Last week was ...
Monday 27 January 1997
A Bad Week for burgling, as a man in Saratoga Springs, who had allegedly stolen some office equipment, was easily tracked by police who followed his footprints in the snow. They led to the door of a restaurant where hundreds of police officers were attending a retirement party.
A Notable Week for `The Archers' which broadcast its 12,000th episode. To make the sound of a lamb being born, incidentally, a sound effects person squelches his hand in yogurt then throws a wet towel on to some straw.
An Expensive Week for dog-owners in Southern China, as the province of Guangdong introduced a fee of 10,000 yuan (pounds 750) for a dog licence. The sum is equivalent to about twice the yearly wage of many workers. Pet dogs were illegal in China until recently.
Life & Style blogs
Why you should never make assumptions about people with autism
People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study
Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 3 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 4 Motorists taunt suicidal woman on bridge and tell her to 'get on with it'
- 5 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
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