Police found the woman only had a provisional license and was accompanied only by a parrot
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Saturday 30 May 2009
Polly wants a passport – and isn't above stealing one. A brazen parrot spotted a Scottish man's passport in a coloured bag in the luggage compartment of a bus, nabbed the document and made off into dense bush with it.
Thursday 28 May 2009
Mrs Robinson has been through gruelling surgery which has left her unable to see out of one eye. But the facial reconstruction was a success, and given the severity of her injuries, it's a testament to the skill of her surgeons that she emerged from the operating theatre with her face intact. But she is being rather prickly about it all. Which isn't that surprising, given that Mrs Robinson is a hedgehog.
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Having been declared dead, it appears that the parrot still lives. I'm talking about inflation, which to the surprise of most forecasters actually rose last month as measured by the Consumer Prices Index. To believe the headlines, you would think we were already in an age of deflation, yet the latest numbers have bizarrely forced the Governor of the Bank of England again to write to the Chancellor explaining why inflation is still so much above target. Wait a while, he might have said, and I'll be writing to you to explain why we are so far below target.
Sunday 22 March 2009
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Pot luck: After years of experimenting with new, whizzbang plants, I’ve returned to the old stalwarts
Saturday 01 November 2008
Sunday 19 October 2008
Saturday 27 September 2008
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/the_campaign_trailers/2008/09/ralf-nader-talk.html" target="_blank">US Campaign Trail: Ralf Nader talks politics with a parrot</a>
Wednesday 17 September 2008
Can American politics get any stranger?
Saturday 14 June 2008
Friday 09 May 2008
Just yards away from the optimistic departure point of the Pilgrim Fathers and under the vantage point of one of their greatest maritime forefathers, Sir Francis Drake, Britain's current squadron of transoceanic maritime heroes is in trouble.
Sunday 30 December 2007
Friday 19 January 2007
The murder of a Harvey Nichols beauty assistant by an obsessed stalker "could not have been reasonably foreseen", a coroner ruled yesterday.
Friday 19 January 2007
Watford last night accepted a bid from Aston Villa believed to be an initial £8 million for striker Ashley Young. The 21-year-old has been given permission to talk to Martin O'Neill, whose Villa side host the Hornets tomorrow.
Sunday 22 October 2006
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
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