April Fools' Day 2015 live: The best pranks and fake stories from around the world

Follow us as we try to suss out the hoaxes from the genuine news

Adam Withnall@adamwithnall
Wednesday 01 April 2015 15:23
The world's media will try to trick readers today.
The world's media will try to trick readers today.

April Fools’ Day: the day of the year when paranoia reigns and you can’t make it out of the front door without being subjected to a cruel prank. Stay here to find out how the day unfolded - as well as for new updates from what's still going on in the US.

To whet your appetite, these were The Independent's own attempts to get a story or two past you. Let us know if any of them worked:

University of Leicester expected to change name to King Richard University

US immigration announces new customer-friendly approach

Jeremy Clarkson to become 'special adviser on transport' to David Cameron

Is Katie Hopkins the most-hated woman in Britain? Not according to the public

Arsenal and Puma unveil world's first left-footed football

Proposals for 'scripted' Premier League matches stepped up after success of Wrestlemania 31

Ukip buys Yo messaging app, plans to rebrand it as 'No'

Alan Partridge to present special Top Gear episode

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This year, we've seen a decent mix of practical jokes, elaborate photoshopping and semi-believable news stories.

But did it beat last year, when stories included: chickens being able to lay square eggs, the Queen drilling for oil in the back garden of Buckingham Palace, and the Government trying to ban people from taking selfies?

Read through the live blog posts above to make up your own mind.

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