Despair as Cadbury’s removes mini Twirls

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There has been “outrage” after Cadbury’s removed small Twirls from some Heroes chocolate boxes due to disruption in its supply chain, said The Mirror. Some tubs will now come with two full-sized Twirl bars, rather than the usual miniature ones, prompting a cry of “choc horror” from the Daily Mail. The devastating news comes hot on the heels of Mars Wrigley’s announcement that it was removing Bounty bars from Celebrations tubs because 40% of people disliked the coconut-flavoured snack.

Teacher ‘chewed garlic to cover up booze’

A “drunken headteacher” chewed raw garlic to mask the smell of alcohol before Ofsted visits, reported The Telegraph. A misconduct hearing was told that Jeremy Tucker chewed mints when he turned up at school “stinking of booze” and would eat raw bulbs of garlic before inspections. The former headteacher of Acorn Free School in Lincoln also wore aftershave from bottles he kept by his desk to help cover up the smell, it was alleged. He has been banned from the profession for at least three years.

Metal detector strikes gold

A 69-year-old metal detectorist has “hit the jackpot 40 years after giving up his hobby”, reported The Times. An item that David Board initially thought was a sweet wrapper thought was a sweet wrapper turned out to be an exceptionally rare medieval diamond ring, which is expected to fetch up to £40,000 at auction. The former postman and lorry driver was on only the second day of his second attempt at being a detectorist, having given up the hobby for decades. The ring will be sold at Noonans in London on November 29.

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