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Middle class parents turn to plastic surgery to sharpen elbows

all about giving the kids a decent kick startEvidence is mounting to suggest that middle class parents have found a new way to help their children get ahead in an increasingly competitive world.

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Posted: Mar 10th, 2014
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Storm hits southern England, dinner parties in crisis

After a hurricane-force storm hit the south of England, food hoarding has led to a run on essentials like olive oil and organic asparagus. Home Counties housewives have recalled stories told by their mothers of the 1987 storm, where families were left unable to the host even the most basic dinner party.

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Posted: Oct 28th, 2013
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‘Woodworm in my rocking-horse’ starts trend for middle-class misery memoirs

Publishers are busy reinventing the ‘crap childhood’ genre, trying to breathe life into a tired old format by going upmarket. ‘Readers have become bored with all that working class misery’, says publisher Samantha de Lyle. ‘They’re fed up with clogs, shawls, bad weather and grinding poverty. When confronted by yet another tale of a young girl living in squalor in some Irish hovel, while her drunken father molests her and passes her round amongst his friends, readers are rolling their eyes and saying ‘enough’.’

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Posted: Mar 29th, 2013
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Government relaxes planning restrictions to allow airports in back gardens

The government has announced a relaxation of current planning laws in England, removing the requirement for people to get permission from local planning officers for any house extension up to the size of two runways big enough to land Airbus A380 passenger jets in their back garden.

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Posted: Sep 10th, 2012
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Keith Vaz urges middle-aged white males to face up to serial killing problem

'it's a problem which whitey needs to address'‘Many men over 35 years old and of Anglo origin see killing three or more people over a period of some months as ‘easy meat’.’

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Posted: Jan 8th, 2011
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