Wednesday 25 February 1998
Thursday 26th February
John Prescott pledges to build more housing on previously developed inner- city areas which are now serving no useful function. Lord Irvine is faced with immediate eviction from the Palace of Westminster.
A new law in Austria requires men and women to share household duties in equal measure. When asked about Britain's legal position regarding men in aprons, a senior police spokesman replies that most of his officers are already Masons.
Friday 27th February
Peter Mandelson reveals the figure inside the Dome to be a Madonna and child. He then attempts to supplement funding for the beleaguered project by claiming Lone Parent benefit as well as Lottery money.
Kofi Annan attempts to broker a second deal on inspection of official residences. But despite long negotiations, he fails to get a concession on the pounds 8 fee to look round Buckingham Palace.
American scientists claim that 80 per cent of bank notes are contaminated with traces of cocaine. Barclays customers demand that British notes be similarly treated, in the hope that this might speed up the cashiers.
Saturday 28th February
Speculation continues in the Business Pages regarding pharmaceutical company mergers. A top medic warns - taking too many of these supplements may cause severe drowsiness.
Noel Gallagher announces his ambition to buy a top British football club, sparking rumours that the merger between the country's two biggest drug suppliers may be back on again.
Sunday 1st March
John Birt pledges to axe "docu-soaps" from the BBC. Kofi Annan is sent in to enforce a No Fly On The Wall zone.
The Post Office bids to take over running the National Lottery. To ensure that all 49 balls are shaken vigorously and distributed completely at random, a spokesman explains that they will be marked "Fragile" and sent by Red Star parcels.
Following the revelation that four out of five American dollar bills are contaminated with traces of cocaine, financiers explain that from now on, notes will be printed with two numbers - their face value, and their street value.
Monday 2nd March
Americans are shocked to discover that 80 per cent of their banknotes may be contaminated with traces of cocaine. Gordon Brown visits the States on a fact-finding mission regarding revaluation of the pound.
A top sports coach backs the use of marijuana in British sport. Explaining that it won't improve our athletes' performance, but at least they won't care so much about coming last.
Tuesday 3rd March
Sean Connery responds calmly to allegations that he was blatantly denied a Knighthood at the request of Donald Dewar. When asked for his reaction, Mr Connery admits that he is "shaken, but not Sirred".
Life & Style blogs
Ebola outbreak: Why has a disease that's only ever killed 2,000 people captivated the darkest side of our imagination?
Ebola virus: UK health officials issue warning to doctors as experts admit the outbreak 'is not under control'
Watch: Vogue Italia's plus-size models in fetish-inspired lingerie shoot
UK is ready to deal with Ebola outbreak, says Foreign Secretary
Flower beards: The beard frenzy has now gone floral
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 4 Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
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