The Daily: April 29
Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The Daily: April 29

We scour the news so you don't have to

Written by Lily Cox
Green Plaque scheme for Great Gardens
Similar to the Blue Plaques that adorn buildings all over the country in celebration of the historic former occupant, new Green Plaques will be awarded to Britain's best gardens. The "mossie memories" plaques have been created by Homebase and 10 sights have already been announced. The British public was asked to choice their favourite green spaces, and the top choice with 39% of the vote was Sherwood Forest, hang out of the notorious Robin Hood. The remaining locations included the Blue Peter Garden, Beatrix Potter's Lake District, Flatford Mill from John Constable's paining and a Woolsthrope Manor where Sir Isaac Newton was inspired by the apple.

Elvis and Priscilla's Palm Springs Residence on sale for $9.5 Million
The property would be the ultimate acquisition for the dedicated Elvis Presley fan. The property that currently functions as a museum for tourists is to be sold and included in the price is all the memorabilia inside. The Honeymoon home was bought by Elvis and his wife, Priscilla, in 1966 as a honeymoon resident. Located in the Vista Las Palmas neighbourhood in California, the pad boasts five bedrooms, a pool, tennis count and over an acre of land. Josh Altman, the agent for the house said, "It is literally a time capsule of Elvis".

1970s Issue of Cosmopolitan provides further Dating Tips
Following last week's uncovered Woman's Own issue providing dating tips from a 1950s issue, Cosmopolitan have raided their own archives to find tips from the 1970s. Hilariously the article that has come to light is called "Things to do with your hands" and departs a little from the advice from Woman's Own. Nevertheless, we should "section his grapefruit", "light a candle next to his bed", "tuck your scented handkerchief under his pillow", "shake hands with his ex wife" and "unpack his bags after a trip", amongst many many more.

Army Dog awarded animal version of Red Cross Posthumously
Sasha, the four year old golden Labrador, has been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal. Alongside her handler, Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe, Sasha died in an ambushed Taliban attack in 2008. Trained to hunt out improvised explosive devices and weapons, Sasha is credited with saving scores of lives, and the combination of her and L/Cpl Rowe was considered one of the best in the region. Sasha is the 65th Animal to receive the award since its inception in 1943.

Bear Grylls: Men are struggling with masculinity
Famed for his hardy outdoor pursuits and displays of undoubtable masculinity, the TV presenter believes "men really struggle nowadays with what it means to be a man". Grylls is launching a new television show later this year to recapture Britain's lost manliness. The "hunter-gather" skills that Grylls believes are absent, or at least dormant, in the modern man will be put to the ultimate test as competitors will be required to find fresh water, build shelters and catch their own food including some seriously deadly creatures.


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