Fuchstal, a town in Germany's Bavaria that accidentally ordered a huge shipment of toilet paper more than a decade ago, has officially finished its last roll, town officials announced. It took them 12 years to go through their fluffy mistake, a Fox News report says. CC0Too Hard to Bear: Brits Stockpile on Toilet Paper, Painkillers Ahead of No-Deal BrexitThe whole thing started back in 2006, when a town council employee mistakenly ordered several trucks of the sanitary tissues. The authorities realized their mistake only when the first truck rolled into town. They managed to cancel the following shipments in time, but still had to utilize almost every available space in government buildings to store the toilet paper. One might think that government facilities in a town of approximately 4,000 residents would have burned through a truck of tissues much faster, but the product's quality was … [Read more...] about German Town Uses Up Last Roll of 12 Years’ Worth Toilet Paper Ordered by Chance
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In the third of a four-part series looking at finalists for the Cork Company of the Year Awards 2019, Padraig Hoare casts an eye over those in the Large category.Amarenco primed and ready to meet major solar energy needsIt has been a rapid rise to prominence over the last six years for solar plant operator Amarenco — starting from scratch, it has already established itself as a major international player in the burgeoning market.Amarenco, a leading global developer, owner and operator of large-scale solar plants, was founded in 2013 and has grown from a zero position to being one of Ireland’s most successful renewable developers on the international stage.The company has invested over €400m with partners in large solar farms and it is now the number one provider of solar rooftop solutions in France.The company is heading rapidly to a €100m turnover company, employing 80 people globally and it expects to invest €100m in Irish solar plants over the next … [Read more...] about Cork Company of the Year Awards: A look at those in the Large category
From a squirrel trapped in the loo to piglets stolen in the middle of the night there was no shortage of weird stories in Southwark in 2018 As 2019 begins and we leave 2018 behind, the News takes a look at the five weirdest Southwark stories of the past year. MAY: You wouldn’t normally expect to find a squirrel in your loo. But that’s exactly what a group of Southwark students did find, sparking a bizarre RSPCA rescue mission. RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kirstie Gillard used a mop to rescue to unfortunate creature before cleaning it off and wrapping it in a warm blanket. “Fortunately the squirrel wasn’t injured at all and I could release him back into the wild where he belongs,” Ms Gillard told the News. READ THE FULL STORY: Help! We have a squirrel in our loo Video footage shows a council refuse truck dumping piles of rubbish on an estate in Peckham in the middle of the night JULY: Shocked residents on Peckham’s Cossall Estate filmed a … [Read more...] about REVIEW OF THE YEAR: Missing piglets and trapped squirrels
Here's the CoventryLive rugby union team of the year 2018! All 19 clubs who nominated more than 80 players have been represented in our 23-man squad celebrating achievements from levels five right the way down to level ten in Coventry and Warwickshire rugby! A maximum of two players per club could feature in the squad, which was selected by our rugby writer Bobby Bridge! If your club is not featured it was because we did not gain any nomination, email [email protected] to help us shine a light on your club during 2019! 15. James Fahy (Berkswell and Balsall) First team captain and leads by example. Has been an ever-present in what has been a tough couple of seasons. James is a consistent performer on the field and puts a huge amount of time and effort off the field as well. 14. Josh D'Arcy (Earlsdon) Finished as top try scorer for his club in the 2017/18 season, earning him the players' player of the year award. Topped off the season by playing for Warwickshire in all three … [Read more...] about Who was in the CoventryLive rugby union team of the year?
These are some of the celebrities and public figures who lost their lives this year. As 2018 comes to an end, we're remembering some of the well-known people to whom tributes have been paid over the last 12 months. Former American president George H W Bush died in November, after living longer than any of his predecessors, and served a single term in office from 1989 to 1993. His presidency had a massive impact on the world stage, overseeing the end of the Cold War with Russia and embarking on military action against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War. Bush is father to former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. His wife Barbara died earlier this year. Beloved children's cartoon Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg died aged 57 from Motor Neurone Disease in November. Comic book legend Stan Lee died on November 12 aged 95. Creator of such iconic characters as Spider-man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, he died just over a year after losing Geordie … [Read more...] about In memory of the celebrities who died in 2018