Paper Round

Charity may begin at home, but only if you can get hold of the keys. According to the Western Morning News, the WWF is taking a seriously ill man and his carer wife to court after the house they have lived in for 20 years was left to the charity in a will.

Keith Lewis, who suffers from renal failure, said the couple first moved into the four-bedroom house in Redruth, Cornwall, to look after his elderly aunt. Said aunt signed a trust deed leaving the house to the couple. She later made a new will that left it to the WWF, but Lewis is busy ironing his best shirt for a court date. "We are in the right and we are going to stick to our guns," he said.

A Dorset house provided a boon for another charity after a plumber chanced upon 380 antique artificial limbs in a cellar the residents never even knew they had.

Bedford Today reported that the unlikely stash would now be used in Pakistani clinics set up by a Luton doctor to help victims of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.

"There must have been someone in the area who was storing them, but nobody knows what the reason is," the doctor said. To Paper Round's enormous dismay, he neglected to add that such a donation would be worth an arm and a leg.

Another fellow going out on a limb is seriously rich Tory donor Lord Laidlaw, who has pledged £1m to any British charity that can help people to overcome sex addiction.

The 65-year-old tax exile admitted to The News of the World that he had an obsession with horizontal dancing after the paper exposed his adventures with prostitutes in Monte Carlo.

He said: "I have not worked hard enough or continuously enough on this. I should also have been stronger in resisting temptations."


'People always ask me "why donkeys?" I can only say it's just a deep, passionate love, really' - Jennifer Tucker, website editor, Devon Donkey Sanctuary, in The Guardian.

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