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8th, February The Consumer 1

Daily Express Fat Watch: FREE Cadbury's Twirl for all future Weight Watchers sweaters

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8th, February Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Chelsea and Liverpool star Daniel Alves signs for Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal

Daniel Alves has played for everyone... More »

8th, February manchester united 1

50 Shades of Reds: Watch the Manchester United sex tape

Having endorsed everything from airlines to wine and tyres, it was inevitable that Manchester United would move into pornography. The Sun leads with news that Manchester United stars "film sex video in toilets"... More »

7th, February Sports

Spurs Balls: 'Hurrikane' Harry Kane thrashes Arsenal in headline wars

HARRY Kane is the darling of White Hart Lane, or White Heart Kane, as it is dubbed. Having scored both goals in Spurs' 2-1 win over Arsenal, Harry Kane is the talk of the sports press. And the good think about Harry is that his name makes for decent puns... More »

7th, February Arsenal 1

Arsenal host the "Jimmy Savile Fan Club', says Google Maps: Spurs Fans Follow The Pattern

Type 'Jimmy Savile Fan Club' into Google Maps and you find its location: Arsenal's Emirates stadium... More »

7th, February Key Posts 1

It never was genocide in Kosovo: truth emerges on Tony Blair's moral war

Remember when Tony Blair took the country to war in the Balkans? Just as in Iraq, this too was moral crusade to spare the world from evil. Britain's part in the Blakans war chimed with Tony Blair's aim to give the country a unifying identity based on sound morals. In 1999, the then Prime Minister opined... More »

7th, February Chelsea 1

Transfer Balls: Chelsea get Paul Pogba in a six-wallet race

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7th, February Arsenal

Arsenal Balls: Alexis Sanchez leaves Arsenal for a month of Sundays

Arsenal Balls: the Daily Express has been talking about Alexis Sanchez, the Chilean player plugged into the National Grid. He's not fit to play Spurs in the Premier League today. But let'ssee what the Express has been reporting...: More »

7th, February The Consumer

Auckland Council erects $200,000 council-funded phallus

"Art is there to provoke the reaction and usually for the one negative comment there's thousands of positive comments as well," says sculptor Gregor Kregar... More »

7th, February Key Posts 1

Rotherham: What the police did with teenage 'prostitutes', Pakistani men and complicit councillors

PC Hassan Ali was killed crossing a Road in Sheffield. He was stuck by a blue Vauxhall Corsa on January 28. PC Hassan Ali served with South Yorkshire Police as neighbourhood policing officer based in Rotherham. He had 18 years service with the force... More »

6th, February Politicians

Election Watch 2015: The Evening Standard team reject tokenism

Is racial diversity important to your readership? What about class? Age? Religion? David Wearing spots the London Evening Standard's "expert team for analysis and comment oin the toughest election in years".... More »

6th, February In Pictures

A day with the sexual deviants in Finland's "Magic Forest" Parikkala park

If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. Because today's the day the concrete freaks are having a macabre and unsettling picnic. .. More »

6th, February Film

Dad handmakes a David Bowie doll to surprise his 7-year-old daughter

We love dolls, or action figures (as you macho lads call them). We've seen the weirdest celebrity dolls of all time. We've seen dead dolls. And we've spliced and diced more Barbies then you can shake a nagging finger at... More »

6th, February Film

50 Shades of Grey was made with Lego in mind: video

The clunking dialogue. The ability to fold yourself in half and turn your partner into an origami swan. The hands made for w***ing and clutching a 'martial sex aide'. Yeah. 50 Shades of Grey was made with Lego in mind... More »

6th, February Politicians 2

The UKIP trap: Labour MP Sarah Champion point scores on Rotherham child abuse

Nothing to see here... More »

6th, February News

Daily Express never forgets Alzheimer's: Grapes fight memory loss (in rats)

The Daily Express explains to its readers why they can no longer recall why they buy 'the world's greatest newspaper' and fail to spot the same stories appearing year after year on its cover: they lost their grapes... More »

5th, February News

TransAsia ATR 72-600 death toll is a sign of God's love, miracles and destiny

When a passenger plane crashes anywhere in the world the news is delivered in facts: flight number; number of passengers; the dead; the survivors; and departure time. Soon after the talk turns to the black box flight recorder. Will it tell us what really happened?... More »

4th, February News

Daily Mail Health Tuesday: Fizzy water gives you cancer and selfies cause anorexia

It's Health Tuesday (delayed) in the Daily Mail. Let's look at new ways to fall ill and die in the paper of terror... More »

3rd, February Sports 2

Transfer Balls: Spurs spend £100,000-a-week to spite QPR and West Ham

Transfer Balls: So, how was the transfer window for Spurs' striker Emmanuel Adebayor... More »

3rd, February Film

American Sniper: Bradley Cooper's Slipknot drive to remake news as entertainment

"Cooper would often place a picture of Kyle on the wall of the gym and he blasted Kyle’s personal playlist during workouts, listening to the kind of music that defined Kyle, everything from Metallica and Slipknot to Toby Keith..." More »

3rd, February News

Ban Yik Yak: 'We must indoctrinate a captive audience to particular controversial viewpoints'

Very few people have acted in a noble, kind or intelligent manner under the veil of anonymity. Yik-Yak, the popular anonymous sharing and messaging app, showcases the vitriol that can lurk behind a generally polite and pleasant campus... More »

3rd, February Strange But True

Vegetarian restaurant owner did not want to kill cockroaches on moral grounds

Kingsland Vegetarian Restaurant owner Khanh Hoang says he did not get rid of the cockroaches infesting his restaurant because as a committed vegetarian killing little insect goes against all he holds dear.... More »

3rd, February manchester united

Manchester United profit on Wilfried Zaha: What Crystal Palace transfer really cost

Manchester United have sold Wilfried Zaha back to Crystal Palace. The Daily Express is agog and outraged.... More »

2nd, February News

The music behind the worst album covers ever

We love bad album covers. But what about the music behind the photos? YouTuber Jimbo Stephens has matched the covers with the cuts... More »

2nd, February News

The comfort of censorship and willful blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious

Debate is dying. Free speech is under threat. We are living in the Age of Comfort. We are the willful blind. Is that new? No, says Margaret Heffernan. She examines what “we could know, and should know, but don’t know because it makes us feel better not to know... the more tightly we focus, the more we leave out”. We enjoy the peace of mind darkness brings.... More »