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‘Death on holiday’ tops list of things no-one has sympathy for

It'll be fine...Summer marks that time of year when British holidaymakers begin their annual cull of the most idiotic by leaping drunkenly from balconies, ignoring ski helmets or combining scuba diving with outboard motors. Those unable to afford such expensive jaunts, naturally, respond with the same levels of commiseration normally reserved for small children banging their heads on tables after being told not to run.

So apathetic are our levels of sympathy for the newly deceased on holiday that one sociologist commentated: ‘Being eaten by wild animals is natural selection for the rich, as a person of average income would never see a polar bear outside of a zoo. For those on a tight budget, they are now equating death on safari with voting for Nick Clegg – something you just brought on yourself.’

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Posted: Sep 9th, 2014
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Cameron appeals for ‘calm’ so he can at least finish one holiday this year

wearing Bermuda shorts and ready to go again at a moment's noticeDavid Cameron has today called for ‘calm’ throughout the world and at home, after yet another holiday had to be interrupted.

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Posted: Aug 19th, 2014
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Supper hopes fading for lost Isle of Wight mountaineers

thoughts of tartare sauce 'keeping them going'Three intrepid pensionsers who set off to climb Shanklin Chine have not been sighted in the best part of two hours

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Posted: Jul 6th, 2014
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Returning holidaymakers ‘pose dinner party threat’ warning

People returning from holidays abroad or in the UK pose a significant threat to others, according to a social trends report. ‘The modus operandi is to invite friends to a dinner party where they are subjected to a lengthy and tortuous account of the host’s fortnight’s holiday in Benidorm or Newquay,’ the report says.

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Posted: Jun 23rd, 2014
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Suspended maverick cop enjoys quiet holiday

A maverick cop who does things his own way and operates outside the rule-book has enjoyed a relaxing two-week holiday, during which time he gave no thought to the case that got him suspended.

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Posted: Jun 4th, 2014
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