Posted: 14 Jan 2009 09:11 AM CST
Well, it may not be the end of football after all…
Amid rumours of a Manchester City offering a 100million plus transfer bid and 200,000 plus weekly wages, with AC Milan confirming a meeting between the two clubs had taken place, Kaka has spoken out about his desire to stay at AC Milan as long as they are challenging for top honours:
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 08:59 AM CST
Comedy Store Player Josie Lawrence, best known for her appearances on hit 90s show "Who's Line is it Anyway" is to join the cast of Eastenders. Playing the role of Manda Best, she'll be a blast from Phil Mitchell's past as he meets his childhood sweetheart.
And as Manda hooks up with Minty, what will Phil and his possibly unrequited heart do as she roams the streets of Walford?
The 49 year old actress is no stranger to the screen, though, having recently appeared in E4's Skins, BBC1's Robin Hood and ITV's adaption of The Old Curiosity Shop.
We'll catch our first site of Lawrence (as Best) at some point in March. Expect some sort of massive punch up involving Phil during April.
(Hat tip to Digital Spy)
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 07:00 AM CST
To celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th US president, Krispy Kreme is offering everyone a free Americano Coffee.
All you need to do is walk up to the barista and say "Yes We Can" and your caffeine hit will be on the house (until Friday 16th January).
While you don't need to buy anything else, you really should because the Krispy Kreme range is wonderfully gorgeous in our opinion, and just the thing to get you through a late night in Vegas (don't ask, but we can vouch for that).
Unfortunately the branches in the London airports, and Waterloo Station, are playing what we can only assume is the "McCain" card and not participating. Everywhere else though is, and we'd love to know how your free coffee tastes! Let us know in the comments.
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 03:27 AM CST
The Airwave Emergency Radio System is being launched on the tube today. Put in place after the poor infrastucture for the emergency services under the streets of London was highlighted in the report on the 7/7 Tube Bombs.
Hopefully it will never need to be tested in a major emergency, but providing a system that allows staff and Transport Police to effectively communicate in the 125 stations below the ground in the network is one of the key benefits.
It also means Officers now only need to carry one radio that works both above and below the ground. Costing £115 million, the project has one other amazing trick up its sleeve. It's arrived five months early.
Can we get Airwave to build the 2012 Olympic Stadium?
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 03:07 AM CST
The group are visiting African villages, Group leader, Neil Laughton said: “I just can’t wait to see their faces when we fly in”. Nor can we, five weeks in a dune buggy should be rather painful!
(Hat tip to The Times).
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST
It may have escaped your notice, but the last few weeks has seen people voting on what they think the best UK blog is. Last night, the nominations closed, and the campaigns for votes could see how well they achieved their goal.
But Pete Ashton had a different goal in mind to the other short-listed candidates:
Of course it does mean something, as the blog that Ashton ran last year, Created in Birmingham was up for the award. Ashton explained in his blog post why awards like this are vital, as he witnessed when the blog was nominated last year for a Guardian Media Award:
Ashton, in an almost quixotic quest, threw his blog out the pram, and decided to campaign for last place. He's been tirelessly working the internet since then, and even last night, victory looked to be a few popular votes away…
And did he get his wish? Yes, by six votes.
"I come last by the skin of my teeth. Fantastic results! Given the competition, coming last was quite a challenge, but one I took very seriously. Thanks all!"
We at The Daily Dust salute you, Mr Ashton, for achieving your very British goal. Congratulations.
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 12:01 AM CST
Councillor Ben Grower had been getting a lot of support in the comments of the Bournemouth Echo. Praise for his work on protecting a sea reef that helps surfers, a housing plan, and the expansion There was only one problem.
The comments were written by the councillor himself. Posting under the pseudonym Omega Man, the Dorset newspaper decided to reveal his identity.
"I have done nothing against the law. And probably next time I will just use a different pseudonym," said Grower, who we can only assume is a big fan of Charlton Heston.
Breaking the right to anonymity, the paper's Editor said that "The Echo does respect its readers’ right to anonymity but we felt that when a councillor pretends to be somebody else to improve his reputation that it is of sufficient public interest to tell people about it."
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 10:10 PM CST
Despite Roger Federer’s comments that Andy Murray’s lack of a Grand Slam victory made him a curious choice to be the bookmakers favourite for the Australian Open, the Scot showed Sir Alex-like restraint in his reply.
Murray, very much the man in form on the ATP tour, demonstrated that his maturation off the court has been just as impressive as on it:
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