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In , Mat Waddington recounts an encounter with a long tailed tit tapping at his window, his girlfriend at the other end of the village was similarly visited by a long tailed window tapper. Was the bird playing Cupid? 💘

“We are breaking the traditional norms that say women are only for baking and washing in the house. We need to be stronger and be confident. It's through boxing that this will be achieved.” 🥊

Stunning pictures of the horsemen who make a living on Lagos Beach, Nigeria: 🏇

(Photographer: Grace Ekpu)

The housing market outlook over the next three months is the worst for 20 years, surveyors say.

When orphaned bear cub Mashka was found starving in a Russian village, local animal lovers raised money to fly her across the country to a new home. ❤️🐻

Yes yes, you're a good multitasker, but could you express milk during a 268-mile race and then break the course record by 12 hours?

In @DaphneComedy's show at 11pm, the gang set sail for New York but are waylaid by George's mathematical ineptitude.

An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a pet crocodile in Sulawesi after she fell into its enclosure.

"I have become more productive purely from having no distractions. All the books on my shelves are ones I love - I am no longer looking and thinking, 'I've not read that'."

"There will be days where you don’t want to workout, and there will be sessions when you will feel like you are taking five steps back; those are the days where the magic happens!"

"I can’t go into toilets without a gap at the bottom or top big enough for me to escape through if required. Coffee shop toilets where there’s just one single, closed-off room make me feel physically sick."

If you're planning to drive abroad after 29 March, you need to act soon or risk breaking the law.

"I was once in a shop and a woman told me I was 'an inspiration' – and I was just shopping for crisps."

"I'm a get a scholarship to King's College
"I probly shouldn't brag, but dag, I amaze & astonish,
I gotta holler just to be heard..."

This way of eaten promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. 🌎

Buckingham Palace said the crash involved another vehicle and police attended the scene.

Upskirting: How can one woman change the law?

An assault at a gig changed Gina Martin’s life, so she changed the law.

Listen to on @BBCSounds 👉

This week's Radio 4 Appeal is for the charity @TREEAID, a humanitarian and environmental charity working to help people in Africa lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment. The appeal is presented by Zoe Wanamaker.

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