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Giant sponge dropped on Somerset

The world’s largest sponge was dramatically dropped onto Somerset last night by the Environment Agency’s specialist aerial bombardment unit. Officials have reportedly been instructed by Ministers to ‘think the unthinkable’ in order to limit flood damage after standard responses such as sandbagging and beseeching the Almighty proved ineffective.

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Posted: Feb 4th, 2014
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ITV4 schedulers to assist with dredging operation

‘We needed someone with expertise for pulling out old rubbish from the depths and they ticked all the boxes’, said a council spokesman.

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Posted: Feb 2nd, 2014
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‘No lasting damage done in Somerset’ says thankful Environment Minister

Owen Patterson’s valet claims it took him nearly an hour to polish the Environment Minister’s brogues following his recent visit to the Somerset flood plains.
The valet told the Commons Expense Claims Committee that it took the best part of a £1.40 tin of Kiwi light-tan shoe polish to restore the brogues to their former glory.

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Posted: Jan 30th, 2014
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Internet speed ‘slugged’ in West Country to match slow pace of life

In response to customer requests, a Super-Slow Broadband internet service is being rolled out in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. The advanced technology system recognises the speed at which the local population get things done and adapts response times accordingly.

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Posted: Jul 23rd, 2013
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New species of badger discovered with vital organs on the inside

It has been observed walking around instead of just lying at the side of the road bleeding while being eaten by birds, and is also around a foot higher.

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Posted: Sep 16th, 2011
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