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Queen chooses care home ‘while decorators are in’

Her Majesty the Queen has surprised the Twitter community with a series of tweets commenting on the disruption due to ‘having the decorators in #messeverywhere‘.

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Posted: Jun 25th, 2015
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Canal boat chase ends in capture after eight days

An eight-day police chase across two counties ended peacefully when a suspected canal barge thief was cornered in a canal basin near Wolverhampton.

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Posted: Jun 25th, 2015
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Government confirms that ‘Gove’ is not to be used as a verb

A memorandum sent to all government departments has cautioned against use of the word ‘Gove’ as a verb, such as in the phrase ‘to Gove the department’, ‘the education system’s completely Goved up’ and ‘what the Gove is he doing with freedom of information’.

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Posted: Jun 25th, 2015
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£1.5 trillion lost to cash transfer con in the UK

How have they got away with it for so long?At least £1.5 trillion has been lost in a nationwide scam that ‘encourages’ people to unwittingly transfer their money into a fraudster’s account, according to Financial Fraud Study (FFS).

‘It’s a clever ruse, and utterly believable,’ said a spokesman for FFS. ‘The victim’s employer receives a demand from a shady outfit calling itself HMRC to take a percentage of wages out of the victim’s pay packet, falls for it, and then transfers the money to a ‘safe account’ where it can be frittered away by the fraudsters.’

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Posted: Jun 24th, 2015
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Odd job man admits closing Sunderland FC’s transfer window

Harry Penshaw (54) admitted to reporters today that he may have inadvertently painted the transfer window shut when applying a coat of white gloss to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light last summer.

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Posted: Jun 24th, 2015
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