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Mafia hands out food parcels in Italy

And other stories from the stranger side of life

The mafia has been handing out food to the needy in Italy. Gangsters have been spotted in Naples, Sicily, Campania, Puglia and Palermo giving food parcels to those in need, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the country hard. Experts warn the crisis could end with the gangs taking control of people's lives.

‘Wildcat’ spotted loose in Cambridgeshire

An animal the size of a Labrador spotted stalking streets of Cambridge is thought to be a wildcat. A man who snapped photos of the creature said: “It was around 8 or 8.30am this morning when I saw the animal from my kitchen window. I think it somehow keeps coming to this place to hunt rabbits or other small animals.” It is not thought to be Fen Tiger - a mythical creature that prowled the streets of Cambridgeshire for over 30 years.

Police catch 101-year-old who slipped out of care home

A 101-year-old woman has slipped out of an old people’s home to visit her daughter on her birthday, German police said. Officers intercepted the cunning OAP after she had escaped through an emergency exit at the home in northern Germany. The country has been under nationwide lockdown for more than two weeks. 

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