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Britain mourns Saudi king by hanging prisoners at half mast

Human rights campaigners have condemned the British government’s decision to show solidarity with mourning Saudis by hanging prisoners at half mast. Shoplifters, car thieves and a woman who was once caught dancing are among those currently hoisted over palaces and government buildings.

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Posted: Jan 24th, 2015
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Prince Philip admits he may not live to offend everyone

still honing 'classic one-liner' on geriatric Royals‘You’ve got the hearing-impaired, the partially sighted, same-sex this, transgender that… It’s impossible to keep up, but one does one’s best.’

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Posted: Sep 12th, 2014
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Palace recalls faulty batch of knighthoods

'What was one thinking?!'Buckingham Palace has issued an Emergency Recall Notice on dozens of honours – including top-of-the-range knighthoods – over concerns that some were issued in error and may constitute a public health risk.

‘Our first priority is public safety’, said a spokesman. ‘This is purely a precautionary measure, and the vast majority of honours are perfectly harmless. For example, if you received an honour for doing something unglamorous and noble, the risks are infinitesimally small.’

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Posted: Jul 15th, 2014
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London woman told to take it even easier

An 88-year-old London woman who has been taking it easy for 88-years has been told by her doctors to take it even easier. The woman, who owns several properties where she often takes it easy, has also taken it easy in many Commonwealth countries.

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Posted: May 12th, 2014
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Entire Royal family move in together to beat bedroom tax

‘We hope that this mother of all house-shares, bringing together all the royal households complete with multiple retinues of ladies-in-waiting, under butlers and corgi-wallahs, will fill the residence enough to satisfy the tax inspectors when they call.’

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Posted: Mar 13th, 2013
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