measures’ to crush opposition
Why we’re talking about . . .

The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths

The Week Footer Banner