Every weekday, Peter Barron plays the Headline Challenge on the BBC Tees breakfast show.

He chooses a story from somewhere around the world, comes up with a headline, and challenges the BBC Tees listeners to think of a better one.

Points are awarded by an "independent adjudicator", with double points for song titles, films, books and stage shows.

Watch out for posts on Twitter and Facebook for each day's story and give it a go.

Jan 4: A man has bounced back from being made redundant from his previous job, due to Covid, by landing a job as a scuba-diving waiter at an underwater hotel in Florida. Thane Milhoan delivers customers' orders in a water-tight box.

Pete: COME DIVE WITH ME (2)

BBC Tees: LIVE AND LET DINE (0)

Jan 5: A teenager takes to social media to reveal how he was left red-faced after learning French to ask out a girl he fancied - only to discover she was German.

Pete: LUST IN TRANSLATION (4)

BBC Tees: I CAN'T HELP FRAULEIN IN LOVE WITH YOU (4)

Jan 6: Shepherd Wiebke Schmidt-Kochan has shown his support for the vaccination programme in Germany by herding 700 sheep and goats into the shape of a syringe.

Pete: I WANT EWE VAXED, I WANT EWE VAXED, I WANT EWE VAXED FOR GOOD (6)

BBC Tees: HAVE THEY GONE INTO FLOCKDOWN? (4)

Jan 7: Scientists in Israel have trained goldfish to drive a car around a room — and steer towards fishy treats. Boffins at Ben-Gurion University have discovered that fish can manouvre a specially designed Fish Operated Vehicle (FOV) by swimming in certain directions in a small tank mounted in place of a driver’s seat.

Pete: BABY, YOU CAN DRIVE MY CARP (8)
BBC Tees: A FISH CALLED HONDA (6)

Jan 10: In tribute to a Chilean ex-footballer, his coffin was placed on the pitch & a team-mate kicked the ball against it so it rebounded into the goal.

Pete: DEAD-BALL SPECIALIST (0)
BBC Tees: 'OVER 'ERE SON, ON ME DEAD (1)

Jan 11: Woman is dumped by her boyfriend because he discovered she was feeding him plant-based food he thought was meat.

Pete: VEGAN WORK IT OUT (2)
BBC: CONNED BEEF (2)

Jan 12: A woman called Alice has revealed that her boyfriend has given her an ultimatum to get rid of her cat — because he's allergic to moggies.

Pete: IF YOU LEAVE MIAOW (4)
BBC: WHY DO YOU HAVE TABBY A HEARTBREAKER? (4)

Jan 13: Pope Francis has shown his down to earth side by popping out to a music shop in Rome to buy a CD.

Pete: I WANNA LIVE LIKE COMMON PAPAL (4)
BBC: POPE MUSIK (6)

Jan 14: A cat named Lollipop has been formally adopted as part of a ship's crew. Lollipop's mother was a stray who sneaked onto the Turkish vessel to give birth. Now, Lollipop sails the world, attending crew meetings, and enjoying visiting local ports, before jumping back on board.

Pete: ON THE GOOD SHIP - LOLLIPOP (6)
BBC: KITTEN ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY (6)

Jan 17: Train driver Sarah Chipperfield is entertaining commuters on the London Underground by singing to them during their journeys.

Pete: FOOL IF YOU THINK IT'S OVAL (0)
BBC: I'M SINGING ON THE TRAIN (4)

Jan 18: Motorists in Tennessee were greeted with the sight of the world's largest frying pan being transported along the road on the back of a lorry. The 18-feet wide cast iron pan has been made as an attraction for a museum.

Pete: BACON THE SPEED LIMIT (1)
BBC: A LITTLE BIT OF FRY AND LORRY (6)

Jan 19: Londoner Freddie Beckitt is charging £20 an hour to stand in queues for rich people so they don't have to wait in line themselves to buy tickets for shows.

Pete: LINE OF DUTY (1)
BBC: IN THE LINE OF HIRE (8)

January 20: Lost cat Barnaby is reunited with owner Rachael Lawrence after she heard his distinctive cry while she was on the phone to her vet. Rachael, of Braintree, was calling the vet about her other cat when she heard Barnaby in the background. He'd been brought in as a stray after being missing for eight months.

Pete: HELLO, IS IT MIAOW YOU'RE LOOKING FOR (3)
BBC: RETURN OF THE CAT (8)

January 21: Police in Toronto are searching for a thief who stole an $8,000 guitar by hiding it in his trousers. The crook was caught on CCTV pushing the fret down one leg of his trousers while covering the guitar body with his jacket.

Pete: PANT MUSIC (5)
BBC: ERIC CLAPTOMANIAC (9)