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Derren Brown is gay?

Yes indeed, he is. And who cares? I mean, good for him and everything. But I wasn't sitting on the very edge of my seat waiting to find out. I do like Brown and really enjoyed his book "Tricks of the Mind", particular when he debunks various peddlers of hocus-pocus. I hope this story just ...

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Poor John Prescott…

Portly, frequently tongue-tied and occasionally violent. Inspiration for comedians and talk-show pundits all over the UK. All attributes of the former Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott. But bulemic? Prescott? Sure, he looked like enjoyed the odd deep-fried Mars bar, but don't bulemics em...how to put this delicately? Don't they 'purge' once they've binged? Aren't they ...

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Former Irish President Dies

Dr. Patrick Hillery died earlier today at the age of 84. From the Irish Times: Dr Hillery, originally from Co Clare, served two seven-year terms as President of Ireland from 1976 to 1990. His long and distinguished career in public life began in 1951 when he was elected alongside Éamon de Valera as a Fianna ...

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Bertie’s Money Trail…

The Irish Independent helpfully outlines the comings and goings of Bertie Ahern's many financial accounts in this morning's edition. It's interesting reading, to say the least. For a former Minister of Finance (and present Prime Minister) to have conducted his personal financial affairs in such a slapdash and frankly sinister way is nothing short of ...

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The Skrulls are comin’!!

Secret Invasion kicks off this week. I've been waiting from this for months. Apparently it's been building since the start of "Avengers Disassembled" and there are clues in the early issues. Am going to have a re-read these before starting this mini-series. Ooooh. (Should a grown man be this excited about a comic?)

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Not a good week to run an Airline…

A bizarre week for British aviation. While Heathrow's new Terminal 5 goes into meltdown, Flybe are accused of virtually raping the environment by purposely running flights to avoid a fine from Norwich Airport. Firstly Heathrow. Despite the fact that T5 has been planned for decades and British Airways (still "The World's Favourite Airline"?...) have been ...

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Is Bertie finally on the way out?

Could it be? Could Bertie Ahern's financial ghosts finally be catching up with him? Could good sense overcome political and legal maneuvering? It would seem the tide is turning at last... First was the shocking breakdown of his former secretary at the Mahon Tribunal, in stark contrast to the blustering and implausible excuses from previous ...

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Most people…

....would consider an afternoon spent on the sofa watching Star Trek I, II and III a waste of time. That's why I'm not like most people. I have a couple more days of freedom before I start my excellent new job, and I'm determined to chill out and relax...my way. Tonight, I'll have an M&S ...

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Who’s running Transport for London?

And just how drunk are they? Seriously. First they shut down the East London Line. Fine, I can see the logic. They're going to upgrade it and link to other (albeit shitty) locations. Then they cancel the replacement bus service, which didn't cross the river in any case. You'll be familiar with this, I have ...