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27th December 2009 - Techno Blog

Get yourself up-to-date on science and technology issues of today!

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19th December 2009 - A story to define 2009

Arnold Lycheesmasher takes a whimsical look back at the top news of the year.

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14th December 2009 - War, huh?

The financial crisis claims another much-loved victim.

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Christmas Gifts

5th December 2009 - Christmas must-haves

The hottest gift ideas for Christmas 2009!

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1st December 2009 - And did those feet, in ancient times..?

A new theory suggests Jesus took a gap year in his studies.

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Canoe believe it!

22nd October 2009 - Canoe believe it!

The world is a dangerous place... especially for one man.

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Better than the News

17th October 2009 - All Up in the Air

An uplifting tale of aerial antics

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30th September 2009 - Wide Awake... and Out of Control

The alarming story behind the scenes of eighties kid's TV

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Better than the news 9

23rd September 2009 - The Dorset Enigma

Has one of the world's most popular writers finally gone too far?

Unlock the mystery

17th September 2009 - Techno Blog

The future begins here...

So make it a good one

7th September 2009 - When Modern Things Cause Badness

Bringing twenty-first century western living to the poor misguided fools who live tranquil, simple existences.

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29th August 2009 - Kiwipedia : Anton McPhleb

The fascinating, and little-known, history of television's canned laughter.

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25th August 2009 - The news in pictures

The high seas are a deadly place for media people


16th August 2009 - Travel ideas

Summer's not over yet, you know!

Get booking your holiday

8th August 2009 - The Golden Age of Computing

A nostalgic trip back to the days when bytes meant bytes

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1st August 2009 - It's the flu

Latest on the pandemic


28th July 2009 - Better than the News

Marriage bells are ringing in the news this week.

Ding dong

25th July 2009 - The Forgotten War part 3

Concluding our forgotten history of the Second World War, here's a bit about absent mindedness on the other side of the channel.

Heyyy, forgeddaboudit

21st July 2009 - The Forgotten War part 2

Continuing our squelchy history thread about the Second World War, here's a bit about one of the era's most enduring icons.

Lest we forget

18th July 2009 - The Forgotten War part 1

More like a 'history squelch' really, here's some fascinating stuff you probably never knew about the Second World War.


14th July 2009 - The pandemic advances

Distressing news as the flu marches onwards

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19th June 2009 - An advertising classic

Most advertisments these days seem to live in the past (mainly the eighties), so we thought we'd dig out a classic of our own fro mthe archives.


13th June 2009 - Some good news at last

Gordon fares better than he'd expected overseas

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7th June 2009 - The Cabinet

A look at how Gordon Brown's new posse is taking shape

Reshuffle me

Better than the News 5

22nd May 2009 - Expens-o-rama

A predictable cheap swipe at the sensational craze scandalising Parliament

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12th May 2009 - Science to end all science!

A project that's truly the final word in physics research, unfolding right now on the Swiss/French border.

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8th May 2009 - A Classic bit of advertising

How well do you know your old posters?


23rd April 2009 - Better than the News

A panda rampage brings a bit of much needed colour to south London

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Soggy magazine

15th April 2009 - Soggy magazine

The UK's top celeb goss mag

I'd buy that for a dollar

11th April 2009 - The Florist Cops on Kiwipedia

The web's 'cheap encyclopedia' gives us a comprehensive low-down on the police drama phenomenon of 2009.

Tell me more, tell me more

9th April 2009 - Spoon World issue 1

Think you know everything about spoons?

Think again !

8th April 2009 - Better than the news

A look at history as it might have been, with television's most unquestionable psychic.

Show me!

29th March 2009 - Yesterday's news

A look back in time, to a true turning point in modern British history.

Hell yes, I want to read this.

25th March 2009 - Great days out

A fascinating tourist attraction, waiting to be discovered in the Berkshire countryside. Experience a real hidden gem of England's heritage.

I want to learn more!

Contains some images of a crudely drawn penis.

This was inspired by a real news story, by the way. And a real heritage site.

25th March 2009 - Ready! Eamonn! Fire!

An alarming exposé on the Celebrity Arms Race, featuring a few words from Vanessa. It's better than the news!

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21st March 2009 - Florist Cops

The latest gritty crime drama to hit our TV screens is something of a disappointment.

Read what the press has to say.