A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again

Poorly penguin back on happy feet

A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again thanks to his own wardrobe of special designer trousers

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Water ski champions gather in Lincolnshire

Some of the world's top water ski champions have gathered for a tournament in Lincolnshire.

The Stokes Pro Am tournament at Hazelwood Ski World in Thorpe-on-the-Hill has attracted the current world champion and world record holder Freddy Krueger.

He will be challenged by British number one and world number three Tom Fladborg-Asher at the two-day event.

In total, 16 professionals and 37 amateurs are taking part, including local prospect 15-year-old Rob "The Rocket" Hazelwood, seen below warming up for the event:


Family filmed trying to force giant sofa into tiny car

A family in Sheffield has unwittingly become an Internet sensation after being captured on film attempting to shoehorn a large sofa into a small family car.

The video, which was uploaded to Facebook by an onlooker on Tuesday, had received more than 50,000 hits at time of writing, and has even prompted a spoof remake set to the Benny Hill Show theme tune.

Three people are shown trying to manhandle a three-seat sofa into the back of a small car in a task that seems doomed to failure from the outset.

They are then shown removing the cushions in a last ditch attempt to defy the laws of physics.

100 cows trapped by floods

The Environment Agency says it will do what it can to help more than 100 cows on farmland in East Yorkshire trapped by rising flood water.

Farmer Stuart Saunt said a faulty sluice gate had failed to stop tidal water from the Humber Estuary and that the recent heavy rain had made matters worse.

In a statement the Environment Agency said:

“The Environment Agency is responding to flooding on farmland near Hedon in East Yorkshire, following heavy rain this weekend. The intense, localised rainfall caused the water levels in Burstwick Drain to rise onto nearby floodplain land that is used for livestock grazing. The water will drain away but it will take time to do so.

“To help alleviate the flooding, we are looking into the possibility of using a pump on the watercourse, and we will be visiting the farmers to discuss other measures that could be taken. We carry out weed clearance along the Burstwick Drain as part of our annual works programme, and will look at the possibility of doing some additional work here.”


UK"s best beer

A full flavoured, classic bitter made in Yorkshire has been crowned the best beer in Britain.

Timothy Taylor's Boltmaker beat beers from microbrewers and large regional companies to win the accolade.

The Keighley brewed ale was judged the Supreme Champion by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) at its annual beer festival in London.

Timothy Taylor's head brewer Peter Eells said: "We work very hard to produce great beers and we really believe this is the best beer we can brew, so to have it acknowledged in such an important competition is absolutely fantastic."

Unwelcome guest at wedding "makes for great pictures"

Taking the plunge and getting married is a big step for anyone but one couple from Sheffield will never forget their big day after an "unwelcome guest" - the tail end of Hurricane Bertha.

It left them wading through flood water at their wedding.

Torrential rain during the service left the happy couple and their guests standing in nearly a foot of water. Certainly not daunted, everyone rallied to bring the outside reception indoors. The couple even admit it made the pictures more memorable.

Overall it turned out to be a nice day for a - wet wedding. Helen Steel reports:

Video courtesy of Martin and Gary, First Sight Videos.

Pictures courtesy of Jon Dennis, S6 Photography.

Watch the happy couple who smile through the downpour

Watch the happy couple from Sheffield - who remain happy throughout their big day despite a torrential downpour which caved in the roof of their marquee.

After they battle against the thunder to make their voices heard during their vows, it's all hands on deck as the guests bring the party inside Wentworth Castle in Barnsley.

Video courtesy of Martin and Gary, First Sight Videos

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