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Nottinghamshire man grows world record cauliflower

Mr Glazebrook's cauliflower was judged by 7 officials Credit: Caters

A Nottinghamshire man has entered the record books for a fifth time, after he grew a 27kg cauliflower.

Peter Glazebrook, grew the vegetable in his greenhouse in Newark. He already owns four world records for longest beetroot and parsnip and the heaviest onion and potato.

The cauliflower weighed in at 27.485kg when it was judged to be the record holder by 7 adjudicators, breaking the record by 3kg.


World's biggest bunny to bounce into record books

Darius with six-year-old Georgia Hadley Credit: Caters

Darius is no normal rabbit - he's 4ft 3in from nose to tail, and he's still growing despite being only a year old!

The beast of a bunny weighs 3st 7lb, eats 12 carrots, six apples and two cabbages a day, and will keep growing for at least six more months.

Darius' owner is waiting confirmation from the Guinness Book of Records that he is now the world's biggest bunny Credit: Caters

The Continental Giant has been bred by former pet shop owner Annette Edwards from Worcester, who has experience reaching world beating bunnies, she's previously had three others in the record books.

Darius has stolen the title from his mother Alice, who at 3ft 3in is now a foot shorter than her son.

Miss Edwards, 59, is now waiting confirmation Darius has officially clinched the title.

She said:

"He is very gentle and I wonder if this has helped him grow bigger than the rest. But he also runs around, so the combination of food and exercise has worked out for him.The frightening thing is that Darius is still growing so he could be absolutely massive by the time he reaches full size."

Is this the tiniest portrait of Jesus in the world?

A minuscule portrait of Jesus Christ - thought to be the smallest image of him in the world - has been carved by a Birmingham sculptor.

The image of Jesus Christ is thought to be the smallest in the world
The image of Jesus Christ is thought to be the smallest in the world Credit: Graham Short

Graham Short created the microscopic image on the head of a pin from his studio in the Jewellery Quarter.

He designed the portrait to coincide with the Easter bank holiday weekend.

The carving was done on the head of a pin
The carving was done on the head of a pin Credit: Graham Short

Mr Short has also previously carved tiny portraits of other famous characters - including one of the Queen, created for her Diamond Jubilee.

See it here.

Delight as cancer-patient rescue dog finds new home

An RSPCA rescue dog who was diagnosed with cancer has finally be rehomed after months of being left on the shelf.

Eight-year-old Cleo was taken into the RSPCA Derby and District Branch, where a routine vet check discovered she had a number of mammory tumours which were likely to be cancerous, and would need an operation in future.

Volunteer Leanne Manchester said rehoming animals is tough enough in the current climate, without new owners having to worry about medical bills on top of the cost of keeping a pet.

Cleo has now found a new home
Cleo has now found a new home Credit: RSPCA

Staff launched an appeal for a new family willing to take her on - and, after a Facebook appeal was shared dozens of times, it reached a woman living on the Isle of Man.

Anita Williams has taken in several terminally ill animals in the past and offered Cleo the chance to join them.

Ms Manchester said everyone at the branch was overjoyed they had managed to find her a home.

We are just delighted that Cleo has found a loving new home after all the stress she has had.

We don’t know how long she has left – months or hopefully years – but we do know they are going to be filled with happiness and love.

We just hope that Cleo’s story will encourage more people to adopt dogs from the RSPCA as we have so many with sad background stories like Cleo.

Mystery 'black ring' spotted in Warwickshire skies

Experts have been left baffled after a Midland schoolgirl snapped a mysterious 'black ring' in the sky above Warwickshire.

Teenager Georgina Heap snapped the ring on her mobile phone after spotting it above Leamington Spa on Friday night.

Teenager Georgina Heap spotted the ring in the sky
Teenager Georgina Heap spotted the ring in the sky Credit: SWNS

She said the ring was in the sky for around three minutes before fading away.

No fires were reported in the area which may explain it, and the Met Office told the Daily Mail that it did not appear to be weather-related.

Other explanations include the possibility that it was a swarm of insects.

The 'black ring' spotted in the sky over Leamington Spa
The 'black ring' spotted in the sky over Leamington Spa Credit: SWNS
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