Brexit: escape from the progressive prison - Teflon Tony they called him. The untouchable prime minister. I don't know if you remember why they called him that but I do. It's because in the first te...
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A TV ad for Walkers crisps featuring ex-footballer Gary Lineker was deemed offensive for a scene in which a bus drives under a bridge and has its top deck ripped off.
Some of those who complained said it may upset people who had experienced such accidents.
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There were complaints for the use of footage of French singer Edith Piaf singing her signature song Je Ne Regrette Rien with subtitles making it appear that she "should have gone to Specsavers".
Many of those who complained felt it trivialised the tragic life of the French singer.
But Miss Gifford said police were trying to disrupt the legitimate activity of environmental groups.
Supermarkets which sell cheap booze have been accused of behaving like crack dealers by a Bristol professor.
Addiction expert Martin Plant told an influential committee of MPs that retail giants had ignored years of warnings that low-cost alcohol kills.
The University of the West of England Professor of Addiction Studies, who has been researching the social impact of alcohol and drugs for nearly 40 years, said studies showed education about the harmful effects had little impact on consumption but hiking up prices did – a move he wants introduced.
Reports that the Labour Party's general secretary met the men caught up in the smear campaign row to discuss online strategy was "tittle-tattle", he said.
Lord Mandelson said the matter was now closed and no-one in government was implicated in Mr McBride's dealings.
In reporting this illegal act to my server, I discovered that it is not that difficult to hack into people's private e-mail accounts, and it actually happens quite often.
Another fact that 'Strathy' readers may not know is that the full contents of the offending e-mails were being hawked around the papers for large sums of money
I, however, am still considering if I should bring the police into the hacking of my own computer.
Ms Smith told the BBC: "My job is to protect the British people and the sensitive information about them, which is what we have done."
An Essex parish council wants potholes to be left unfilled for longer to act as a "natural traffic calming" measure. Navestock parish councillors claim repairing potholes is costly and allows motorists to drive faster. Critics say uneven roads are a danger to cyclists and motorbike riders and could lead to more insurance claims.
The police watchdog has said its chairman was wrong to say there was no CCTV footage of an alleged police assault at the G20 protests.
However, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has now said that although Mr Hardwick believed he was correct at the time, it now appeared there were cameras in the surrounding area.
The report said "worst-case-scenario language" sometimes used by politicians, pressure groups, businesses and public bodies around issues such as knife-crime, MRSA, bird-flu and terrorism can have a detrimental effect on people's wellbeing.
The move will allow authorities across the country are set to introduce "green wave" schemes.A motorist approaching the first traffic light at the speed limit or just below would trigger a succession of green lights and travel down the road faster.
The schemes are already in use in cities including Amsterdam and Copenhagen, the scheme use sensors in the road to keep the traffic moving.The introduction of "green waves" will help to cut carbon emissions and traffic noise.
Up until now the Department for Transport discouraged such schemes, increasing motorists' frustration at being met by a succession of red lights.
It was because the Government feared motorists who were travelling smoothly, rather than stopping and starting, would use less fuel and pay less to the Treasury in duty as a result.
The security operation at this week's G20 summit was thrown into chaos last night when it emerged that the entire network of central London's wireless CCTV cameras will have to be turned off because of a legal ruling.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has ruled that Westminster council's mobile road cameras - a third of the authority's CCTV network - "do not fully meet the resolution standards required" and must be switched off by midnight tomorrow.
The blackout begins on the eve of the summit, when world leaders arrive in the capital and protesters take to the streets.