"For too long our economy has suffered under the shadow of happiness and well being" proclaimed Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso at the official launch of the new Suffering for Prosperity committee.
The committee was formed earlier this month a...
A married couple from Little Divot are the talk of the village after a dispute left neighbours reaching for their earplugs.
Clive and Barbara Peddle, both 45, are well known in the village for their domestic disputes, but locals reckon this is the...
Following extensive research by a group of scientists it's been confirmed that chimpanzees are even more like humans than we thought.
Researchers studied the behaviour of around 500 captive chimps all over the world and found that their sense of w...
The disruption to the fuel pipeline between Ellesmere Port and Manchester Airport has led to massive delays at the terminal, but there has been an unexpected knock on effect as the M56 has clogged up with aircraft heading for a nearby service station...
PORTLAND-Misery loves its company, it's the age-old cliché. It also happens to be the age-old lie, according to Misery. "What most people don't seem to realize," it said, "is that most of the time, I prefer to just ruin one person's life at a tim...
The story so far:
Popular novelist, Mike Shuttlecock, author of the 'Miserable Bastard' series of novels, loosely based on his brother Martin's experiences, has endured a serious traffic accident in Wales, and has been taken away from the scene by his number one fan, Blodwyn Glendowr.
And imprisoned in her home as a guest/patient/victim...
Oh, and accused of plagiarism. Or something simil...
My first morning of being nursed by a raving lunatic.
Blodwyn brought me breakfast in bed - not that I had the option of getting up. I had great difficulty moving my lips, let alone my legs.
"Here you are Bach. I've brought yew yewer breakfast is nit," she cheerfully chirruped.
She thrust a plate at me. I was in no position to refuse her 'hospitality.'
"What is it?" I asked.
It's hard being a writer.
Don't let anybody tell you any different.
Contrary to popular belief, most writers would prefer to sit facing a blank wall, rather than overlook a paradise beach in the Caribbean. There are no distractions when you sit facing a blank wall, so in theory, the writing comes easier.
I didn't introduce myself, did I?
My name is Mike Shuttlecock, and I'm a novelist.
Travis asked the question. Why does it always rain on me, they sang, in their plaintive Scottish lilt. Fair question. Why is it that it always seems to be pissing down with rain in Britain?
Now, a research team of brainy boffins with nothing else...
Glasgow South MP Tom Harris has been criticised for saying 'no wonder people are so bloody miserable', in a blog on his unheard-of website.
Mr Harris, a penpusher in the alleged Labour government, had said: 'OK, you're living in Glasgow. It's the...
A blind, mute, fingerless man has described how difficult his life has been in a fascinating new book.
When Keegan Dollhouse returned to work after the Christmas holidays, he was shocked to hear that all his co-workers had had a 'quiet' Christmas.
The Samaritans are reporting record numbers of calls to their service on Christmas night, following the spate of deaths and miserable storylines in the UK's soaps.
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