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Something Tells Me This Isn’t An Official NHS Sign

An offensive NHS sign that was sent to us by a follower

We are used to seeing signs everywhere now that remind us to wash our hands as often as possible – and many of them are NHS signs. 

Trying not to ‘zone out’ when you see this messages of encouragement can be quite hard. So it is essential to make sure that these NHS signs and public information messages stand out. 

Something’s Not Quite Right With This NHS Sign…

But when one of our followers sent us a picture of an ‘NHS sign’ that they had allegedly spotted whilst out on manoeuvres, our suspicions were immediately raised. 

When you look at it, the sign seems to be in the right font and has the right colours. 

But when you read it (glasses on), then it becomes evident that this sign is indeed an ‘im-poster’. 

Because we do not want to fall foul of any community standard violations, we have blurred out the “offensive” words. But you can probably get the picture and/or work them out for yourself.

An offensive NHS sign that was sent to us by a follower
We have blurred out some of the words in order not to offend anyone.

The NHS Is Not Sexist.

Suffice to say that this fake NHS sign could be described as being sexist and that it might offend people from a particular part of London. And the NHS is not sexist. 

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Police In Australia Issue Ticket To Driver Who Had A Goat On His Lap

As you drive around, I am sure you have got used to seeing your fellow drivers meander through the streets with some odd things in their car. If they cannot fit it on the inside of their car, then you can be rest assured that they will try and strap it to their roof. 

Anything from mattresses to huge cupboards can often be spotted hap-hazardously being strapped to a car as the driver barely manages to keep control of their vehicle because their view becomes obscured by whatever it is they are trying to transport. Massive TV’s are also a favourite when it comes to trying to fit massive objects into small vehicles.

But when officers in Western Australia saw a driver with a goat on his lap, then I bet even they had a double-take at the sight that beheld them. I guess that putting the goat on your lap is still better (for the goat) than strapping the animal to the roof of the car, but you would have thought that the driver would have come up with a better way of transporting the animal. 

A post shared on the Western Australia Police Force Facebook page shared an image of the ticket that had been dished out to the driver. Along with the picture was the caption ‘you’ve goat to be kidding…’ The details of the offence were: ‘Drive motor vehicle with goat on lap’. 

Image credit: Facebook

The ticket cost the driver a cool $100 AUS, which is an expensive way to transport your goat to wherever it is that goats needs to be transported to. 

One follower pointed out: ‘I see people driving with dogs on their laps all the time. Hope they get fined too. So stupid and unsafe. Worse than being on your phone’. 

Thankfully, there is a solution (to transporting dogs in the car), and it can be found in the form of a dog harness made especially for your vehicle. You can buy them on Amazon from around 12.99 (we aren’t sure if they can be used to transport goats…)

Police Boat Saves The Day After Returning Walking Stick To Stranded Owner

The Hants Police Marine Unit has come in for some praise on social media after they managed to reunite a walking stick with its owner after it was accidentally dropped into the sea. 

Maddie had been taking a stroll next to a marina when her walking stick fell into the water yesterday (13th Sept) at around Midnight. As soon as the stick entered the murky water, Maddie knew that the chances of getting it back were incredibly slim.

In a tweet at the time, Maddie (@madeleinesteel) said: 

‘Just dropped my f**king walking stick into the sea. My phone’s about to die so will update later, but right now I am fuming at myself and upset and confused. 

‘If any sees a black foldable stick with flowers on it floating about the Solent please return it to me’. 

Maddie’s forward-thinking partner then called the National Maritime Operation (NMO) centre on the very slim off-chance that they might be able to offer some advice re getting it back or assist in some other way. 

As a result of the call, the NMO let the Hants Police Maritime Unit know about the situation and, as they were in the area, a police boat then had a quick look for the missing walking stick. 

Maddie would have been stuck on Southsea Tower were it not for the Marine Unit Officers (Image credit: DailyDits.com)

It wasn’t long before the marine unit found the black walking stick after it had become wedged on some rocks. 

One of the marine policing unit officers jumped off of the boat, climbed on the rocks and picked the walking stick up before it vanished beneath the waves.

By this time, Maddie’s partner had walked down to the rocks where the stick was located. One of the Marine Unit officers handed the stick back to Maddie’s partner, who then reunited it with her. 

Maddie told DailyDits:

‘The officers handed it back to my partner, who was down by the rocks and got him to take it up to me. I was on the top of the round tower in Southsea and dropped it from there. 

‘The officers told my partner that they were glad that they had found it, so I did not end up stuck on the tower. 

‘My partner joked with the officers that I was definately now liable for a cake fine. 

‘We are both emergency planners and, just like the police, are very familiar with the cake fine process’.

Featured image credit: HantsPolMarine / Twitter

Police Find Eerie 6ft Void Under Mysterious Hole That Appeared In Road

We are used to seeing massive potholes in the road as we drive around. In some areas of the country, the potholes are so big some people have even taken to planting flowers and other plant-type things in them.

But as well as being an eyesore, these potholes can cause quite a bit of damage to your suspension should you happen to drive over one at a speed of more than five mph.

And if you are on a motorbike or pedal bike, then you have got some serious issues if you inadvertently find that your wheels end up taking a dive into a pothole.

But police officers in Urmston, Greater Manchester, made an eerie discovery when they were called by concerned motorists about a pothole that had appeared on Rothiemay Road.


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When officers arrived on the scene, they had a quick look into the pothole and quickly realised that this was your average ‘suspension busting’ hole.

Lurking underneath the hole was a 6ft void that had just mysteriously appeared for reasons which are, as yet, unknown. 

An officer tweeted:

“Not so much a pothole more like a crater. There was a 6ft void below so a barrow full of tarmac won’t cut it. 

“Traffic PCSO left it with the local authority to rectify on Rothiemay Road in @GMPUrmston’.

A number of high-vis jackets were used to mark the hole until the roadside cavalry arrived. Along with the jackets, there appeared to be some sort of bizarre ‘high-vis’ swing. 

I guess that is one way to pass the time as you wait for the council to turn up and sort the situation out using a shed load of concrete. 

What’s The Cake Fine For This Then?

The one thing you can be 100% sure of when you get your 4×4 stuck (assuming that you are in the emergency services) is that you will end up having to buy the whole team cakes to redeem yourself. 

Not only that, but the result of your situation will also (probably) be shared all over social media, if not by your oppos then by members of the public. 

For Lancashire Polices’ Drone Team, then getting their massive 4×4 stuck in some soggy looking soil will end up costing them cakes. Many cakes. 

But which cakes? Or rather, what cakes should be used to ‘pay’ their cake fine? 

Krispy Creme probably won’t cut it for this mishap. But it depends on whether or not they were able to pull the police vehicle out of the situation with another police vehicle. 

If they had to call upon the services of the Fire & Rescue Service, then the fine will be even higher, so a better grade of ‘cake’ will need to be purchase. 

Let us know in the comments below which cakes should be used to put this situation right.

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This Is The World’s Smallest Police Station

We all know that police stations are a rare sight. Too many cut-backs have led to too few police stations being open meaning that most members of the public will find it hard to not only find a police station but find one that is open. 

But one police station that we found in Carrabelle, Florida, is so small that you can just about fit a police dog in it, let alone a police officer and a member of the public. 

And there is no way you would be able to hold a prisoner in the ‘building’. 

At first glance, the tiny structure looks like a telephone booth. But in fact, it is a police station. 

Well, to be honest, it used to be a telephone booth, but it has been turned into a police station and can be found on 105 St. James Ave in downtown Carrabelle. 

The tiny police station came into being on March 10, 1963. 

The city of Carrabelle had been having problems with tourists making unofficial long-distance phone calls on its police phone. 

The phone was located in a call box that was bolted to a building at the corner of U.S. 98 and Tallahassee Street. 

Johnnie Mirabella, St. Joe Telephone’s lone Carrabelle employee at the time, first tried moving the call box to another building, but the illegal calls continued.

Mirabella noticed that police officers would get soaked while answering phone calls when it was raining. 

So when the telephone company decided to replace its worn-out phone booth in front of Burda’s Pharmacy with a new one, he decided to solve both problems at once by putting the police phone in the old booth.

With the help of Curly Messer, who was a deputy sheriff at the time, Mirabella moved the phone booth to its current site on U.S. 98 under the chinaberry tree. 

The booth did protect the officers from the elements, but some people still snuck into it to make long-distance calls. 

Eventually, the dial was removed from the phone, making it impossible for tourists to make calls.

So now it just stands as a ‘police station’ that can be used by police officers who want to hide from the torrential downpours which often hit the area. 

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Fire Service Posts Job Advert That Pays £190M Per Year

At a time when the private sector is battling with the effects of COVID, then the public sector can be seen as a good source of new jobs for anyone who finds themselves out of work. 

After all, we are always going to need the likes of the emergency services, the armed forces and the civil service, so why not look at a career in the public sector? 

There has always been an expectation that jobs in the public sector do not pay as well as the private sector. 

But when social media users saw a job that was posted by Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service for an ‘ICT Technician’ that pays a whopping £22,911 per hour, then I bet that even people who do not know what an ‘ICT Technician’ is ended up applying! 

Even some of the worlds top earners cannot muster up £22,911 per hour, which would be around £190,619,520 per year!

That is probably more than the actual budget of the respective fire service that posted the ad. 

Of course – much to the disappointment of potential candidates – there had been an error when the ad was posted onto social media with the salary offered being £22,911 per year as opposed to per hour. 

I don’t even think the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, earns £190,619,520 per year! 

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WATCH | Police Driver Loses Control Of Vehicle On Wet Road

Even professional drivers can fall victim to the sort of unseen slippery road surfaces which can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

In the video below, a police car that was on a blue-light run overtakes a vehicle at a relatively slow speed before making a sharp left. 

It might seem like an odd manoeuvre (i.e. overtaking a car before a left turn), but we don’t know if, for example, the driver was pursuing a vehicle and had to make a last-minute change of direction. 

Or the driver of the police car could have been given a last-minute updated location to head towards during what could have been a fast-moving situation following an emergency call being made by a member of the public.

As the police vehicle completes its manouvere, the tyres of the car lose traction, and it ends up ploughing into the crash barrier. 

The startled motorist that had just been overtaken by the police car initially stops behind the police car before overtaking it and then pulling over to make sure that the driver is ok.

It just goes to show that even professional drivers can get caught out by dodgy road conditions – especially when there has been an oil or diesel spill on the road. 

Thankfully, the officer driving the car was not seriously injured.

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Firefighters Called To Release Police Officer From Handcuffs After They ‘Failed’

Unless you have been a police officer or have been arrested by a police officer (as opposed to your partner using fluffy pink cuffs), then it might be quite hard to imagine what it feels like being stuck in some handcuffs. 

It’s not a nice feeling, and the more you try to wiggle out of them, then the more they hurt. 

But when a police officer decided to try their cuffs out, something went wrong with the mechanism, and the officer was, well, stuck. 

So that meant that there was only one thing for it: call out the firefighters to rescue the stricken cop. 

A tweet published by Northants Fire read simply:

’09:46 Police Officer released from handcuffs after they had failed, used pedal cutters to release.’

Other Twitter users were quick to point out that the obligatory ‘cake fine‘ should now be ‘paid’ by the police officer. 

Mr Kipling has been put on standby! 

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BMW Driver Who Challenged Unmarked Police Car To A Race Gets A Hefty Fine

Have you ever been stuck at a set of traffic lights and noticed that someone starts revving their car at you in the hope that you will enter into an illegal street race with them? 

To be honest, it does not happen to me that often as it takes my car about an hour to get up to 60 mph. 

But I have seen it happen quite a bit and, when I do spot this sort of thing when out-and-about, I often think how funny it would be if the boy racer who is hoping for a burn out inadvertently ‘challenges’ an unmarked police car. 

Well, that is precisely what happened to one BMW driver when he pulled up next to a nice looking unmarked police car. 

Of course, the boy racer did not know that it was an unmarked police car which he was challenging. 

But it soon became apparent to him when the blue flashing light lit up his face. 

The ‘you could not make it up’ moment happened to some Surrey-based Roads Policing officers. 

In a tweet, a spokesperson for the unit said:

‘The driver of this car was revving his engine to try and entice our unmarked car into a race. 

‘His dreams fell apart when the blue lights came on and he recieved a section 59 Warning and FPN for his tiny……..number plate’.

What we really liked about this tweet, was the reference to the BMW drivers tiny……..number plate….

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