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A lawyer is facing a bill of more than £50,000 after having lost a court battle in a row over a "lovely thick" laurel hedge, The Times reports. Julia Lofthouse sued Nick Hartley after he told his gardener to thin the hedge that separates their properties in Surrey.

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A candidate for political office in Japan is conducting his campaign dressed as the Joker. Yuusuke Kawai, who is hoping to become governor of Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, is running as a candidate for the Party to Make All of Chiba a Land of Dreams and Magic, SoraNews24 reports.

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A politician has been fined €10,000 for offering a wolf's tail as a retirement present. Jean-Marie Bernard, of France's conservative Republican party, said the gift was a “friendly gesture” as well as a political act to support farmers whose livelihoods are endangered by wolves.

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A Belfast man arrested for allegedly exposing himself in a Subway restaurant was found to have a Kinder Egg full of drugs concealed in his backside, police say. John Goddard, 48, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and causing disturbances after reports he had exposed himself in a Subway in sou

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A man who was sacked for sharing a leftover slice of pizza with his son on a business trip has been awarded over £150,000 by a court. Sydney man Greg Sherry was given permission to bring his wife and children on a trip to Melbourne, with his family members paying their own way.

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President Joe Biden's two German shepherds have been sent home from the White House after biting a security guard. White House officials said three-year-old Major "was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury".

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An Italian mafia boss who swapped drug smuggling for the dole queue has been arrested. Police believe Giuseppe Refrigeri, 66, is a leader of the Banda della Marranella, which allegedly has a virtual monopoly on the drugs trade in Rome.

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A convicted robber who absconded from prison was caught by police when he came out of hiding to buy the latest Call of Duty video game. Clint Butler, 36, fled HMP Spring Hill in south-east England last November while serving a 17-year extended sentence for crimes including robbery and firearms offen

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A council is checking its CCTV footage following reports that a large section of pavement was stolen from a village in West Sussex. Numerous paving slabs went missing in Storrington this week, much to the confusion of locals.

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A mysterious artwork painted on the former Reading Prison is speculated to be a Banksy piece depicting its most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde. The mural shows a prisoner rappelling down one of the prison's exterior walls using paper from a typewriter as a rope.

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A man who shares a surname with a derogatory term is suing a major academic institution over its definition. Italian man Francesco Terrone, 59, is seeking to have the prestigious Accademia della Crusca amend its definition of terrone.

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A juror caught reading a golf magazine during a robbery trial has been fined for contempt. David Barron, 60, found himself in the dock at Southampton Crown Court after browsing bargain golf clubs from the jury box.

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A plastic surgeon who appeared in a virtual trial while operating on a patient is facing an ethics investigation. Dr Scott Green, from Sacramento, California, insisted he was "available for trial" as he appeared in the dock from an operating room wearing scrubs and surrounded by beeping medical equi

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Spain's disgraced former king Juan Carlos I has paid a €4 million tax bill in a bid to help end his exile. The "king emeritus" abdicated in 2014 and later left Spain altogether amid allegations of corruption and tax offences, residing now in Abu Dhabi.

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Armed police on rollerblades will patrol the streets of one of the world's largest cities under a strange new initiative. The new armed rollerblading unit in Karachi, Pakistan has been established to help crack down on street thefts and harassment.

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