If you live in the Midlands city of Birmingham what do you do for a bit of fun?

Why you dress up as a Zombie and walk the streets of course!


It was all in a good cause though as the Daily Mail reported that “thousands of blood-soaked, corpse-like 'zombies' took over the streets of Birmingham.”

Around 2,500 'undead' shuffled around an hour-long route in the city centre in an attempt to raise £3,000 for charity. Those taking part had to pay a minimum charity donation of £3 which went to the Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Mind you, they've got a long way to go before they beat the world record for the biggest ever Zombie walk which was set in Mexico City last year when nearly 10,000 dressed in rags and ghoulish make-up.

The yob culture which plagues British society took an unusual turn last week with police hunting a bus passenger who was spotted eating a seat.

According to The Sun, CCTV pictures show the man 'chewing' the upholstery, causing £200 worth of damage to the bus in Paignton, Devon.

The muncher was described as a stocky male in his late teens to early 20s, with short dark hair who wore a dark T-shirt.

The rules of bus operation Stagecoach state passengers must “refrain from eating and drinking items which make the environment unpleasant for other customers or otherwise cause offence”. They say nothing about eating the bus itself.

Another quirky tale from The Sun reports that a man who spent £250 on a trendy micro-pig for his wife has watched it grow into a 25 stone monster.

Apparently Colin Webb bought Babe when she weighed just 9oz and was led to believe that she wouldn't reach more more than 14in high.

Colin, of Scarborough, Yorkshire, said: “I don’t know what’s happened. Maybe we overfed her a bit. Babe’s no bother. She grunts when she needs the toilet and uses a potty.”

Susie added: “She’s easier to look after than a man. She never complains about food and doesn’t snore.”

Ridiculous! A story in The Independent tells us that Harrods store in London has opened its festive department to cater for summer visitors from abroad even though Christmas is 150-odd days away!

In what the paper says is the earliest ever launch of the London store's Christmas World department, Father Christmas arrived in a Union Jack-clad Jaguar to officially open the new 8,000 square foot department and unveil a giant snowglobe village, a pop-up gingerbread Harrods, a mountaintop ski chalet and a replica of the Tower of London that will house a set of Christmas crackers priced at £1,299.

Cuddle power!

The Daily Telegraph tells a nice tale about a couple who were told by doctors they should say goodbye to their severely ill newly born baby only for a hug from his mother to bring him out of a coma.

Adam Cheshire was just a day old when he stopped breathing and started suffering violent seizures due to a brain infection.

He slipped into a coma and was placed on a life support machine at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shropshire while doctors battled to save him.

His parents, Charlotte and Chris, were told to say their goodbyes and to take a final photograph of their son. But Adam astounded medics when he started showing signs of life after a cuddle from his mother and has now taken his first steps at the age of 16 months.