Peter Robins

Local interest | 21 October 2011

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A pregnant 24-year-old from Carmarthen, north Wales, has pleaded guilty to attacking a parked police car with a rolling pin. She was reported to have explained her action as follows: "It was something I needed to do and I did it." (South Wales Evening Post)

About fifty mourners, including one who flew in from Portugal, attended a New Orleans-style funeral for a stray cat in Walthamstow, north-east London. (Walthamstow Guardian, with thanks to Mark Wallace)

Cat bones believed to be a 300-year-old charm to ward off witches have been found in the ceiling of a room at the Duke's Head Hotel, King's Lynn. (Eastern Daily Press)

Burglars who broke into a house in Porthleven, near Helston, Devon, left with the contents of a six-year-old boy's piggy bank. (Western Morning News)

Jack Russell dogs were rescued this week after five days down a drainpipe in Aldbrough, Hull, and three days stuck in a badger hole in Worthing, Sussex. (Hull Daily Mail; The Argus, Brighton

Police are appealing for information after tomato puree was squeezed through the letterbox of a flat in Cam, Gloucestershire. Eggs were also thrown at one of the windows. (Gloucester Citizen)

A stolen tall bike has been returned to its owner, a clown, in Bristol, after being found abandoned in a park. It was the second bicycle the clown has had stolen. (Bristol Evening Post)

An iguana that escaped its enclosure at Plantasia, a tourist attraction in Swansea, remains at large. (South Wales Echo)

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