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University cuts pay bill by cutting academic hours by a third (Rousse)

When JK hacked into RK’s email account he found over 5000 confidential messages exchanged between university admin staff on the subject of academic pay. The Principal had had a hard choice to make in respect of financial savings. To avoid … Continue reading

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Unemployed Sunderland couple give daughter away (Rousse)

Who was this small dark-haired, short-legged child with a Scottish accent living with the mother of my childhood friend ECM? She couldn’t possibly be ECM’s little sister: her mother had been widowed for years. A neighbour (and known fantasist) suggested … Continue reading

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Ronnie Corbett and Helen Mirren to star in Four weddings remake (Rousse)

I pulled myself through the yellow painted railings and dropped to the level below to join the queue for the reception. Our host JT was straight ahead of me, with his colleague and father-in-law GM just behind. The event itself … Continue reading

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Redundancies at the Great British Bake Off (Belle)

This week the Great British Bake Off contestants were being asked to ‘know’ French and wait on tables in a fancy restaurant. Brendan Lynch had been given a particularly awkward customer, who wished to be ‘in and out in an … Continue reading

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Redundancies at the V&A and a pair of curious twins (Rousse)

Belle and I were at the same conference with a surprisingly large number of employees of the Victoria and Albert Museum, all of whom were about to be made redundant. I mentioned to them that Sir Mark Jones was a … Continue reading

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Tweeting, blogging and all that comes between (Rousse)

I burst with pride on two counts: first that Damon Albarn had chosen my pal SJ as the lead singer in his new virtual band; and second that I had worked this out all my own when “Rod Patterson” started … Continue reading

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