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‘Fat’ Mary squashes nativity donkey to death

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To Spain, where a fat ‘Mary’ has crushed to death a natitivy scene donkey:

A donkey, part of a live Christmas crib in southern Spain, has died two days after being mounted by a 150kg (330lb) man who gatecrashed the nativity scene.  The man jumped over a fence and leapt on to the five-month-old donkey, named Platero, who was part of a nativity scene in the town of Lucena, near Córdoba. The donkey was literally squashed by the man.

We need bigger donkeys to keep up with the obesity epidemic…

Posted: 18th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

The biscuit nativity

THE Biscuit Nativity, from Cresswell. Click the image to make it grow. More here.

Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment

Birmingham’s nativity Jesus replaced with Garden gnome

WHO stole the Baby Jesus from the display on Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square? They then replaced Baby Jesus with a garden gnome.

The Baby Jesus was installed by Birmingham City Council at the Frankfurt Christmas Market. The council spokesman says:

 “Someone has tampered with the nativity scene and we are trying to find out how it happened.”

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Posted: 18th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)

The 12 best Nativity scenes of all time

THE Nativity is the story of Christ’s birth. But what was it really like? Had only the little donkey been able to talk or the inn keeper reacted to the yells of childbirth to see what was up in his barn, we might have known a bit more about the wonder. Helpfully, others have recreated the Nativity tableau. We bring you the 12 Best Nativity scenes of all time:


Posted: 23rd, December 2011 | In: Key Posts, Photojournalism | Comment

The Nativity In The Age Of Twitter, Google And Wikipedia

THE story of the nativity, as told by Twitter, Google and Wikipedia…

Posted: 19th, December 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment