Can you play any Garbage? Busker in the bin surprises Cambridge shoppers with a 'rubbish' medley

Pardon the pun, but you could be forgiven for thinking this busker is rubbish. Jammed into a tiny council bin, the street artist has been entertaining shoppers in Cambridge with a medley of songs, with his trusty guitar left poking out of the side. Shoppers stood round to take pictures or leave coins as the musician thrummed out tunes using his guitar and his pick of the litter.

31-year-Charlie Cavey - who has to squeeze his 5ft 9in frame into the bin - performed in Cambridge this afternoon, presumably playing hits from the band Garbage, and possibly rock band Suede's hit, Trash. He has performed in the city's four-day busking festival and credits his idea with watching a council worker empty a city-centre bin one day when he thought: 'I could fit inside it'. Speaking earlier this year he said he attracts a crowd as people can't work out where the music is coming from.

'They can hear me but can't see me so they always stop and try to work out where I am. 'They're always shocked when they discover I'm in a bin, then they start getting their cameras out. It always makes people laugh.' Charlie has had rubbish thrown in on him before, and he has a five-song limit before needing to stretch his legs. He has also been the victim of late-night revellers, including one occasion when he was robbed. Once his guitar strings were cut, and another time someone banged the back of his head so hard he saw stars.

Following the incident in Match he said: 'It's just not right that these people should be targeting buskers when all they are doing is bringing a nice atmosphere to the streets.'
Hopefully today he got a good reception, otherwise he might have had to contend with a bombardment of discarded orange peels and sandwich wrappers.

Holidaymakers all at sea as high tides drag FIVE cars off the beach

Holidaymakers at a seaside resort could not believe their eyes when they saw no less than FIVE cars parked on two beaches swamped by the sea. The calamity happened at notorious Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, where drivers of the vehicles were caught out by its record breaking high tide. On Wednesday evening three cars were engulfed by the incoming tide at Berrow beach and a further two vehicles were swamped by sea water at nearby Brean.

Large crowds of holidaymakers watched the drama unfold on the beaches as the incoming tide covered the vehicles at around 7pm. All the drivers had misjudged the speed and height of the tide at Berrow which has the second fastest and highest tidal range anywhere in the world. Amazingly it is the seventh time in two weeks disaster has struck Brean after David Foster, of Stourport-on-Severn, lost his Honda 4 x 4 beneath the waves when he parked it on the resort's beach. And despairing driver Andy Ellis saw his Ford Maverick disappear into the murky depths of a fishing lake at Warren Farm Holiday Park in Brean.

Now a fresh safety warning about the dangers of driving on beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea area has been issued by beach wardens after the mass stranding of vehicles. Dave Furber, senior beach warden at Brean said: 'We're used to it here, but a lot of visitors get caught out. People don't realise the speed and height of the incoming tide - and they're Spring tides now - especially high. 'One of the cars at Brean - an R reg Astra - was completely swamped and virtually submerged by sea. It was a write off. The driver was distraught when he returned from a walk with friends. 'The other - a Ford Kia - was less damaged. It looked like it may be ok after it was retrieved.' Berrow beach warden Ron Sharrard added: 'People who drive their vehicles onto the beach must remember that the Bristol Channel is very tidal and if they park their vehicle on the sand they should check the tide times. 'We warned several motorists about the state of the tide this evening, but still several vehicle owners got into difficulty.'

Oink, oink, oops! Ginger the greedy pig swallows diamond from £1,500 wedding ring

Ginger the pig's name has been dragged through the mud - after he swallowed a diamond from a £1,500 wedding ring. The Kune Kune pig, clamped his jaws around the jewel after Anne Moon put her hand into his pen. When Mrs Moon pulled away, the diamond had gone.

Farmer Paul Caygill, who owns North Yorkshire visitor attraction Easingwold Maize Maze, has now been given the task of sifting through the pig's dung to find the gem. Mrs Moon said she had never been near a pig before so she put her hand out to let Ginger have a sniff. 'It just clamped its teeth onto the ring and wouldn't let go,' she said. 'When I did pull my hand free, the ring was covered in dirt. 'I gave it a wipe and the diamond was gone I couldn't believe it.' The pen was searched in case the pig had spat out the diamond, but nothing was found. Mrs Moon said: 'If the pig wasn't so dirty I think we would have put him in the back of the car and taken him home. 'Quite a crowd gathered around after it happened. One woman said she would be a witness if the insurance company thought I was telling porkies.' She said she hold much hope of getting the diamond back. 'Its not so much a needle in a haystack as a diamond in pig poo.' Mrs Moon, from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, was visiting the farm with her husband Les, 63, and grandchildren Josh, four, and Emilia, aged 20 months. The ring was bought for her as a present about 30 years ago by Mr Moon. 'It had a lot of sentimental value,' Mrs Moon said. Since the incident on Saturday, Mr Caygill has carried out several tentative searches of the pig's poo but has so far drawn a blank. 'The woman came up to me and said "you wont believe this, but one of your pigs has swallowed a diamond from my ring",' the farmer said. 'She showed me the ring and it had diamonds round the edge, but the big one in the middle was missing she was a bit upset.' Mr Caygill said the pigs do not bite and he was surprised Ginger had grabbed the ring.

The horse who tried to jump over a car - but didn't quite make it

We've all had those moments where we've made a split-second crisis decision - and immediately realised that we made the wrong choice. This horse is no different. Galloping down a highway in Israel's northern Gallilee region with two companions, the horse was suddenly confronted with an oncoming car.

There was no time for thought - not that horses are known for being deep thinkers anyway - and the animal reacted instinctively. Perhaps it was a jumper in a former life. But if so, it was out of practice. While the two other horses swerved around the car, the largest one took a leap over it. Instead of clearing the vehicle, however, video footage from a tourist caught the horse landing straight on the windowscreen - one hoof smashing through the glass.

It also appeared to put a hole in the roof of the car as it scrambled desperately over the top of it. Astonishingly, both the horse and the occupants of the car escaped with only minor injuries. Hopefully the animal will refrain from running straight at oncoming traffic from now on