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EU ruling forces ITV to broadcast ‘Europe’s Got Talent’.

The EU ruled that ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ must be made open to all EU citizens next year. British citizens will be entitled to enter European versions of the show, including ‘Luxembourg’s Got Talent’, which is yet to find a winner after 20 years.

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Posted: Jun 8th, 2010
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Bonfire night celebrations after discovery of Tory plans to destroy European Parliament

a night to celebrate, every year, for at least 400 yearsEuropeans took to the streets in celebration today after foiling a daring plot by the Conservative Party to ‘completely eradicate’ the European Parliament.

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Posted: Nov 6th, 2009
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Stopping at traffic lights to become optional

The Highways Agency announced proposals to make stopping at red traffic lights optional rather than mandatory, following publication of research showing that most motorists consider the ‘endless’ 50-second wait for lights to change to green a bigger inconvenience than the possibility of permanent injury or death.

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Posted: May 21st, 2009
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EU to relax obligation to play Gipsy Kings CDs in wine bars and coffee shops

European Union Spokesman Gerd Muller clarified the wording of a directive that had seen wine bars and coffee shops in the UK legally required to play CDs by the Gipsy Kings, insisting the group’s flamenco-tinged cover versions were ‘highly recommended but not obligatory’.

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Posted: May 18th, 2009
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Launch of new ‘quizzical’ emoticons fills gap in expressions market

Jury still out on 'continental nose'New emoticons express mild wry amusement or the kind of half-smile that seems to concur with another person but actually signifies complete disagreement.

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Posted: Mar 26th, 2009
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