Southerners prefer blondes: According to a survey by Mintel, the south of England leads the country in its percentage of naturally blonde women. 24 per cent of southerners are blonde compared with only 12 per cent in East Anglia and the Midlands. The Midlands also has the highest proportion - 22 per cent - of grey-haired women.
It's a dog's life: At a cost of $7m, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in San Francisco has opened a state-of-the-art animal shelter which includes a section called "Lassie Lane" where dogs live in private furnished apartments with cable television and a limitless supply of tennis balls. Elsewhere, cats can look out onto aquariums stocked with tropical fish.Reuse content