A man has been rebuked for dialling 999 in a row over pumpkins. West Yorkshire Police shared an audio recording of the call on Twitter as it pleaded with members of the public not to call except in a life-or-death emergency.
A woman in the New Town in Edinburgh who painted her door pink has incurred the wrath of locals. Miranda Dickson, 48, departed from the mandated black to paint the front door of her Drummond Place property a shade of Champagne pink, leading to the council threatening her with a £20,000 fine.
A cannabis company in the US is facing a class action lawsuit from dissatisfied customers over claims its products aren't as potent as promised. California-based DreamFields Brands sells premium products advertised as having a higher level of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBS News reports
An internet meme originating from a 1960s Spider-Man cartoon has been included in a court judgment. The widely-recognised image is included in a judgment handed down by Judge Mark E. Walker, a US federal judge in Florida, during the summer.
Unhappy customers are suing "Italy's No. 1 brand of pasta" after discovering its products are actually made in Iowa and New York. A federal US judge this week ruled that the class action lawsuit against Barilla, the world's largest pasta manufacturer, can go to trial.
Finally, a politician you can trust: a cat has been appointed as the mayor of an Italian town and will stay in office for a year. Miao spent her first day as ‘mayor of the animals’ of Civita d’Antino, Abruzzo Region, southern Italy earlier this month.
In an un-bee-leviable story, a woman has denied releasing a swarm of bees upon sheriff deputies as they tried to serve an eviction notice on her. Rorie S Woods, 55, from Massachusetts, faces charges of assault and battery and pleaded not guilty before being released on bail.
A burglar met her match after being wrestled to the ground by an octogenarian sister in a failed attempt to steal a convent's collection pot. The intruder had failed to account for one brave sister who stopped the assailant and raised the alarm before the thief could escape with the money.
Cannabis can now be ordered on Uber Eats in Toronto. Four years after Canada legalised the drug, the American company launched a partnership with three marijuana dispensaries in the city
A Spanish resort is taking a rapper to court because of an "offensive" song that implies it is a hotbed of corruption. The municipal council of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava has begun proceedings against Samuel SLZR as he allegedly links the town to “vandalism, crime and corruption”.
A law lecturer in Spain has told of how a student once tried to cheat in an exam by carving their notes into multiple ballpoint pens. Malaga University lecturer Yolanda de Lucchi tweeted two images of what she says were the 11 pens that were taken from the student.
World-famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli is suing a private jet operator after he was warned during a flight about turbulence. Bocelli, who has sold over 75 million records worldwide, alleges that Private Jet Services of Seabrook provided him with an old, noisy plane and ignored his special requests
A woman who refuses to deal with a rodent infestation in her home because of her "ethical vegan" beliefs – leading to mice overrunning her neighbours' homes – has been fined for a second time. Margaret Manzoni, 73, has driven some of her neighbours out of their homes by feeding the mice,
A Japanese woman has become the victim of a romance scam that is out of this world. The 65-year-old struck up an interaction with a man on Instagram who told her he needed thousands of dollars – to return to Earth.
New Zealand's government has proposed taxing farmers on the greenhouse gases produced by burping and peeing animals. The government said that the levy was a world first and that farmers could pass the cost on by charging more for green products.