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Finally, someone strikes gold in £10,000 treasure hunt on Folkestone beach

Finally, someone strikes gold in £10,000 treasure hunt on Folkestone beach

Three friends have struck gold after a German artist buried thousands of pounds worth of the precious metal on a Kent beach. Read more

Ouch: Teen forgets to jump in pool stunt, the result is fairly predictable and very painful

Ouch: Teen forgets to jump in pool stunt, the result is fairly predictable and very painful

This guy may need a new hip. Read more

Ironic moment ice is used on injury after big ice bucket fail

Ironic moment ice is used on injury after big ice bucket fail

Cruel irony. Read more

Bark Knight: This dog takes guarding the house very seriously

Bark Knight: This dog takes guarding the house very seriously

Being a dog is a serious business. Read more

Infographic: Who’s who guide of celebrity nominations for the ice bucket challenge created

Infographic: Who’s who guide of celebrity nominations for the ice bucket challenge created

Wondered how the celebrity matrix of ice bucket challenge nominations all slots together? Well, someone has worked it out and compiled it in a handy infographic… Read more

Diabetes could be cured after scientists find its cause

Diabetes could be cured after scientists find its cause

The new find could pave the way for drugs that prevent the disease developing and cure those already suffering from it. Read more

This adorable baby absolutely loves the TV remote

This adorable baby absolutely loves the TV remote

You read that correctly. Not the TV – the TV remote. Read more

This swarm of obedient miniature robots that flock like starlings makes science fiction a reality

This swarm of obedient miniature robots that flock like starlings makes science fiction a reality

The Kilobot use infra-red sensors to build a series of reference points in order to form patterns. Read more

Michael Brown protests in Ferguson: When the police dehumanise a community, it shames all of us

Michael Brown protests in Ferguson: When the police dehumanise a community, it shames all of us

Anyone glued to Twitter right now is no doubt horrified by reports coming out of Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri. Read more

Family trapped on Ferris wheel as adventure park staff close up for the night

Family trapped on Ferris wheel as adventure park staff close up for the night

Darren and Lynzie Riggs-Long, of north London, say their kids have suffered nightmares after the ordeal at Adventure Island in Southend, Essex. Read more

Teaching assistant admits performing sexual acts over Skype to pupil, 15

Teaching assistant admits performing sexual acts over Skype to pupil, 15

But Elaine McKay, 58, insisted that she never had a physical relationship with the 15-year-old boy. Read more

McDonald’s is doing home delivery Down Under… it’s called McDelivery

McDonald’s is doing home delivery Down Under… it’s called McDelivery

Fast food giant McDonald’s is expanding a trial in Australia to provide a home-delivery service to its customers. The burger chain has teamed up with internet delivery service Menulog, which has a variety of restaurants and liquor stores on its books, and has been running a delivery service in western Sydney for the past nine months. McDonald’s […] Read more

Holidaymaker nearly evicted after Orange charges nearly £1,000 for checking emails on her iPhone abroad

Holidaymaker nearly evicted after Orange charges nearly £1,000 for checking emails on her iPhone abroad

Rebecca Bradbury, 25, said she checked with the operator before going on a two-week trip to Thailand with a friend in May because she feared high overseas charges. Read more

Google withdraws ‘Bomb Gaza’ game after backlash

Google withdraws ‘Bomb Gaza’ game after backlash

A game in which mobile users pretend to be Israel military forces bombing Gaza has been removed from the Google app store after a public backlash. Read more

Sacked topless public school teacher to make weird return to Harrow

Sacked topless public school teacher to make weird return to Harrow

An art teacher is set to return to the prestigious public school from which she was fired from after topless photos of her were shared among students. Read more

Girl branded ‘too beautiful to play volleyball’ as she is a distraction from the game

Girl branded ‘too beautiful to play volleyball’ as she is a distraction from the game

Sabina, who plays for Kazakhstan’s youth squad, has drawn an overwhelming amount of publicity. Read more

Obsessed ex found guilty of strangling pregnant teen and burying her in his uncle’s grave

Obsessed ex found guilty of strangling pregnant teen and burying her in his uncle’s grave

Oxford Crown Court heard that Ben Blakeley had threatened Jayden Parkinson with posting intimate photos videos of her naked on Facebook with the hope of her committing suicide. Read more

Britain braces for heatwave… but can’t we just use common sense to keep cool?

Britain braces for heatwave… but can’t we just use common sense to keep cool?

Parts of Britain will begin to bake in a heatwave today, as health experts advise us to get inside, pull the curtains and sit next to the fridge. But are we overreacting to a bit of sun or does the hot weather hold real danger? Read more

Pub strips wallpaper only to find 60-year-old priceless mural by famous artist underneath

Pub strips wallpaper only to find 60-year-old priceless mural by famous artist underneath

A pub has discovered a priceless mural painted on one of its walls that had been hidden underneath the wallpaper for decades before it was found Read more

Jeremy Kyle reportedly pepper sprayed by bouncer in Magaluf

Jeremy Kyle reportedly pepper sprayed by bouncer in Magaluf

Jeremy Kyle was reportedly trying to get into a club with a camera crew when the incident happened. Read more

Bets suspended on Kate Middleton being pregnant again: announcement thought to be imminent

Bets suspended on Kate Middleton being pregnant again: announcement thought to be imminent

Is that the pitter patter of royal feet we hear? Read more

Big Brother, the thought police, real-life Room 101 and newspeak: 1984 is happening now

Big Brother, the thought police, real-life Room 101 and newspeak: 1984 is happening now

The nightmarish vision evoked in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has become a reality. Damn. Read more

One in 50 priests is a pervert, says Pope

One in 50 priests is a pervert, says Pope

Pope Francis called the roll of shame ‘a leprosy in our house’ as he admitted the Catholic Church was riddled with thousands of paedophile priests. Read more

Van acts as a TARDIS on wheels as an entire workforce manage to cram themselves in it

Van acts as a TARDIS on wheels as an entire workforce manage to cram themselves in it

It’s blue, but it is definitely not a flying police box Read more