USA: An 86-year-old woman has become a first-time novelist by writing a romance about a bored housewife.
Georgia Gorringe, from Utah, said it took her five years to write the novel No Good-Bye. Ms Gorringe said the story focuses on a woman who listens to talk radio and is turned on by a man’s magical voice.
The writer’s daughter, Bobbie Posey, said she was taken aback by the amount of sex in the book. Ms Gorringe says the story is all fiction, but her daughter says much of it is based on her mother’s real-life experiences.
ENGLAND: Linseed farmer Durwin Banks is used to dealing with sizeable orders, but a herd of African elephants has become his biggest customer.
A consignment of 25 litres of home-pressed oil from the Linseed Farm, near Horsham, West Sussex, has been delivered to Howletts Wild Animal Park as a christening present to celebrate the 13-strong herd’s newest arrival.
Mirembe is the 22nd elephant to be born at the zoo near Canterbury, Kent. The herd, the largest in the UK, consumes about a litre of linseed oil a day, but Mirembe will have to wait until she is on solid food before she gets a taste, a Howletts spokeswoman said.
USA: Nearly $21,000 (€15,800) is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armoured truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino.
GardaWorld armoured car services picked up the cash at Revel on August. 6.
An incident report obtained by The Press of Atlantic City says surveillance video showed the bag holding the cash on the roof as the truck left Revel. The bag was still on the roof when the truck pulled away from nearby Resorts Casino Hotel.
It is not clear where the bag fell off.
Revel will close its hotel and casino in September because of financial problems.
ENGLAND: With the cost of watching live football rising every year, one owner of a club is offering to pay fans to come through the turnstiles.
Jamie Waltham, 33, the owner and manager of newly formed non-league Hull United AFC, says he will give £2 (€2.5) to everyone who comes to watch his team play their first home game. He said many people felt priced out of watching their much bigger rival, Hull City, in the Premier League so he wanted to offer an alternative.
“I’m offering £2 to everyone that comes through the door, but if people come in and spend £4-£5 then we could make a bit of money,” Mr Waltham said. “We are doing pints of beer for £2, food at discounted prices and we want it to be as affordable as possible.”
USA: A man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: A t-shirt featuring his mugshot.
Bobby Burt, 19, of Pittsfield, Maine, had the mugshot from his June arrest printed on the orange shirt, along with the words ‘Sponsored by Bud Light and Somerset County Sheriff’.
The mugshot is making the rounds online thanks to The Smoking Gun, which posted it. Sean Maguire, the jail’s compliance manager, said there is no policy on what inmates can or cannot wear for booking photos. Burt is using the mugshot for his Facebook profile picture.
England: Paramedics had to find their way through a maze after a grandmother fell and hurt herself.
A team of hazard specialists were deployed to Blake House craft centre near Braintree, Essex when the elderly woman was injured while exploring the maize maze set in a 10-acre field.
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