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Recent articles by Laura:

Perfectly preserved Roman mosaic discovered under Italian vineyard

The intricate tiling was found by archaeologists in a hilly area above the town of Negar di Valpolicella, near Verona. → Read More

BrewDog launches Barnard Castle Eye Test beer after Dominic Cummings row

The New England, Old School IPA has a 6% alcohol volume and is described as 'a short sighted beer for tall stories'. → Read More

People are going camping in their gardens because they can't go on holiday

Missing your summer holiday? Pitch a tent in your garden and enjoy an at-home holiday instead. → Read More

Mum's face rebuilt with part of her leg after rare tumour ate her jawbone

When Gill Wood felt a lump in her tooth last year, she went to the dentist who thought it was an abscess but it was a rare tumour. → Read More

Woman falls in love with man 36 years younger after Facebook mixup

When gran-of-ten Isabell Dibble, 62, received a friend request from Bayram Boussada, 26, she thought he was a barista she met while on holiday in Tunisia. → Read More

Woman realises she’s been tending to a weed she thought was a plant for months

Dionne discovered she had been growing a fireweed for months. → Read More

Great-gran, 88, becomes TikTok star with millions of fans

Jess and Grace have been heading round to see their gran Ruth Rudd in Kidderminster during lockdown from a safe distance and then started filming her. → Read More

Cat turns up 250 miles away after going missing for 11 weeks

Sam Spragg's cat Marshall went missing from his home in Lancashire on February 1 and turned up in Kent 79 days later. → Read More

Why are you struggling to read books during lockdown?

Are the books you planned to read gathering dust on the shelf? → Read More

Meet Pixie – the dog who can do CPR

Tania Butler wanted to teach her dog Pixie a new trick during lockdown and she came up with something a little different from the traditional fetch command. → Read More

Penguins take trip to art museum which is closed during lockdown

Three Humboldt penguins from the local zoo came to look at the art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art last week. → Read More

Restaurant fills seats with cardboard cutouts to make diners feel less alone

Five Dock Dining in Sydney has put cardboard cutouts in the empty chairs and is playing background chatter to make it feel busier. → Read More

Parents amazed when eight-week-old baby daughter learns to stand

Her dad thinks she was inspired by the strongman videos he watches on Youtube. → Read More

People are being encouraged to eat more cheese during lockdown – this is where you can order some online

We've been encouraged to eat more cheese to help struggling producers - this is where you can order cheese online. → Read More

Couple builds incredible pirate ship climbing frame from pallets for £25

Stacey Addis and partner Darryl Spicer wanted to get a climbing frame for their two kids - but they were all a little pricey, so they built their own from pallet wood. → Read More

Polyamorous people reveal what it's like having multiple partners in lockdown

Three polyamorous people reveal what it is like having multiple partners and choosing why to isolate with during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Gran goes climbing in her attic and caving under her bed during lockdown

Judith Plowman discovered a love for rock climbing and caving in retirement - and she hasn't let lockdown put a stop to her favourite activities. → Read More

How to prevent energy bills soaring when you're at home during lockdown

Bills are expected to go up by £32 a month on average. → Read More

Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Marvin was found on the side of a road in Ipswich by a dog walker but he now ha a new home thanks to Blue Cross. → Read More

Meet the man who has travelled across the world without wearing shoes

Ian Oliver, aka the Barefoot Backpacker, travels the world without wearing shoes. → Read More