Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A tourist in Thailand faces up to two years in prison after posting negative reviews of a hotel on Tripadvisor. The Sea View Resort claims that Wesley Barnes, an American who was visiting the Southeast Asian country, wrote a string of damning reviews. The hotel has responded with legal action, a serious move as there are sentences of up to two years imprisonment for those convicted of “defamation by publication”.

Swearing parrots removed from wildlife park

A group of parrots have been removed from a UK wildlife park after they started swearing at customers. The five African grey parrots, adopted by Lincolnshire Wildlife Park last month, taught each other a string of obscenities that amused staff, but caused an issue when they began hurling obscenities at guests.

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Greggs fan gets logo tattooed on her bum

A sausage roll lover has missed Greggs bakery so much during the Covid-19 pandemic she has got the chain’s logo tattooed on her bottom. Caitlin Jones, 20, from Paisley, Scotland, said: “I’m obsessed with Greggs and I’ve always loved their sausage rolls. I decided when the tattoo parlours re-opened that I was going to get something to share my love for them.”

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Chas Newkey-Burden has been part of The Week Digital team for more than a decade and a journalist for 25 years, starting out on the irreverent football weekly 90 Minutes, before moving to lifestyle magazines Loaded and Attitude. He was a columnist for The Big Issue and landed a world exclusive with David Beckham that became the weekly magazine’s bestselling issue. He now writes regularly for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, Metro, FourFourTwo and the i new site. He is also the author of a number of non-fiction books.