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Man imprisoned for failing to provide an Amazon review

‘We must have sent him four emails asking for a review, but he just ignored them,’ said an Amazon spokesman today. ‘He hadn’t marked the product as a gift, so there was no reason to not provide a review,’ he added.

Judge Roberts commented when sentencing Billy Askew (24) from Winsford to three months in gaol that: ‘it was every on-line shopper’s civic duty to provide a review, even if it’s clearly horseshit’.

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Posted: Nov 25th, 2015
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Bill Oddie and Kate Humble to present ‘Suicidewatch’

viewers already asking; 'Is it twitching?'Following the enormous success of the genteel seasonal programmes fronted by two national treasures, the BBC has announced that the latest observational wildlife series will be launched later this year live from HMP Wakefield.

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Posted: Oct 7th, 2015
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BBC journalists get VIP tour of flagship Qatar prison

The Qatari government, keen to improve its reputation on human rights ahead of the 2020 World Cup, has allowed BBC journalists to witness its new detention arrangements at first hand. In a new era of welcoming foreign media reporting of the progress being made in the country, four BBC workers were treated to a two-night stay at His Majesty Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s pleasure.

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Posted: May 21st, 2015
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Prison entertainment service needs more dancers, less singers

Buster Robbins, 546879, the director of Aylesbury prison spring revue who is serving five to ten for robbery, has agreed that the standard prison gang shows has improved hugely since Operation Yewtree. However, he has urged the CPS to be more selective in prosecuting further entertainers from the ’70s and ’80s.

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Posted: Mar 8th, 2015
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Leicestershire prison to find Sam Bailey replacement, X-Factor-style

has served her timeIn their pursuit to fill the vacancy left by Sunday’s X-Factor winner, Sam Bailey, HMP Gartree in Leicestershire has announced plans to scrap its traditional hiring policies and instead host the UK’s first ever ‘Screw Factor’.

Bosses at the Category B men’s prison have said they were inspired to adopt the more modern and glitzy approach after watching their former employee hit the big time on ITV.

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Posted: Dec 17th, 2013
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