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Jim Henson and J K Rowling to sue over "badger" parliamentary nicknames

Author J K Rowling and puppet-master Jim Henson are to mount a class action after learning that the names of some of their characters have been applied by British MPs to the two Ministers in charge...

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geokay 09.01.13 7:05pm
geokay
Cornwall Tourist Chiefs ready to exploit "The Dead Badger Factor"

Concerned that a possible badger cull in August 2013 may affect visitor numbers to Cornwall, the county’s tourist chiefs are planning to use the cull to create a Badger Bonanza of attractions. A...

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geokay 09.01.13 7:00pm
geokay
Les still miserable despite success of movie

Les Tomkins, a retired window cleaner from Doncaster is still miserable despite the multi-million pound movie made about his life story and tipped to win a number of Oscars. Known in Doncaster by his...

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nickb 09.01.13 4:53pm
nickb
Network Rail announce £37.5bn investment in replacement bus services

A £37.5bn plan to make rail travellers more comfortable by putting them all on buses has been announced by Network Rail. The plan will cover the five years up to 2019 and will see more trains than...

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Vince Cables Gran 09.01.13 4:16pm
dvo4fun
Channel 5 announces new gameshow, Skivers Vs Strivers

Ulrika Jonsson and Vinne Jones are to front a new Channel 5 reality show [i]Skivers Vs Strivers[/i], which the programme makers say ‘pits disgruntled middle-income worker drones against feckless...

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Darkbill 2.0 09.01.13 3:48pm
Oxbridge
Norovirus to sue for “unlawful” use of microscopic image on high street fashion

It’s a design now hugely popular across the world on T shirts, dresses and underwear. But blown up images of the colourful but microscopic Norovirus bacterium may breach copyright, according...

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nickb 09.01.13 1:23pm
Not Amused
Latest pole in Belfast shows no Union flag is the preference 0
charlies_hat 09.01.13 11:20am
charlies_hat
Winehouse 'still drunk' after second inquest. 6
Boutros 09.01.13 9:31am
DrTurmoil
Lifelong friendship destroyed by pain in the arse Facebook updates

27-year-old Stephanie Crowe from Harlow has seen all feelings of warmth and friendship for childhood pal Ben Simms corrode into disdain, disgust and hatred due to his incessant inane and pompous...

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DrTurmoil 09.01.13 9:24am
DrTurmoil
Overcrowded privatised prison inmates not impressed with share options 0
charlies_hat 09.01.13 8:32am
charlies_hat
Horrific Japan Airlines Dreamliner Fire Worse in the Imagination

Japan Airlines today said that a horrific fire that broke out on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners while parked and not-filled with passengers in Boston was minor and dealt with quickly by ground...

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BleepingTom 09.01.13 8:01am
Sinnick
Bowie offers to sign his new single at Our Price and Woolworths.

To help promote his new 7-inch single, David Bowie has offered to tour the country signing copies at branches of Our Price and Woolworths. "I'm really looking forward to meeting 'all the young dudes'...

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Boutros 09.01.13 8:01am
AReader
School kids to get free breakfast. Soggy chips and Blackpool rock. 0
MADJEZ 09.01.13 1:50am
MADJEZ
Lady golfer stung by bee between first and second holes.

"I keep telling her that her stance is too wide!" says golf instructor...

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Maverick 09.01.13 12:02am
Maverick
Hermaphrodite told to ‘go fuck itself’. 0
malgor 08.01.13 11:40pm
malgor
Coalition release single 'Where are We Now?', sponsored by Rupert Murdoch

In a bold move, the Coalition have released a single and video track on iTunes, showing David Cameron and Nick Clegg singing "Where Are We Now?". It will be followed by a new album, entitled 'The...

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pinxit 08.01.13 11:32pm
pinxit
Police investigate Paddington station in 'leaks for cash' inquiry

More 30p leaks soon...

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Not Amused 08.01.13 9:23pm
Not Amused
BBC confirms Stargazing programme on sky not Sky 0
custard cream 08.01.13 8:52pm
custard cream
Differential benefit cuts begin with a benefits 'flat cap' in Barnsley

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custard cream 08.01.13 8:15pm
custard cream
Coalition attracts corporate money by claiming it’s the real thing

Following criticism of Prime Minister David Cameron’s description of the coalition as ‘doing what it says on the tin’, the government has admitted that it is being paid handsomely by worldwide...

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Midfield Diamond 08.01.13 8:07pm
Squudge
Leaked document shows coalition plans to cut Benefit of the Doubt

A leaked document from the coalition's mid-term relaunch has revealed that the government intends to remove the benefit of the doubt for personal taxpayers while increasing it for larger corporations...

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Not Amused 08.01.13 7:52pm
Not Amused
Savile Inquiry latest - police arrest Nookie Bear and Cuddles the Monkey 1
custard cream 08.01.13 7:37pm
Bourbon
Psychologist spends 25 years studying excessive gaming habits 2
kga6 08.01.13 7:04pm
kga6
Tax credits and benefits to be 'stamped out' - breaking news - 2

In the quest to simplify the morass of tax credits and welfare benefits, the government is to trial a novel cashless scheme, first pioneered in the 1940s....

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Squudge 08.01.13 6:39pm
BleepingTom
Friends with benefits declining say young people 0
Dick Everyman 08.01.13 6:35pm
Dick Everyman
“End of the world back on schedule”, say delighted soothsayers...

Jim Kelly, a spokesman for the National Association of Psychics, Soothsayers, Fortune Tellers and Ancillary Workers in the Bogus Prophesy Businesses, told cheering crowds yesterday that the end of...

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Tripod 08.01.13 6:27pm
Tripod
Stupid people look for love on Uninformed Dating.Com 0
nickb 08.01.13 6:12pm
nickb
Government launches religious regulation with OfGod

In a bid to reduce the growing problem of the mis-selling of religion, the government has announced it is to set up a new regulatory body, OfGod. The new organisation will have powers to fine any...

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Perks 08.01.13 5:24pm
Perks
Angela Knight CBE to head up British Gropers and Fiddlers Association 1
Drylaw 08.01.13 4:51pm
Perks
It's 'Calm Down Deer!' as West African lions threatened with extinction 0
Drylaw 08.01.13 4:36pm
Drylaw