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Badgers now thought to be ‘virtually immortal’

run, run for your livesGovernment scientists have come to the conclusion that badgers are pretty much immortal following the failure of the recent cull to put much of a dent in their numbers.

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Posted: Jan 30th, 2014
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‘No lasting damage done in Somerset’ says thankful Environment Minister

Owen Patterson’s valet claims it took him nearly an hour to polish the Environment Minister’s brogues following his recent visit to the Somerset flood plains.
The valet told the Commons Expense Claims Committee that it took the best part of a £1.40 tin of Kiwi light-tan shoe polish to restore the brogues to their former glory.

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Posted: Jan 30th, 2014
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Stephen Hawking: ‘There are no Universal Credits’

‘Universal Credits exist only in the mind of IDS and have no place in the rational universe as we know it.’

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Posted: Jan 29th, 2014
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50% Tax Rate could ‘seriously delay next Gary Barlow album’

'If you stay by my side, we can rule the world,' says Ed BallsEd Balls’ announcement that he would reinstate the 50% tax rate has raised fresh concerns about top talent leaving Britain should Labour return to power at the next election.

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Posted: Jan 27th, 2014
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UK teen pregnancies could be reduced with the ‘E-shag’

Government plans to allow ‘e-shagging’ by under-16s are expected to be announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt soon.

‘The e-shag, which works rather like an e-fag, will drastically cut teen pregnancies in our country,’ said a government spokeswoman.

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Posted: Jan 27th, 2014
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