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Pharmaceutical companies to promote drugs through interpretative dance

Following a new swathe of bribery and corruption allegations being levelled at Glaxo Smithkline, the pharmaceutical industry has announced that henceforth it plans to promote its products through the power of ‘ribbons’, ‘spandex body suits’ and a judicious sprinkling of ‘jazz hands’.

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Posted: Apr 26th, 2014
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Politicians to replace faulty moral compass with new Ethical Sat Nav

Members of Parliament need never get lost againMPs are preparing for the arrival of a new piece of wearable technology that will help them navigate difficult terrain and always guide them towards the high moral ground.

The EPS, or Ethical Positioning System, operates by triangulating a person’s political standpoint via a number of morally aware ‘smart satellites’. If a politician starts to veer off course, perhaps about to break a manifesto pledge, the Sat Nav will interrupt with the message: ‘You are no longer on the agreed route, please perform a U-turn now.’

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Posted: Jan 7th, 2014
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Rocket carrying Galileo navigation satellites gets lost

Launch celebrations for Europe’s Galileo satellites, built to compete with the US GPS system, have been cut short after the rocket carrying them started to head off course while flying over the M1, just north of Leicester’s Forest East services.

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Posted: Oct 24th, 2011
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Challenging day for Dr Christian as his mum appears on Embarrassing Bodies

Diagnosis: Run Away!!!‘He just clammed up and looked very strange as soon as I started explaining about my thick smelly discharge.’

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Posted: Sep 28th, 2011
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NHS reforms pose ‘serious threat to medical dramas’

GPs have again called for NHS reforms to be abandoned as it emerged that they would assume responsibility for writing all TV medical dramas.

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Posted: Apr 8th, 2011
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