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Monkey Typing Pool Supervisor sacked after failing to produce a single soliloquy

Avram Zephir became the latest Remington League typing pool supervisor to be unceremoniously fired yesterday after a short ceremony in which a kangaroo court made him jump before he was pushed.

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Posted: Jan 28th, 2011
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Opera maverick Miller sets West Side Story in Renaissance Italy

Still pondering on artistic validity of re-naming Sharks as 'Capulets'Famed for daring opera productions that relocate historical action to other periods for dramatic effect, Dr. Jonathan Miller has wowed audiences and critics by setting his new production of Leonard Bernstein’s classic, West Side Story, in 14th century Verona.

Dr Miller told a gathering of critics at a preview: ‘I wanted to confound people’s expectations of this Bernstein masterpiece by taking it as far as possible away from its 1950s New York context. And it works! In my earlier productions, I found it easy to give Rigoletto a Mafia-based interpretation or to set The Elixir of Love in America’s diner culture, but I felt I was getting lazy and needed a new challenge.’

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Posted: Feb 26th, 2010
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Disappointment for statisticians as monkeys produce Hollyoaks script

The mathematical community has been left underwhelmed as the result of the monkeys’ massed labours was finally revealed to be a mid-week installment of Hollyoaks as opposed to the expected Complete Works of Shakespeare.

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Posted: Nov 10th, 2009
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Internet users on red alert for literate phisher

award of 'crystal mark' for spam clarity could happen anytime soonPhisher is believed to have a GCSE qualification and have access to a dictionary

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Posted: Sep 6th, 2009
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Pre-school children ‘woefully ignorant of trigonometry’

Pre-school teachers are in the firing line after research has shown that no less than a quarter of a million children are leaving nursery school each year with a substandard level of education.

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Posted: Aug 5th, 2009
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