North Korea joins Twitter – does this mean that Kim Jong-il and his cronies will be tweeting daily propaganda to their followers (they already have over 10,000)? Looking at their Twitter feed – it certainly seems that way. But unfortunately for the vast majority of the 23 million people that live in the Hermit Kingdom, there is no internet access, so The Dear Leader’s tweets may not be hitting their mark. Interested in North Korea? Read our book review; North Korea: Nothing to Envy.
Finland named ‘best country in the world’ by Newsweek – is it the never ending summer days, the snow covered wonderland in winter or the labyrinth of lakes that gave Finland its number one ranking? Well, seeing as flights to Helsinki cost as little as £45, you can go and find out for yourself!
Scarecrow Festival – in the village of Kettlewell, villagers try to create the most bizarre ways to scare away birds. We especially like the Postman Pat version, although we do doubt its ability to strike fear into birds of any sort.
UK only ranks 14th best country in the world by Newsweek – beaten by New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Germany and the USA. Must try harder; see me afterwards.
Golden age of gap years over? – UCAS says so, but The Telegraph doesn’t agree and nor do we! OK – so getting drunk on a Thai beach for a year ain’t gonna impress future employers, but learning and earning on the road will. Read Skyscanner's tips on holidays that pay.
Rampaging bull injures 40 – Spanish bull leaps barrier and gores spectators. When bull fights go wrong....