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25th, November Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann: Searching Barragem da Bravura For Signs Of A Story

Madeleine McCann: Anorak's look at the missing child in the news. Today the Mirror leads with a Madeleine McCann 'BOMBSHELL'... More »

24th, November Celebrities

Jack Monroe Uses Dead Ivan Cameron To Promote Her Wholemeal Pizzas

Celebrity chef Jack Monroe brignd a lump to the throat... More »

24th, November Arsenal

Klopp Balls: Dortmund Manager Wants Arsenal Job, Get Liverpool Job And Waits For Manchester United Job

The Daily Express has been planning Jurgen Klopp's future. Apparently, the German manager of Boruisia Dortmund is desperate to work in England.... More »

24th, November Books 1

Neal Cassady Shall Be Justified: Read The Joan Anderson Letter That Inspired Jack Kerouac's On The Road

In 1950 Neal Cassaday chocked down mouthfuls of speed and wrote a 16,000 words, 18-page letter to hgis friend Jack Kerouac. In it he recalled a trip to Denver and a dalliance with a Joan Anderson... More »

24th, November News

Free Speech Dies At Sheffield University: Student Union Bans Eminem

You can ban free speech. You can send women to the back. But god help anyone who dare ban Eminem from the UK's University campuses... More »

24th, November Celebrities

Santa's 'Close Friend' Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen And The Papers Say The Rubbish Magical Journey Is 'Amazing'

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen designed The Magical Journey, near Sutton Coldfield. And Santa Claus himself endorsed it... More »

24th, November News

Australian Educators Steal Children's 'Inappropriate Food'

Remember when fat meant fun? In Western Australia, the food police are clamping down on inappropriate foods.... More »

24th, November Arsenal 3

David Seaman Is Why Arsenal Paid Paul Gascoigne's £50,000 Medical Bills: Spurs Are In The Clear

“I rang up their [Arsenal] physio Gary Lewin and told him I wasn’t feeling great. He said to go to hospital as he feared it was pneumonia..." More »

24th, November Key Posts

Westminster Paedos: Spartacus, The D-Notices, Martin Allen Returns And A Liverpool Shrine

Westminster child abuse: Anorak's at-a-glance look at the story of politicians sexually abusing children... More »

24th, November Music

Life After Manchester United And Coventry City: Dion Dublin's Christmas Album

This Christmas why not sit back and liten to the sounds of former Coverntry City, Aston Villa, Norwich City and Manchester United footballer Dion Dublin? It's for charity... More »

24th, November News

Department of Work & Pensions Orders 90-Year-Old To The Job Centre

The Department of Work & Pensions requests Mrs Campbell attends a metting at her local Jobcentre plus to have her health and working abilities appraised. Mrs Campbell is 90 years old. .. More »

24th, November Celebrities

Can Lewis Hamilton Pip Nicole Scherzinger To Win The F1 Title?

Lewis Hamilton the Formula One drivers' contest. The news media goes wild for the circus. And the newspapers have to decide if they lead with the British sportsman who stood in his car and waved the Union flag, or focus on his American lover Nicole Scherzinger... More »

23rd, November TV & Radio

X Factor: Topless Flatmate Makes Sudden Appearance On Live Telly

You have to love live telly sometimes... More »

23rd, November Manchester City 1

Manchester City And Ched Evans Teach 6-Year-Old Fan A Lesson In Human Rights And Crime

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23rd, November Celebrities

Patti Smith and David Lynch Talk Twin Peaks, Jerry Garcia's Guardian Angel and Pussy Riot

When Patti Smith and David Lynch from the BBC's Encounters series they talked about the movie Blue Velvet and the series Twin Peaks. Smith says of the Russian band Pussy Riot... More »

23rd, November News

State Schools Are Only For The Poorest Lawyers, Doctors And Teachers

Andrew Halls, headmaster of King’s College School in Wimbledon (fees per annum: £20,000 plus extras) a year, has a warning... More »

23rd, November News

Cat Loving Nutters Threaten Swansea Woman Who Joked About Her Pizza Eating 'Wet Pussy'

Did you hear the Daily Mirror's story about the woman who "locked cat in cage and put it in bath - because it ate her pizza"?.. More »

23rd, November News 3

BBC Reporter Frank Gardner Offers No Forgiveness To The Last Living Islamist That Shot Him

In 2004, BBC news reporter and former Army captain Frank Gardner was shot six times by an Islamist gang. The attack in Riyadh murdered his cameraman, Simon Cumbers... More »

23rd, November Fashion

Jesus Wept! The Christmas Jumper That Bleeds For Your Fashion Sins

Who hasn't looked at a Christmas jumper and declared 'Jesus'?... More »

23rd, November News

Westminster Child Abuse: Jimmy Savile, Carole Kasir And £20,000

Chasing the Westminster peadophiles story the Express catches up with Haroon Kasir. The paper says he's "never spoken about Operation Fernbridge". Operation Fernbridge looks into allegations of a paedophile ring with Westminster links operating at Elm Guest House, Barnes... More »

23rd, November Celebrities

Teach Women Not To Abuse Men: Melanie Sykes And Accusations She Slapped Her Husband

Former beer model and ITV presenter Melanie Sykes' estranged husband has been talking to the Sun. The couple enjoyed a whirlwind ramncne - he first spotted her on Twitter. After marriage. Mel told one and all, "I’ve never met anyone before who I have the kind of synergy that I have with him.” Who doesn't crave synergy in a love story... More »

22nd, November Politicians

'Send Them Back': Emily Thornberry And White Van Dan Confound The Sneering Stereotypes

Labour MP Emily Thornberry's tweet from Rochester made a the story of the by-election about Labour's attitude to the working class... More »

22nd, November Money

Ladies: If You've Got Big Boobs Then You're A High Spender

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22nd, November News

Manchester United's Louis Van Gaal Rewrites His Quotes And Says Arsenal's Welbeck Is Sub-Standard

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22nd, November Strange But True

I Can Pee A Rainbow: The Colours Of Urine Explained

What colour is your urine? Take a look at the picture of colourful urines from the Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Wash... More »