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Elephant living in Birmingham takes world's first 'elfie'

An elephant at West Midlands Safari Park has become the first in the world to take an 'elfie' after a man dropped his phone while driving through the wildlife park.

African elephant Latabe taking the 'elfie' Credit: SWNS

Staff told Scott Brierley to continue driving when he dropped his phone and when he later retrieved it, he was stunned to see the African elephant had captured a picture of herself with her trunk.

Scott says he now has the world's first elephant 'selfie', which was taken on Monday.

Scott with the elephant before he dropped his phone Credit: SWNS

Scott, said:

"I really couldn't believe when the iPhone came back, I pressed the centre button to check it was still working and wow there it was - me and my friend were in shock."

"The elephant had taken two pictures, but the second isn't very good. I have shown everybody the elephant selfie, and they all love it."


Family of blue tits make cigarette bin their new home

The cigarette bin is now home to a family of blue tits Credit: BPM Media

A family of blue tits have found an unlikely new nesting place- in a cigarette bin at a hotel near Walsall!

The birds have opted for the ash-filled bin over hedgerows around the Fairlawns Hotel in Aldridge.

It's believed the pair have chicks inside the bin Credit: BPM Media

The tiny birds have been keeping guests fascinated as they fly in and out of the ash tray, but smokers are less impressed.

After the tits arrived, hotel management immediately took the bin out of action.

Hotel deputy manager Neil Wyatt said:

The bins at the Fairlawns hotel is now out-of-action for smokers Credit: BPM Media

“The bin is only waist high, so we were very surprised the blue tits chose it for a home.We first noticed they were flying in and out two weeks ago. Since then, they’ve been very busy.

“They’ve been taking food inside, so we know there’s young in there.It’s just a case of waiting for them to come out – hopefully, without a nicotine addiction.”

Shopkeeper's selfie as Cameron pops in for ice cream

A shopkeeper in Nottingham had a very surprise customer recently, reports the Nottingham Post, when Prime Minister David Cameron stopped off at his petrol station,

Krunal Barot was behind the till at the LMP Service Station at Stragglethrope Crossroads in Cropwell Bishop, when the Prime Minister popped in for an ice cream. Mr Barot told the Post he couldn't believe his eyes, but did find the time to get a selfie with Mr Cameron..

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