There's just no accounting for not rioting ...
The fleg protests have cost us £20m apparently.
The fleg protests have cost us £20m apparently.
Not that religion interests me much, but I'm wondering how the billions of Catholics around the world prayed at Mass yesterday.
Two by-elections in the same country and such contrasting approaches.
I'd love to have seen the faces of the people who market the Titanic Centre in Belfast when they heard that an Ozzie billionaire is building a replica. Suddenly, "Titanic – you'll never see her likes again!" isn't quite the selling point it used to be.
I know I'm an old fart but really.... when did young women suddenly decide that the perfect look for a night out was under-age hooker?
Recession chic – cup cakes, girls with tattoos and men with beards. Are these three trends a reaction to the insecurity of the times? Are we harking back to safer days of old, when men were wild hunter gatherers and women stayed in the cave to create a home?
If the government's Welfare to Work scheme were an employee, it would have been fired by now for not working.
You're sitting eating your dinner, watching the news, when, without warning, they cut to a reporter standing in an abattoir and show loads of carcasses of cows hanging upside down and pictures of butchers carving up huge hunks of dead flesh. Yuck.
We've had the McMuffin, the McNugget and the McFlurry. If Basil McCrea and John McAllister do form a new party might they consider calling it the McUnionist Party? Think of the slogan, 'We're lovin' it!'
Ah, the irony of it all – a unionist "unity" candidate whose selection has ended up dividing unionists.
I'm betting Trevor Moore isn't known as King Midas among his mates. He left Jessops to take up the post of CEO of HMV.
The real attitude of the English to the "others" was illustrated, albeit inadvertently, by Liza Tarbuck on her Radio 2 show on Saturday evening.
It'll be a busy time in card shops this week. No sooner will they have the Happy Pancake Day! cards out on the shelves for tomorrow, (NB: You aren't allowed to say Pancake Tuesday anymore, it has to be Pancake Day, the same way Easter Sundays become Easter Day, for some reason ... ) than they'll have to take them down and get the 'Thinking of you on Ash Wednesday' cards up.
To all those who went off drink for the whole of January, I say, "Well done!".
Certain horrible modernisms I can just about handle – people on buses, all on phones, not acknowledging other human beings around them; young people no longer shaking your hand when you're introduced; total disregard for the correct use of apostrophes as if grammar's as relevant as a horse-drawn carriage. But one recent aberration that's been creeping in insidiously is simply unacceptable and it has to stop now.
Paris St Germain Man: "Ah, Bonjour, Les Beckhams! Bienvenue a Paris!"
What was the academic Mary Beard thinking? She goes on Question Time to talk about immigration and ends up being abused on a variety of websites, afterwards on the basis of her appearance.
When was the last time you used a phone book to find a number? Chances are, probably a long time ago.
So David Cameron's referendum on the EU seems to come down to this - do you want to stay in? Do you want to go out? In, out, in, out, y'shake it all about. You do the HokEUy CokEUy and y'turn around, and that's what it's all about!
Katie Price could be a pin-up for the fleg protestors and their lack of logical argument. Jordan has married a guy named Kieran.
Three-day festival underway in Derry
Video, pictures and finisihng times
Comedy with big following means blockbuster
David Cameron is launching a new terror task force to crack down on extremism in the wake of the horrific murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, Downing Street has confirmed.
Detectives investigating the brutal killing of Drummer Lee Rigby have arrested three further men on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
Conservatives have considered limiting the number of times patients can visit their family doctor in a year, it has emerged.
Arjen Robben provided the perfect answer to the doubters by scoring an 88th-minute winner to settle a brilliant Champions League final in favour of Bayern Munich at Wembley.
Leinster put past disappointments behind them to scoop an elusive RaboDirect PRO12 title in head coach Joe Schmidt's last game in charge, with a 24-18 win over Ulster.
Leinster put past disappointments behind them to scoop an elusive RaboDirect PRO12 title in head coach Joe Schmidt's last game in charge.
Singing contest The Voice has been commissioned for a third series.
Ellie Goulding said she was honoured to perform at Radio 1's Big Weekend as she delivered one of the performances of the day.
Four remaining contestants are being given a free pass to the live finals of BBC1 talent show The Voice in a twist unveiled on Saturday's show.