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Concern over salt levels in salt

The discovery that most brands of common table salt may contain as much as 100g of salt per 100g has caused outrage.

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Posted: Sep 2nd, 2011
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Curse of Half Man Half Biscuit blamed for tragic death of Len Ganley

Snooker referee Len Ganley, impaled on his own triangle, is the latest minor celebrity mentioned in a Half Man Half Biscuit song to die in mysterious circumstances.

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Posted: Aug 31st, 2011
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Dam Busters dog renamed ‘Cuntface’ for movie remake

'Dam' also thought too sacrilegious; replaced by 'Dyke'‘You just can’t have a modern movie shown in the US with a dog called the N-word,’ said writer Stephen Fry. ‘Instead I decided that ‘Cuntface’ had the right melange of wit and edginess.’

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Posted: Jun 13th, 2011
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Over-trimming reduces Brazilian rainforest to narrow North-South strip

environmentalists hoping that South America will turn itself aroundA study by conservationists has found that changing attitudes to deforestation by fashion-conscious logging firms has led to the curious spectacle of the almost total denuding of the Brazilian treeline, apart from a thin north-south strip which is trimmed back enthusiastically at the first sign of it spreading.

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Posted: Jun 6th, 2011
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Mother’s horror as man sells iPad to buy kidney

iNcontinenceThe mother of a Chinese man has spoken of her horror after finding out that her son, identified only as ‘Big Zheng’, had arranged the sale of one of his iPads to fund the purchase of a kidney in a shady internet transaction.

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Posted: Jun 4th, 2011
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