ACCORDING to the Daily Mirror, a great white shark like the one featured in the 1975 film Jaws, is hunting off the coast of Britain.

Fishing journalist Graeme Pullen commented: “This is surely Britain’s first great white. The danger is this shark will eventually stumble across someone in a wetsuit and mistake them for a seal.”

There are claims that the shark has been sighted repeatedly off Hayling Island, Hants.


There has been a re-enactment in Edinburgh of the first steps of the Great War poet Wilfred Owen to mark 100 years since he arrived in the city.

The Daily Express says Edinburgh had a huge impact on his poetry...Owen arrived from London by train on June 26, 1917 after being sent to be treated for shellshock at Craiglockhart War Hospital.

And whilst there he met anti-war poet Siegfried Sassoon, who would become a close friend and have a massive effect on his work.

It was at Craiglockhart, now part of Edinburgh Napier's Craiglockhart campus, that Owen wrote two of his most-revered poems - Dulce Et Decorum Est and Anthem For Doomed Youth.


Did you know it's 50 years since the world's first cash machine was used. The Guardian reports that the site of the world’s first cash machine has been coloured gold to celebrate the occasion occasion

It was the idea of a Scottish inventor John Shepherd-Barron and the first ATM was opened on June 27, 1967 at a branch of Barclays bank in Enfield, north London.

The paper says there are an estimated three million cash machines across the world, with about 70,000 in the UK alone.


The author of one of children's literatures most iconic character, Paddington Bear, has died.

The Daily Mirror reports that Michael Bond passed away at the age of 91 after a short illness.

Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books, said: “He will be forever remembered for his creation of the iconic Paddington, with his duffle coat and wellington boots, which touched my own heart as a child and will live on in the hearts of future generations.”

Recalling how the character came to him, Michael commented: “I bought a small toy bear on Christmas Eve 1956. I saw it left on a shelf in a London store and felt sorry for it.

“I took it home as a present for my wife Brenda and named it Paddington as we were living near Paddington Station at the time.

“I wrote some stories about the bear, more for fun than with the idea of having them published.”


There has been a new historic find at Avebury henge in Wiltshire, which is said to be the world's largest stone circle (eat your heart out Stonehenge).

A Daily Star article says that a hidden square has been found, made of 12 big stones, three metres across and weighing up to 40 tons each.

Dr Mark Gillings, of Leicester University, said the square had the potential to be one of the earliest structures in the prehistoric site.

“We have detected and mapped a series of prehistoric standing stones that were subsequently hidden and buried, along with the positions of others likely destroyed.

"Together, these reveal a striking and apparently unique square megalithic monument within the Avebury circles that has the potential to be one of the very earliest structures on this remarkable site.


Twenty four year old Canadian Megan Couto has made history by becoming the first female captain of the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace.

The Daily Express reports that Megan will take up the role with her unit, The Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI) - known as The Patricia's. 

The role of Mounting the Queen's Guard usually falls to the British Army's Household Division, which is largely made up of men.

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