Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Nasty Pasty

Hot Pasties Incur VAT

Simple Simon

How about VAT? Pasty Tax U-turn. Hot pies still get VAT added though, but only if they're reheated..

Monday, 28 May 2012


NASA has set up some guidelines for protecting historical sites on the moon. Just in case you fancy nipping up and nicking the flag or digging up a couple of footprints to sell on Ebay..

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Edward Lear's Dong

You know- the one with the luminous nose!

Nonsense Hero

Writer on nonsense rhymes Edward Lear (1812-1888) celebrates his bicentenary

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

A Papple a Day?

The "papple", half pear, half apple is launched. Does it counts as two of your five-a-day or just one?

Monday, 21 May 2012

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Get Down Shep

As John Noakes said, "never work with children and animals.." Blue Peter's inevitable demise 

RIP Blue Peter

BBC drops Blue Peter after 50 years

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Spare Coppers

 Care Home Manager tried to pay off an £800 accountant's bill with 2p coins and was fined £1,118.62 for contravening the 1971 Coinage Act.

2p or not 2p...

Check your change!  Rare 1983 2p coins bear the words "New Pence" and are worth £700 each.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Iggy Piaf Pop

Iggy Pop releases his album of Edith Piaf covers. Hmmm.

Wash & Go

RIP Vidal Sassoon

Shot at the House of Commons

200th anniversary of the only ever assassination of a British Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval, shot dead in the lobby of the House of Commons by John Bellingham, disgruntled businessman

One's Weather Forecast

BBC Scotland sports its new stand-in weatherman Prince Charles. He turned up to read the news on Thursday 10th May...

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bionic Woman

Congratulations to the wonderful Claire Lomas, the first person to finish a marathon in a Bionic Suit, which uses technology to aid walking in those with lower limb paralysis. Claire raised £86,000 for Spinal Research, having been injured whilst horse riding. She took 16 days to reach the finish line, where she was met for some reason by a Pearly Queen!

Wild Thing

Farewell to  Maurice Sendak, illustrator of "Where the Wild Things Are"...

Monday, 7 May 2012

French Flying Trapese

Au revoir Monsieur Sarkozy.....Bonjour President Francois Hollande.
Much to Angela Merkel's disappointment, Nicolas Sarkozy steps down.

Adieu Sarko

Farewell to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Angela's gonna miss ya..

Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Dragon's Tail

Wales launches a new Coastal Footpath- a  whopping 870 miles  from Chepstow in the south to Queensferry in the north...roughly the same as John O' Groats to Landsend.. 

Happy Naked Gardening Day

It was yesterday actually, same day as World Day of The Midwife...and the F.A. Cup

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Friday, 4 May 2012

The Sun's Elocution Lessons

The Sun comments upon Roy Hodgson's pronunciation. 

Beach Combing In Canada

A ghost ship, motorbikes, toothbrushes, shoes, tyres....flotsam and jetsam from the Japanese Tsunami washes up in Canada...

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Koala Skid Row

Koalas have been listed a threatened species by the Australian government. Affected by urban growth and climate change....