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A couple who regretted taking free advice from an architect friend are facing a £1 million legal bill after a failed lawsuit against her. Peter and Lynn Burgess say the transformation of the garden at their £5 million London home would have been completed quicker and more cheaply without

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Police officers in New York City will swap their notebooks for an iPhone app in a move upending a century of tradition. The iconic "memo book" in which officers have taken handwritten notes since the 1800s will be scrapped next Monday, The New York Times reports.

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A pair of senior Russian police officers have been spared jail after creating a drug den to later bust. They convinced three known drug users to manufacture and consume the opioid "krokodil" in a flat using ingredients they stole from police evidence stores.

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Men who stole prized racing pigeons worth more than €700,000 have been caged for three years. The thieves were also ordered to pay €320,000 in damages after wiretap evidence helped secure their convictions.

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A large stash of drugs was seized by police after officers checked two bags labelled "bag full of drugs".

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Police responding to reports of a child calling for help were relieved to find that the screams were coming from a goat. A man in Ottawa called police after hearing what sounded like a child calling for help from a nearby wooded area, CBC reports.

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An item of jewellery has become the bane of a police force after it appealed for help in finding its "rightful owner". The item in question is a replica of the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings.

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A suspected phone thief has been arrested after police allegedly found more than 30 mobile phones in his cycle shorts. Police recovered the phones after blocking the exits at a rock concert when dozens of people reported lost phones.

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A man has been jailed after brazenly smoking a joint while in the dock for alleged possession of cannabis. After delivering a polemic against the criminalisation of the drug, Spencer Boston, 20, pulled out a joint and lit it.

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Parents can not name their children after the Devil, naming authorities in Iceland have ruled. The country's naming committee, which regulates baby names, refused a request to add "Lusifer" to its official register.

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The UK's pensions regulator has issued a fine – against another watchdog. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was taken to task by the regulator in a rare case of one watchdog fining another.

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The former stockbroker whose memoir was adapted into Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street has accused the film's production company of fraud. Jordan Belfort created a stock manipulation scheme and was subsequently jailed for securities fraud in 1999.

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A lawyer has been forced to pay over £2,000 after a bust-up in the front row of an opera house. Matthew Feargrieve, a solicitor specialising in corporate and investment funds law, was sentenced this week after being found guilty of common assault last month, MyLondon reports.

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A man who clocked in for work in his pants before getting dressed did nothing wrong, a court has ruled. Police officer Alberto Muraglia, 58, was caught on a hidden camera clocking in at his office in just a T-shirt and underpants.

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Witnesses and complainants have been told to bring their own water and tissues to court after a cash-strapped courthouse scrapped its provisions. The money-saving move applies across the board, meaning police, prosecutors and defence lawyers will also be denied free water and tissues.

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