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Horse trading

The Food Standards Authority has found that beef burgers sold by Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and others contain up to 29% horsemeat. “That’s a huge surprise for us,” stated a Lidl spokesman, “we thought our burgers were 90% sawdust and newspaper.” … Continue reading

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Eating on the job

The ‘hero’ pilot of the Boeing 777 that crashed at Heathrow airport celebrated the safe landing with a curry, it emerged today. Well that would explain why he crashed then, he probably caught his sleeve on one of those levers … Continue reading

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Low rider

A New Zealander caught riding a lawn mower while drunk will have to appear in court. Richard Gunn took to getting around town on the mower – top speed 5mph – after he lost his driving licence. But the 52-year-old … Continue reading

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CSU Officer headbutted

A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson at a London railway station. Kevin Reynolds, 43, admitted punching Sir Alex in the groin before head butting a police community support officer at Euston station on … Continue reading

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Hotel is where the heart is.

A Sheffield couple are to have a Travelodge room named after them following their record 22-year stay at one of the chain’s hotels. David Davidson, 79, and his wife, Jean, 70, have spent around £100,000 on their room, which has … Continue reading

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Parrot dead

Alex the parrot was used by animal psychologist Irene Pepperberg in a 30-year experiment designed to prove that birds could understand the meaning of words rather than just mimicking. Pepperberg claimed that Alex could associate words with colours and shapes … Continue reading

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