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The Daily Mail says that dog attacks against postal workers have jumped by eight per cent in the past year to more than 3,300.



Royal Mail chairman Donald Brydon told the paper: “We know that most dogs are not inherently dangerous, however, even the most placid animal can be prone to attack if it feels its territory is being threatened.

 “We appeal to owners to keep their pets under control, especially if they know their pets have a territorial nature.”


 I've only eaten it once and wasn't that impressed but it seems that moves are afoot to let the traditional Scottish haggis back into America.

 Sheep lung, which is a key part of Haggis, has been banned in the States since 1971 and British lamb has been banned since 1989 following the foot and mouth outbreak. But now the Daily Telegraph is reporting that government minister Owen Paterson is to lobby senior American officials to end the ban.

 He commented: “I share many haggis producers' disappointment that American diners are currently unable to enjoy the taste of Scotland's wonderful national dish in their own country.

 “I am meeting my US counterpart to discuss how we can begin exporting it, particularly as so many Americans enjoy celebrating their Scottish heritage.”


 The search is always on for unusual ways to raise money for charity and a Daily Express story reveals that 27 year old Craig Rowley, whose mother was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, is planning to travel from Brighton to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north of the England using just local buses to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

 Craig said: “ I was trying to rack my brains about doing something a bit different and it just came to me. I was sitting there one day and just found myself thinking: 'I wonder if you can get from the bottom of the country to the top using just buses?"


 If you like your beer, then the Scottish Daily Record is carrying a report about a British brew which contains 68 per cent alcohol and has been officially named as the world's strongest.

 It's called Snake Venom, costs £50 for a 275ml bottle and is produced by Brewmeister, in the Scottish town of Keith.

 Managing director Lewis Shand said:“Snake Venom is not like other beers in that we’d not recommend drinking a bottle in one go.”


 Are you good with heights? If so, there is a job going for you as a window cleaner in central London.

 The Daily Express says an agency is recruiting window cleaners who can tackle 11,000 panes of glass up to 300 metres above the ground at The Shard, London's tallest building.


 Peacock pests have been plaguing a street in Greater Manchester, says the Daily Telegraph.

 The birds escaped from a farm and one of the residents of a street in Stockport found five of them in her home, having trashed her kitchen and ruined the blinds.

 Now they have lined their fences with garden furniture to prevent the birds from sitting there.

 One resident said: “When one sits on my window ledge it's as tall as me.”


 Legendary country singer Dolly Parton has offered to adopt a dog found abandoned at the Glastonbury music festival.

 The BBC says the singer, who performed at the festival, has said that if nobody claims the white Lurcher, named Dolly in her honour, she will take it back to America with her.


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The Express (www.express.co.uk)


Daily Mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)


Daily Telegraph (www.telegraph co.uk)


BBC (www.bbc.co.uk)


Scottish Daily Record (www.dailyrecord.co.uk)