Kitten-filled parody Gone Purrl makes Gone Girl much less scary (plus five other films that need cute remakes, stat)

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Forget about Amazing Amy, this week the internet’s all about the amazing kitties in The Pet Collective’s fantastic new video: an all-kitten remake of Gone Girl, called (naturally) Gone Purrl. ('The hallmark of a sociocat is a lack of empathy.') And rightly so – it might be the best thing that's ever happened. In fact,…

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Minister criticises Halloween costumes that ‘demonise’ mental illness

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If you’re dressing up for a Halloween party this weekend, or perhaps a spot of trick or treating (I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you have young children), you might want to leave the straitjacket at home. Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has spoken out about the proliferation…

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shinyshiny speaks to No More Page 3’s Lucy-Ann Holmes on glamour models, Check ‘Em Tuesdays and dealing with trolls

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As such huge fans of the campaign and everything it stands for, we were very excited when we got the chance to speak to the creator of No More Page 3, Lucy Ann Holmes, and (without fan-girling too much) she was just as inspirational to speak to as we'd hoped. If you haven't heard of…

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Cadbury to discontinue iconic chocolate coins #ChocCoinGate

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Cadbury has discontinued production of its famous chocolate coins, in an announcement dubbed #ChocCoinGate by crestfallen tweeters. The confectionary giant today admitted via Twitter that the Christmas favourite is no longer in production: @hwallop Chocolate coins have been discontinued however we have lots of other chocolatey treats to try. https://t.co/myMnKqvG7m — Cadbury UK (@CadburyUK) October 27, 2014…

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The week in hashtags: #TheQueenTweets, #FCKH8, #NoJustice, #OttawaStrong

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The Queen got in on the act, time went backwards and Twitter got angry... again. Here are the most important hashtags from the past week. #NoJustice, #ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence When Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for the culpable homicide of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Tuesday (as little as 10 months of which could actually…

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Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” voted best song to listen to when ill

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Queen's anthemic song Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted the best track to listen to if you're feeling down or unwell. The results were gathered by ComRes for BBC local radio for Faith in the World Week, which is exploring the healing powers of music. ComRes polled 1,000 people and gave them 10 choices. Dancing Queen by Abba came second,…

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Words that have whole new meanings, thanks to social media

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'On a cold winter's evening, the whole family would gather round the wireless... because Virgin Media broadband was down to 2Mbps again.' For as long as it has existed, the internet has been taking words and claiming them as its own. Post, thread, status; all terms that would have entirely different meanings on Downton Abbey than they…

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“Photobomb”, “adorkable” among latest additions to Collins English Dictionary

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The terms 'twerking', 'photobomb' and 'meme' are among the latest to be added to the print edition of the Collins English Dictionary, Huffington Post reports. They're just a couple of the whopping 50,000 new entries which have been added to the dictionary's 12th edition. Also making the cut are 'Bitcoin' and 'onesie'. More obscure entries include…

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Hungary to tax internet usage, public says No way

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Hungary is steeling itself to become the first country in the world to tax people for internet usage, Reuters has reported. In a draft tax bill submitted to parliament yesterday, provisions were outlined for internet providers to pay a hefty 150 forints (37 pence) per gigabyte of data traffic in tax. It would, however, allow companies to offset corporate…

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Dachshund’s Creek is the ’90s reboot you didn’t know you needed

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Dawson’s Creek was great in its day: the ‘90s, back before any of us had actual worries and were happy to listen to overly loquacious teenagers string self-important sentences together and watch endless permutations of the Dawson-Joey-Pacey-Jen ‘love square’. (No wonder creator Kevin Williamson finally snapped and killed one of them off. The wrong one,…

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Is this the best Halloween costume ever?

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What happens when you attach LEDs to a toddler in a stick-man formation and film her running around? Here's what - a video that's been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube, and a truly awesome business idea. As the Telegraph reports, what started out as a bit of fun has been turned into…

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Oscar Pistorius, and 5 other shocking murder trials

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This morning, it was announced that Oscar Pistorius will serve a five-year prison sentence for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day 2013. He was also given a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge. The trial, which lasted for seven months, was widely televised, giving it added immediacy and allowing people…

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Haters gonna hate: how 5 celebrities deal with Twitter trolls

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The House of Lords will debate this week whether the maximum sentence for online abusers should be raised from six months to two years. Following a string of high-profile cases, this news has been welcomed by many. But even us ordinary folk suffer from so-called 'trolling' sometimes - so what are the best ways of…

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The week in hashtags: #NeverOK, #StandUp2Cancer, #BringBackOurGirls

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#NeverOK Exeter University has launched Never Ok, its campaign against sexual harassment. Inspired by Manchester Uni's We Get It campaign earlier this year, it's also a response to a recent NUS survey on 'lad culture', which found that two thirds of students had heard rape jokes on campus, while 50 per cent of students felt there was…

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Yahoo, Google, and Amazon reveal the top Halloween costume searches

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Google, Yahoo, and Amazon have revealed their top Halloween costume searches of the last week, and as Jezebel points out, the general public isn’t as imaginative as you might have hoped. Ninja Turtles top the list for Yahoo and Google and Frozen characters are a hit across the board, while some inventive souls still using…

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U2’s “Songs of Innocence” may have sold just 16,000 copies

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U2's latest album, Songs of Innocence, may have sold just 16,000 copies since its physical release. According to the Guardian, the album, which was given away free on iTunes throughout September, has entered the UK albums chart at number six following its physical release on October 13 - the lowest chart debut for the band in 33 years. Every…

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Careless Whisper? Guardian raises major privacy concerns over ‘secret’ app

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Yesterday evening, The Guardian broke a big story: they claimed that the secret-sharing app Whisper has been storing users’ location data against their wishes. What’s more, they said, Whisper has been handing over info on what members of the armed services have been sharing to the US Department of Defense (DoD). So, of course, given…

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Five books #WaterstonesTexan could have read instead of tweeting for help

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Last night, an American tourist in London was accidentally locked in the Trafalgar Square branch of Waterstones when it closed at 9 PM. Or as any book lover would call it, LIVING THE DREAM. (I mean, I have literally had multiple, detailed daydreams about that happening to me.) However, instead of seeing this incident as,…

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Apple iPad Air 2: Everything you need to know about the thinner, 10 inch tablet

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This story is developing... We've been keeping our eyes glued to the latest livestream from Apple's highly-anticipated iPad event so you don't have to. The biggest announcement was the unveiling of the iPad Air 2, and we've summarised the top specs and features of Apple's latest tablet below. What do you think of it? Let us…

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Friends is coming to Netflix: could we BE any more excited?

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How you doin'? If it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your year, here's something that could put a smile on your face: Friends is coming to Netflix. Isn't that fantastic? And not 'Kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic,' the real thing. The video streaming service has announced that all ten seasons of the…

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