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Stonehenge was ‘part of crazy golf course for race of giant humans’ claims archaeologist

The ancient mystery of the Bronze Age monument known as Stonehenge was finally unlocked this week, after Britain’s most eminent archaeologist announced that his exhaustive twelve-year study conclusively proved that the monument was part of an ancient crazy-golf course that covered much of Wiltshire and was used by holidaying giant humans ‘who were taller than a really big tree’.

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Posted: Jul 15th, 2008
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Electronic bus-stops ‘to chat with waiting countryfolk’

Rural versions of the latest electronic bus stop information signs are being fitted with a basic voice facility that will automatically sympathise with travellers who are facing a long wait. Aware that country buses are far less frequent than city buses, the display’s developers have perfected voice software that distracts impatient passengers with seemingly idle chit-chat. They have hired retired Dorset postmistress Edna Day to record a series of conversational gambits designed to break news of delays and cancellations more gently.

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Posted: Jul 6th, 2008
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Canal boat chase ends in capture after eight days

An eight-day police chase across two counties ended peacefully when a suspected canal barge thief was cornered in a canal basin near Wolverhampton.

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Posted: Jun 26th, 2008
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‘Just Like Home’ family cinema shows end in chaos

Plans to win back family audiences into British cinemas are being revamped after trials in six multi-screens ended in mass brawls. The Odeon cinema chain’s bold ‘Just Like Home’ initiative saw the introduction of family-friendly areas, with adjoining seats equipped with microwave ovens, kettles and a fridge full of ready-meals and snacks.

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Posted: May 31st, 2008
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New driving test to be based on Grand Theft Auto

skills will be assessed on ability to negotiate busy shopping malls at high speed

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Posted: May 19th, 2008
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