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Sunday Round-up

Cutting edge: A 27-foot sculpture made out of 100,000 knives could be placed on the fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square in tribute to victims of knife crime. The Knife Angel is made out of the 10,000 knives handed in to police forces across the UK and took two years to make.

That’s rich: The eight richest people have a combined wealth equal to half the world’s population at the other end of the wealth scale. Read more ›››

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Rigged election: Donald Trump is already complaining that the US election will be rigged, but it seems it’s his own supported that are doing the rigging after a hoax poster appeared online claiming that voters could post their support for Hillary via Twitter or Facebook instead of all that ballot box rigmarole.

Good news, bad news: It seems that selfie-stick craze is on the way out according to the John Lewis ‘How We Shop, Live And Look’ report. The bad news is that we are now obsessed with pink flamingos. Read more ›››

Partisan

Before I go any further, I should say that I have very little interest in golf. I’ve never felt the faintest inclination to chase a little white ball round a country park for the dubious satisfaction of knocking it into a tiny hole in the ground.

For starters, golf appears to be an incredibly frustrating form of relaxation, not to mention the expense involved in buying clubs and finding a club that might accept me as a member. Read more ›››

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Best news of the week: Crystal Maze is to return to the tv screen after an absence of more than twenty years, alas without Richard O’Brien.

Mean what you say: It’s no good praising your dog unless you’re sincere because they can distinguish between positive and neutral words and when you mean it and when you don’t. I’d like to know how they trained the dogs to lie still in an MRI scanner. Read more ›››

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Scourge of the pipes: Bagpipers are being warned of a potentially fatal consequence of their hobby as a Manchester man dies of ‘bagpipe lung’. Personally, I’d be more concerned for my eardrums.

Cry foul: It has been scientifically proven that boys are better than girls at spotting an offside goal because they play more team sports. Read more ›››

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Making-up isn’t hard to do: A row is brewing among the horse show set about whether it is fair or proper to plaster the horses with mascara, foundation and hair extensions to make them more attractive to the judges.

Mind you, sometimes you just have to do it, like Bob the stallion who has had hair extensions to his tail to help him swish the flies away. Read more ›››

Trouble at Mill

Despite its high ideals, the quadrennial bout of patriotism that the Olympics engenders I find vaguely disturbing. And I confess that I’m as guilty as anyone else.

There we sit on our sofas cheering when one of our lads dives in a pool or kicks their someone round the head or paddles down artificial rapids, and cheer even louder if the opposition makes a pig’s ear of things. Read more ›››

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Funeral of the week: Customer services at Tesco demonstrated that they had a sense of fun when they responded to  the customer who had held a funeral for the William the Worm whose body he found in a pre-packed cucumber.

Hot-flush of the week: Scientists are studying killer whales to solve the puzzle of the evolutionary benefits of the menopause, a trait shared by only three species of mammals. Read more ›››