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Bayeux Tapestry ‘riddled with errors’

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Bayeux Tapestry

Mistakes in the Bayeux Tapestry have been uncovered by an amateur embroiderer who is making a full-size replica of the original, reported the Daily Telegraph. Long regarded as one of the most important records of English history, Mia Hansson has discovered that the tapestry is “riddled with errors”, including a soldier with two left hands, a sailor with no facial features and a courtier with one red leg and one white. “It’s doing my head in”, said Hansson, who is six years into her project. 

Pig coaxed out club with crisps

A pig seemingly fancied a late night drink when he turned up at a working men’s club shortly before closing time. Punters at the Easington Colliery Club in County Durham were amused when the pig, believed to be called Roddy, began running around the bar. Customers managed to lure him outside with cheese and onion crisps. “Everyone was laughing about it,” the bar’s steward told the Metro.

Giuliani tells Eminem to leave US

Rudy Giuliani has told Eminem to “go to another country” after the rapper took the knee during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime performance. “Why doesn't he go to another country? I mean, go take a knee someplace else,” Donald Trump’s former lawyer said during his radio show. The NFL “made a mockery of law enforcement”, added Giuliani, who is “facing multiple problems with law enforcement in the form of a federal investigation into whether he broke a law governing lobbying on behalf of foreign clients”, said The Independent.

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