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'Esso tiger' Tango saved from death by wildlife park

A former "Esso tiger" has been rescued by a wildlife park in Lincolnshire.

Tango featured in the Esso adverts with the slogan 'Put a tiger in your tank'.
Tango featured in the Esso adverts with the slogan 'Put a tiger in your tank'. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park/PA Wire

Eighteen-year-old Tango had been earmarked for destruction in Belgium along with his partner Julia after the two tigers were seized from a German circus last year.

The eighteen-year-old tiger went straight to bed when he arrived at the park. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park

The pair were rescued following a campaign by Neil Mumby and his team of keepers at Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park in Lincolnshire.

The tiger roars for the camera.
Tango and his partner Julia have settled in to their new home and are ready to take on the park's visitors. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park

"They are doing really well. They've had a long journey and just like us humans, they get tired, so they went straight to bed when they got here", Mr Mumby said.

Find out more about Tango and Julia and their upkeep here

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Grand National result predicted... by flock of sheep

Horse racing fans were given a sneak preview of which steed might take the top prize at the Grand National - thanks to a flock of woolly jumpers.

The Hatton racing sheep storm around the special racetrack
The Hatton racing sheep storm around the special racetrack Credit: Hatton Adventure Park

Racing sheep at Warwickshire's Hatton Adventure Park were each given the name of one of Saturday's favourites for the title.

And Monbeg Dude left the others in the dust, leaving Tidal Bay and Sunnyhill Boy to second and third place.

Monbeg Dude took the top spot
Monbeg Dude took the top spot Credit: Hatton Adventure Park

Manager Richard Craddock said the sheep races had been held every year for the past decade, with the sheep sailing over four jumps round a two-minute circuit.

Staff have now placed their bets based on the performance of the sheep, he added.

Sainsbury's to review cashpoint positioning

Bend down: the cash point where you have to kneel to get money Credit: SWNS

Sainsbury say they'll review the position of a cashpoint at a store in Nottingham that sits just 15 inches off the ground.

The store at Basford say it is "pretty unique" and some customers have grown "quite fond of it" but it is "not in the best position."

There have never been any complaints from shoppers. One customer loves the cash machine so much he's written a song about it.

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Cashpoint hits new low!

Getting the lowdown Credit: SWNS
Customer can't stand it! Credit: SWNS

A cashpoint machine outside Sainsbury's Local in Nottingham may be the lowest in Britain, at just 15 inches off the ground. Musician Steve Drury, 27, saw the ATM as he toured with his band and posted a photo on his Facebook.

A local shop selling wheelchairs and mobility scooters, said: "Our wheelchairs are 30 inches up from the ground to the seat. That means the cash point would need to be at least 30 inches up, plus another 10 inches for someone to be able to reach the keys."

Sainsbury's said: "The ATM is located on a hill which caused it to be built so low to the ground.

"We have never had any customer complaints about this but we are looking at solutions to re-locate it.

Lowest in Britain? Credit: SWNS

£450 for a loaf of bread!

An expensive loaf: one shopper in Wolverhampton was accidentally charged £450 a loaf of bread Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Asda has apologised to a customer who was charged £450 for a loaf of bread at a self-service check out at a store in Wolverhampton.

John Brown only noticed the error when he checked his bank statement, three days after buying two loaves, some jam and a box of eggs.

Mr Brown has been fully reimbursed by the store on Jack Hayward Way.

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