Acclaimed singer-songwriter Neil Young has had an unusual honour bestowed on him – his own spider. An East Carolina University biologist, Jason Bond, discovered a new species of trapdoor spider and named it after his favourite musician, naming it Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi.
Visitors must learn to love Naples for its rubbish and filth, says Claudio Velardi, the southern Italian city’s new head of tourism. Rubbish fills Neapolitan streets because dumps are full. “Naples has never been a clean city,” he said. “It has always been a hotbed of viral diseases, of hepatitis.”
A three-year-old Welsh boy has slept through a lightning strike that blew a hole in his bedroom wall. Elis Roberts’ parents found him fast asleep in his room, which was covered in masonry, plaster and dust. The lightning cut electricity to many homes as storms hit Flint, north Wales.
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