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Angry mum demands Tesco remove ‘weird’ Valentine’s cards for kids

She says anyone who buys one should be ‘locked up’.

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An angry mum has demanded Tesco remove its ‘weird’ Valentine’s Day cards aimed at children.

Nicola was horrified to see the shelves stacked with the cards, saying she’d ‘punch’ anyone who sent her kid a Valentine’s Day card in the face, adding that she doesn’t think it’s ‘normal’.

Tesco stocks a range of cards for children to send to parents and vice versa, including Frozen and Spider-Man ones, and Nicola noticed them when she visited a branch of the supermarket with her eight-year-old son.

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Nicola told Plymouth Live she thinks Valentine’s Day is just for adults, and accused the cards of being ‘an attempt to normalise abnormal relationships with children’, adding that people who send them ‘need locking up’.

The 32-year-old mum raised the issue with both staff and customer service, who told her they wouldn’t be removing the cards, saying that parents show their affection in different ways.

Nicola said: “There’s one that says, ‘Daddy loves you lots like jelly tots’, that’s weird.

“This is not normal. Valentine’s Day is for lovers. It’s not something that you should involve children in.

“It’s not something that a normal person would think of sending a child. It’s wrong. [Tesco] told me they’re not going to remove them from the shelves. It’s really weird, it doesn’t quite sit right.”

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She added: “[Tesco] told me that some parents show their affection in different ways, but I think they need locking up. As a parent, if anyone was to give my son that card I’d be punching them in the face. The children’s ones I do not think are appropriate.”

“In my opinion Valentine’s Day has always been about relationships and lovers, not children especially young children which I believe these cards are aimed at due to the pictures and wording.

“I believe primary schools should ban Valentine’s Day as I feel the children are too young to really understand the concept of relationships, they should let children be children.”

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We provide a range of cards so that everyone can take part in Valentine’s day.”

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Builders fix 94-year-old woman’s fence for free after she’s ripped off by ‘cowboys’

What an amazing gesture!

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A group of builders have won praise online after they corrected the work some ‘cowboys’ did for a pensioner for free. 

Chris Sawdon’s neighbour, a 94-year-old woman, was ripped off with some shoddy building work, but the response has seen people’s ‘faith in humanity restored’. 

Betty, who lives in Sherburn-In-Elmet, Yorkshire, had builders in to install a fence, but within three days this had blown down as they had barely put the posts in the ground. 

When her neighbour Chris called out on the local Facebook community page he was overwhelmed with the response and a local company, Denby Building Contractors, responded – offering to fix the work for free.

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He wrote in his Facebook post: “A fantastic local company DENBY Building Contractors responded to the post and came round today to put the shoddy work right.

“They dug the holes to right depth, set posts properly and fitted all of the fence panels and even turned over the border and cleared away rubbish left by the other contractors. They did all this for FREE and would not take a penny even when my neighbour offered them some money.

“I cannot thank Steve and the guys at DENBY Building Contractors enough and highly recommend them to anybody needing any building or structural garden work doing.”

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The post has seen huge support for the company, with many people asking for their number to have work done, while others said ‘what a great bunch of lads’ and ‘well done to Denby building contractors so proud of you guys’. 

It seems that lockdown has sparked a sense of community everywhere, with community spirit doubling throughout lockdown.

The Guardian reports that the numbers of people volunteering has soared – locally, one street in Denton held bingo games every three weeks at the start of lockdown to help combat loneliness. 

Today has restored my faith in humanity a little. My 94 year old next door neighbour was ripped off last week by some…

Posted by Chris Sawdon on Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Well done lads, what an amazing gesture! What’s the best example of community spirit you’ve seen in lockdown? 

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Priest plays Liverpool’s ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and tells United and City fans to ‘suck it up’

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A priest from Kilkenny in Ireland has told United and City fans to ‘suck it up’ while playing Liverpool’s ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ during mass.

Fr Tobin praised his parishioners for their ‘extraordinary’ efforts throughout coronavirus just before his final hymn for the day. 

He said: “These times have not been ordinary, they have been extraordinary. But you have also been extraordinary good, and for that I thank you.”

He then added: “And for all the people from Liverpool or who support Liverpool, we are going to have our final hymn for you this morning and let the Man Uniteds, and the Man Citys, and the Chelseas, and all the rest of them, suck this up.”

Then the iconic You’ll Never Walk Alone blasted through the church speakers as he began his final prayers. 

Some fans – definitely not Mancs – have praised Fr Tobin actions and the footage has been shared on an Irish Liverpool fan social media page with huge support.

One fan wrote: “We are so lucky to have Fr Tobin. Every Parish could do with a priest like him.

“He really understands people and is loved by all the school kids.”

One wrote; ‘Not a football fan… but that was fantastic,’ while another said: ‘That was great he did that! Well done Fr Tobin.’

Whether you’re a Red or a Blue, this hurts…

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Broody mother goose takes 47 cute babies under her wing

This is so cute!

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We’ve all loved seeing little yellow goslings the past few months on the canal, but one man in Canada discovered a goose with quite a squad of babies with her.

Brace yourself for cuteness overload because this goose has got 47 little babies trailing behind her!

Mike Digout from Saskatoon in Canada spotted a goose when out on his walk on the Saskatchewan riverbank.

The first time he saw her she had 16 babies with her. He quickly snapped a photo of the unusual sighting and returned a few days later to find them again. 

Look how much my little goslings have grown in 18 days (May 31 – June 18). I am so proud of them. There are now 6 to 8 adults supervising them during the day, so the original pair I followed has lots of help.

Posted by Mike Digout on Friday, 19 June 2020

The next time Mike found her she had a total of 47 babies following her. 

Speaking to The Dodo, he said: “I was stunned that this mom had 16 babies, so I started going back every night looking for this mom and her goslings and every day it seemed like she had a bigger group.”

This type of behaviour is actually pretty common, it’s known as ‘gang brood’ and often occurs in areas where there are lots of nests. 

One patient mother looks after another’s babies like super nanny to give the other parents a well-needed day off. 

Mike added: “It was incredible how calm she was with so many goslings around. She seems like such a patient mom.”

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