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Commuters beg Unions to extend tube strike

the fresh air, the view, the mayor of London cycling by...London commuters begged London transport unions tonight to extend the current 48 hour tube strike indefinitely, citing “an immeasurable improvement to our quality of life and general well-being” since suspension of services began.

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Posted: Feb 5th, 2014
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Syria builds defences ahead of teachers strikes

Syrian officials have expressed concern over the threat of teacher strikes, even though teachers are admittedly not renowned for their ‘Shock and Awe’ abilities.

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Posted: Sep 7th, 2013
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GCSEs to be replaced by Hunger Games

streaming at its bestAmidst concerns over failing educational standards, it was announced today that the GCSE is to be replaced by a Hunger Games-style contest, in which 16-year-olds will exchange statutory secondary school qualifications for a gladiatorial fight to the death. It is hoped that the new measures will not only improve unemployment statistics in the 16+ demographic, but also combat teenage obesity, pregnancy and undue dependence on Candy Crush Saga.

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Posted: Aug 24th, 2013
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Economy plunged into crisis as office worker loses pen

may have to go to arbitration, but willing to give stationery cupboard one last chanceThe economy entered further turmoil this morning when career civil servant John Smith turned up to work, sat down at his desk, reached for his pen and discovered it wasn’t there.

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Posted: Apr 29th, 2012
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Soldiers ready to replace any striking workers, claims Government

Following the Government’s announcement that Army and RAF service personnel had been ready to perform the work of striking tanker drivers, it was revealed their training will now also encompass all of the traditional ‘stroppy leftie’ professions left in the country.

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Posted: Mar 30th, 2012
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