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Soap opera simpletons (Belle)

Coronation Street, the soap opera, got 0% in the national biology exam. It was front-page news in the tabloids and the broadsheets and sparked a national debate about how stupid TV was.

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Margaret Thatcher, Private Eye and Shakespeare (Rousse)

Mrs Thatcher was also in the newsagents browsing the papers. She was as surprised as me to find that Private Eye was now marketed as a serious paper alongside the Times and the Daily Telegraph. When my neighbour AS joined … Continue reading

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Rousse averts Las Vegas crime-spree

Normally I hated huge Las Vegas hotels, but this one was an exception. The staff did everything to make you feel at home, right down to changing the name-plates on the bedroom doors each day so that guests believed that … Continue reading

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