Thunderstorms and heavy downpours will herald cooler temperatures across the country following the hottest July day on record.
A raccoon called Melanie has proved she has the intelligence of a human toddler - if you have a child that brushes floors and pushes shopping trollies about.
The crew of the William Blannin enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime moment when they saw a pod of killer whales playing by their boat off the coast of north-east Scotland.
A couple with a shared love of aeroplanes are selling a 1991 Gulf War jet through online small ads site Gumtree after a six-year restoration project.
A woman with an ‘English or Australian accent’ who was found with no ID but who calls herself Sam has turned to social media in a bid to locate friends and family who might know her true identity.
UFO enthusiasts in Dublin spotted something strange hovering over the city – but the flying saucer turned out to be nothing more than a freak cloud.
A pair of Queen Victoria's cotton knickers with a 45 inch waistline could fetch thousands of pounds when they go under the hammer next week.
Britain has endured the hottest July day on record with temperatures soaring to 36.7C (98F) - as roads melted and trains were cancelled.
A fierce debate about airport capacity is raging after a long-awaited report recommended that a new runway should be built at Heathrow rather than Gatwick.
A hunchbacked dog called Quasi Modo triumphed over 26 rivals in a glitzy battle of ugly pooches in California.
Norman Johnson married Joyce when he was on 48-hour leave after he had survived the evacuation of Dunkirk by swimming to the safety of a boat.
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