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Good Day for trainspotters, particularly dead ones, as the Midland Railway Trust announced that over 50 bookings have been taken for steam trains to be used as hearses on a special line direct to "Golden Valley Halt" graveyard. They hope to be ready for the first burials late this year.

Bad Day for fly-swatters, as a bard-handed mosquito-killing competition in Finland had to be cancelled because of a shortage in "live games equipment". In other words, there were not enough mosquitoes around. Organisers are now seeking funding to replenish the depleted mosquito stock.

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