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
Snapchat got rid of the Best Friends feature and 'stalkers' are upset
Food secrets: the good, the bad...and the faeces
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea
Taylor Swift’s Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked, apparently by Lizard Squad
Selfie-obsessed men may be narcissistic psychopaths, study finds
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
- 2 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent answer to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
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