Good Day for Florida residents, as a County Court judge ruled that Russell Crowe, 27, may not share his rented room with 40 poisonous cobras. A neighbour had complained after finding a monocled cobra in her flowerbed. Mr Crowe had been hoping to set up a business marketing snake venom.

Bad Day for Birmingham residents, as a local doctor refused to silence the four peacocks he keeps in his back garden. Neighbours say the birds are making their life a misery with their constant screeching; Dr Narayan says he only lets them out at 7am "when people should be awake".