A small town in Wales was engulfed with Elvis Presley lookalikes, says the Daily Mail.

Impersonators from around the world flooded to the UK for the Porthcawl Elvis Festival, one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

Over 20 venues in the town played host to tribute gigs and performances.

The Daily Express salutes two 14 year old schoolboys from Bristol who have higher IQs than Stephen Hawking.

The paper says that Liam Gormley and Michael Gowie, from St Bede's Catholic College, have both achieved scores of 162 in the IQ test for Mensa, the global society for people with high IQs.  Stephen Hawking has an IQ of 160.

Big news for Star Wars fans from the BBC. They can get a rare glimpse of original Star Wars costumes including one of Darth Vader's suits and the R2-D2 costume, in an exhibition in London in November.


The BBC reports that at least 200 original props, loaned by George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, from all seven films will be at the interactive show at the O2 in Greenwich.

And Shakespeare enthusiasts should be pleased by a Daily Mail report that the archaeological remains of two Elizabethan playhouses, including the theatre in which Shakespeare's Hamlet was first performed, have been protected.

The Theatre, in Hackney, and the Hope, Bankside, London join the Rose and the Globe as scheduled monuments..

Built in 1576-7, the Hackney Theatre is the earliest-known example of a polygonal playhouse in the capital and it is thought to be the site of the first performance of both Hamlet and Christopher Marlowe's Dr Faustus.


The Guardian tells us that police officers were called to reports of an assault only to find two comedy zombies 'running late'.

They had been told that a woman was being assaulted by a man in a car at junction 11 of the M62.

However it turned out to be two actors, a man and a woman, on their way back from working as extras on the set of an online sitcom set in Runcorn, Cheshire.

A police spokesman said that when officers realised what had happened they took no further action.


Seemingly, more British women are wearing trainers than high heels reveals analysts Mintel.

An article in the Daily Mirror says that 37% of UK women who have bought shoes in the last year bought trainers, compared with 33% who bought heels as compared to last year when 35% bought trainers and 35% bought heels.

Mintel senior fashion analyst Tamara Sender said: “The UK sportswear market has seen strong growth in the last year and there has been a trend for consumers to integrate sports clothing into their daily wardrobes, meaning trainers have also become more popular among women, overtaking heels to become the second favourite item of footwear after flat shoes.”


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Daily Mirror (www.mirror.co.uk)

BBC (www.bbc.co.uk)