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Care home boss jumped out on colleague naked

A CARE home manager who got drunk and flashed his nipple before jumping out of a bathroom naked in front of one of his colleagues has been struck off the official register.

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Edinburgh Zoo pandas fail to mate

The mating window for Edinburgh Zoo’s pandas has closed after the pair failed to conceive despite having three encounters in a specially constructed ‘love tunnel’.

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Panda latest: Edinburgh Zoo pandas to meet for second mating attempt

Edinburgh Zoo’s pandas will meet again today as their keepers look to take advantage of the short window in which the giant bears can concieve.

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Back-up needed as blessing fails to stop ‘hauntings’

A CHURCH of Scotland minister has been called in to help a family who have become too terrified to stay in their “haunted” flat.

Mother-of-two Vicky Dann told the Evening News how she had been left at her wits’ end by the spooky goings-on in their Dalkeith home which had left her daughters Jenna, 18, and Emma, 11, petrified.

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‘Talking’ dog tops list of most watched YouTube videos of 2011

The most popular YouTube videos of 2011 have been revealed, with a “talking” dog beating a spoof of the royal wedding to the number one spot.

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Porsche engineers a diet for drivers

IT’S one way to lose the spare tyre.

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The start of a slippery slope?

IT BRINGS a whole new meaning to “on the piste”. Scotland and Europe’s mountain resorts could be inundated with merrier-than-usual skiers this winter after a new set of ski poles equipped with a pair of shot glasses and enough room for two large drams went on sale.

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Snow fun: Walker the polar bear turns 3

The UK’s only polar bear celebrated his third birthday today at his Highland home.

Driver’s tall tale casts a Harry Potter spell on tourists

IT PROMISES to be a magical experience that transports tourists into the mind of Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

One of cat’s lives goes up in smoke

POLICE are investigating after a kitten was caught in an animal trap on a Lothian estate.

Changing room chat: Runner gives birth after marathon

A PREGNANT Chicago woman felt contractions a few minutes after finishing the city’s marathon and gave birth hours later to a baby daughter. Amber Miller was 39 weeks pregnant when she started the 26.2 mile race on Sunday morning.

Sunbed tan ban for California teens

Minors in California will no longer be allowed to use tanning beds after the state governor signed a bill prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from using ultraviolet tanning devices.

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Marathon run ends in maternity ward

A PREGNANT woman felt contractions a few minutes after finishing the Chicago Marathon and gave birth hours later to a baby daughter.

Susan Morrison: It tikkas all sorts

THROUGHOUT my life I have always abided by a few simple rules when it comes to food. Broadly speaking, rule one says: best if someone else cooks. Rule two says: the toaster is your friend and rule three says: “delicious hot or cold” is not a recipe.

Bananas’ fury hits minister

AN MP threw bananas at Taiwan’s agriculture minister yesterday during questions about falling prices.

Rare Chinese Ming vase smashes world record by selling for £14m

NICOLAS Chow, the head of Sotheby’s Chinese Ceramics Department, displays a Ming Dynasty blue and white vase with fruit sprays which set a world auction record for Ming Dynasty porcelain when it sold for nearly £14 million at the sale in Hong Kong.

Two taken to hospital after ‘hottest chilli’ curry contest

TWO people had to be rushed to hospital after a “world’s hottest chilli” competition at an Indian restaurant left them writhing in agony.

Doh! Makers of Simpsons can’t afford to pay wages

THE future of long-running animated TV comedy The Simpsons appears to be up in the air after 20th Century Fox Television said it could not continue to afford producing the show.

Beer drinkers set Oktoberfest record

Revellers at Germany’s Oktoberfest downed a record 7.5 million litres of beer during the 17-day party which ended on Monday, official figures show.

Daredevil sets sights

A DAREDEVIL optician has raised more than £600 for the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh by taking part in a parachute jump.

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