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Big-heads: A Chinese husband and wife have knitted a hat 18ft in circumference and nearly 10ft high as a good luck charm for the World Conference on Women in Peking. It needed 43,500 feet of wool and 845,700 stitches. Luo Yuefeng and his wife Chen Xuyuan had also knitted a giant glove to support Peking's Olympic bid.

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Halifax motorists, after a lorry shed part of its load of 70,000 dead chickens, causing considerable hold-ups.