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Charles ‘may have been sending letters since the 1970s’

In a newly-discovered note to James Callaghan, from 1976 the Prince of Wales: ‘Dear Jim, Please can you fix it for me that mummy abdicates before bloody Halley’s comet comes around again. Sincerely, Charles, age 28.’

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Posted: May 19th, 2015
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New Stoke Mandeville management structure to include ‘spineless’

Stoke Mandeville hospital has updated its senior management structure to include ‘spineless’ in addition to two existing layers in place since the 1980s: upper management, responsible for anything they were informed about, and lower management, responsible for not informing upper management about anything.

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Posted: Mar 3rd, 2015
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Jimmy Savile book of euphemistic tributes to be launched for Christmas

Inspired by the outpouring of indifference and thinly disguised insults voiced by former colleagues and acquaintances of the late DJ and TV presenter, Sir Jimmy Savile, Oxbridge University Press is to publish the OUP Dictionary of Euphemistic Tributes to Someone You Really Didn’t Like.

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Posted: Nov 18th, 2011
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