More funny, useful and poignant stories from around the world:

  • Charity launches toilet twinning: A Coventry bishop gives his backing to a charity’s scheme to raise funds for better sanitation in Burundi, Africa – toilet twinning.
  • First zero gravity wedding: Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor of New York City said their wedding vows in a memorable way: in zero gravity!
  • Hockney turns to mobile artwork: Artist David Hockney is still at the cutting edge of art, producing mini-masterpieces on his mobile phone.
  • Banksy mural defaced with paint: A Banksy image on the side of a building in Bristol is defaced with blue paint pellets fire from a paintball gun.
  • Church blesses fathers with beer: Bottles of beer were given to fathers who attended church, in an alternative “blessing” for Father’s Day.
  • Charity posts back rubber bands: Keep Britain Tidy is delivering a giant envelope containing 13,000 rubber bands dropped by postal workers to Royal Mail.
  • Tube to platform inspiring words: Service announcements on the London Underground are to include the words of great thinkers to try to make journeys more inspiring.
  • India plans hot chilli grenades: Defence scientists in India want to put one of the world’s hottest chilli powders into hand grenades to control riots and fight insurgents.
  • Winslet’s surprise school visit: Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet surprises students at her former stage school by turning up during rehearsals for their latest shows.
  • Women ‘happiest at 28’ : “The age of 28 has been pinpointed as the time in a woman’s life their hair looks the best, body shape is at its peak and confidence is at an all-time high. The security of your job, having a steady income, being in a relationship and having strong friendships all help create the perfect point in our lives when everything comes together.”
  • Aqueduct crowned world ‘wonder’: A 200-year-old aqueduct near Wrexham is added to a prestigious list of United Nations’ World Heritage Sites.
  • Faulty 20p coins ‘worth £50 each’: Thousands of 20p coins wrongly issued without a date are said to be worth up to £50 each.
  • Rap fans bombard family’s phone: Thousands of rap fans bombard an Oldham family with calls after their phone number featured on a rap track.
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