At the risk of straying into territory staked out by my more lurid male counterparts, I once saw a strip bar in Nashville with a neon sign outside advertising '99 Beautiful Girls! And One Ugly One'. They can get away with that kind of playful hucksterism down in the American South. Here, outraged punters would be demanding refunds and invoking the Trade Descriptions Act.
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Thursday 20 June 2013
IT consultant exposed by The Independent admits human trafficking and voyeurism
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Liam Davies, 19, was on a package holiday with friends
Friday 07 June 2013
Dragon's Den judge James Caan is reportedly considering a bid for the Little Chef chain of roadside restaurants in a move that could safeguard the future of the brand.
Saturday 01 June 2013
Love is seldom simple in Wagner's operas. There is always a curse or a price, some impossible condition to be met, some sacrifice to be made. In Lohengrin ("the favourite opera of all sensitive ladies", according to one 19th-century critic), sensitive Elsa stands falsely accused of the murder of her brother, Gottfried. The dreamboat hero who arrives to defend Elsa's honour is quick to say those three little words that she longs to hear, and quick to march her to the altar to the lily-scented strains of Wagner's wedding anthem, with the proviso that she should never ask his name. Alas, Elsa has three little words of her own to say, burning like chili pepper on her sensitive tongue: who are you?
Breast cancer survivor nears end of 250-mile journey from Blackpool to London – on a mobility scooter
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Tracey Vinyard battled thieves, convinced police to escort her and fought an irate lorry driver on her two week trip
Saturday 04 May 2013
What did you have for breakfast?
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Veteran centre-back will end his playing career later this month
Wednesday 01 May 2013
The manager has endured a mixed start since joining the club last summer
Friday 26 April 2013
Conor McPherson's The Weir established itself as an instant classic when it opened at the Royal Court in 1997.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Sir Chris Hoy has become the latest athlete to call time on his career
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Cricketer was in a coma following incident outside a bar
Sunday 24 March 2013
'My secret to the ultimate bacon sarnie: marmalade'
Friday 22 March 2013
Litter louts are most likely to dump Coca-Cola cans, Cadbury wrappers and Walkers crisp packets, a survey has revealed.
Thursday 14 March 2013
England coach not convinced much should be read into absence of English teams from the quarter-finals
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Sides meet in World Cup qualifier later this month
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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