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Pensioner goes out to buy tea and gets condoms by accident

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A pensioner trying to buy tea accidentally bought a jumbo pack of condoms instead. Rosemarie Riley, 76, said the mix-up happened because she left her glasses at home. “I just threw everything onto the conveyor belt and shoved them in the bag, I didn't think,” she said. “I was mortified, my husband was more upset because I'd spent £17 on them,” she said. 

Woman in vegan cafe stumbles upon ‘satanic sex cult’

A woman says she stumbled across a meeting of a “satanic sex cult” while having brunch at a vegan cafe in south London. When Anya Driscoll went to the toilet at the Bonnington Cafe in Vauxhall she came across the meeting of 20 people in floor-length black robes with ceremonial daggers eating pork pies. It is thought the gathering was of the Order of Oriental Templars - a group connected with the occultist Aleister Crowley.

Woman ‘kicked off Tinder for being too attractive’

A woman says she was kicked off Tinder because she’s too attractive. Holly Valentine, 26, claims that within just a few hours of signing up with was inundated with messages from matches insisting her account was fake. She says she was then locked out of the app. “I'm all natural, very fit, blonde, girl next door looking,” she insists.

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