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Rum Punch

By Liz Simpson We're told that life imitates art. But the celebrity bust up at Battersea in the early hours of Thursday morning, which made front page news, was a bizarre imitation not of art, but of Tv soap EastEnders. The Blunkett jinx had struck again. ...

Texting Craze is A Plus

By Jemma TippingSurprising new research has revealed that young people's obsession with text messaging is actually improving their literacy rather than harming it. Previously experts thought that the mobile phone craze damaged spelling and writing abilitie ...

Ken do better

By Liz Simpson Our very own Dick Whittington really does believe the streets of London are paved with gold if he thinks drivers in the British capital can afford the £8 congestion charge. London might be a place of opportunity and plen ...

Japanese Revolution

"We hope to make it a simultaneous worldwide release as much as it's possible." Coordinating such a launch is tricky business, and Microsoft's upcoming effort to ship Xbox 360 globally in time for Christmas is expected to be plagued by stock shor ...

Googling Phenomenon

 Simply by typing someone's name into an Internet search engine you can find out almost anything about them. Jonathon Duffy of BBC News Online reveals how "singletons will 'google' a new boyfriend or girlfriend - to check them out."&nbs ...

Music to Deaf Ears

Jemma Tipping Deaf people can now experience music as a result of to an amazing advancement in technology. A device called Vibrato allows deaf people to "hear" music through vibrations. If connected to a computer they can also compose music. ...

Giant Kebab

Hungry clubbers will not be short of a late night snack - if they’re going out in Greece. A restaurant owner in the western port of Patras is attempting to grill the world’s biggest kebab. Costas Dasios has made a pork kebab weighing in at a mo ...

Council of Black-Led Churches on Birmingham

AT A NEWS CONFERENCE: 'Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, Chair of the Council of Black-Led Churches, said: 'We want to convey our condolences to the families and friends of those people who have died as a result of the tragic events that have unfolded in Birmingham ov ...

Goodfellas on Top

Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas is the greatest movie of all time, according to a poll in Total Film magazine. It beat perennial favourites Citizen Kane and Star Wars to secure the number one spot in the list compiled by industry experts. The 1990 fil ...

Supermarket Workers Under Threat

By Deborah HobsonDraconian work place practices may be underpinning the success of supermarket giant Tesco, as reported to The Latest.com (see 'Tescomania' and comments). Tesco's phenomenal growth, marked by its strategy of providing a complete shopping ex ...

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