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29th, March In Pictures

Where to buy a fresh cat's foot and an 19th Century leather leg splint in Lancashire

Weird & Wonderful, Accrington, Lancashire, is "The North's Finest Natural History Store"... More »

29th, March News

Robert Durst: the race against death for a killer TV finale

Robert Durst has been charged with the murder of Susan Berman in 2000 Durst is suspected of murdering two more people: his first wife Kathie in 1982 and Morris Black... More »

29th, March Arsenal

Transfer balls: Arsenal chase Victor Wanyama who wants to play for a Top 7 club, like Spurs

The Sun says Arsenal are looking to buy Southampton's Victor Wanyama for £30m contains a line to make Gunners fans smirk... More »

29th, March Chelsea

Transfer balls: Manchester City knock £10m of Ross Barkley bid as Chelsea wait with £50m

The Daily Star is reporting in an "EXCLUSIVE" that Manchester City and Chelsea want on sign Everton's Ross Barkley. The Star adds that the two clubs can have Barkleys for £50m.... More »

29th, March marijuana 4

Drugs confusion: woman arrested for asking if she could carry marijuana in police car

The confused and absurd US drugs policy (plus stupidity) has caused a woman in West Volusia, Florida, to be arrested. An "extermely intoxicated" Michelle Sanford tried to take marijuana into the patrol car of a sergeant who offered her a ride to a safe place... More »

29th, March News

Katie Hopkins wants Miliband gassed in the oven: do you see Jews?

To-deadline harridan Katie Hopkins invites Labour Party leader Ed Miliband to stick his wife Justine in the oven and gas her... More »

29th, March Key Posts

Did Andreas Lubitz murder for fame? Maria W. should not be believed

Did Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz see mass murder as his route to eternal fame? The BBC says he did. Maybe. It repeats a line someone billed as Maria W. gave to German tabloid Bild. The source says Lubitz told her... More »

28th, March Celebrities

A new highpoint for Twitter: Russell Crowe narrates the story of The Hat

It was just after dawn... More »

28th, March Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Chelsea sell Petr Cech To Arsenal twice

Transfer Balls: Are Chelsea going to sell Petr Cech? Are Arsenal going to buy him? The Daily Telegraph says Chelsea might be. And Arsenal will pay £10m... More »

28th, March marijuana

Police burning massive pile of marijuana get entire own stoned

There's something in the air over Palmerah, a sub-district of West Jakarta. And that something is the sweet-smelling smoke from a 3.3-ton heap of marijuana... More »

28th, March News

These racist cakes have caused a row in France

Baker Tannick Tavolaro's “Gods” and “Goddesses” cakes are in the forms of two obese people fashioned from gingerbread and chocolate mouse enrobed in dark chocolate. The tips of their primary sexual characteristics are in a pink fondant... More »

27th, March News

Germanwings Flight 9525: Andreas Lubitz's act of madness

CAN we says that Andreas Lubitz was nuts? What about insane? Mad? What word can you use to describe the man who polityed Germanwings Flight 9525 into a mountain killing all 150 people on board?... More »

27th, March Anorak TV

Why panda bears are endangered (video)

Here's why panda bears are endangered... More »

27th, March Sports

Grand National: Aintree bans photos of 'typical' Liverpool women

News is that Aintree racecourse wants to ban photographs of women in 'inappropriate' poses... More »

27th, March News

Daily Star Forum Watch: Mrs Hugh Jarse and and Corrie's 'Fat Faye'

Daily Star Forum Watch: a look at highlights from the Daily Star's 'FORUM' page. Today the page turns into an contact magazine for men seeking 'cuddly' women. Mrs Hugh Jarse is away... More »

27th, March Chelsea 1

Chelsea Tales of the Unexpected: John Terry was Dennis Wise's toilet 'fag'

Chelsea "legend" John Terry has been talking with the Chelsea website about his apprenticeship at Stamford Bridge... More »

27th, March News

How the tabloids cover the Cameron v Miliband v Paxman leadership debate

Anorak Towers marked the televised leadership debate in much the same way we do the Super Bowl: we went out. What did the tabloids do? Did they feature the big showdown between Labour Party leader 'Red' Ed Miliband and Tory Prime Minister 'Blue' Dave Cameron? And why was Cameron sat by a skip?... More »

27th, March Celebrities 1

Zayn Malik: sex, drugs and other reasons he left One Direction

We've heard many reasons why Zayn Malik left One Direction: he wanted their next song to be about crystal meth; he realised that depsite the money and the fame One Direction isn't a proper band; he bought a second album and realised that he wasn't singing The Best Song Ever; and so on... More »

26th, March Chelsea

Transfer balls: Gareth Bale joins Manchester United for £90m and Chelsea for £150m

Transfer Balls: So, how much is Gareth Bale worth to Manchester United, Manchester City and all the usual suspects lining up to buy the Real Madrid star? ... More »

26th, March News

CNN produces this tasteless report on the Germanwings crash

So. How does CNN repoft the news that the co-pilot locked the pilot out off his cockopit and steered German A320 Airbus flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf and killed all 150 people on board?... More »

26th, March News

Daily Star Forum Watch: Mandy the Page 3 belly dancer

The Daily Star 'FORUM' is the most rewarding page in British newspapers. In today;s ediution, 'cornish blue' shares his thoughts on 'mandy page 3'... More »

26th, March Celebrities

Russell Brand is the thinking girl's sound Prospect at 30

The Daily Star reports that Russell Brand is the "fourth most imporant thinker". Well so says "upmaket magazine" Prospect. Brand's aim is to be entertaining. And he is. His flowery language to espouse whatever Left-wing claptrap he's just read garners lots and lots of comment... More »

26th, March Key Posts

The biased BBC protected biting Mark Thompson but chewed off Jeremy Clarkson

You cannot hit a BBC underling and get away with it. Well, not always you can't. You see, in 2005, Richard Kay reported on an incident for the Daily Mail. The then BBC director general Mark Thompson had bitten newsroom colleague Anthony Massey... More »

26th, March News

'Jackie's Story': the myth that only pro-rape activists seek proof of a crime

The fallout from 'Jackie's Story' of barbaric gang rape in a campus frat house continues to haunt Rolling Stone magazine and the University of Virginia. The magazine apologised for Sabrina Rubin Erdely's story allegedly coerced from the hesitant 'victim'... More »

25th, March News 1

Daily Star Forum Watch: Alex Jones off The One Show and other topless stunnas

The Daily Star is now the only mainstream British daily newspaper with a topless stunna on Page 3. The Star is proud of this, using the fact as its main selling point... More »