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Google ‘still fully committed to ludicrous inventions’

Following the withdrawal of Google Glass, the company has confirmed its intention to continue ‘seeking out ridiculous and pointless inventions’ in a bid to ‘permanently blur the boundaries between reality, science fiction and a psychotic episode caused by taking experimental drugs’.

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Posted: Jan 16th, 2015
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Empty chair surges ahead of Cameron in polls

The chair, currently believed to be standing independently, has already received tentative offers from all of the main parties to join with them should the results of the general election force another coalition.

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Posted: Jan 16th, 2015
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Neighbours say local man ‘trying a bit too hard not to look like serial killer’

The inhabitants of the sleepy village of Perston have noticed something they describe as ‘creepily normal’ about their new neighbour Arthur Mooney, whom they find ‘just a bit too open and outgoing’.

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Posted: Jan 15th, 2015
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Cameron: ‘We will still provide paracetamol for cancer patients’

‘Cancer treatment is my number one priority, after Ebola treatment, unless that nurse is getting better, in which case cancer treatment, or at least the cancers that are treatable, you know, the ones that probably go away after a while anyway, are my highest priority…’

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Posted: Jan 15th, 2015
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Last Tango in Halifax ‘to use margarine’

'Mind you, it costs a packet so don't bloody use it all at once'After long deliberations and ‘some experiment in rehearsal’, the producers of Last Tango in Halifax have opted to use a well-known brand name margarine in a much-awaited key scene. Director Mike Smillers said: ‘We were pretty sure we weren’t going to use butter, even as an ‘homage’ to the French original ‘Last Tango in Paris’. Someone bought 200 grams of salted Lurpak to the read through, but we ended up using it for sandwiches.’

The cast did experiment with lard in an early rehearsal. Co Star Anne Reid told the TV Times: ‘There was a lot going for the lard lobby. Very northern and down to earth, and no strain on the production budget. And luckily neither of us is a vegetarian. But after Dinner Ladies, I was uncomfortable with it, frankly, and so was Derek, eventually.’

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Posted: Jan 14th, 2015
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