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UK happiness rating downgraded by Moody’s

Moody's refusing to get over itIn a shock announcement, the measure of the nation’s happiness, the Wellbeing Index, has been downgraded by the emotional ratings agency Moody’s from ‘OK’ to ‘Don’t Ask’.

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Posted: Jul 31st, 2013
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Sochi winter games mocked for derisory levels of corruption

Claims that a mere $30bn has been stolen so far in connection with preparations for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games have been met with barely concealed derision by representatives from the world‘s major sporting organisations and other international bodies.

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Posted: May 31st, 2013
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Millions of Romanians, Bulgarians preparing to ‘avoid UK like the plague’

too much effort to fix itFears of a huge influx of immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria have given way to indignation after a poll showed workers from the two countries are preparing to ‘avoid Britain like the plague’, when movement restrictions are eased later this year.

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Posted: Apr 22nd, 2013
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Sports fan mildly disappointed after loss

After seeing his team suffer a massive defeat, a sports fan has expressed annoyance but managed to go through the rest of the day without incident.

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Posted: Mar 18th, 2013
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Court grants Pistorius ‘cattle grid’ bail

The unprecedented bail condition was imposed by Magistrate Desmond Nair because he said Pistorius had the ability to ‘jump bail’.

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Posted: Feb 23rd, 2013
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