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Luke Skywalker censures Daily Mail for slur against his father

the farce is strong with this oneThe controversy surrounding the freedom of the press took another sinister turn this morning after a tabloid article suggested that the popularity of yet another much-loved celebrity might have been misplaced, and urged the public to take another good, hard look at his dad.

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Posted: Oct 9th, 2013
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Mary Evans

GCSEs to be replaced by Hunger Games

streaming at its bestAmidst concerns over failing educational standards, it was announced today that the GCSE is to be replaced by a Hunger Games-style contest, in which 16-year-olds will exchange statutory secondary school qualifications for a gladiatorial fight to the death. It is hoped that the new measures will not only improve unemployment statistics in the 16+ demographic, but also combat teenage obesity, pregnancy and undue dependence on Candy Crush Saga.

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Posted: Aug 24th, 2013
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Mary Evans

Privately-educated ‘sick of being stigmatised by riff-raff’

We are making a stand against the systematic and pejorative demonisation of the privately-educated. Or ‘pissed at being dissed by the haters’ if you attended a bog-standard comp,’ said Reuben Ford-Box-Hamilton of Eton Mess, a support group for anyone forced to run to the boat-house and back in break-time.

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Posted: Sep 25th, 2012
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Mary Evans

Firefighters fined for repeatedly flouting hosepipe ban

nothing in the rules about enormous water pistols, which all firemen are known to haveA fire station in south-west London has become the first casualty of the hosepipe ban after continuing to breach the conditions laid down by the drought restrictions and being fined as a result.

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Posted: Apr 23rd, 2012
More from UK News



Mary Evans

Saudi women granted right to back-seat drive

Shatt navSaudi women will be given the same freedom to criticise their male drivers as their Western counterparts.

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Posted: Sep 26th, 2011
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