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Funeral cat has comforted mourners at over 100 services

A cat called Paddy consoles bereaved families as they say goodbye to loved ones in the Wirral. The eight-year-old cat has attended more than 100 funerals and cremations after reportedly developing a “sixth sense” about when to turn up. The Daily Star says staff at Co-operative Funeral Care in Eastham have given the cat the title of Chief Moggy Mourner.

Woman unimpressed after dating 30 men in three days 

A woman took speed-dating to a different level when she went on 30 dates in three days. American writer and comedian Gabi Conti started each day with a breakfast date and went on from there. Among the disappointments were a man who looked nothing like his online photos and another who “talked about himself too much”. Her advice? “Don’t go on 30 dates in three days. That is crazy.”

Porridge title goes south of the border 

A porridge-making championship has been won by English cooks. The competition was held in Scotland, but despite that country’s strong connection with the oaty dish, the World Porridge Making Champion title went south of the border. The award went to Lisa Williams, who runs a community cafe for adults with learning disabilities in Suffolk.

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