A council is to charge extra for cremations of larger coffins to reflect the "additional time and energy" needed.
Wirral Council introduced a 33% surcharge for coffins more than 29 inches (74cm) wide or 7ft (2.13m) long.
Cremations in Wirral are charged at different rates depending on the time of day - a charge of £560 for a ceremony between 09:00 and 09:30 rises to £634 for one between 14:30 and 15:30.
The new surcharge will see those prices rise to between £744 and £843.
“Scientists consider the giant African land snail to be one of the most damaging snails in the world because it is known to consume at least 500 different types of plants, and can pose a serious health risk to humans,” the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services warns on its website.
A parasite known as rat lungworm can be found in the snail’s mucus, which could lead to meningitis in humans if it makes its way into your digestive tract — usually from putting your hands in your mouth after coming in contact with the snails. People are strongly advised not to pick up or handle the snails, which can grow up to 8 inches in length and 4 inches wide.
A man who handed over a friend to police while dressed as Batman has been charged with burglary.
Stan Worby, 39, accompanied another man to Trafalgar House Police station in Bradford in February in an incident caught on police CCTV.
West Yorkshire Police said Mr Worby has been charged after police stopped a vehicle in the Delph Hill area of Bradford on Sunday.
Anything threatening from Florida is strictly temporary as the place will be under water within fifty years. Slugs and snails hate sea water! I shouldn't worry about them.
It's up to 100 people injured, not killed. Still, too big of a event for random news me thinks.
Fire officials fear that the number of casualties could rise as high as 60 to 70 dead,
Thanks for that, Alz. That video of the explosion is haunting me and I needed a chuckle.
Police officers in Devon have reported the theft of a tin of biscuits, which happened at their own station.
The snacks went missing from a kitchen at Heavitree Road Police Station in Exeter, with many speculating that the crime was an inside job.
Jones, wearing a black tattered wedding dress, staggered down the aisle in an undead manner before the Liverpool couple exchanged vows:
To be my undead wife/husband
To grab and to hold
From decomposition forward
For brains and for no brains
For shuffling and for crawling
In sickness and in rotting
To love-bite and hunt together
Until headshot do us part
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Columbia students 'prefer cheese over oral sex' - Odd News - Digital Spy
I wonder if there is something the manufacturers can do, something similar to Adobe apps being unable to scan banknotes (do they still do that?)
Syrian Electronic Army Has A Little Fun Before Inevitable Upcoming Deaths At Hands Of Rebels
I thought you said you had the Daily Mail delivered to your door?
Tristram Hunt, a Labour education spokesman and historian, has attacked Education Secretary Michael Gove over his use of evidence.
It follows a Freedom of Information request showing Mr Gove's claim about children's lack of historical knowledge had been based on a UKTV Gold survey.
"Survey after survey has revealed disturbing historical ignorance, with one teenager in five believing Winston Churchill was a fictional character while 58% think Sherlock Holmes was real," wrote Mr Gove.
But the source of this claim was pursued in a Freedom of Information request which showed it was taken from a UKTV Gold survey from 2008.
Pressed for further evidence, the Department for Education pointed to surveys commissioned by Premier Inn, Lord Ashcroft, Professor Robert Tombs for think-tank Politeia, the Sea Cadets and London Mums Magazine.
Officials in Belize say a construction company has destroyed one of the country's largest Mayan pyramids.
Head of the Belizean Institute of Archaeology Jaime Awe said the Noh Mul temple was levelled by a road-building company seeking gravel for road filler.
The Mayan temple dates back to pre-Columbian times and is estimated to be 2,300 year old. Only a small core of the pyramid was left standing.
Man called Hasse dies after 'sex with hornet nest' in Sweden | Metro News
Unsurprisingly, the reports of the unfortunate event did not go down well with animal rights campaigners, who expressed concern for the hornets.
Police were called after an argument broke out between two rival fan groups at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, organised by Norwich Star Wars Club.
Verbal abuse was said to have begun after members of the rival Norwich Sci-Fi club attended to get autographs from two Doctor Who actors at the event.
Poole added that two other members of his club - one dressed as the Tenth Doctor and the other as Judge Dredd, stayed outside the venue.
"This wasn't a fight between Star Wars fans and Doctor Who fans with lightsabres and sonic screwdrivers drawn," he said.
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