Presented to Bradford Council, which wasted £10,000 on prosecuting a farmer for damaging the bark of 22 protected beech trees on his land. Mr. David Sunderland was threatened with a fine of around half a million quid after his 80 British Saddleback pigs used the trees as scratching posts. He offered to replace them but the council was hell-bent on dragging him into court.
An Aussie journalist is claiming that a map which he found in a Canberra bookshop proves that the Portuguese found his native land 250 years before Captain James Cook came along in the latter half of the 18th century. One slight snag, though in making the map drawn by Cristovao Mendonca in 1520 look like an actual map of Australia, you have to transform the map on the left below into the one on the right below:
The transformation can be achieved by cutting the map along the red line, turning both parts anti-clockwise through 80 degrees then turning the top part anti-clockwise through a further 75 degrees. You then end up with the sticky out bit of land at the top of Mendonca's map moved to the bottom, and a new composite which looks fairly similar to the bump in the lower part of Australia's eastern coastline. But the whole manoeuvre is something you'd expect from the gordon brown School of Cartography!
Anyone interested in catching up with Captain Cook's 3 epic voyages of discovery, and his sticky end in Hawaii, should visit the Wordsworth Editions website, which offers a paperback edition at a very reasonable price.
The Merseyside Police are looking forward to taking delivery of remote-controlled model helicopters, which are fitted with a high-quality CCTV system. Their big idea is to hover them over hotspots, like the crowd at a football match, and get the goods on trouble-makers.
This corrupt government is hell-bent on swindling householders by making refuse collections fortnightly; but costing the same as weekly ones; and charging for refuse removal by weight. But this might just be something which saves the planet from global warming!!!
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A couple of Picassos have taken a walk from his grand-daughter's flat in Paris. The pictures are alleged to be a picture of his daughter Maya and a portrait of Picasso's second wife. They are impossible to sell on the open market and the Fine Art Squad of the Paris police force is now asking itself why anyone would want to steal Picassos when they could acquire something worth stealing for the same outlay. The initial phase of the investigation will be targetted on collectors who are known to be highly eccentric or soft in the head.
Something else the PC mob have to answer for!
Another corrupt blair labour swindle
Another official waste of space
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With a surname like that, he had to be a writer; and he was! The author of Das Boot (1973), a hugely successful novel about a German U-boat, has died at 89. Herr Buchheim spent several weeks on U-96 during the autumn of 1941 as part of his wartime service in the German navy. His job involved tours of duty on various naval vessels and then writing propaganda pieces accompanied by his photographs.
The actor who played Mr. "I'm Free!" Humphries in Are You Being Served has died at 71. His outrageously camp menswear salesman helped to win audiences of over 20 million for this TV series, figures which today's programme makers can only dream of, through 12 years and 69 episodes. Mr. Inman was voted TV Personality of the Year in 1976. The series gave him the recognition to see him through the rest of his career, which included many successful seasons as a pantomime dame.
NASA has fired a US Navy astronaut, who is awaiting trial for the attempted abduction of her rival for another astronaut's affections. She is the first active astronaut to be charged with a felony and the first to be booted off the programme so publicly.
The actor who played Mike Gambit in The New Avengers has died at 65. His role in the revival of the 1960s 'classic' was to do the leaping about, aided by Joanna Lumley, while the ageing Steed character postured between trips to the post office to draw his pension. This exposure in a high-profile TV series set up Gareth Hunt's other major TV part in a lengthy string of adverts for instant coffee. His career started on the stage, travelled through a TV phase and ended full circle back on the stage.
Production of what is alleged to be the nation's favourite brown sauce in Birmingham has ended after 103 years. Heinz has decided to make "Harold's Preference" [One for people who remember the 1960s & 1970s, Ed.] to Holland and put 120 people out of a job. Outraged MPs are now demanding that the DTI orders the removal of the picture of the House of Commons from the sauce bottle's label on the grounds that it would mislead the public over where the sauce comes from.
The solicitor whose life was blighted by one of the great miscarriages of justice of the 20th Century has died. She was wrongly convicted of the murder of 2 baby sons in 1999 and spent 3 years in gaol before the damning evidence provided by the 'expert' in her case, Sir Roy Meadow, was proved to totally wrong. She was a victim of a system and mind-set, which assumed that an unexplained death was bound to be due to murder rather than rare natural causes.
A second post-mortem examination has found that the British-born coach of the Pakistan cricket team was murdered. His own playing career, which included 19 Test caps, was cut short by injury but he found new success as a coach, starting at Warwickshire CCC. His job with the Pakistan national side was to have been his last but he was not to be allowed to retire. Mr. Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Jamaica on the day after his side's defeat by Ireland in the Cricket World Cup. A murder investigation is in progress.
A prolific, and successful, writer of detective fiction has died at 86. A contemporary of Mickey Spillane, Mr. Prather added a touch of humour to the postwar adventures of his main character, Shell Scott. Naked ladies also featured prominently, e.g. in Strip For Murder (1955), in which the battered detective investigates a murder in a nudist colony.
Banks which swindled their customers with excessive charges for unplanned overdrafts, etc., retaliated by closing the accounts of some of the customers who complained. Stung into action, the Financial Ombudsman Service has ruled that this practice is not on.
More nail-biting at No. 11 Downing Street
The Budget: A waste of time & money
More labour tax 'n' waste
Another brown scam in the budget
A guy who thinks he's going to live forever!
Lower power bills? Sure!
Silly gesture politics
The EU to blow a monumental amount of YOUR cash
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It's not just its coastline which Britain is losing; one of its town is in danger of vanishing off the map! The chalk deposits beneath Reading were mined extensively for the brick industry until about 200 years ago.
"A vote for me is a vote for labour," says Ming the Merciless.
The AG Is Innocent, OK!
Warning, start stocking up with light bulbs!
Do this right away if you don't want to be left groping around in semi-darkness in a few years' time. The Carbon Criminals of the EU, principally our passenger prime minister and the German PM, are fixing to ban incandescent bulbs in favour of more expensive and dimmer fluorescent lamps in the name of reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Tories will save the planet by taxing fun
Tories to tax by Disapproval
How stupid can you get?
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The month began with the disappearance of Sky's base channels from Virgin Media's cable TV service. Sky One, Sky Two, Sky News (the worst news programme on TV) and Sky Sports News are no longer on offer because Sky tried to double the price for them, having reduced the prices for its VM channels to less than one-quarter of the previous rate. So Sky is now looking at losing the cash which it would have got from selling the channels on, and also a big drop in advertising revenue and, as usual, the paying customers are the big losers.
Sky bombarded with complaints over false advertising
Customers threaten to abandon Virgin Media in droves
Virgin Media's repair department sucks!
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It's pretty much a rule that if anything interesting is happening in the skies over Romiley, then it will be swallowed up by heavy clouds with optional heavy rain. But the Gods smiled on us for once and we got a good view of an eclipse which began at about half past nine on the first Saturday of the month and lasted until around one-thirty on Sunday morning.
Liberals put Stockport's Council Tax up 4.72%
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The host of New Mexico state university and the longtime home of Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of the Sun's ninth planet, has reaffirmed Pluto's status as a planet and declared March 13th 2007 "Pluto Planet Day" in honour of both the planet and its discoverer. The decision rejects the International Astronomical Union's undemocratic and discredited decision to downgrade Pluto to 'dwarf planet' status at a meeting in August 2006.
Atlantis launch scuppered by weather
Thousands of vehicles filled up with supermarket petrol from Tesco & Morrisons have croaked due to burnt-out oxygen sensors. The engines were okay, and they could have used the fuel without problems, but the failure of the sensors meant that the car's computer shut everything down.
Government revenge scam exposed!
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BlackFlag News would like to offer its readers a chance to plunge into the world of digital TV. Forget soaps (apart from The Bill), forget 'reality TV' and crap like that. Channels 1 to 4 rarely have anything worth watching any more.
A Swiss attempt to invade neighbouring Liechtenstein has flopped. A force of company strength penetrated almost 2 kilometres into Liechtenstein, which has no army of its own, but they got cold feet when they realized that they had forgotten to draw any ammunition for their assault rifles and retreated.
Situation Normal: Still Fukt Up
Credibility shot which is what those Iranian pirates bloody well should have been
It's supposed to be summer in Australia but the east of the continent isn't feeling too cheerful at the moment. Freak weather is adding further misery to the effects of a 6-year drought. Canberra was battered to a standstill by a hail storm, which left ice 3 feet deep in places. The Aussie capital suffered a record 14 thunderstorms last month, and one overnight storm dumped 2.7 inches of rain on the city in an hour.
Poland has a severe shortage of nurses, who are flocking to Britain in search of better pay. Things are even worse on the plumbing front. Most of Poland's plumbers are now here and the ones left behind in the Old Country would be quite happy if they never returned. The few plumbers left in Poland are being worked to death, but they able to charge what they like in a shrinking market.
Beer on demand!
So NOT Sorry
German 'animal rights' fascists seek to kill cuddly polar bear cub
Pope launches new marketing campaign
The EU lends its support. Not!
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