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Amazon to deliver Top Gear trio by drone

Following the signing of former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, online retail and media giant Amazon have announced plans to ‘physically stream’ the maverick trio into viewers’ homes via Prime Air drones.

‘Our Amazon Prime Air service is a high-end, high-profile delivery platform befitting a high-end, high-profile presenting team,’ revealed Jay Marine, vice-president of Amazon Prime Video EU. ‘What better way to send this exciting new content to consumers? From the very moment we met them, the first thing we thought of was ‘drones’.’

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Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015
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BBC ‘a good thing’, say some people who work there

Government-approved letter hints at brilliance of revered national institutionThe continuing row over the licence fee escalated today, as the BBC rounded up all the celebrities it has under contract and got them to say how great it is.

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Posted: Jul 26th, 2015
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Islamic State to be referred to as ‘The Artist Formerly Known as IS’

David Cameron has insisted that all terrorist organisations will no longer be permitted to release material under their previous stage names. He has instructed the BBC to never refer to Islamic State directly and to return to calling the Royal Mail ‘Consignia’.

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Posted: Jul 8th, 2015
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Chris Evans ‘can’t wait’ to be a little bit racist

'Don't forget your fatwa!'The BBC has announced that Mr. Evans will be the latest recipient of TV’s ‘carte blanche’ – the freedom to offend with impunity. At an unveiling ceremony the TV and radio personality was handed an oversized blank cheque, a box-set of ‘Love thy neighbour’ and the keys to Richard Hammond.

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Posted: Jun 17th, 2015
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Radio 1 ‘could be replaced by piece of fruit’

BBC’s multimillion pound national pop station could be replaced by a piece of fruit, media experts say. Radio 1, which was Britain’s first pop station ever to broadcast the on air death of a disk jockey from natural causes, said it ‘welcomed the competition from the fruit item, which technology-watchers say is ‘well known’ and ‘not a banana or orange’.

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Posted: Jun 10th, 2015
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