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Quote of the week
“As it started, I thought it sounded like Bryan Adams fronting Rainbow. And then I realised that it sounded more like Rainbow, the kids’ TV show.”
Guardian reader and Stone Roses fan Daniel Thompson, in the Guardian’s collection of public reviews of the new Stone Roses single, unveiled last night. It’s probably the funniest thing you’ll read today, so here is the full article.
In a major coup for campaigners, the UK government has scaled back controversial plans for the BBC this week. This means no money will be taken from Cbeebies and CBBC budgets for the time being; no government heads will be placed on the BBC board for the forseeable future; shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Great British Bake Off will retain their peak time slots; and funding for the broadcaster has been protected.
Online fashion retailer Lyst has just launched a new campaign for its so-called Canine Collection, which allows shoppers to order dogs to accompany their wares. The jury seems to be out as to whether it’s a hoax or not, we’re guessing it is, but reactions from public, press and representatives of the RSPCA don’t seem to find it funny in the slightest, meaning this one has apparently backfired.
Stories to keep an eye on
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