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9th, October News

Ebola Watch: US And Europe Act After The Horse Has Bolted

The ebola horror round-up... More »

9th, October News

Black-Eyed Children To Win X Factor

Kids today... More »

8th, October News

Peanuts: Charlie Brown Is Cancer Boy - A Nihilist Allegory

The doctor is out... More »

8th, October Sports

Football Is A Cipher For All Social Ills: Kevin Pietersen Is Lucky He Plays Cricket

WRITING in the Times, Rory Smith looks at Kevin Pietersen and how football isn't allowed to be a sport but seen as cipher for social ills... More »

8th, October Madeleine McCann

Brenda Leyland: The McCanns, A Scarecrow And God

More views on the dead woman... More »

8th, October Sports 2

Harry Redknapp Forgets His Own Record As He Bashes Manchester City And Modern Racists

HARRY Redknapp is always good for a space filler. The Daily Mail has "The best bits from our exclusive interview with Harry Redknapp as his new book of glorious football memories hits the shelves"... More »

8th, October Celebrities

BBC God Only Knows: The Song of the Apocalypse

THE BBC have made a charity single and that's a nice thing. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't take the piss. The record - an all-star version of the Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows' - is for Children In Need and isn't unlike the BBC All-Star version of 'Perfect Day', a song about being on smack... More »

8th, October News

Face of The Day: Ray Cole Comes Home From Morocco, A Place Beyond Parody

FACE of the day: Ray Cole (centre) is greeted by his family at Gatwick Airport in West Sussex as he returns from Morocco... More »

8th, October News 1

Islam's Problem: Ben Affleck Misses The Forest For The Trees

...any religion that still cannot allow its own texts to be subject to scholarly and historical inquiry, any religion that denies in so many parts of the world any true opportunities for women... More »

8th, October News 1

The NHS Atlas of Risk: 'Low Fruit And Vegetables' Worse Than Murder And Drugs

THE NHS Atlas of Risk will tell you the chanes of dying from various things... More »

8th, October Liverpool

Transfer Balls: Daniel Alves Will Join Liverpool Or Manchester United Because Barcelona Have And Have Not Told Him To Go

More utter balls in the Daily Star... More »

8th, October Key Posts

Unsavoury Snacks: From Meat Sweets To Biohazards

When we think of sweets, we tend to think… well, SWEET. OK, we might think of a shrimp… More »

8th, October manchester united

Manchester United Balls: Roy Keane Finally Escapes The Haaland Trauma

MANCHESTER United's former captain Roy Keane has a book out. It's his second autobiography. To show how much he's moved on, he talks of former Leeds Untied midfielder Alf-Inge Rasdal "Alfie" Håland... More »

8th, October Money

The Policeman Not Qualified To Ride A Bike

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8th, October News

Key Findings From A 20 Year Study Into The Effects Of Using Marijuana

IS smoking marijuana bad for you? Professor Wayne Hall has studied the effects of the weed over 20 years... More »

8th, October Key Posts

Cake, Tea And Something Bitter: Bedfordshire Pub Joins And Illustrious List Of Rude Landlords

Bedfordshire pub the Black Lion in Leighton Buzzard has put up a sign offering to nail people's unruly children to their table. It suggests staff would "happily nail it [your child] to your table... to avoid accident or injury" to the child... More »

8th, October Strange But True

Dog Walker Finds Dead Bear On A Bicycle

“The bicycle was under the bushes and part of the bicycle was sticking out, and that’s what we saw,” says Florence Slatkin. "We went over and looked..." More »

8th, October Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Casillas Trains For Real Madrid At Liverpool And Arsenal Fans Are Annoyed

TRANSFER Balls: The Express leads with news that Madrid's Iker Casillas wants to play for Arsenal or Liverpool... More »

7th, October Madeleine McCann 4

Madeleine McCann: An Unwitting Bystander At Brenda Leyland's Funeral

MADELEINE McCann: a look at the missing child in the news media, with Brenda Leyland... More »

7th, October In Pictures

Photos of The Day - October 7 2014

Today in photos... More »

7th, October News 3

We're All Going To Die: North Korea Readies For Total War In 2015

EVEN though Kim Jong Un is the Sexiest Man Alive, has a weakness for cheese and was probably born in a lotus flower while scoring a hole in one as a sperm before emerging as a flying baby, let us not forget that he's completely mental... More »

7th, October Money

The Fat And Rich Diet; The Fat And Poor Take Pills

...a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,researchers from Concordia University looked at the incomes and health habits of more than 3,000 children and teens between the ages of 8 and 19 and more than 5,000 adults over the age of 20... More »

7th, October Books

50 Famous Faces Reveal Their Favourite Book

FLAVORWIRE has a cracking list of the favourite books of 50 famous faces... More »

7th, October Film

Every Perverted Corporate Logo From Idiocracy

A visual vernacular fusion of Nascar, candy packaging, Mexico handpainted signs and Japanese pop culture…" More »

7th, October The Consumer

Alex Chinneck's Architectural Illusion In London's Covent Garden (Photos)

The housing bubble... More »