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Roman middle classes ‘furious’ at government’s response to volcanic apocalypse

infamy, infamy..Pompeii could have been saved from the magma waves if the authorities had done more to protect its buildings than stack piles of surplus slaves up in front of the doors, local residents claimed yesterday.

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Posted: Feb 12th, 2014
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Disasters to be rated on Dad’s Army Scale

Following the blanket, round the clock reporting of the recent spate of tragedies, worldwide agreement has been reached that all future disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and the Eurovision Song Contest, will be rated from 1 to 7 on a new’ Dad’s Army Scale’, based on the popular British sitcom of the same name.

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Posted: May 8th, 2011
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Japan earthquake devastation sparks panic-buying of high-quality Blu-Ray players

desperate scenes outside electrical retailers as shelves emptyThe terrible scenes of destruction in Japan following the recent earthquake and tsunami is driving large numbers of British shoppers to rush out into the streets and buy high-quality, but comparatively low-cost, Blu-Ray players.

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Posted: Mar 14th, 2011
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