Money Down the Toilet?

A public toilet in Sheringham, Norfolk sold for £104,000 today, doubling the auction estimate. With property prices on the decline a loo with a view is clearly the thing to invest in. The Victorian convenience was overlooking the sea.  The auctioneer clearly undervalued the demand for something interesting to look at

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Quit Horsing Around!

In today’s local news there were two seemingly unrelated horse stories.  In Derbyshire Macdonald’s refused to serve a horse drawn carriage; claiming health and safety concerns.  In other news in Liverpool a funeral was disrupted when a horse drawn hearse went out of control, injuring the horses’ handlers and damaging two

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Apocalypse: Last Saturday…

Or it could be in six months.  Despite being a cutting edge news reporting organisation no-one told us that the world was due to come crashing to an end at 18:00 on Saturday.  In point of fact the first we heard about it at 18:07 when we read the SaturdayGuardian.  By

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Graham’s Tricky Maze

This week Graham has once again demonstrated his diversity as a puzzle designer by creating us this “Tricky Maze.”  He estimates it will take the average reader no more than an hour to complete.  Unfortunately last week’s crossword proved to challenging for readers, even with the mid week clue, so

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DVD Review: Kick-Ass, Collector’s Edition

After the success of last week’s book review we have decided to hit the ground running with a DVD review.  We wanted to review a recentrelease that we thought would be of interest to readers so we scoured the “DVD chart” section of the supermarket.  The one that really stood

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Claude has Crowed his Last!

On the 11thof May 2011 the Daily Mail reported the brutal murder of Claude the Cockerel in the small North Yorkshire Village of Bishop Monkton. According to the Mail the brutal slaughter was preceded by a number of poison pen letters about the noise of Claude’s dawn chorus, and a hennapping. 

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Best Get Ill Now Whilst it’s Still Free!

On Saturday May 14ththe Guardian reported that “David Cameron’s adviser says health reform is a chance to make big profits”.  The report asserts that one of the prime minister’s senior advisers suggests that the NHS could be significantly improved by charging patients for healthcare, in a kind of “state insurance”

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Graham’s Crossword

This week Graham has produced a crossword for our puzzle section.  He informs us that he has pitched it somewhere between the Times and the Sunday Telegraph, and estimates it will take the average reader no more than an hour to complete.  As an extra incentive this week he has

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Book Review: The Come-Back Girl, by Katie Price x

Since Katie Price, aka Jordan has been number one on the Sunday Times Bestseller list we thought we would review her latest offering “The Come-Back Girl,” due for release in July of this year.  Graham informs us that if we ever want to be taken seriously as a newspaper we need

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Skating Towards an ASBO

Anti-Social Behaviour Orders are not just reserved for teenagers and old people who have their televisions too loud.  In January this year Charlie the cockerel from Shropshire was issued with an ASBO when his early morning calls disrupted neighbours’ sleep. The latest member of the animal kingdom to be threatened with

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