Society

Charlie Bucket's grandpa charged with DLA fraud

CHARLIE Bucket's Grandpa Joe has been charged with fraudulent benefit claims dating back more than two decades.

Today to feel like Wednesday

THE whole of Monday is to feel deceptively like a Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

Beard to divorce owner

A FIVE-year-old beard has sought a divorce from his 28-year-old London-based owner.

University freshers definitely friends for life

A GROUP of first-year students at the University of Leeds have formed a bond that will last decades.

Spelling defunct

SPELLING words correctly no longer matters to anyone, it has emerged.

Sunderland pub named Britain’s best for fighting

THE Mermaid’s Head, a no-frills Wearside boozer that specialises in delivering a proper hiding, has been named the nation’s best fighting pub by The Guardian.

UK fine with Islam if you could get pissed

BRITONS would be happy to live under strict sharia law if they could get pissed, a survey has found.

Police vow to stop Jack the Ripper before he kills again

POLICE are closing in on notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.