Category Archives: News Around

Mouthful

The former president of Turkmenistan changed the names of various months and days in the calendar to be the same as those of his mother, his title and various historical figures.  Due to popular demand, the new president, President Kurbanguly … Continue reading

Posted in News Around | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Manure

A foul smell detected in parts of England and Wales is being blamed on easterly winds bringing farming or industrial smells across the Channel.  Labelled “Euro-whiff” by the Met Office, the source of the smell – alternately described as sulphur … Continue reading

Posted in News Around, Unlikely Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is anybody there?

Madam Ovary is giving a psychic reading to a middle aged, grey man who is clutching a brief case to his chest and balancing a bowler hat on his lap. “The mist is clearing from my mind, my spirit medium … Continue reading

Posted in News Around | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mmmm.. salty

The Simpsons has been dropped from morning TV in Venezuela after being deemed unsuitable for children – and has been replaced by Baywatch. The popular US cartoon about the yellow dysfunctional family was branded “inappropriate” and pulled by the country’s … Continue reading

Posted in News Around | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Patient

Matron is looking worried. “Doctor, quick come with me; we’ve got a trouble maker in the Private Wing!” “What’s the problem?” “Some old guy getting delusional and he’s a stroppy one.  There he is now, the bald man in the … Continue reading

Posted in News Around | Tagged , | Leave a comment

In space no one can hear you scream

 Disruption at Heathrow’s new £4.3bn Terminal 5 is continuing for a fifth day, with 54 flights grounded and a backlog of 15,000 bags. A spokesman stated that the reason for the backlog was ‘technical’ and he was not authorised to … Continue reading

Posted in News Around | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment