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Giving evidence against a Furness man charged with being drunk and disorderly, a Barrow policeman said he knew the man was drunk because he had a glazed look in his eye. The case was dismissed when the defendant's solicitor rose to inform magistrates that his client had a glass eye.
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A magistrate yesterday questioned police who arrested a man for bumping into a flower pot. "Was the flower pot caused harrassment, alarm or distress?" Quentin Campbell asked, at Marlborough Street in London. Alan Barwell, prosecuting, told the court the defendant had been seen bumping into people, but wasn't arrested till he bumped into the flower pot.
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Sherry Milligan, a judge at the Western Washington Fair, saved a prize hen which nearly drowned by performing mouth-to-beak resuscitation. She came to the rescue after the sultan hen passed out in a punch bowl of soapy water as Daniel Burnson, aged twelve, was explaining his chicken cleaning technique.
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Preston North End's third division game with West Bromwich Albion on October the 5th has been postponed, on police advice, because it clashes with the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool.
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The noise of low-flying aircraft using RAF Northolt is making life a misery for Eastcote residents, they claim. Field End Road is directly under the flight path and homeowners say air traffic has increased considerably. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said, "Aeroplanes are apt to fly low near aerodromes. It either means they're coming in or going out".
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As calls grow to add rottweillers to the list of controlled dog breeds, the National Canine Defence League has announced its offering of a £10 neutering service to anyone receiving state benefits.