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Saturday, 8 December 2007

Crazy About News!

Sometimes even lunacy is newsworthy.

AFP - Wednesday, December 5 05:37 pm

LONDON - A British pensioner has been ordered out of his local social club for breaking wind too loudly, which "disgusted" fellow members.

Maurice Fox, 77, received a letter from Kirkham Street Sports and Social Club in Paignton, south-west England, about his overly-audible flatulence, asking him to go outside when necessary.

"It's only a little bit of wind -- it doesn't really hurt anyone. I sit by the door anyway and try to get out when I can. But sometimes it takes me by surprise and just pops out," he said.
"I think someone has complained about the noise. I am a loud farter, but there is no smell," he added, noted that "there is no smell at all since I gave up the cider.

The letter from the club committee confirmed that others had been disturbed.
"After several complaints regarding your continual breaking of wind (farting) while in the club, would you please consider that your actions are considered disgusting to fellow members and visitors, You sit close to the front door, so would you please go outside when required. So please take heed of this request," it added.

Press Assoc. - Saturday, December 8 12:30 pm

Paddington Bear will be arrested by police and interrogated over his immigration status in a book marking his 50th birthday, it has emerged.

The novel, to be published next June will see the stowaway from Peru interviewed about his right to remain in England.
The new book is again set around their home at 32 Windsor Gardens, Notting Hill, and revisits the stalls in Portobello Road where Paddington shared cocoa and buns with another immigrant, Mr Gruber, the Hungarian antiques dealer.

After being arrested, Paddington has no papers proving his identity because his Aunt Lucy had arranged for him to hide on a ship's lifeboat from Peru after she went to live in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima.

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