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10th, August Strange But True

Topless Nun Missing In Nottinghamshire

HAVE you seen The "Cupcake, Vicar?" scarecrow, or "Sister Mary", winner of the second prize in the Caythorpe, , screcrow contest?... More »

10th, August manchester united 1

Transfer Balls: Manchester United Sign Arturo Vidal For £7m More Than They Already Paid Juventus

TRANSFER Balls: Is Arturo Vidal heading to Manchester United?... More »

10th, August News

Ebola Spread By Tabloid Terror

DO British Airport workers read the Daily Mirror? We ask becsue today the Star leads with news of a strike over Ebola fears.... More »

10th, August News

Local News Watch: It's All Kicking Off In Sevenoaks, Kent

Fishy times in Kent... More »

9th, August Key Posts 1

Bloodthirsty Jews And Pet Palestinians Are The West's Dream Team

ARE you an anti-Semite? If so, join the band of the righteous. These are good times. .. More »

9th, August Arsenal

Adrian Durham’s Devotion To Arsenal Sets The Benchmark For True Gunners Everywhere

Listeners to talkSPORT – the national radio station that pumps out sing-along ads for builders’ merchants 24/7 from a ketchup-stained studio on south London – will know that surly Drivetime anchor Adrian Durham has redefined the terms ‘troll’ and ‘shock jock’ to the point where neither really does him justice any more... More »

9th, August TV & Radio

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Forget Football, Forget Athletics, Great TV Sport Is All About Sheds

With Eurovision been and gone, Britain’s Got Talent over and X Factor still over the horizon, I’ve been jonesing for a televised competition to root for. Alright, so there was The World Cup and The Commonwealth Games but neither of can compare with…Shed of The Year... More »

8th, August Money 1

Does Apple Deliberately Slow Down Its Old iPhones?

That's the question that's asked over in the New York Times, whether Apple deliberately slows down its old iPhones so that people will go out to buy a new model... More »

6th, August Celebrities

Justin Bieber Really Does Scare The Wild Animals Away

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1st, August News 4

Save Gazza And Gaza: Is The Human Race Too Stupid To Continue To Live?

THIS is one of those little stories that can make you very worried indeed about the future of the human race... More »

30th, July TV & Radio

Crossover appeal: When two shows collide

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30th, July Money

Men Really Are Better At Maths Than Women

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30th, July News

The Greatest Female Superheroes!

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28th, July TV & Radio

Mic Wright's Remotely Furious: Trouble at The Mill and Problematic Penguins

Outside the sun was shining, inside The Mill was on the telly, dragging all light and hope from the world. The first series of Channel 4’s historical drama based on the archives of the Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire... More »

27th, July News

Only Bigots, Haters And Nihilists Are All Hamas Now: An Israeli Arab Writes

Dear so-called "peace-seeking people", "pro-ceasefire people" and "peace and reconciliation activists", Forgive me for not taking your nice dreams and peace demonstrations and wishes so seriously... More »

26th, July Arsenal

Transfer Balls Full House: Marco Reus Joins Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool And Man City

So, is Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus heading to the Premier League? As ever, the media contest is to link every top player with every top English club.... More »

25th, July Money

Whatever The Mail Says Google Just Isn't Avoiding UK Tax

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25th, July Strange But True

Look At The 232 Teeth Medics Pulled From A Teenager's Mouth

ON the bright side, Ashik Gavai, 17, from Buldhana, has no ambition to be a reality TV star or song-contest judge?... More »

25th, July Books

Colour Me A Dead Chris Brown For Father's Day: COLORING FOR GROWN-UPS Is A Book Of Regret

CELEBRATE every moment in your waking life with a Coloring For Grown-Ups artwork... More »

25th, July Strange But True 2

You'll Never Believe How Much Booty A Prison Visitor Stored Up His Anus

You should have seen the size of the cake.... More »

25th, July Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira Signed For Arsenal On Deadline Day

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25th, July Money

Australian Politician Jacqui Lambie Wants 'A Well Hung Man With Heaps Of Cash'

Jacqui Lambie, an Australian MP who shares the balance of power in the upper house, has apologised after declaring in a radio interview that she is looking for a partner who is “well-hung” and loaded with cash... More »

24th, July Key Posts

6 Weird And Fabulous Items Of Band Merchandise

Most bands don't veer too far away from t-shirts and mugs, but some go a bit mental. Tenacious D had a specially designated cum-rag fercryinoutloud. So with that, shall we have a look at some of the weirdest (and therefore best) bits of band merch ever? Feel free to add you own in the comments... More »

24th, July Film

Watch 1896 Footage Of Life In Palestine

IN 1896, French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière's cameramen filmed life in Palestine, then part of the Ottoman Empire. All 500,000 inhabitants were subjects of the Sultan of Constantinople... More »

24th, July Money 5

Pyramid Teabags Are Better Than Round: Scientific Proof That Is

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