Dead bodies emerge on UK island
And other stories from the stranger side of life
Human remains are appearing on an island just off the Kent coast where visitors have been banned for 200 years. Deadman’s Island was used as a burial ground for convicts who died aboard prison ships en route to Australia, but rising sea levels and coastal erosion mean wooden coffins, skulls and fragments of bones have now become visible.
Website documents nation’s wheely bins
A curious website shows you what standard-issue wheely bins look like in different areas of the UK. Designer Harry Trimble has been photographing bins across the country since 2016, with the aim of documenting a country’s bins. “When you look at a bin,” he says, “you can see how a council thinks about itself.”
Woman hits jackpot after changing lottery numbers
A woman who played the same lottery numbers every week for six years won a $1.8m (£1.3m) jackpot the first week she changed them. The woman from New South Wales said: “The first thing that came to mind was no more renting. It will mean everything to me and my family to own our very own home. We’re going to buy a big house with a granny flat so all our family can come and stay.”
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