“EU BANS TEDDIES IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS”.

Kathleen Garnett True? False? Who cares? It’s a great headline. With many shops, particularly in the UK, already displaying Christmas baubles in their windows it’s a timely news item certain to grab reader's attention – especially that broad demographic “parents” who are already fretting over how to fill their children’s stockings in time for Christmas. …

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Introducing Brussels’ Court Jester: Mr Fargy-Wargy

Que: What do Hyacinth and Nigel have in common? Ans: Surnames that can be pronounced according to personal preference. Hyacinth, snob extraordinaire and little England social climber, insists her surname is not Bucket (as in there’s a hole in my …) but Bouquet – as in pretty floral arrangement sitting atop grand pianos in National Trust …

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