And Finally

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The green sedum roof at The Cairn Distillery near Grantown on Spey is proving to be a haven for bees. Since its installation in April this year, the roof has thrived and is now carpeted with wildflowers. And as a result, it has attracted thousands of bees, according to the Ecological Clerk of Works

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Six flag poles outside Lerwick Town Hall have been given retrospective planning permission 20 years after their installation. A recent application submitted by Shetland Islands Council said not applying for consent when they were installed was an “oversight”.

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A town mayor — who happens to be a miniature Shetland pony — has been effectively barred from his local pub over a planning row.

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Reclaimed stone from a historic Dundee jute mill is to find new purpose in pointing future University of Dundee students in the right direction. Wallace Craigie Works spinning mill was built in 1836 and played an instrumental part in Dundee’s success in the jute industry, one of many mills tha

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A man arrested on suspicion of causing a wildfire allegedly told police he was trying to kill a spider with a lighter. Utah man Cory Allan Martin, 26, was discovered at the site of the spreading fire on a mountain near the town of Springville, CNN reports.

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A town mayor — who happens to be a miniature Shetland pony — has been effectively barred from his local pub over a planning row. Councillors in Cockington, a village in south-east England, made Patrick the pony their honorary mayor in a widely-publicised ceremony last month.

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A group of nuns have prevailed in a legal battle over the ownership of a 15th-century convent. A court in Palma de Mallorca found in favour of the nuns, who had been in a dispute with the Bishop of Mallorca.

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A man from San Francisco is fighting a ticket for parking in a red zone after the kerb was repainted red while his car was parked in the spot.

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Millions of dollars of taxpayer money handed to a theme park for a state-of-the-art facility to protect endangered koalas has instead been diverted to build a new rollercoaster, it has emerged. The government of Queensland in Australia provided $2.7 million to build the Future Lab wildlife research

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A businessman and high-profile football sponsor has claimed that he ran up a £20k electricity bill in order to prove his wealth following claims he had run out of money. Hugh Clarke took over the Sizzlers fish and chip shop in Airdrie in May 2020 but shut it down less than three mont

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has revealed plans to build a £1 trillion skyscraper which will stretch to 75 miles along the desert.

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Sleep pods mean Japanese workers can take a nap standing up Workers in Japan will soon be able to grab 40 winks in the office, standing up in vertical sleep pods.

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Giant pieces of foil have been deployed on a London bridge to prevent it from overheating as temperatures soared over the past week. Silver insulation foil was placed over Hammersmith Bridge to protect the structure from the sun and keep the bridge open, as London saw highs of 35C.

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