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Record pumpkin sales herald the end of the recession, says Osborne

A surge in pumpkin sales, up 4000 per cent on the previous month, could herald the beginning of the end of the recession and the dawn of a new age, according to chancellor George Osborne.

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Posted: Nov 1st, 2010
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Demand for MP horror masks see Halloween surge

While sales of ‘traditional’ scary masks of ghouls and ghosts are on the wane, demand for ‘terrifyingly lifelike’ political character masks was said to be soaring this Halloween.

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Posted: Oct 31st, 2009
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Jehovah’s Witness kept talking all evening after making mistake of opening door to trick-or-treaters

they had an answer for everythingBecame embroiled in a painful three-hour discussion about the true meaning of the festival and its significance to modern society.

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Posted: Oct 31st, 2009
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Teachers split on whether child’s poor Halloween fancy dress due to poverty or just laziness

everyone ran away in fear, then thought 'hang on a minute...'Staff at St Mary’s infant school in Stoke Newington were left divided at the school’s Halloween party as to whether the pathetic attempt at Halloween fancy dress from 6-year-old Jamie Whittam was due to his parents obviously not caring enough about him and his status in the school, or whether they are actually just poor.

‘When Jamie arrived at school, I assumed the large cardboard box that had once contained a washing machine was being used to carry an elaborate costume’, explained Winnie Forbes, Jamie’s teacher, ‘but he then pointed to the large spooky face drawn in biro on the machine door and told me the box WAS the costume and he’d come as a haunted washer-dryer’.

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Posted: Oct 30th, 2009
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Goths looking forward to fantastic Halloween night at ordinary dress party

nice to express yourself once in a while‘Without all the black and white make-up and piercings it was impossible to recognise anyone.’

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Posted: Oct 28th, 2009
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