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Argos catalogue finally sinks Encyclopaedia Britannica

After 244 years the print edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica has finally succumbed to competition from the Argos catalogue. 'It was inevitable,' said Percy Booker, who used to sell the 32-volume...

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roybland 14.03.12 9:33pm
roybland
Secret papers reveal Churchill gave order to 'draw-down' troops from Dunkirk

Previously classified War Office papers show that Churchill himself gave the order to stage a 'tactial withdrawal' from the beaches of Normandy in 1940. The 'draw-down' of troops, using a hastily...

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Mandy Lifeboat 14.03.12 6:41pm
wwwiz
Dudley fails to win official upgrade from 'Down' to 'Shitty' 0
Oxbridge 14.03.12 6:28pm
Oxbridge
Bear Grylls to host naked barbecue show. 0
JETFAB 14.03.12 6:27pm
JETFAB
Basildon upgraded to bog hole; mayor delighted

The mayor of Basildon has expressed his delight at it's upgrade in status to bog hole...

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apepper 14.03.12 5:56pm
apepper
Boris Jonhnson tells wife he keeps 91% of marriage vows

just not the shagging other women one obviously...

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Mandy Lifeboat 14.03.12 5:42pm
Mandy Lifeboat
Chelmsford upgraded to City, Basildon upgraded to boghole

More to follow...

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apepper 14.03.12 5:11pm
apepper
Salford's Media City UK explodes as viewer presses wrong red button 1
Nails UK 14.03.12 4:56pm
Skylarking
Russell Crow flies into storm

A bird-shaped black plastic kite tethered to a pole outside a London office has flown into controversy after a row over naming rights. A company newspaper revealed that the pigeon-scarer had been...

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Midfield Diamond 14.03.12 4:27pm
Midfield Diamond
Universities in chaos as students turn up to stage "day of action" 4
OllieP 14.03.12 4:18pm
CollieP
Head scratching at Thames Water over where they might find water during drought 1
Smart Alex 14.03.12 4:10pm
dvo4fun
Tech-savvy toddlers 'falling over themselves' for BBC's 3D-eebies

Britain's toddlers and babies are making a beeline for the latest 'must have' home entertainment craze, following successful trials of the BBC's new 3D children's channel. 3D-eebies is available...

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14.03.12 3:12pm
Qoxiivi
Now Obama will let Cameron play with his Lego

President Barack Obama will today let David Cameron play with his Lego and possibly have a go on his Nintendo DS. Already Cameron has had a ride on Obama's aeroplane and has been to a basketball...

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roybland 14.03.12 2:49pm
Gourd Almighty
John McCririck humanely shot at Cheltenham after spraining ankle 3
charlies_hat 14.03.12 2:38pm
Gourd Almighty
Lady GaGa decides on wedding dress made entirely from spam 2
charlies_hat 14.03.12 2:17pm
Golgo13
Othello- The Obama Version

OTHELLO REWRITTEN, (OUR PARDONS TO SHAKESPEARE) Dramatis Personae, IAGO- Advisor to Othello - played by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CASSIO- Lieutenant to Othello, husband of Iago –...

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14.03.12 2:17pm
Cameron jokes that Afghan War is 'hard to win'

British Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted he is struggling to win the war in Afghanistan, calling it "fast and furious". In a joint interview with the president at half-time during a...

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theadministrator 14.03.12 12:44pm
theadministrator
Cameron delighted to fly with Obama on Airforce 1!

but 'puzzled' to find Harrison Ford in aeroplane toilet?...

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theadministrator 14.03.12 12:42pm
theadministrator
Sky HD Subscribers "overwhelmed" by fact that they can receive the F1 channel

This weekend, millions will tune in to watch a Grand Prix simply because Sky Broadcasting has provided the channel free to HD subscribers. Sky viewer Barry Jones of Walsall is typical of many, "I...

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grottymonty 14.03.12 12:41pm
grottymonty
Twinnings sponsor Lady Grey-Thompson to come out of retirement for 2012 Olympics

more later. Sory. Anyone seen my coat?...

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dvo4fun 14.03.12 12:19pm
simonjmr
Accountant adopts "Lion Fricasse" name to add adventure and excitement to life 0
simonjmr 14.03.12 12:06pm
simonjmr
Astrologer forecasts "Nothing happening at all tomorrow, nada, zilch" for Virgos 0
Nails UK 14.03.12 12:02pm
Nails UK
New police water cannons just an excuse to get around hosepipe ban 0
ianslat 14.03.12 11:51am
ianslat
Obama impressed with Good Ol' Pal Dave

"We had just the darndest time together, I swear," said President Obama enthusiastically as he waved farewell yesterday to his new best friend, Britain's PM. Standing on Washington Airport's runway...

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Drylaw 14.03.12 11:10am
Drylaw
Nuclear catastrophe as physicist attempts to combine pasta with antipasta 2
Smart Alex 14.03.12 10:44am
Golgo13
Irish characters could get third type of incidental music in theme tune shakeup

The current incidental music laws, which govern the types of theme tune that can be played when when any thing or body Irish is seen on TV, could be dramatically widened under new liberalistion moves...

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StoopyDeGunt 14.03.12 9:22am
ronseal
UK Border Agency replaced by moat and drawbridge.

The UK is to scrap its Border Agency and Border Patrol in an effort to save cash. Taking advantage of the nation's island status, the English Channel is to be renamed The Moat. A drawbridge and...

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Boutros 14.03.12 1:53am
Boutros
Home Secretary agrees schoolboy extradition to US

Home Secretary Theresa May has agreed the extradition to the US of 9 year old Justin Beesley of Gosport in Hampshire who was accused earlier this week by US Customs and Immigration Agency of...

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Earl Van Dyke 14.03.12 12:15am
antharrison
Police slammed over missed chance to arrest Jeremy Clarkson

The police have been severely criticised for driving past Jeremy Clarkson's house without stopping to arrest him. During the regular trips to Rebekah Brook's residence to deliver horses and carry out...

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apepper 14.03.12 12:05am
dvo4fun
Go-between accussed of being liaisy.

What did I do with me coat?...

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beau-jolly 14.03.12 12:01am
dvo4fun