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first_imgThis week’s round-up is inadvertently animal-themed as bears and birds terrorise the bakery world. Bearing up after theftWe always thought that leaving the last one of something on a plate was a very British thing to do. How many times have you seen one olive, or one roll left as everybody is just too ruddy polite to take the last one?Apparently, the same affliction affects Canadian bears. Clearly the season of gorging is upon us as a bear broke into a bakery in Lyons, Colorado by smashing a window and climbing onto the oven. He proceeded to eat 24 pies, as well as bags of ingredients.You may assume he’d guzzle anything on offer, but it turns out he saved some for the next hungry customer. Mikaela Lehnert, daughter of the owner, told The Guardian: “He went for the apple and the cherry, but left behind the strawberry rhubarb, so he was a picky little guy.”As well as being polite and thoughtful, the bear’s midnight snack has caused much welcome publicity for the bakery, and business has boomed since, so there are no hard feelings should he want to come back.Note: It is unlikely that this is the same bear mentioned above.Greedy gullWould you consider the theft of your food a crime? Could you blame a man for reporting such a theft to the police?It turns out you can – when the criminal in question is a seagull. A peckish man caused widespread derision this week after logging a call to the police to complain about the bird. Just as he was launching into a full blow-by-blow account of the greedy gull’s scavenge attempt, the operator sharply cut him off with: “Yes, but what does this have to do with the police?”Maybe this is a valid query – who IS policing the animals? What do you do if you are chased by a badger or attacked by a ram?During a 24-hour tweetathon by Avon and Somerset Police, 41 calls deemed of “inappropriate” substance for 999 were recorded. Other examples included someone complaining of a tight taxi seatbelt offering no leeway and someone else who had been splashed by a puddle.On balance, the man with the seagull issue was making a fair point. Note: It is odd how the bird is scarier than the bear.Cat loaf loveBritish Baker purred with delight when we came across these adorable cat-shaped loaves. Admittedly, the painted-on eyes, nose and mouth were essential to recognising what would otherwise be a lumpy loaf as a cat – but adorable all the same.The loaves have cat ears added, with painted yet edible cat faces.Creator Lou, from Lou Lou P’s Delights, said: “The inspiration behind Cat Loaf is my elderly cat Marble. Marble is now 20 years old and is almost completely blind, yet she still remains content and packed full of spirit. I adore the expression ‘Cat Loaf’, that pose a kitty takes when she folds under her paws, perfectly mimicking a nice big bloomer.”last_img read more

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6ft 6in Etete, 17, is making giant strides at Spurs since signing in the summer

first_imgKION ETETE is expected to have a big future at Tottenham.And the young striker is already a massive figure at the club’s training ground as he stands at 6ft 6 ins – and is about to rise to 6ft 7ins.4 Kion Etete is a 6ft 6in centre forward making giant strides with SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyEtete, 18, was a £200,000 arrival at Spurs from Notts County in the summer and has already impressed for the club’s under-18s.He made his debut for Tottenham’s development squad in a Leasing.com Trophy match against Colchester on October 8.The scores were level at 1-1 after normal time and Etete struck one of the penalties in a 6-5 shoot-out win.A THROWBACKThe player who hails from Derby is a real throwback into past times as he is a traditional number nine.He is a quick, powerful player who is good in the air. He holds the ball up well and under the guidance of highly-respected academy director John McDermott, Spurs will be hoping Etete can continue to improve and develop over the coming season.Etete has scored twice in five appearances for Tottenham under-18s and is expected to soon be given a chance with their under-23s with first-team boss Mauricio Pochettino always keen to move players through.NOTTS COUNTYPreviously, he made his debut for Notts County aged 16 under the eye of former boss Harry Kewell. He was a 76th minute substitute in an EFL Trophy clash with Newcastle under-23s in October of last year.He also played in four League Two games as a sub for Notts, against Port Vale, Morecambe, Oldham and Cambridge and also made a late cameo appearance in a 4-0 FA Cup loss at Barnsley.4 Spurs signed Etete from Notts County for £200k in the summer4 Harry Kewell handed Etete his debut with Notts County last seasonCredit: PA:Empics Sport4 Etete has hit the ground running since signing for Spurs and is starring in their youth sidelatest football featuresHOUSE OF GODMaradona’s teenage home now a quirky museum made to look like it was in 1978TIM VICKERYCunha’s goals for Hertha Berlin show he can succeed Firmino & Jesus for BrazilMAN THEY’RE BADMan Utd’s worst kits include vintage green and gold shirt & ‘cursed’ greyLewdicrousInside Lewandowski’s £7m flat in Poland with private cinema and a golf simulatorExclusiveTIM VICKERYBarcelona target Martinez stood out as a teen because of his talent and graftGONE TO THE DOGSGrealish, Sterling & Noble among Prem stars protected by £25k guard dogsMALIBU STANArsenal owner Kroenke’s £20m Malibu home where Princess Di was set to move inGROOM-ALDORonaldo’s hairstyles through the years, from blond highlights to tight top knotEtete completed his move to Tottenham after impressing in a trial against West Ham when he scored two goals in a 5-2 win.He also became the third Notts academy player to move to a Premier League side in recent years.Jack Bearne left for Liverpool in December 2016 and in 2018, the highly-rated midfielder Dongda completed a switch to Wolves.Christian Eriksen blasts rumours Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kanelast_img read more

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