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A man who carried out a series of robberies armed with a cucumber was jailed for seven years yesterday. Ernest Coverly, aged 37, used a cucumber wrapped in a bin liner to resemble a gun in all but two of sixteen raids. Mr. Orlando Parnauld defending said on two occasions he used an iron bar, because he couldn't afford a cucumber.
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Margot Kidder is in Montreal to perform in The Vagina Monologues and has had parts in a dozen films.
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David Beckham also revealed that his sons Brooklyn (13), Romeo (10) and Cruz (7) will stay in London to go to school along with his wife Victoria (38) and his one-year-old daughter Harper.
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Irresponsible dog owners have been condemed for turning a local beauty spot into a canine lavatory. The problem was discussed at a meeting of the Landport Bottom Management Committee.
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Amid reports that guests at an event at the Reid Hall in Forfar had to go out and buy their own toilet paper, community councillors have called for a bottom-up review of how the hall is run.
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Jenni Murray looks at how you teach children empathy with Nicola Daniel and debates whether you can have a no-sex affair with writers Lucy Cavendish and Paula Hall.