Parents praying their kids haven't succeeded at A Levels

AS A-Level results are released, Britain's parents are hoping their children didn't screw up their retirement plans by getting into university.

Guardian readers order 500 tons of microwaved African toilet-charcoal

GUARDIAN readers are looking forward to fuelling their ironic barbecues with the microwaved faeces of a Third World village.

Samsung tops list of baby names

A STUDY of baby names has highlighted the trend for naming children after popular brands.

Angelina Jolie to marry Justin Theroux

SCREEN siren Angelina Jolie is engaged to the actor/screenwriter Justin Theroux, her spokesman has announced.

Early humans just not into Neanderthals

OUR human ancestors thought the world of Neanderthals but not in the way they wanted, it has been claimed.

Wales launches endearing bid for Commonwealth Games

PLUCKY Wales is bidding for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, which lots of people think are just as good as the Olympics.

'Builder's tea' is annoying people's top drink

SO-CALLED builder's tea is the refreshment of choice among people who are irritating, it has emerged.

London in 2012 promises unamazing, believable experiences

THE end of London 2012 has triggered the return of London in 2012, a work-themed occasion offering all-of-a-lifetime experiences.