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18th, March Fashion

Daily Mail invites readers to perv at 'underge' American Apparel model in her underwear

Irony overload in the Daily Mail, which brings news that an advert by fashion company American Apparel has had "ANOTHER advert banned, this time for 'too sexy' photos of underage-looking model in thong bodysuit"... More »

18th, March Key Posts

Hillsborough: the Liverpool 96 get truth only when the uniform is off and God is waiting

Why did 96 Liverpool fans lose their lives on15 April 1989 at the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium? ... More »

18th, March News

The monstering of David Nicholson: spanking the Basingstoke headmaster

Day 2 of the Sun's monstering of David Nicholson, the Basingstoke school headmaster accused of using school computers to contact prostitutes. Having read that Mr Nicholson never did have sex or spank either of the women he allegedly contacted on school time, we learn on page 12... More »

18th, March Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann: British police baffled why they are looking for her

Madeleine McCann peers out from the front-page of the Daily Star. The familiar picture of the holidaymaker who became 'Our Maddie, illustrates the story that there is no news. .. More »

17th, March News

Was Basingstoke school headmaster in kinky uniform sex caper driven to it by the Sun?

In "Head hires hooker to dress as schoolgirl - EXCLUSIVE: Top Sir probed over sordid texts", the Sun zooms in on "married dad" David Nicholson, 48. The front-page story goes that Nicholson, a headteacher at Costello School in Basingstoke, Hampshire, allegedly used his work computer to send "one hooker X-rated messages"... More »

17th, March Sports

Sunderland police and the frenzied search for Adam Johnson

NEWS is that the police have raided the Sunderland dressing room. No, not looking for mogodon or any other drugs that lead to malcoordination and apathy. They were seeking anything that can aid the investigation into claims that Adam Johnson had sexual contact with an underage girl. ... More »

17th, March Strange But True 1

Epic fail: White man pants face black to avoid police

Jose Espinoza wanted to hide from the police. So. He spray-painted his face black and drove off in a stolen car... More »

17th, March Royal Family

Prince Harry makes 'really tough decision' to be stinking rich and lark about

Prince Harry Baseball Cap will be leaving the Army in June. Kensington Palace says the prince is at a "crossroads" and leaving the Army had been a "really tough decision... More »

17th, March Celebrities

IVF: An Elton John study in conformism that goes against human nature

How does an orthodoxy take hold? When designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana shared their views on love, sex, , gay marriage, children, IVF babies and children of same-sex couples the media and celebrity voices united in condeming them, siding with Elton John, who expressed his displeasure with a shrill call to boycott the brand... More »

16th, March Chelsea

Embarrassing endorsements: Islamic State's Jake Bilardi cheers for Chelsea

When 17-year-old Australian Islamic State fighter, Jake Bilardi, died in a suicide bombing attack, we all saw the photo. There was Jake in his Chelsea kit... More »

16th, March Politicians

The Over-Firm Denial: Grant Scapps' leptologia is a gift to the English language

This week the English language welcomed the phrase "overfirm denials"... More »

16th, March In Pictures

Tibetan monks unveil huge painting of Buddha (photos)

To Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, China's Gansu Province, to see Buddhist monks unveil a massive picture of Buddha... More »

16th, March Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Pogba signs for Manchester United and PSG as Marco Verratti joins and leaves Arsenal

Transfer Balls looks at Paul Pogba news. The Daily Express says Pogba has dealt Chesla huge "BLOW"... More »

16th, March Key Posts 1

Westminster paedophiles: Bulic Forsythe, when PIE went gay and the death of scepticism

Westminster paedophiles: a look at reporting on allegations that VIPs abused and murdered children in the 1970s and 1980s.... More »

16th, March News

Nominative determinism: meet ISIS 'apologist' Furkan Derya

The Daily Telegraph calls Furkan Derya.... More »

16th, March News

31 minutes a night more sleep can kill you (but at last you won't get diabetes)

The Daily Express often leads with news of diabetes cures. In 2014, the Express told its reads that diabetes had been cured by cheese, jabs, chocolate, pills and sunshine. Today the paper says diabetes can be prevented by...sleeping.... More »

15th, March Celebrities

Elton John kicks Dolce & Gabbana out of the gay community centre

Whoah! Put that down that FLloral Jacquard Waistcoat and Bolero Jacket with Trimming (£ 3,300.00)! Think on. Anyone ready to buy that or a Dolce & Gabbana T-shirt (RRP. £445) should first know that Elton John says you must not... More »

15th, March News

Forget the #TekTimeCov murder: the real crime was on SnapChat

News of a teenager stabbed to death ouside a Coventry nightclub is reported thus in the Daily Mirror: Sick revellers 'took photos of teenager dying from stab wounds and posted them on SnapChat'... More »

15th, March Strange But True

Proof that pets do go to Heaven (video)

Televangelist Jack Van Impe and his wife Rexella have news to thrill... More »

15th, March News

Free Shilan Ozcelik the Londoner arrested for wanting to fight ISIS

Shilan Ozcelik, who is of Kurdish descent, was nicked at Stansted airport, having travelled from her family home in Holloway, north London. She faces a charge of "engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to an intention to commit acts of terrorism under the 2006 Terrorism Act"... More »

15th, March Music

Blurred Lines: The Sugar Hill Gang's Rapper's Delight is The Ketchup Song

Blurred Lines: a look at songs that sound very much like other songs. Let's look at the Sugar Hill Gang's Rapper's Delight and the Ketchup Song (Asereje) by Las Ketchup... More »

15th, March News

Wiltshire headmistress punished naughty children by phoning God

To St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School in Devizes, Wiltshire, where God is on the phone. There is talk of "outrage" that headmistress Sheila Jones "humiliated children" by standing in the school's prayer room and telling God via her mobile phone that the children had misbehaved... More »

15th, March Strange But True

Man busted for dipping cotton wool on McDonald's coffee and rubbing them over his skin

Cotton balls and coffee... More »

14th, March Politicians

Beyond parody: feminist Government wants to ban designer vaginas

The bansturbators have a new target: your vagina. Keith Vaz MP, chairman of the select committee, wants to celebrate freedom and promote feminism by controlling what a woman can do with her vagina... More »

14th, March Politicians

The greatest ever TV caption: at home with the Young Conservative

Still the greatest ever TV caption... More »