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The ever vigilant eye of the law

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A pensioner has been fined for dropping someone else’s litter.

Bridget Molyneux thought she was in luck when she spotted what looked like a £5 note lying on the ground. She bent down to pick it up but, realising it was actually a till receipt, the grandmother dropped it again.

However, a council street warden saw her do so – and gave her a £75 fine for littering, reports the Daily Mail.

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Kinda makes you feel safe, doesn’t it, what with the law so on its’ toes.

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PT bobs up after 60+ years

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Wreckage from a World War II torpedo boat was tossed up from the sea in the Solomon Islands after a powerful 8.1 earthquake hit the area in early April, an official said Friday.Jay Waura of the National Disaster Management Office said the explosive-laden boat was exposed when reefs were pushed up three meters (10 feet) above sea level by the April 2 quake, which caused a devastating tsunami in the western Solomon Islands that killed 52 people.

The Solomons’ coastline is still littered with decaying military wrecks from World War II, including the torpedo patrol boat commanded by U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

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Well, blow me down — or over, as the case may be.

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Two people escaped injury Thursday night following a runway accident at San Antonio International Airport. Airport officials said that a Boeing 737 was taxiing to a runway for takeoff when its increase thrust caused a small Cessna plane that was behind it to flip.Two people on board the Cesnna were not hurt.

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s….what is that, anyway?

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A commercial airline pilot has reported seeing two unidentified flying objects in the sky near Guernsey. The bright yellow flat disc shapes, estimated to be twice the size of a Boeing 737, were spotted on Monday, 12 to 15 miles north east of the island.

Captain Ray Bowyer was flying an Aurigny plane from Southampton to Alderney when he saw the objects through binoculars.

Mr Bowyer said he was “pretty shook-up” by the sighting. “This is not something you see every day of the week – it was pretty scary,” he said.

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When driving drunk it’s a good idea not to run into a police station.

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A drunk driver, his car and his pet dog ended up in jail after crashing through the walls of a police station in Switzerland.

Police say Juergen Berger, 36, was three times over the drink-drive limit when he pulled off the motorway at Spiez-Gesigen. He lost control on a tight corner and skidded off the road, up banking and into the side of the police station.

A police spokesman said: “He and the dog were unhurt, which was more than can be said for the car and the police station. He can say goodbye to his licence for a long time.”

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Just the thing for commuting

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A Somerset man has bought a £35million Harrier jump jet on eBay for £10,000. Neil Banwell won an online auction for the aircraft which led the first attack on Port Stanley during the Falklands War, reports the Mirror.

Dad-of-three Neil, 39, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw one on eBay so I jumped at the chance. It was my daughter Jess’s 14th birthday and she put the bid on for me. We then went out to a barbecue and the next morning we found out we owned a Sea Harrier.”

The 46ft-long aircraft is now being stored in a hangar near his home in Wedmore, Somerset.
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Complete with cannons but, sorry, no engine.

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