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A Right Charlie

‘NORMALLY it takes months, years and sometimes even several lifetimes before the Government can witness the results of a policy shift.

”What’s up, doc?”

However, Education Secretary Charles Clarke got to see the fruits of his labours on the very

Posted: 21st, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Parma Karma

‘IF you ever wondered what it is exactly that Europe does, wonder no more.

Does Parma ham by any other name taste as sweet?

For the past six years, it has been deciding that supermarket chain Asda can slice Parma

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The Cream Goes Sour

‘ONE fat cat had his whiskers singed yesterday when shareholders voted against GlaxoSmithKline CEO Jean Pierre Garnier’s massive remuneration package.

Jean-Pierre Garnier relaxes at home

Under the deal, Mr Garnier stood to receive up to £22m on leaving the pharmaceutical

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A Costly Cull

‘ONE thing is for sure, you could kill a lot of hedgehogs on Jean-Pierre Garnier’s salary although not as many as you might think.

WANTED: Dead Or Alive (Reward £1,800)

The Telegraph reveals today that the cost of the

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Italian Driving School

‘YOU wouldn’t take cricket lessons from a Frenchman; you wouldn’t take cooking lessons from an Englishman, and you certainly wouldn’t take driving lessons from an Italian.

An Italian car park

But that is what Italy’s departing ambassador to New Zealand

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A Pigeon Among The Cats

‘IN one of the most spectacular U-turns since, well, the last time Clare Short opened her gob, the Tories are recasting themselves as the party of the poor.

Drugs baron

Party leader Iain Duncan Smith tells this morning’s Guardian that

Posted: 19th, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Road To Hell

‘IT used to be harder for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom Of Heaven.

Things have become dull down since the Crusades

This would, of course, disqualify

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Egg On Her Face

‘FOR years, the highlight of the school sports day has been testing the ingenuity of kids faced with carrying an egg from one end of the sports field to the other using only a spoon.

First one to get salmonella

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Sounds Of The Seventies

‘GREAT news in the Independent! Chief Reporter Terry Kirby reports that ”a lost archive of live recordings by some of the biggest names in rock music of the 1970s and 80s is to be released on CD after more than

Posted: 16th, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dead Of Alive?

‘WOULD you know if you were already dead?

The four horsemen of the apocalypse

For those of you who spend all your time watching daytime television, this matters not.

To you, life is what happens inside the magic box. And

Posted: 16th, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Animal Crackers

‘ONE by one, our English traditions are dying out.

”Here boy…”

As historical origins have been forgotten, Guy Fawkes Night has slowly but surely become ”Fireworks Night” (or ”Bonfire Night” for those who still bother to burn a poorly-made effigy),

Posted: 16th, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Band Aid

‘SINCE we learned about the Arab dhow and that he had his toothpaste squeezed for him by his personal assistant, Michael Fawcett little has been heard of the man called Prince Charles.

The Prince and his Royal Bracelet

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Hand Made

‘IT might not be a stigmatum, but the impression of Nelson Mandela’s right hand that occupies the cover of today’s Times appears to map out his life.

An Ordnance Survey map of Africa

The handprint of the former President of

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Fish Has Chips

‘IN the hunt for alternatives to the endangered cod, fishermen have been trawling the depths and bringing up all manner of creatures.

99% brine, 1% driftwood

But jamming these aquatic beasts headfirst into cans is causing their numbers to dwindle.

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Suicide Is Painful

‘YESTERDAY’S bombing of compounds for foreign workers in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, has sent the papers into overdrive.

Murder most foul

The front-page agenda was set at 11:25, the time the Independent says that two vehicles laden with Muslim

Posted: 14th, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Badgers Attack

‘FROM one reign of terror now to another, as the Guardian brings news of the furry creature that put five people in hospital in the Worcestershire town of Evesham.

‘We’re not talking without our publicist here’

It seems that badger

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The Wages Of Sin

‘WITH Boris The Badger’s alibi cast in stone ‘I’m dead, yer ‘onour’ police are still looking for the gang that stole a Parcelforce van that was carrying GCSE exam papers.

Class dunce

The Times says that as a

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Short Shrift

‘STILL hurting from his victory in a television poll to find the 100 Worst Britons, Tony Blair must be something of a broken man this morning as he eyes the front pages.

A national joke

The Independent, as with all

Posted: 13th, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fatness First

‘TAKING a look at mugshots of Clare Short, it’s a wonder she ever made it into Tony’s photogenic new Labour movement.

Another fat pig

Perhaps she was there to add the common touch, to show the large of frame that

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Photo Finish

‘SO important is looking good in today’s Britain that not turning up for a photoshoot can lead to trouble.

What grade do you want A) A B) A C) A?

The Telegraph tells what happened to ‘star pupil’ Adam

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Taking Provisionals

‘IF this carries on for very much longer, we’re going to have to close our Irish office down.

‘Shhh! I think I hear his mobile phone ringing…’

Already down to a skeleton staff, following the disappearances of Kevin Fulton, Brian

Posted: 12th, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Teeth Have It

‘THE jelly is ready. The fondant fancies are sitting prettily on a doily. And the invitations have been despatched to all corners of the palace.

Yours to lick for 27p

Things are moving on apace in the preparations for Prince

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Going To Potteries

‘FOR some years now the north of England has been blowing its own euphonium.

‘Got any more of that funny roe, ma’am?’

The people are more friendly than in the south, so the hype goes, the houses are more affordable

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Short Straw

‘AFTER sacrificing her credibility with one of the most staggering U-turns ever seen over the war in Iraq, Clare Short’s Cabinet career could soon be at an end.

You still here?

This morning’s papers suggest the International Development Secretary is

Posted: 9th, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Waive Goodbye

‘GAZA is probably not high on most people’s list of holiday destinations and the latest move by the Israeli army is hardly going to boost visitor numbers.

‘What d’ya mean ‘strip’?

According to the Guardian, it is now obliging

Posted: 9th, May 2003 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0