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Regional News • Europe • United Kingdom
Bristol Pub Named After Edward Colston Renamed 'Ye Olde Pubby Mcdrunkface'
Former Colston Arms Pub asking for name suggestion on Facebook: "All suggestions welcome & encouraged. #theartistformallyknownas #blacklivesmatter #colstoninthdrink #pubbymcdrunkface"
Former Colston Arms Pub asking for name suggestion on Facebook: "All suggestions welcome & encouraged. #theartistformallyknownas #blacklivesmatter #colstoninthdrink #pubbymcdrunkface" Credit: Facebook: Colston Arms

A Colston Arms Pub in Bristol, named after slave trader Edward Colston with the Royal African Company, has temporarily rebranded as 'Ye Olde Pubby Mcdrunkface'. The pub had previously placed a sign outside its doors that read "We are listening. Black Lives Matter."

"There hasn't been a lot of chatter about our name since the statue came down, but I thought we'd be inundated with suggestions. We thought we'd give the pub a temporary name to kick off some discussion about it and get the ball rolling," Paul Frost, Colston Arms' landlord, told Bristol Live. "Myself and pub owners Admiral Taverns are going to listen carefully to people's suggestions before settling on a new name," he added.

Science • Animals
Turmoil due to feral chickens in Auckland suburb
Turmoil due to feral chickens in Auckland suburb
Credit: unsplash.com/William Moreland

In what locals described as "something out of a Stephen King movie", feral chickens have invaded and disturbed peaceful Auckland suburb Titirangi, leaving the neighbourhood "wrecked". In 2019, the number of feral chickens in Titirangi had grown to 250 but most of them were captured and relocated to nearby farms. Amid the lockdown, the birds have returned and are once again disrupting the residents' sleep and damaging the area.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Literature
"The search is over!" - Fenn Treasure hunt solved
The search is over! Forrest has confirmed that the treasure has been found (6/6/20)
The search is over! Forrest has confirmed that the treasure has been found (6/6/20) Credit: Screenshot, Old Santa Fe Trading Co

In his 2010 self-published memoir "The Thrill of the Chase: A Memoir" Forrest Fenn, art and antiquities collector, describes a treasure chest containing gold, rare coins and other treasures hidden in the Rocky Mountains. On Sunday, Fenn announced on his website that the treasure, believed to be worth over $1 million, was found by an unnamed man "under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains."

Fenn wrote he had not moved the treasure in the ten years since hiding it and congratulates the "thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will continue to be drawn by the promise of other discoveries."

Regional News • Europe
Hitler's birthplace to be transformed into police station
Adolf Hitler's birthplace in Braunau, Austria
Adolf Hitler's birthplace in Braunau, Austria Credit: Thomas Ledl / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Adolf Hitler's birthplace, a townhouse in Braunau, Austria, will be converted into a police station. Austrian Minister of the Interior Karl Nehammer announced the reconstruction plans in a press conference on Tuesday. Nehammer said the decision to transform "the birthplace of a mass murderer" was "a new chapter in the history of the Second Republic". Architecture firm Marte Marte won the competition which was open for submission to firms across the EU. The townhouse has been a place of pilgrimage for Neonazis.

Lifestyle
IKEA China reminds people not to masturbate in its stores
IKEA store
IKEA store Credit: Pexels/Alexander Isreb

After a video of a woman masturbating in an IKEA store in China went viral, the company released a statement reminding people not to masturbate in its stores. The video, which allegedly has been scrubbed from Chinese social media, shows the woman touching herself on various furniture pieces in IKEA showrooms. The statement of the Swedish furniture store said that they would take “even more careful security and public cleanliness measures” and asked customers to “browse stores in an orderly and civilised way”.