Looking for something to stop the kids from getting bored on long trips? A UK care hire firm may have come up with the answer, designing a car with an interior upholstered in prints which can be coloured in. Designers at Hertz reportedly used pages from popular colouring books to come up with a design for the upholstery which features images of houses, animals, street signs and flowers. The prototype vehicle, which has been trialled at a London branch of the car hire chain, is said to be the first of its kind in the world.

Working dogs take note! Australian pipe fittings manufacturer Philmac has embarked on a nationwide talent search for the country's most "impressive" working dogs in a bid to find a new brand ambassador. The new dog will take up the post following the retirement of current ambassador Bluey. The job involves three days of photography but, says Philmac MD Mark Nykiel, "comes with a very competitive package including a year’s supply of dog food and gift vouchers totalling more than $4000 in value". "Ideally," he hastens to add, "the next Bluey will be well trained, able to follow instructions and photographer friendly!” As well as a brand ambassador, the company is also looking for working dogs to grace the pages of its 2018 calendar. Applications close on 1st October. For more details, visit www.philmac.com.au.

Meanwhile, back in the UK, a pub refused seven Welsh trainee priests service after mistaking them for costumed revellers attending a bachelor party. The Catholic Archdiocese of Cardiff reportedly said last week that the seven seminarians were turned away by a doorman at The City Arms in Cardiff who told them they had a policy of "no fancy dress and no stag dos". The group were eventually allowed inside when the bar manager realised who they were.