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7th, May Sports

Gareth Bale to Chelsea or Manchester United is English football's only Champions League news

Transfer Balls: A look at football reporting in the tabloids. Today the Daily Mail says Gareth Bale is not heading to Manchester United. In "LEAVE BALE ALONE", we hear Carlos Ancelotti, the Madrid manager, saying "Bale should not be sold under any circumstances" - "his faith in Bale remains absolute."... More »

7th, May News

Censors force Cerne Abbas giant to lose his penis

"It seems a sad indictment of the times when a legendary landmark like the Cerne Giant - which any man, woman or child can visit any day of the week - must be covered up in a comic book," says a spokesperson for Eco Comics... More »

6th, May In Pictures

Mastectomy body art: breast cancer survivors get ink

Tattoo artist David Allen, puts it poetically: “What was clinical became beautiful again… we turned sterile into sensual. We took back control.”... More »

6th, May TV & Radio

Price is Right contestant in wheelchair wins a treadmill

Danielle Perez won a treadmill on The Price is Right. Perez is in a wheelchair. She also won a sauna... More »

6th, May News

Epic spelling bee typo from the Quincy Patriot Ledger

"Sucess...." More »

6th, May Sports

Battering Demin: AFC Bournemouth bashing in the Daily Mail

Now for a spot of AFC Bournemouth bashing in the Daily Mail.... More »

6th, May manchester united

Transfer Balls: Radamel Falcao competes with De Gea to be Manchester United's 'keeper

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6th, May In Pictures 1

Every one of the Sun's Ed Miliband piss takes

The Sun is no fan of Ed Miliband. Throughout the election the paper has spent part of page 2 asking 'How Red is Ed?' You get a photo of Ed Miliband in varous shades of red. And that's not all... More »

6th, May News

UKIP only offer a free pint to ever Daily Star reader and the EDL

In today's Daily Star, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is offering readers a free pint... More »

6th, May News

Free Speech: Bath Student Union and chaplains banned this Mohammed and Jesus joke

You won't see Bath University's Comedy Writing, Improvisation and Performance Society's sketch Cooking With Christ. It's been censored by the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, known locally as the Student Union.... More »

5th, May News 1

Free speech and anti-Islam in Garland: 'Never assume that you can outgun an art show in Texas'

Thoughts on the Garland, Texas, shootings. Was it a show of free speech to host a let's draw Mohammed art show? Was it deliberate provocation? I'd say, yes and yes... More »

5th, May Sports

Transfer balls: Eden Hazard, Morgan Schneiderlin and the magic of the Spurs transfer list

Transfer Balls: The Mirror says that Bournemouth's Callum Wilson "tops Spurs wishlist". The Cherries' striker is, apparently, heading to Spurs for £12m. Well, maybe.... More »

5th, May Chelsea

Transfer Balls: Chelsea are in for Raheem Sterling, Robert Green, Koke and seven more

Transfer Balls: a look at players linked to Chelsea FC in today's tabloids... More »

5th, May News

Ryanair flight takes of without any toilet paper

Ryanair says it is "regrettable" that its flight from London Stansted to Murcia in Spain took off without any toilet paper onboard... More »

5th, May Celebrities

UKIP-lite Russell Brand Occupues Ed Miliband: Reactions To The Trews

Russell Brand isn't registered to vote. But he says you should vote Labour, unless you live in Brighton, where you should vote Green. Also, Scots should only vote for a Scot - "If you're Scottish, you don't need an English person telling what do to do..." More »

4th, May News

Watch this rare colour film of Berlin in July 1945

Chronos Media has this footage of Berlin in July, 1945. World War II has ended. Life does on. .. More »

4th, May Politicians

Lenin's corpse is 145 years young thanks to paraffin, glycerin and carotene

Anyone keen to have their beloved leader preserved as a relic, should know that the bodies of Vladimir Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il are waxed and dipped in aspic by the "Mausoleum group." Scienific American reviews their work.... More »

4th, May manchester united 1

Manchester United Balls: In 8 seasons Angel Di Maria has played just 113 times

This is a statistic to make you take notice: Manchester United's most expensive player, Angel Di Maria, has only played 113 matches.... More »

4th, May Strange But True

Man given 15 years for having sex with a cow he seduced with magic leaves

Is Nothing Safe? In Zambia, a man has been sentenced to 15 years prison for having sex with a cow. The details in the Zambia Daily Mail's report are crucial.... More »

4th, May Chelsea

Transfer balls: Paul Pogba 'accepts' PSG offer, wants Chelsea and tempts Manchester United

Transfer Balls: it's going to be busy summer of chatter for Juventus star Paul Pogba, 22. .. More »

4th, May Celebrities

Maya PlisetskayaI: 'I would like to talk about Swan Lake and my handsome partners but it all revolves around Stalin’s terror'

"I would like to talk about ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Swan Lake,’ about my battements and my handsome partners,” wrote ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, who has died at the age of 89. “But whichever way I look at my childhood, it all revolves around politics and Stalin’s terror...” More »

4th, May News

Funchu Tamang, 101-year-old, pulled from ruins of a collpased house in Nepal

Good news of the day features Funchu Tamang, a 101-year-old man rescued from the rubble of his collapsed housein Nepal. Amid the destruction and horror of the earthquake that hit Nepal, Mr Tamang's rescue seven days later is a ray of hope.... More »

3rd, May Arsenal

Chelsea would have got Pogba from Arsenal because Mourinho's success is all about the money

Can Arsenal win the Premier League next season? In short: can they beat Chelsea, this season's best? Jose Mourinho, never one to miss a chance to salute his own genius, says.... More »

3rd, May Politicians

Operation Midland: Harvey Proctor spanks the self-serving police

Harvey Proctor was a Member of Parliament for Basildon and for Billericay between 1979 and 1987. He's written on the allegations of a VIP peado cover-up. Mr Proctor is not shy of media, telling BBC Radio 4's Today in March that he was keen to be interviewed by police as soon as possible to clear his name.... More »

3rd, May Politicians

#Milimonument: David Miliband unveils the Labour Party's headstone

You wonder how bad it can get? You wonder what they can next come up with to make us agog. And then Ed Miliband stands in front of a large headstone. It's the #Milimonument.... More »