Category Archives: News Around

Around the block

Britain‘s laziest man takes his dog for a walk while sitting in his car.  Kevin Pyle gets his son to drive him round the block while he leads four-year-old pet bullmastiff Bruce alongside.    Our reporter offered to interview Mr … Continue reading

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No answer

A letter written by Oliver Cromwell in 1642 has been unearthed in a council office.   An Essex council spokesman said: “In the letter, dated March 1642, Cromwell recommends a Captain Dodsworth for promotion.  Unfortunately, the letter was put in our … Continue reading

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A day in the life

A man who was taken to hospital after being hit by a train had been knocked down by a car just a few minutes earlier.  Lewis, from Glasgow, Scotland, was hit by the train whilst walking his bicycle across a … Continue reading

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Mindless

A ‘mind reading’ airport security scanner that screens people, rather than their bags, is being tested.   The Malintent system searches the body for non-verbal cues that predict whether people intend to hurt fellow passengers.   Unfortunately, a prototype at London … Continue reading

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Cybersquatting

In “cybersquatting”, likely web addresses are bought cheaply in the hope of one day selling to the businesses involved. Domain names for the take over of Lehmann Brothers by Barclays are an example with barclayslehman.com already taken.   In case … Continue reading

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Memorabilia

Rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia has proved to be a booming business in recent years, according to the BBC’s business correspondent Martin Shankleman.   For example; the scratched and charred Fender Stratocaster guitar, set alight by Jimi Hendrix in March 1967 … Continue reading

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