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Gaddafi finally surrenders after being ambushed by Gillian Duffy

After several weeks of NATO-led fighting in Libya, Colonel Gaddafi finally stood down today after being buttonholed on a walkabout by Rochdale pensioner Gillian Duffy.

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Posted: Apr 15th, 2011
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Vince Cable defects to Libya

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable arrived in Tripoli last night and is ‘no longer willing’ to work for the Conservative and Liberal Democrat regime, Libya has confirmed.

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Posted: Apr 1st, 2011
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Red Arrows on standby for No-Fly Zone Grand Finale spectacular

aaaand... Break!The organisers of Farnborough Air Display have announced a ‘very special event’ this year, with the show relocating from its traditional Hampshire setting to the ‘vast, empty skies above Libya’. ‘Rusting, burnt-out tanks with their drooping gun barrels casting long shadows across the arid desert will provide a backdrop of natural beauty,’ said the show’s artistic director, Raphael Nureyev. The decision to take the air display to Libya was one of the lesser-reported outcomes of the recent London Summit. Foreign Ministers from across the globe agreed it would teach Gaddafi a lesson if he was made to sit through the entire weekend event, watching endless demonstrations of the world’s latest aeronautic wonders and fly-pasts by French fighter-jets.

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Posted: Mar 30th, 2011
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UN to send up helicopter full of NIMBYs to enforce no-fly zone

The entire Neighbourhood Watch Committee of Stockley-under-field, which lies on an accident-prone section of the A5, will be armed with clipboards, pens and placards saying ‘GRRRRRRR!!’ to wave at offenders, whilst also subjecting them to Paddington-esque cold, hard stares out of the choppers’ windows.

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Posted: Mar 30th, 2011
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Evidence found that Gaddafi ‘behind carrier-bag threat’

Western troops in northeastern Libya are reported to have uncovered evidence that Colonel Gaddafi has been illicitly manufacturing supermarket carrier bags to be shipped to the UK and other countries to menace middle-class neighbourhoods.

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Posted: Mar 24th, 2011
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