Security guards use force... Star Wars fan uses the force

Hoodie wars break out as a Jedi believer wins an apology from a British job centre which threw him out for refusing to take off his hood. Security guards removed Chris Jarvis, 31, a Star Wars fan and member of the International Church of Jediism, from the Essex employment centre, but when he complained on the grounds of religious discrimination, he won himself an apology.

"I was just standing up for my beliefs," said Chris. "Muslims can walk around in whatever religious gear they like, so why can't I?"

That's a paper clip holding your tooth up

Dentalphobia is likely to become more widespread thanks to a Massachussetts dentist accused of using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts inside the teeth of root canal patients. He's charged with assault– but also fraud.

OAPs learn how to stick it to the man

Pensioners are learning the art of self-defence – using their walking sticks. Triple blackbelt Kevin Garwood, 61, is teaching the OAPs cane classes after many said they were too scared to go out after dark. "They need to know where they can hit without causing serious damage," says the Norwich sensei.

Have a break, have a soy sauce Kit Kat

Most popular Kit-Kat flavour in Japan – where over 80 combinations have been created over the years – is (predictably) soy sauce. There are currently 19 flavours on sale, including camembert cheese and corn on the cob.