A “phantom cat shaver” is on the loose, fear owners.
Victoria Griffiths, 29, of Chatham, Kent, now keeps her tabby, George, ten, indoors after he returned home with a large bald patch.
“I was so angry some nasty human decided to shave my cat,” she said. Another cat in the town had its hind legs shaved.
McDonald’s has been blasted for its “tasteless” advertisement opposite a crematorium.
The sign promotes the chain’s chicken burger and reads “McCrispy”. But it is right opposite Penmount Crematorium in Cornwall. McDonald’s has said it will remove the advert.
An eggs-travagant theft
A man who stole 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs has been convicted in court.
Joby Pool was surrounded by a mountain of the foil-wrapped chocolate when police caught up with him. Recognising he was foiled too, he surrendered to officers with his hands up.
Pool, 32, used a stolen lorry with false plates to snatch a trailer containing the eggs from an industrial unit in Telford.
West Mercia Police said its officer – hunting someone “presumably purporting to be the Easter bunny” – had “saved Easter”.
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People in the Cornish town of Lostwithiel have turned to song in a desperate effort to recruit a new doctor.
More than 500 people (some musically gifted, others not) have appeared in a pop video urging a GP to join a local practice.
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This article appears in the 22 Feb 2023 issue of the New Statesman, The Undoing of Nicola Sturgeon