THE Daily Express tells its readers how a kind-hearted police officer came to the rescue of a newly-wedded couple whose big day was in danger of being ruined.
Emmott and Georgia Garnett had just tied the knot in front of friends and relatives at Burnley's Registry Office when their chauffeur-driven car was involved in a road collision.
But when PC Pete Howarth arrived on the scene to investigate, he took them to the reception in Foulridge, Lancashire in his patrol car.
Georgia said: “We hadn't been able to get in touch with anyone to let them know what was happening so they thought we had arranged the police car for the day.”
The Guardian says that a lace gown newly identified as the only known surviving dress worn by Queen Charlotte, the long-suffering wife of George III, is to go on display in Bath.
“This was a very, very expensive dress, and there were very few women in England who could have afforded it,” said Elly Summers, curator at the Fashion Museum.
The gown is entirely made of lace – hundreds of strips of the highest quality imported bobbin lace skilfully pieced together – rather than just trimmed with lace.
It was given to the museum in the 1960s by a family whose ancestor had been given it by the queen – gifts of royal clothing to courtiers and attendants was common practice. The cobwebby gown is so fragile that it has never been displayed before.
Never mind that parts of the Mediterranean have been hit by floods, snow and storms, the British media is more concerned about the impact this is having on our supermarkets.
The Daily Mirror says that vegetables are being rationed in the shops, quoting major chain Morrisons who have imposed a limit of three iceberg lettuces and three heads of broccoli per customer, across each of its 492 UK stores. And some Tesco shops are also carrying notices capping the number of lettuces to three per person
Signs pinned in front of foods read: “Due to continued weather problems in Spain, there is a shortage on iceberg lettuce. To protect the availability for all our customers, we are limiting bulk purchases to three per person.”
The shortage began with aubergines and courgettes but has now spread to other vegetables, salad and, potentially, citrus fruit.
And shortages are expected in baby spinach, mixed leaves, rocket, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, lemons, and oranges.
Fewer people are visiting UK museums and galleries, says The Guardian. They outline a report by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport which showed that 47.6 million people visited institutions such as Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum between April 2015 and April 2016, a drop from the record-breaking 50 million who went in the previous 12-month period.
One of the biggest declines was in the number of young people visiting these museums for educational purposes, which was down by six per cent.
The Museums Association has blamed security fears over terrorism, and a possible lack of blockbuster exhibitions on the scale of the V&A’s David Bowie show.
Tate galleries, which includes Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, saw the greatest fall, from 7.9 million to 6.7 million.
According to The Sun, a school may change its start time to 9.22am. Blatchington Mill School in Hove, Sussex, will consult with staff, students and parents about plans to shift the day back by an hour.
The school day currently starts at 8.30am and ends at 3pm but if the plans are approved students will be asked to arrive at 9.25am and finish at 4pm.
Research has suggested early start times do not support the biological rhythms of adolescents.
Does the sound of someone chewing gum or clicking a pen really irritate you?
Well, according to the Daily Telegraph, people who get in this state may have a genuine brain abnormality.
Researchers at Newcastle University have reported finding a difference in the frontal lobe in misophonia sufferers, suggesting it is a genuine condition.
Dr Sukhbinder Kumar, from the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University, said: “For many people with misophonia, this will come as welcome news, as for the first time we have demonstrated a difference in brain structure and function in sufferers.
“This study demonstrates the critical brain changes as further evidence to convince a sceptical medical community that this is a genuine disorder.”
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