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'Bookseller from hell' admits he was wrong to call customer 'a pain in the arse'



THAT'S ODD, BUSINESS, EAST MEETS WEST January 05, 2017


Steve Bloom, who describes himself as 'not really a people person', charges potential customers 50p to enter his shopA small town bookseller has been criticised by a parish council for behaviour it claims is "bringing the town int...

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Is The Queen Dead? Palace Says No Despite Social Media Rumours



THAT'S ODD, UK, EAST MEETS WEST December 30, 2016


Queen Not Amused, Also Not Dead (Pic: Twitter) Last night, fuelled by a fake BBC News Twitter account, social media went into meltdown over rumours that the Queen had died. The fake tweet read: "BREAKING: Buckingham Palace annou...

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Southern gives the gift of cheer



THAT'S ODD, LONDON LIFE December 20, 2016


It would be fair to say that festive goodwill is rather lacking towards transport operators in the south of England this year, as Southern rail continues its apparently endless series of strikes over safety fears about having driv...

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Serve yourself beer pump launched



THAT'S ODD, BUSINESS, UK, LONDON LIFE December 16, 2016


Barclaycard have developed a serve yourself beer pump We have all been there. Standing at a crowded bar trying to attract the attention of one of the bar staff, who seem to think you are invisible. Well, soon we may be able to sa...

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Imperial seal breaks record at auction



THAT'S ODD, BUSINESS, CULTURE, TRAVEL December 15, 2016


An 18th century Chinese imperial seal has sold at auction in Paris for a record £18 million after a thrilling bidding battle. The red and white stamp, carved from red and white steatite or soapstone and featuring nine drago...

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