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February 17, 2018

A rail company got into the spirit of Pancake Day by changing the destination of one of its trains.

Southeastern Railway posted a picture to Twitter showing Kings Cross St Pancake, rather than Kings Cross St Pancras.

They captioned the picture: "Mmmm did someone mention pancakes? Happy Pancake Day! (with lashings of maple syrup) (sic)"

Last Tuesday marked Shrove Tuesday also known as Pancake Day and it saw people across the country indulging in the sweet treat, which is traditionally coated with a variety of toppings including lemon and sugar, Nutella, or even more savoury goods like salmon.

Ben and Jerry's has launched a new flavour to celebrate its 40th birthday.

The ice cream company has introduced the 'Birthday Cake', which is vanilla cake-batter ice cream with pink frosting, strawberry swirls, and cake pieces.

Flavour gurus at the dessert company mixed both cake and ice cream into one tub. Catherine Goffinet, Ben and Jerry's flavour guru, said: "We love sharing our celebrations here at Ben & Jerry's, so we decided to create a slice of something extra special.

"'Birthday Cake' is loaded with everything we love about cake; frosting, strawberry swirl, and moreish mouthfuls of sponge cake pieces too. We think it's the perfect excuse to celebrate!"

There are five causes of a man's penis shrinking.

Smoking is one of the main reasons, as it can damage the blood vessels and can even cause problems with getting an erection.

Other things on the list, compiled by The Sun Online, include medicines particularly those to treat prostate problems as well as getting older.

As men age, their penis and testicles can shrink due to the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries, which can reduce blood flow.

Another cause is prostate surgery with up to 70 per cent of men who have had the surgery to remove the cancer gland experiencing a reduction.

The last one is Peyronie's disease, which is a condition that causes the penis to curve when it's erect.

However, it can also lead to scar tissue which can block blood flow and make it smaller when hard.

The average measurement of the organ is around 13.12cm long with a girth of 11.66cm when erect.

Ant and Dec have been voted the nation's top celebrity 'work wives'.

New research found that a fifth of Brits think of the Geordie presenting duo as the pair who have the most fun working relationship, followed by This Morning presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders were third on the top-10 list, followed by the late Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

A 'work wife' is someone of either gender with whom someone shares a platonic and supportive friendship, and 66 per cent of workers claim to have one.

Sacha Clark, marketing director from Subway, said: "We want to spread the love this Valentine's Day by offering all our customers a buy-one-get-one-free six-inch sub on this special day.

"'Work wives' make those long days in the office more bearable. So why not treat that special person in your workplace to a celebratory lunch on us."

The research was commissioned by Subway to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day which rewarded customers with a buy-one-get-one-free deal on February 14.