Author Archives: Dr Pete

The price of immortality

A college at Cambridge University has been renamed after a former student who donated £30m. New Hall will become Murray Edwards College after donors Ros and Steve Edwards and founder Dame Rosemary Murray.   Immortality for sale!  I quickly contacted … Continue reading

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Who do you do?

New York’s coolest sexperts Em & Lo have brought out a book called Sex; How to Do Everything.    I haven’t read it, I’d rather stick pins in my eyes, but for anybody who wants to Do everything it’s probably great. … Continue reading

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Cruising for a bruising

Lancashire man, Mick Tempest, got a surprise when he woke up to find that somebody had stolen the York Stone garden path from his allotment. ‘When I opened the bedroom curtains and looked out I couldn’t believe my eyes,’ he … Continue reading

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Plane sailing

80,000 amateur aviation enthusiasts attended London’s annual Red Bull competition in which crews of gravity-defying hopefuls launched their home made crafts from a ramp above the Serpentine in Hyde Park.  Although most of the madcap machines fail to fly at … Continue reading

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Checkout

“Hello sir, do you have your own bag?” “I have a very nice Henk suitcase at home for my holidays young lady but I don’t bring it into Marks and Spencers with me.  Why do you ask?” “I mean a … Continue reading

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Cooking al fresco

The Phoenix lander’s first dig into the Martian soil for scientific study has been delayed by several technical glitches. Phoenix had planned to dig the first of three shallow pits north of where it landed this week. It would then … Continue reading

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