Teacher honoured after cutting waist-long hair in support of bullied pupil

When five-year-old Prisilla Perez said she was being bullied for her pixie cut, teacher Shannon Grimm took action.

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Snow sport enthusiasts test ski slope above incineration plant in Denmark

The lower half of the slope was open for two days of test runs.

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This Meath singer is singing about KFC and AliExpress and people are loving it

County Meath singer-songwriter, Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson aka CMAT, has found that just being herself is hitting the right note.

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Husband creates stunning flower that will 'never fade' for his wife

It can be hard to think of thoughtful and unique gifts for loved ones but this man has come up with something very special for his wife.

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Watch: ‘Gorgeous’ four-week old tiger cubs bond with their mother

It all gets a bit much for first-time mother Kartika.

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‘Cheery’ baby polar bear receives first examination at Berlin zoo

The baby girl has been given her vaccinations and received a full medical check-up.

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Check out these amazing historic images as they come to life thanks to a unique animation project

From a market day in Limerick city in 1904 to children outside a school in Co Monaghan in 1905, a series of historic Irish images have been brought back to life as part of a unique animation project.

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This guy’s tale of flowers at work will give you second-hand embarrassment

He thought they were for him on his first day in the job – nobody had the heart to tell him the truth.

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‘Amazing success and survival story’ as cat recovers from being frozen in snow

Fluffy the cat was brought in to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell in Montana ‘frozen and unresponsive’.

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Do you recognise this video found on a USB stick in seal poo from 2017?

Officials in New Zealand are searching for the owner of footage found in leopard seal scat on a South Island beach.

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Crocodile spotted wandering streets of Australian town amid ‘unprecedented’ flooding

Residents are being warned that snakes and crocodiles could turn up in “unexpected places”.

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Yoko Ono asked Twitter for life advice – the responses were surprisingly helpful

‘If you wait until ten minutes before Tesco closes, you can buy an entire birthday cake reduced to 50p’.

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Police rescue flock of sheep from Yorkshire garden

‘Hope the culprit is caught and put behind baahhs,’ quipped one commenter.

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Man charged with insurance fraud after ‘fake fall’ is caught on camera

Alexander Goldinsky is seen throwing ice onto the floor of workplace cafeteria in bizarre incident.

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Meet Sugar: the podgy pug who weighs the same as a toddler

New owner puts corpulent canine on a diet in a bid to shed pounds and improve her life.

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People share their annoyances with #ThingsIWouldBan

Responses included everything from bad manners to pineapple on pizza.

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Watch BMX star with fear of heights drop from helicopter to hotel roof

Kriss Kyle also rode his bike down some pretty cool water slides.

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Dog re-united with owner after four years

The Staffordshire bull terrier, originally from Blackpool, was stolen in 2014 and ended up in Kent.

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Fan has Harry Styles’ face tattooed onto cheek ‘for his birthday’

Singer Kelsy Karter posted a photo of the apparent tattoo to social media.

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The world’s oldest Malayan tapir celebrates 41st birthday

Kingut the Malayan tapir received treats including a birthday cake made of carrots as he celebrated turning 41.

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Bear kept me safe, says boy, 3, missing in woods for two days

Casey Hathaway reportedly said the bear was his ‘friend in the woods’.

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Couple tackle disability ‘misconceptions’ with YouTube channel

‘Once you get past the wheelchair and the caregiving, we’re just two people building a happy life together.’

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Patton Oswalt helps pay angry tweeter’s medical bills after online spat

The actor gave $2,000 and encouraged his followers to donate too.

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This dog’s favourite toy underwent the world’s most adorable surgery

‘Those dogs look like worried parents at the hospital waiting for news on their son…’

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Woman arrested for driving drunk on vanilla extract

Police say they found several bottles of pure vanilla extract inside her vehicle and detected an odour of vanilla on her breath.

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Trump has a new rhyming slogan for his wall, and people are responding in kind

The US president tweeted: Build a wall and crime will fall.

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Huskies and sledders in the Highlands prepare for UK’s biggest sled dog rally

Dogs and racers alike are set for the 36th annual Aviemore Sled Dog Rally, which will take place near Loch Morlich.

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Rare lost turtle washed up on Donegal coast beginning to recover

The young loggerhead turtle is believed to have been carried hundreds of miles from the mid-Atlantic ocean by the Gulf Stream to the Irish coast.

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Tourists asked to stop feeding peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to seals

Sammy the seal is ‘watching his weight’, apparently.

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Watch as river otters play with snow at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago

River otters at a Chicago zoo were surprised with large blocks of snow to play with.

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Watch: Deer rescued from frozen lake after falling through ice

The deer fell in about 35 yards from the shore.

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People are sharing their professional 'greatest hits' on Twitter

A new meme has people sharing the things they constantly have to tell people due to their chosen profession.

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Man on digger smashes up new Travelodge ‘on day of completion’

‘We’d put the last tile in, cleaned up and made sure everything was perfect,’ said ceiling fixer Samuel White.

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World's oldest man dies aged 113

The world's oldest man has died aged 113.

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Your home can smell of KFC gravy thanks to this scented candle

Here’s how you can get your hands on one…

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Firefighters rescue woman who got stuck up tree trying to save her cat

Maria Parry said instinct took over when she climbed the tree – before she also got stuck.

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Disabled people share experiences on Twitter as #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow trends

Nearly 20,000 tweets were sent on Friday as disabled people around the world discussed the quirks and trials of their lived experience.

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Artist creates installation to play Toto’s Africa ‘for eternity’ in Namib desert

Max Siedentopf described the artwork as the “ultimate homage” to the hit 1982 song.

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Giant rotating ice disc forms in river

Officials said the disc in the Presumpscot River is spinning slowly counter-clockwise and has served as a big raft for ducks and other birds.

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This is where you can get free weekday parking in Cork City

Parking is one of the biggest turns offs when planning a shopping trip; where will you park, and if you find a spot how long can you stay and how much will it cost?

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Gillette ad tackling toxic masculinity provokes strong emotions online

Is it an ‘amazing call to action’ or ‘virtue-signalling PC guff’?

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Watch as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson makes Kildare boy's dream come true

Nine-year-old PJ from Kildare lives with Ewing's sarcoma but recently left all his worries behind when he had his wish to meet Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson granted.

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Police find drugs hidden in box labelled ‘not dope’

The cunning label was not enough to throw police off the scent.

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Satellite images reveal dramatic impact of volcano’s collapse on island

Anak Krakatau’s eruption triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia last month.

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These children have to travel by plane to get to their swimming lessons

There’s no pool on the Fair Isle, so these pupils have to take a 25-minute flight.

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Virgin Trains urges customers not to flush ‘strange items’ after bra blockage

Other odd items found to be flushed on their trains include glasses, weddings rings and a football scarf.

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Photo of ‘handsome’ police officer prompts swathes of comments on Facebook post

The post was meant to educate the public on missing person appeals but led to a different discussion entirely.

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Santa hat appears on Angel of the North on Christmas Eve

The famous steel structure had an unusual festive addition after someone put a large red hat on it overnight.

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World famous slam-dunking sea otter dies at 21

Eddie, who became famous for his basketball skills, was euthanised at Oregon Zoo after his health declined due to old age.

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Plucky pet wins national animal bravery award after being shot in the face

Two-year-old Dexter, a black cat, is on the way to making a full recovery following the injury.

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Factory mishap paves street with chocolate in Germany

A ‘small technical defect’ involving a storage tank caused the spill from the DreiMeister chocolate factory in Westoennen.

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Say it's carol singers, girl: Watch Love Actually, Cork style

One of the best things about the festive season is curling up in front of the fire to watch some classic Christmas films.

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Donor found for Florida toddler after global hunt for rare blood

Following a global search, a British Indian mother of two from Nottingham was found to be a match.

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