Last week was ...
Monday 27 January 1997
A Bad Week for burgling, as a man in Saratoga Springs, who had allegedly stolen some office equipment, was easily tracked by police who followed his footprints in the snow. They led to the door of a restaurant where hundreds of police officers were attending a retirement party.
A Notable Week for `The Archers' which broadcast its 12,000th episode. To make the sound of a lamb being born, incidentally, a sound effects person squelches his hand in yogurt then throws a wet towel on to some straw.
An Expensive Week for dog-owners in Southern China, as the province of Guangdong introduced a fee of 10,000 yuan (pounds 750) for a dog licence. The sum is equivalent to about twice the yearly wage of many workers. Pet dogs were illegal in China until recently.
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Windows 10 release: Microsoft bypasses 'Windows 9' with new operating system
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The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
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Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
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