Echo: Ye-nudie Menuhin BBC: Stradi-bare-ius January 14: Durham is stage stage a “Wineathlon” – a 10k race with wine sampling en route.
Jan 4: Russian man is declared ‘dead’ at a New Year party after drinking too many vodkas – wakes up in the morgue and goes back to the party.
Echo: I need a stiff drink BBC: Vodka and croak * Jan 5: Star Wars fan designs Stormtrooper costume for her dog.
Echo: The Empire Strikes Bark BBC: Jabber The Mutt * Jan 6: A giant frog sculpture is stolen from a woodland park in Milton Keynes.
Echo: Hopportunist thief * BBC: Crime Kermit-ed Jan 7: A leather car in the form of a giant shoe turns heads in China.
Echo: Don't fall asleep at the heel BBC: Jimmy Shoooooooooooooe!
Jan 8: Mass wedding takes place at Ice and Snow Festival.Echo: Once, ice, freeze times a lady BBC: Married with chilblains January 11: Shoplifter caught with five bags of frozen shrimp down his pants. You’re undies arrest BBC: Uncomfortably numb - by Shrimp Flloyd January 12: Shooting enthusiast gets his perfect send-off when his ashes are loaded into shells and fired by his local shooting range.Echo: Trigger mortis BBC: Blast rites January 13: Man is arrested for playing the violin naked outside a court building.Echo: It’s a stick up BBC: You’re not gonna Wrigley out of this one January 21: A football league is launched for obese men.Echo: They think it’s all over-weight BBC: Diego Maradinner January 22: A Russian cuts a man’s hair during a sky-dive.Echo: Shear drop BBC: Short, back and dives January 25: Police car chase in New Zealand ends when a farmer blocks the road with a flock of sheep.