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Government hails success of best ever April Fools ‘Benefits Cut’ prank

proposed cut to bike allowance for unemployed also just a jokeNo. 10 Downing Street has confirmed in a statement early this morning that a raft of cuts to benefits due to kick in today were merely an elaborate prank played out for the last few months on the British public, and that the drastic measures would not now go ahead.

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Posted: Apr 1st, 2013
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April Fools’ Day Postponed Again

The Government has confirmed that April Fools’ day will be postponed until June for the second year running, as the current climate made it ‘entirely inappropriate’ for the media to run fake stories on left-handed hamburgers, slow-running radios and digital Big Bens.

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Posted: Apr 1st, 2011
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Britain’s most gullible man calls for April 1st restraint

for some of us, the first twelve hours of April every year are a living hellLondoner, Brian Kirkby, who last year beat over 4,000 other contestants to be crowned Britain’s Most Gullible Man 2008, has asked the public to ‘please exercise a little restraint this coming April Fool’s day’.

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Posted: Apr 1st, 2009
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Mortgage approvals slightly exceed market expectations

key economic indicators were slightly above market expectations.

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Posted: Apr 1st, 2007
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