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Gritsy Bitsy and David Plowie show true grit to triumph in naming contest

The council already had five named gritters - Brad Grit, Gritney Spears, The Subzero Hero, Mr Plow and Usain Salt

Washington skies see penis drawing by US Navy jet go viral

An official from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island acknowledged a Navy E/A-18 Growler warplane was responsible for the "immature act" on Friday

Unbelievable! Suspected car thief hides in Chris Kamara’s garden

The suspect was pursued by police in a dramatic chase on Thursday night after he failed to stop for officers near Leeds

Japanese rail firm apologises after train leaves 20 seconds early

The Tsukuba Express train was due to leave Minami Nagareyama Station, just north of Tokyo, for Tsukuba at 9.44.40am local time on Tuesday, but instead left at 9.44.20am

Greggs ‘sorry’ for replacing Jesus with sausage roll in Christmas advert

The offending image shows the Three Wise Men surrounding one of Greggs' trademark sausage rolls, rather than the newborn Jesus

Ferry McFerryface: Meet Boaty McBoatface’s Australian cousin

New South Wales government officials have announced the Sydney Harbour vessel will instead be named Ferry McFerryface, which was the second favourite option among the 15,000 people who voted

Stray cat identified as prime suspect in elderly woman’s attempted murder

Mayuko Matsumoto, 82, was found by her daughter with about 20 cuts to her face at her home in Mifune, southern Japan

Dying boy’s life saved after doctors in Italy grow a new skin to cover...

The nine-year-old Syrian boy was dying from a severe condition called junctional epidermolysis bullosa, which caused him to lose the majority of his skin's outer layer

Otters had wolf-sized ancestors with powerful teeth, scientists reveal

A far cry from the cute-looking animals shared on social media today, Siamogale melilutra weighed about 50kg and had an unusually powerful bite - allowing it to crush bird bones and small mammals

Mystery over gigantic ‘LFC’ carving on Shropshire hill

The letters, which are almost as long as a football pitch, were spotted by an airborne camera on the north side of Titterstone Clee Hill, east of Ludlow - 100 miles from Anfield


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