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Millennials joining surge in druid numbers

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Millennials are flocking to become druids, according to reports. Membership of the British Druid Order has more than doubled in the past ten years, taking the number from 3,000 to 7,000. The Order says modern pagan Druidry “offers ways to reconnect with the cycles of life, the spirits of nature, our ancestors and their gods”.

Pub hosts Nigel get-together

A pub has hosted a gathering of more than 400 people named Nigel for a party to “celebrate Nigelness”. One of the revellers had flown all the way from the United States for the occasion. The event at the Fleece Inn in Worcestershire, was attended by 433 Nigels, according to the landlord - Nigel Smith. 

Teen cannot remember where he parked his car

A teenager still cannot remember where he parked his car at a music festival over a week ago. Connor Spear, 19, drove the black Vauxhall Corsa 100 miles to the festival in Bristol but has no idea where he left it. His mother says she is “devastated and annoyed that he’s been so irresponsible”.

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