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Last Tango in Halifax ‘to use margarine’

'Mind you, it costs a packet so don't bloody use it all at once'After long deliberations and ‘some experiment in rehearsal’, the producers of Last Tango in Halifax have opted to use a well-known brand name margarine in a much-awaited key scene. Director Mike Smillers said: ‘We were pretty sure we weren’t going to use butter, even as an ‘homage’ to the French original ‘Last Tango in Paris’. Someone bought 200 grams of salted Lurpak to the read through, but we ended up using it for sandwiches.’

The cast did experiment with lard in an early rehearsal. Co Star Anne Reid told the TV Times: ‘There was a lot going for the lard lobby. Very northern and down to earth, and no strain on the production budget. And luckily neither of us is a vegetarian. But after Dinner Ladies, I was uncomfortable with it, frankly, and so was Derek, eventually.’

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Posted: Jan 14th, 2015
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Shepherd’s Bush to run as US presidential candidate

An area of West London may run as a Republican candidate for the US Presidency. A spokesperson for the wealthy borough of Hammersmith and Fulham confirmed ‘Shep’ Bush could be the third Bush to reside at the White House, despite a lengthy commute.

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Posted: Dec 28th, 2014
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Drugs mules ‘infiltrating nativity plays’

asses could be wiped outMuffin was ‘stubbornly silent’

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Posted: Dec 21st, 2014
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Clinton looking forward to ‘a massive cigar’

might still smoke it out in that quiet little room with no cameras...Former President Bill Clinton has greeted with delight the news that Americans might be allowed to import Cuban cigars legally after President Obama announced plans to normalise relations between the two countries. ‘I have had some enormous cigars in the past,’ he told the Washington Post. ‘As a young man these were totally huge. Many of my friends and colleagues will remember just how big these totally legal large cylindrical male-oriented objects were.’

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Posted: Dec 18th, 2014
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Torturers and torture victims to be tortured until they tell truth about torture

truth will out, with a bit of help...After revelations that the CIA used ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ to torture prisoners, it has emerged that British forces may have to be tortured to see if they admit to having taken part in similar practices after 9/11 and during recent Middle East wars. The army believes that, unpalatable though it is, this may be the only way to the truth.

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Posted: Dec 15th, 2014
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