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April 22, 2009 – 2:03 pm | 3 Comments

It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in your tank
Under the moonlight you catch a wiff that’s smellin’ pretty rank
You try to clear but water floods the floor before you make it
You start to …

Away man, Shearer is sacked.
April 8, 2009 – 4:38 pm | No Comment
Away man, Shearer is sacked.

A list of possible successors to Alan Shearer is being drawn up at Newcastle United following the sacking of the former striker this morning.

France threatens G20 walk out, demanding better food.
March 31, 2009 – 5:35 pm | No Comment
France threatens G20 walk out, demanding better food.

The French delegation is threatening to walk out of this week’s G20 summit in London if their demands for better catering are not met. Their culinary demands are also likely to further threaten several species …

Earth hour for our earth?
March 30, 2009 – 4:05 pm | One Comment

Hola, compadres. We are back from our trip. We have been away in the jungles of Peru finding out more about deforestation, the impact of our decadent Western ways on the indigenous peoples and to …

Top totty quits ITV
March 25, 2009 – 6:38 pm | No Comment
Top totty quits ITV

TV stunner Fern Britton is set to quit ITV’s This Morning, the show she has presented with Phillip Schofield for 10 years. Her last show will be on July 17th, her 52nd (really?) birthday.
Little is …

Banks in new crisis after bricks thrown
March 25, 2009 – 6:16 pm | No Comment
Banks in new crisis after bricks thrown

The Edinburgh home of former RBS boss, “Sir” Fred Goodwin, has been damaged by a gang of vandals in the early hours of this morning.

Airdrie man shot in jury mix-up
March 4, 2009 – 6:22 pm | No Comment
Airdrie man shot in jury mix-up

A young Airdrie man has been shot by firing squad after a mix up at the local court allowed a 108-year old woman onto the jury. The man was found guilty of stealing a goat …

TV Channel naming.
February 26, 2009 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

UKTV History has become Yesterday and Dave’s catch-up channel (+1) has be renamed, wait for it, Dave ja vu. What will the marketing experts come up with next in branding our TV viewing? Will BBC2 become …

Latin scholar wins Uni Challenge, and she’s a girl!
February 26, 2009 – 6:08 pm | No Comment
Latin scholar wins Uni Challenge, and she’s a girl!

Super-brainy Latin scholar Gail Trimble has almost single-handedly swept to victory in the BBC’s University Challenge competition, outscoring all her team mates put together to take the title.

Escape to Victory
February 23, 2009 – 5:58 pm | No Comment
Escape to Victory

Now let me explain why I’m watching a film that is some 28 years old. As I suspect is true of most parents, I’m living vicariously through my children. From visiting lower league football grounds to watching …