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Stories this week include:

  • 'Problem' cat elected to town council.
  • Police investigation into hand dryer thefts hotting up.
  • Common pineapple takes art world by storm.
  • Ill-conceived low budget remake of Animal Farm lands director in court. 

Also revealed: We establish the South Norwood Animal Tracking and Cat Helpline (SNATCH)...

Direct download: LA2131.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 7:45am EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Croydon changes town motto to 'No Town is Perfect'.
  • Crisis brewing as Japan faces 'super-mature' adult film star shortage.
  • Man committed to moving lawn.
  • Charity shop sees surprise surge in sales after explicit photos discovered amongst donations. 

Also revealed: We receive an offer we can't refuse...

Direct download: LA212.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 5:17am EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Black Magic Badger Killers to play fundraiser for neighbourhood witches.
  • Unique Automated Blessing Robot wages holy war against own congregation.
  • Local man believes time traveller may have been captured on old school photograph.
  • Three-legged 'horse' fails to win Poundworld Steeplechase. 

Also revealed: We find out what Rob would be willing to do for money...

Direct download: LA211.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 6:34am EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Sad badger spotted at car boot sale.
  • Council praised for installation of human faecal bags in local park.
  • Grandmother takes scenic route to hospital appointment.
  • Nurse makes playful comparison between elderly care home resident and Jabba the Hut. 

Also revealed: We relish a potential legal challenge...

Direct download: LA_210.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 4:04am EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Bistro leaves unpleasant taste in mouth following ill-conceived joke.
  • Man struggles to let go of dead brother. Literally.
  • Cheating husband admits to morning Pernod.
  • Irrelevant rapper organises immersive Lord of the Flies experience. 

Also revealed: Rob encounters the mythical porn fairy...

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Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 3:05am EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Middle aged man gatecrashes outward bound holiday for disadvantaged teens. 
  • Cross-dressing basketball player passes peacefully after learning of Trump's impeachment. 
  • Man fails to find anything in his back garden. Twice. 
  • 4/5 people in Greater Manchester confused by the prospect of sex on a wine rack.   

Also revealed: We try not to mention Hitler...

Direct download: La209.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Nationwide chain store to stop stuffing rabbits into chocolate eggs for Easter. 
  • Chelmsford in uproar following Burger King prank. 
  • Pensioner claims full grown gorilla will fit in a Vauxhall Cavalier. 
  • North Korea vows retaliation against local paper after Pyongyang compared to Skegness.   

Also revealed: We take time to reflect on the sacrifice made by chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch?

Direct download: La207.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 4:16am EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Donkey with low self-esteem struggling to skate again.
  • Renamed shopping street 'Archway to Hell' sees surprise decline in sales.
  • Local town beats off stiff competition to be named 'Pervert Capital of the United Kingdom'.
  • Charity fundraiser cancelled due to lack of interest.    

Also revealed: Would you consider contributing towards Rob's honeymoon?

Direct download: La206.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Supermarket manager attempts to cut short impromptu guitar solo by eight-year-old.
  • 'Celebrated' editor takes to his keyboard to vent fury at pigeon-feeding pensioner.
  • Drunk man fails to order Happy Meal from car wash.
  • An alarming new crave called 'Water Drinking Battle for Men' is sweeping Japan.    

Also revealed: We spend too much time perfecting our Roland Rat impressions...

Direct download: La205.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Jobseeker fails interview after struggling to answer probing questions.
  • Corpse successfully contests rigged election.
  • 'Greggs the Delicatessen' denies employing rats to manage mouse infestation at local store.
  • Councils told to stop named streets after potential sex offenders.    

Also revealed: We come up with a new slogan for Birds Eye...

Direct download: La204.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 7:17am EDT
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