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Labrador eats his entire lead in 15-minute car journey

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A Labrador had to endure emergency treatment after he ate his entire lead in the space of a 15-minute car journey. The dog, called Max, was rushed to vet, where his stomach was pumped. A team of specialists successfully recovered the lead, which had been chewed into small pieces. His owner said that though Max has often eaten socks and knickers she “never for a moment thought he’d do anything as crazy as eat a lead”.

‘UFO’ in New Jersey was Goodyear air ship  

A viral video has some New Jersey residents convinced that a UFO was flying over their state. In a video shared on Twitter, the man says: “Look the whole street has f***ing stopped! It’s a f***ing flying spaceship!” However, the “unidentified flying object” turned out to just be a Goodyear air ship.

Lingerie store reopens after three raids in three weeks 

A Blackpool lingerie shop raided three times in three weeks by thieves has re-opened. The owner of the saucy store was close to shutting the doors for good after the break-ins cost her more than £20,000. After the re-opening, she said: “It is wonderful to have everyone together again. We did a lot of work online during lockdown but we all missed each other and the customers.”

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