• A man from Tyneside is inviting locals to a fun fancy dress event this week as a part of a hair-raising stunt to generate money for charity.

    South Shields resident Dave Hall has organised a fundraising event to kick off a campaign which will see him generate £5,000 for Metro Radio and Magic 1152's Cash for Kids appeal and Myeloma UK, reports the Shields Gazette.

    However, there's a catch, as Mr Hall is to swear off shaving or cutting his hair until the total is reached - and he has even agreed to keep the beard and hair for a full year if he reaches

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  • People in the centre of London may have been forgiven for thinking they had gone bananas and were seeing things over the weekend - but it was just animal fancy dress.

    Around 700 people took part in a sponsored run for the Great Gorilla Organisation and every single one sported gorilla fancy dress to raise awareness for the good cause.

    Conservationist Bill Oddie fired the starting pistol for the 4.3-mile race, which saw participants run from Minster Court to the City, Tower

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  • A US car company was forced to do a U-turn in its advertising campaign after getting in trouble over a monkey in Evil Knievel fancy dress.

    Dodge had created a commercial for its Tent Event sale in which an announcer could be heard commenting that the circus-style set for the campaign "could not be more amazing".

    A chimp then walked on dressed as the daredevil and pressed a lever causing confetti to fly into the air, prompting the voiceover artist to say: "I stand corrected."

    However, People for the Ethical

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