ACCORDING to the Daily Star, 27 year old Alisha Caffrey, from Liverpool, has spent £400 on her dog's wedding which included a three-tier wedding cake.

The story says that Squidgy, a bichon frise, and Yorkshire terrier Eddie tied the knot when Alisha Caffrey refused to let them 'live in sin' when they produced pups.

The 'happy couple' even trotted down the aisle to the Donny Osmond hit Puppy Love.

Alisha said: “It was really important to me that they tied the knot now they have had puppies.”

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There was a more conventional happy puppy story in the Derby Telegraph newspaper. Pug Winston, which went missing nine months ago, has been reunited with his family, having somehow travelled 30 miles away.

The Drury family from Stapenhill, Burton on Trent, were distraught when Winston disappeared but out of the blue received a call from a dog warden to say that he been found in Coventry and identified through his microchip.

Mum Nicola told the paper: “I was crying my eyes out when I found out he was safe. I couldn't believe he has made it all the way to Coventry.”

She added: “Whoever he's been with hasn't been looking after him very well. He's got something wrong with his eyes and lots of scratches and bald patches in his fur.

“He was wearing a pink collar so maybe somebody was trying to disguise him as a girl. We're just so glad to have him home and he remembered us too, he jumped all over the kids when he saw them.”

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A story in the Daily Mail tells us that a third of brides regretted their choice of wedding dress and would change it if they could turn back time.

A survey of 1,000 women has shown that more than half would edit the best man's speech if they had the chance to replay it. It seems that the biggest source of marital regret was his speech with 'inappropriate jokes’ were the main source of concern.

People living in the Nottingham suburb of West Bridgford are up in arms after the local council replaced their fresh floral displays with 'tacky' plastic flowers.

The Daily Express says that Rushcliffe Borough Council made the decision on cost-cutting grounds, with the initiative expected to save them £3,000 a year.

A spokesman for the council said: “Artificial flowers have improved greatly over the years.”

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The Daily Telegraph says the use of 'text speak' including shortened words and abbreviations can improve children's spelling because they sound out words and phrases .

Scientists claim that using abbreviations like ‘gr8’ and ‘1daful’ require children to sound out spellings and this can actually help them when they come to learning and writing words.

Clare Wood, professor of psychology in education at Coventry University said. “Our previous work has shown that the reason why we see positive associations between use of texting slang and spelling outcomes is because many of the most commonly used forms of text abbreviation are phonetically based.”

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It may have spent nearly 50 years in bits on a garage door but, says the Daily Express, a rusty old motorbike has been sold for a record £91,000.

The rare 1955 Vincent Black Prince has not been ridden since being taken off the road in 1967 for a restoration project its owner never got round to. It was dismantled and stripped back before being left in his garage in Yorkshire.

The motorbike has been sold for a new world record for a Vincent Black Prince at auction, the previous best was held by a mint-condition example which sold in 2012 for £81,000.

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