An Eastern Chipmunk stuffs her cheeks with corn. An entry in the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards. (Barb D’Arpino / Barcroft Images)

Of the twenty-eight sports that featured at the Olympics, golf was probably the one which raised the most eyebrows. The return of golf after 112 years was not helped by the absence of the four highest-ranked male players but, despite this, golf certainly received a much needed profile boost. Even absentee Rory McIlroy admitted this week that he was "somewhat proven wrong". Very generous, Rory. So what’s golf’s problem? According to the National Golf Foundation, participation in America is down 20% since 2003 and in the UK, the number of people playing golf at least once a month has decreased 25% since 2007. The main challenge for golf is how long it takes to play 18 holes. Disappearing for half a weekend doesn’t usually go down too well at home (apparently) so it’s hardly surprising then that interest in Speedgolf is on the rise. The aim of Speedgolf is to hit the fewest number of shots but also to play 18 holes as quickly as possible. The British Open Speedgolf Championships have just taken place in East Sussex with the winner, Rob Hogan, finishing in just 36 minutes and 59 seconds having hit only 82 shots. Buggies and caddies are not allowed for those of you tempted to have a go!

After months of delays and industrial action, London’s long-awaited “Night Tube” became a reality last weekend, with more than 100,000 passengers jumping aboard. This service is great news for London, helping the city, finally, to unlock the full potential of its night-time economy (worth an estimated £360 million) whilst it will also prove invaluable to those who work night shifts at the weekends. Although the Night Tube may not have the scale and investment of Crossrail, its likely impact on London’s property market should not be underestimated, with house prices/land values close to tube stations on or at the end of the Night Tube lines expected to be significantly boosted. Take Cockfosters for example, a stationat the end of Piccadilly Line for those who have not woken up there by mistake. Historically Cockfosters has been regarded as being just too far/too expensive to get back to in a taxi at 2am. Not now. And according to online estate agency eMoov, Cockfosters is currently the tube station with the fastest-growing surrounding house prices (9% pa). For those of you thinking of buying in the cheapest area along the Night Tube route, then head to Tottenham Hale. But beware – it’s also currently the most popular spot on the network. It’s all change. All change.

The Weekly is always keen to share the news of milestones and anniversaries, so mentioning the 45th birthday of one of the best-loved children's stories of all time fits perfectly for a third paragraph of a Bank Holiday edition. Mr Tickle was created in 1971 by Roger Hargreaves when his son asked him what a tickle looked like. Today there are eighty-seven Mr Men and Little Miss characters, with lifetime sales topping 250m copies. In fact one Mr Men book is sold every 2.5 seconds worldwide. According to Censuswide, Mr Happy is the UK’s favourite Mr Man, with Mr Tickle second and Little Miss Sunshine third. To celebrate the book’s birthday, a handful of new characters have just been introduced: Mr Marvellous, Little Miss Fabulous, Mr Adventure and Little Miss Sparkle. In addition to these four new characters, Mr Trump, is currently being trialled in the USA. According to Adam Hargreaves, the son of the late Mr Men creator, he is "parading about in an inane frenzy of self-importance and generally getting on everyone’s tits". Mr Men: the book series that just keeps on giving.

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