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Salford man in hiding after admitting he never met Mandela

‘What really brought it home to me was when my cousin Millicent said on Facebook that Mandela had been released from prison on her 18th birthday,’ said ‘Keith’. ‘Once someone has been touched by greatness in that way, it changes them. I realise now the Christmas present I bought for her is totally inadequate.’

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Posted: Dec 9th, 2013
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Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen masterminds ‘Changing Newham Council Rooms’

‘Poor health, low educational attainment, inadequate housing, blah blah blah – all that talk is soooo 2010, dahling. What we need is some expensive new wallpaper, luxury light fittings and a sense of general impunity when it comes to spending public money.’

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Posted: Sep 26th, 2013
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Pensioner mistakes mineshaft for 3D pavement art

'It's a tragedy,' said BBC Midlands news spokesman, Hardeep Singh Kohli.In a tragic case of life-imitating-pavement-art, Black Country pensioner Enoch Beasley fell into a massive mineshaft which had opened up in front of his local pub, The Miner’s Arms in Tipton.

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Posted: Mar 3rd, 2013
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Olympic joy for winning missile sites

the 'B' of the bangThere were scenes of jubilation today as schoolchildren and residents celebrated the news that their boroughs had been successful in their bids to be a host site for an Olympic surface-to-air missile launch-pad.

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Posted: Apr 30th, 2012
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Man shocked to discover wife was undercover traffic warden

mother-in-law still out there inspecting his rubbish binsA man is receiving counselling after discovering his marriage was an elaborately orchestrated sham set up by the council so his ‘wife’ could log his minor parking misdemeanours.

‘We had two lovely kids, everything was great. Then, just after our third anniversary, she issued me with 148 parking tickets and £26,000 of fines!’

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Posted: Dec 30th, 2011
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