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1st, April News

Andreas Lubitz: framed by callous liars and saved only by the Facebook truthers

Andreas Lubitz has tumbled down the news cycle. The Sun waits until page 27 to report on the Germanwings co-pilot who was at the controls when the plane slammed into an Alpine mountain killing all 150 people on board... More »

1st, April Arsenal

Arsenal Transfer balls: 140,000 reasons for Theo Walcott to love Chelsea and Liverpool

Transfer Balls: the Times says Chelsea are ready to make a move for Arsenal's Theo Walcott... More »

1st, April manchester united

Transfer balls: Hummels 'pledges' future Manchester United and then explains

Transfer balls: The Sun leads with news that Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels has made a "pledge" to join Manchester United. Hummels is reported to have said that Manchester United is the only non-German team he will play for... More »

1st, April News

Man Gerbil of The Year: Mike Holpin and Keith McDonald are UK's most 'shameless' dads

The tabloids are in a single-dads arms race. The Express leads with "jobless love-rat "Keith McDonald, 29, who has "16 children by 10 women". Keith and his brood will, apaprently, cost "YOU" £2m... More »

31st, March Strange But True

You'll never believe what the child who only eats Petit-Filous is called

The Daily Mail's story on the four-year-old girl who only eats yoghurt is a disappointment... More »

31st, March Key Posts

Jill Dando murder: the 'lost' Robin Williams angle

The Daily Mirror's font-page news that"blunder cops" failed to "quiz 100 suspects" in the murder of BBC Crimewatch presenter Jill Dando contains an interesting element.... More »

31st, March News

Free speech saves Christian preacher who said all gays must die and Mohammed was a paedo

Is the Bible banned? Are some bits of it, to use the dread word of the age, 'inappropriate'? Mike Overd has been told that reading bits of the Good Book aloud is offensive... More »

30th, March News

Transfer balls: Liverpool buy Mateo Kovacic after watching him not play

Utter balls in the Press... More »

30th, March News

Police helicopter tracks cyclists drinking wine in South Wales

If you wanted something to illustrate how pettty offences are now treated as full-blown crimes, we can point up to the police helicopter tracking a man suspected of riding a bicycle while drinking a bottle of wine in Llanelli, South Wales... More »

30th, March News

Andreas Lubitz and me: the blind, gay, cheating, mentally ill fitness fantatic I knew

Andreas Lubitz smiles from the front of the Daily Mirror, where the story is that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 impregnated his lover, Kathrin Goldbach. Jeremy Armstrong says fatherhood "may have led him to crash" the plane and murder 149 people... More »

30th, March Arsenal

Transfer balls: Sterling to Arsenal, Walcott to Liverpool, Reus to everywhere

Transfer balls looks at the Daily Mirror's lead story: Raheem Sterling could be leaving Liverpool for life at Arsenal.... More »

29th, March Politicians

Her Majesty The Queen spotted canvassing for UKIP (photo)

James Melville‏ has spotted something... More »

29th, March In Pictures

Where to buy a fresh cat's foot and an 19th Century leather leg splint in Lancashire

Weird & Wonderful, Accrington, Lancashire, is "The North's Finest Natural History Store"... More »

29th, March News

Robert Durst: the race against death for a killer TV finale

Robert Durst has been charged with the murder of Susan Berman in 2000 Durst is suspected of murdering two more people: his first wife Kathie in 1982 and Morris Black... More »

29th, March Arsenal

Transfer balls: Arsenal chase Victor Wanyama who wants to play for a Top 7 club, like Spurs

The Sun says Arsenal are looking to buy Southampton's Victor Wanyama for £30m contains a line to make Gunners fans smirk... More »

29th, March Chelsea

Transfer balls: Manchester City knock £10m of Ross Barkley bid as Chelsea wait with £50m

The Daily Star is reporting in an "EXCLUSIVE" that Manchester City and Chelsea want on sign Everton's Ross Barkley. The Star adds that the two clubs can have Barkleys for £50m.... More »

29th, March marijuana 10

Drugs confusion: woman arrested for asking if she could carry marijuana in police car

The confused and absurd US drugs policy (plus stupidity) has caused a woman in West Volusia, Florida, to be arrested. An "extermely intoxicated" Michelle Sanford tried to take marijuana into the patrol car of a sergeant who offered her a ride to a safe place... More »

29th, March News

Katie Hopkins wants Miliband gassed in the oven: do you see Jews?

To-deadline harridan Katie Hopkins invites Labour Party leader Ed Miliband to stick his wife Justine in the oven and gas her... More »

29th, March Key Posts

Did Andreas Lubitz murder for fame? Maria W. should not be believed

Did Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz see mass murder as his route to eternal fame? The BBC says he did. Maybe. It repeats a line someone billed as Maria W. gave to German tabloid Bild. The source says Lubitz told her... More »

28th, March Celebrities

A new highpoint for Twitter: Russell Crowe narrates the story of The Hat

It was just after dawn... More »

28th, March Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Chelsea sell Petr Cech To Arsenal twice

Transfer Balls: Are Chelsea going to sell Petr Cech? Are Arsenal going to buy him? The Daily Telegraph says Chelsea might be. And Arsenal will pay £10m... More »

28th, March marijuana

Police burning massive pile of marijuana get entire own stoned

There's something in the air over Palmerah, a sub-district of West Jakarta. And that something is the sweet-smelling smoke from a 3.3-ton heap of marijuana... More »

28th, March News 1

These racist cakes have caused a row in France

Baker Tannick Tavolaro's “Gods” and “Goddesses” cakes are in the forms of two obese people fashioned from gingerbread and chocolate mouse enrobed in dark chocolate. The tips of their primary sexual characteristics are in a pink fondant... More »

27th, March News

Germanwings Flight 9525: Andreas Lubitz's act of madness

CAN we says that Andreas Lubitz was nuts? What about insane? Mad? What word can you use to describe the man who polityed Germanwings Flight 9525 into a mountain killing all 150 people on board?... More »

27th, March Anorak TV

Why panda bears are endangered (video)

Here's why panda bears are endangered... More »