David Cameron had an unpleasant encounter with a jellyfish during a swim off the Arrieta beach, Lanzarote this week. The Daily Telegraph reports that Mr Cameron came running out of the water although he soon went back in and carried on swimming. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/10774509/David-Cameron-stung-by-jellyfish-on-holiday-in-Lanzarote.html]

After the encounter, the jellyfish was quickly pulled from the water by concerned locals, and rushed immediately by ambulance to the local Accident and Emergency unit, where doctors say the unfortunate creature remains in a serious but stable condition. The other spineless creature involved is due back in the UK shortly.