An author has been left raging after a major fail

The writer had penned a book about helping people reduce the amount of plastic that they use in daily life.
The book entitled No. More. Plastic - explains how making small changes in our lives can have a big impact on the environment.
Sadly though when the book was produced - every single one was wrapped... in single use plastic.

Step on it!

A company in China has come under the spotlight for fining employees if they don't walk enough.
The unnamed firm in the city of Guangzhou penalises workers if they don't notch up at least 180,000 steps in a month.
Some staff members were quoted as saying they aren't sleeping enough so they can go walking at night instead.

A teenager has lost his driving licence after just 49 minutes

The 18 year old was caught doing 60 in a 30 mph zone.
He was celebrating his success by taking a high speed drive from the test centre.
4 of his mates were in the motor at the time - he also go a 200 euro fine.

A man who ran a radio station from his garden shed has finally expanded his audience

Deke Duncan started playing pop records from his back garden in Stevenage in 1974.
He didn't have a licence so he beamed his programmes via a speaker which his wife listened to in the living room.
Now at the age of 73 he's been given a one hour programme on a BBC local radio station in the area.

Would you pay £16 for a packet of crisps?

You wouldn't be able to eat them - the bag is 26-years-old and are being flogged on Ebay.
The cheese and onion crisps were discovered behind a kitchen cupboard with a best before date of November 1992.
The description of the item says A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item - not sure how entirely true that is.

An American artist who paid £560,000 for a piece of art is going to whitewash it

Ron English purchased the Banksy painting at auction stateside.
But he says he'll paint it white in protest against street art being sold.
Slave Labour, which depicts a child on his knees at a sewing machine, turned up on the side of a Poundland in north London in 2012.

A pair of bell ringing swans have left a moat in the United Kingdom

Swans have been at Bishop's Palace in Somerset since the 1850's.
The birds had been trained to pull a piece of string to ring a bell to request bread.
The palace are now on the look out for a new breeding pair of swans to ensure the age old tradition continues.

Birds might be more capable of DIY than the average man

No, not women - but crows.
The birds have shown scientists they are able to assemble tools from two or more non functional components.
They were filmed slotting together rod pieces in order to get a food reward.

Could you stomach this?

UK supermarket Morrisons have revealed their new Builders breakfast butty.
Its packed with two rashers of bacon, two hash browns, two sausages, baked beans, mushrooms, fried egg and a tomato.
The bap weighs an astonishing three quarters of a kilo and packs in 1,740 calories.