"He said he was taking into consideration my honesty and the length of time I had been working there and I thought he was going to give me a warning. I could not believe it when he said he was sacking me"

Susan Longworth, 54, is sacked following 17 years’ employment, after eating a hazelnut at Park Cakes, which defended its "very strict rules about eating or chewing on the production line", said Bolton News

"We actually held a cake bazaar. We needed more money than we had, to do this as we wanted it, so we went to the biggest shopping mall, and everyone baked all the mums, grans and fathers. And we sold cakes for a lot of money and sang"

Icelandic Eurovision Song Contest hopeful Hera Björk found the bankrupt government somewhat unwilling to bankroll their entry, but cake saves the day

"This person may have been throwing out bread with the best of intentions but there’s now no excuse"

a group member of Group St Peter’s Neighbourhood Monitoring in Leicester justifies an £80 spot fine imposed on someone spotted feeding the birds