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Time for Tango to give Jamie Oliver a good slap

jamie oliver fatJamie Oliver says he will “go ninja” should David Cameron refuse to impose a ‘sugar tax’ on fizzy drinks. Ninja’s are people you can’t see or hear. Go for it, Jamie. Go ninja. Stay ninja!

Oliver wants anyone who eats …

Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Censor demands ban on singing Delilah at Wales and Stoke FC matches

 

Media hungry Labour MP Chris Chris Bryant wants people to stop singing Delilah, the song made famous by Welsh crooner Tom Jones. He specifically wants us to stop singing it at Wales rugby union matches and whenever Stoke City …

Posted: 6th, February 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hampstead wades into ‘Black Lives Matter’ debate

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Who speaks for the green olives?…

Posted: 4th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Republicans count on evangelical Christians and other dinosaurs

preacherAmazing news in the Washington Spectator. Lou Dubose writes:

Make them talk about evolution: Why won’t a single Republican presidential candidate admit that Darwin’s right

They don’t believe in science, and pander to evangelicals — as a result, the Republicans

Posted: 4th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bad science links smoking ban to heart attacks in passive smokers

Survey of the day comes to us via the Telegraph, which has great news for non-smokers:

Smoking ban sees 40 per cent cut in heart attacks in UK since 2007 law was introduced

Did smoking cause 40% of heart …

Posted: 4th, February 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kettle Chips: the reason they taste like plastic

Is this why newer sort of crisps are so firm? All newspaper tells us:

Kettle Chips are being recalled amid fears packs might contain pieces of plastic that look similar to the crisps.

But do they taste the same as …

Posted: 4th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


We answer the Daily Mail question: ‘Who will speak for England?’

Today’s Daily Mail leads with a question: ‘Who Will Speak for England?’

 

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The question writer turns to history to see if figures from the past can answer the burning question.

Today the Mail asks a question of profound

Posted: 4th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lord Lucan is dead: death certificate granted

 

8 December 1934 – Richard John Bingham is born in London into an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family

1963 – Marries Veronica Duncan, with whom he has three children

1964 – Ascends to the earldom on the death of his father

Posted: 3rd, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hamas captures a wooden Israeli tank

Hamas has “captured and rebuilt an Israeli tank”. Hamas showcased the weapon at the funerals for seven members killed when a weapons’ smuggling tunnel they were digging in Gaza collapsed.

 

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The spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, …

Posted: 3rd, February 2016 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman pulled over police officer for speeding (video)

Anyone ever given a fine for going a few miles an hours over the speed limit – 33 in an 30 one etc.- should get a kick out of the woman who stopped a police officer for speeding in Miami, …

Posted: 2nd, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


28 prisoners escape after women dressed in dominatrix gear for mass orgy handcuff guards

inmates prison breakInside the Nova Mutum public jail, near Cuiaba, central Brazil, three female visitors are dressed in saucy knickers and dominatrix gear. They promise male prison guards a night they will never forget. To loosen up the guards for the mass …

Posted: 1st, February 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The greatest news story of 2016 involves train, man, chips and seagulls

This might be the greatest news story of 2016:

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Mikey Nicholson @Mikey_Nicholson It's early days but this may be the story of 2016.

 

Spotter: @Mikey_Nicholson

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Posted: 1st, February 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Telegraph illustrates an advertorial on Venice with a photo of The Venetian hotel, Las Vegas

illustrated an advertorial today on Venice with a pic of The Venetian hotel, Las Vegas

 

The Daily Telegraph has illustrated an advertorial on Venice with a photo of The Venetian hotel, Las Vegas.

Spotter: Lucy Fisher

Posted: 1st, February 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Policeman’s shopping stolen while he chased Asda shoplifter

PC Graham Thomas is leaving Asda in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, when he spots security guards talking with a suspected shoplifter. Suddenly, the man runs off. The guards give chase. Officer Thomas joins in.

He leaves behind his bag of …

Posted: 1st, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Inman: dead actor dug up and beaten with sticks

inmanTime to toss another dead body on the paedophile police pyre. The People leads with news of a police investigation into the life of the late actor John Inman. Did he “sexually assault a boy” aged 13? Dunno.

But emotions …

Posted: 31st, January 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Role Model Watch: Tyson Fury will not have his tongue cut out and eaten by dogs

tysonRole Model Watch: a look at strangers billed as role models by the media and elite.

The Guardian reports that boxer Tyson Fury has “escaped punishment” and been reminded of his “heavy responsibilities”. The BBC alls him a “role model”, …

Posted: 28th, January 2016 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Susanne Hinte: 10 years prison, £33m and a ‘dodgy’ Scratchcard

ticket susanne hinte“Lotto rotters” who claim to have won the National Lottery’s £33m jackpot can be jailed for 10 years , says the Daily Star. So far, over 400 people say they hold the winning ticket, including seven from the very shop …

Posted: 27th, January 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jessica Valenti says something really dumb about shopping

Jessica Valenti is writing about gender unfairness in the Guardian. The headline to her story“Women are overpriced.” Ha!

A report this month on products in the UK found something very similar: when it came to the same products

Posted: 26th, January 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jack Letts: Jihadi Jack is just a lad whose let’s his dad pick out his clothes

Jihadi Jack LettsIs Jack Letts the “Posh teen” (the Sun) from Oxford the first white Briton to join the Islamic State (ISIS)? The Mail calls him ‘Jihadi Jack’. His dad, John, is an organic farmer who once appeared on the BBC’s Countryfile

Posted: 26th, January 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


CND activist draws Mercedes logo on dead whale

 

dead whale CND logo

Spotter: Amooze Bouche

Posted: 25th, January 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police threaten Yorkshireman with jail for having sex without their say so

Heard the one about the Yorkshire man ordered to tell police if he’s planning to have sex 24 hours later? He’s been in court accused of rape. Last year he was found not guilty. But his innocence was not proven, …

Posted: 25th, January 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cardiff asylum seekers gets free fashion, food and beds like Jews in Nazi Germany

Asylum seekers staying at Lynx House in Cardiff have been handed free wristbands. The residence, operated by Clearsprings Ready Homes, wanted asylum seekers to wear these wristbands at all times “or they would not be fed”. Well, that’s how the …

Posted: 25th, January 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Good news: woman finds traces of real chicken parts in her KFC

To Wellingborough, U.K., where amidst the fat, cardboard, grease and batter, Cassandra Perkins, 22, has found something exciting and newsworthy in her KFC dinner

“It looked disgusting and pink, I didn’t want to touch it,” she tells the Northampton Chronicle

Posted: 24th, January 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The most insane wind turbine photo of all time

wind turbine frozen helicopter

 

Wind turbines reduce the amount of CO2 being released to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels. Well, that’s the idea. And then you see this picture from Sweden.

The rotor blades of a wind turbine to ice

Posted: 24th, January 2016 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free speech: police prevent more violence at Ami Ayalon talk to King’s College Israel group

israel kingsWhat do we make the news that an Israeli students’ event at King’s College University, London, was attacked? The event held by students from the KCL and LSE Israeli societies was disrupted by what many think were supporters of KCL

Posted: 23rd, January 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0