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Police called out to reports of body by motorway - find druid doing yoga

A concerned member of the public reported seeing a body near J11 on the M56. Credit: Google Earth

Police called out to the side of a motorway in Cheshire found that reports of a dead body by the roadside were in fact far less sinister.

A call from a concerned member of the public prompted an "extensive" search of the area by North West Motorway Police - who were initially unable to find "the body".

But officers eventually found the man in question alive and well - he said he was a druid practicing yoga.

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The misunderstanding amused many of the force's followers on Twitter, one of who thanked the social media account for "making me laugh so hard I cried".

WATCH: IoM lifeboat leaves slipway for the last time

An Isle of Man lifeboat has had its last slipway launch this weekend after serving Douglas for 29 years.

The RNLI's Sir William Hillary is leaving its usual berth at Douglas Lifeboat Station while a refurbishment of the building is carried out.

For the next few months it will launch from Douglas Harbour.

The final slipway launch from the lifeboat station was marked by a celebration with volunteers joined by boats from Ramsey, Peel, Port St Mary and Newhaven.

A memorial service was also held afterwards for the boat's namesake, founder of the RNLI Sir William Hillary, who is buried in Douglas.

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Watch: When little Elvis met Priscilla

The King of Rock and Roll left the building a long time ago. But Elvis fans continue to worship him.

And we think we may have found the youngest addition to his fan club. Little Archie from Burnley is just five.

And he likes nothing better than belting out some of the King's classics.

Recently he managed to impress Priscilla Presley by singing to her at a show in Birmingham.

WATCH: Tough training for Panto star

Comedian Stu Francis has braved arctic conditions to get in shape for his latest role. The Bolton funnyman, best known for hosting children's show, Crackerjack, is back in his home town playing Aladdin in a production at the Macron stadium. So to prepare for his role in the panto, Stu did a training session with Bolton's players - but it was a lot tougher than he'd expected.

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