Ten Things: Did You Know...?
News nuggets clipped, culled and cut from the press.
- The synchronised steps of Irish dancing are a mesmerising sight but not recommended for travelling in lifts, a Belfast hotel has advised.
- A three-legged cat adopted by a Cambridge University library is being used to help relieve students' stress during the exam season.
- A quarter of people who describe themselves as Christians in Great Britain do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus, a survey commissioned by the BBC suggests.
- Egypt's president has announced a three-month state of emergency after attacks on two Coptic churches that killed at least 45 people.
- A viral photo of a woman smiling at an English Defence League protester in Birmingham was snapped after she stepped in to defend another woman being threatened by the EDL.
- Concerns over an increase in anti-social behaviour fuelled by former legal high spice - said to leave users in a "zombie-like" state - has prompted a police crackdown in Manchester.
- A UK judge has been disciplined for offering to pay a fine for a teenager who stabbed a peadophile in the stomach.
- Uruguay's prison population has more than doubled since 2000. Prisons are currently 9% over their capacity.
- The chance of a European being killed by militants has fallen sharply over the past four decades.
- An elderly man lay dead and undiscovered in his flat for three years in Scotland.