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Soiled Toilet Roll and Nappies Used In Criminal Mask Production GMP Warn

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 A leading health expert has warned the public that 90% of masks are being manufactured from used toilet paper, dirty underwear, and nappies.

Dr Git Pipesuckler of told us: “Due to the demands of enforced wearing, illegal mask manufacturers are turning to second-hand materials to cut costs and drive up profits.”

The news came after Greater Manchester Police raided a warehouse in the city centre to find thousands of boxes of masks ready to ship to department stores and shops alongside barrels of damp, used toilet paper.


DCI Honey Dickbolt explained: “These criminals “shit-sift”, they cut into soil pipes and install filters which collect the dirty toilet roll. They put the paper through a drying out process and then turn it into masks. It’s the same with nappies.”


“The technology used to absorb urine can also filter the virus,” confirmed Dr Pipesuckler. “Black marketeers know this, so they steal used nappies from bins. Considerably less risk than shoplifting new nappies.”

“At first we thought urban foxes had developed a taste for human arse treacle,”


There were reports of gangs scouring popular fly tipping sites for materials and even offering money for bags of used goods in return for a cut in profits. However, legitimate mask manufacturers like Manchester’s own Face Sitters called the practice abhorrent and demanded tougher action on the criminals.


GMP said figures for “shit-sifting” were unavailable because of the originality of the crime, but thefts from bins were up 300% in the week leading up to enforced mask wearing.


“At first we thought urban foxes had developed a taste for human arse treacle,” said wildlife expert Gummy Fondler, who worked with GMP to help ensnare criminals. “But we found our fox cameras were recording thieves stealing dirty nappies instead.”


Greater Manchester Transport asked commuters to check their masks for any signs of danger, such as underwear labels still attached or skid marks from previous owners of the materials.

“Even though criminals hide any lingering bodily odours from the masks, long term inhalation of bum mud particles can be hazardous,” warned Liz Gloryhole, GMT spokeswoman. “We’ve seen city centre workers feeling nauseous, experience Spice-like effects, and one train passenger found himself in a waking sexual nightmare.”


“Even though it’s now law to wear a mask,” added DCI Dickbolt. “We’re asking the public to be vigilant about where they’re buying them from for their own safety.”   

 

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Manchester Bat Sanctuary Under Fire For #BatLivesMatter hashtag After Announcing Re-Opening

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Manchester Bat Sanctuary, the city’s second most visited attraction after the Pusher serial killer tour, has come under heavy criticism after announcing their re-opening on Twitter using a hashtag baring similar wording to a far more prominent one already trending.

The centre announced in February that dwindling visitor numbers and strong mistrust of the creatures due to the pandemic meant the sanctuary had to close. But at a time of growing solidarity and with months of much needed charity donations, the reservation said this week that they planned to reopen as soon as Government guidelines allowed.

Spank Fingermonkey, director of the sanctuary, said: “Just when we thought people had turned their backs on bats, we managed to save the sanctuary and can now re-open.”

But around the world, confusion reigned as people uniting in the fight against racism found themselves accidentally rallying for the nocturnal winged mammals instead. In one American town #BatLivesMatter was hung from the town hall on a twenty foot banner and attracted the surrounding chiropterologists.

Gwen Shitcake, leading US studier of bats, was present at the rally. “We are a peaceful group of bat loving people and we answered the call to arms after the hashtag trended on Twitter. When we got there, the police opened fire on with rubber bullets and tear gas.”

“Bats do not carry guns and are not more likely to kill each other.”

Photos of activists holding placards demanding Leave Bats Alone and Police Hate Bats led one US mayor to admit at a press conference: “In light of the current situation, I myself have viewed bats in a different light since the virus outbreak. But the police as a whole have not targeted bats and will not going into the future.”

Shitcake was also quick to clarify: “Bats do not carry guns and are not more likely to kill each other.”

In Manchester, though, the bat sanctuary has been busy planning for their re-opening now the world’s focus is on them.

Fingermonkey declared: “We’re asking people to obey social distancing, as of course, the bats will be doing.”

Gert Thundercock, head bat trainer at the sanctuary, told us: “We’ve been extensively training them to adapt their radar so when they fly, they’re adhering to the two metre social distancing rule at all times.”

“We’ve also slowly altered their sleep patterns,” he explained. “So, they’ll be awake in the day and asleep at night. That way the bat’s we’ve trained to do tricks can perform at hourly live shows.”

What tricks, the trainer is keeping under wraps. “I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but let’s just say you’ve never seen a bat ride a unicycle until you’ve visited us.”

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Manchester City Centre Enforces Rectal Thermometry On Public To Combat Virus

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The Mancunian public, especially those in the city centre, were warned by council officials that from Tuesday, on the spot rectal thermometry will be enforced. Powers will give specialist virologists, helped by GM police, to stop any member of the public and insert a thermometer up their back passage.

“It’s the only scientific way of detecting the virus,” said Dr Granville Wankshaft, chief virologist at St Sharts hospital. “The body heats teeth to enable biting through food. This obscures oral thermometry readings. We need access to every anus in Manchester to halt the growing number of infected people.”

The drastic action comes after police found a woman in Wilkinsons displaying symptoms of the virus and closed the entire Arndale Centre for two weeks to isolate her. Public protests ensued after the woman, surviving only on Millies Cookies, became a tourist attraction.

Last week the Government rushed through the law that operates similar to the police’s current stop and search powers. What makes this different is they can choose anyone regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity.

“The virus doesn’t differentiate between victims,” said Wankshaft. “And neither must we. Every anus is a porthole to whether or not someone is infected.”

…a department store full of arse-hungry doctors waiting to pounce on unsuspecting customers.

But critics of the new detection system have voiced their concerns. Jizzy Funbags, of the Manchester Residents Association said: “You cannot ask members of the public to drop their underwear, just so a doctor can stick a thermometer up their arse. Especially not first thing in the morning.”

GMP confirmed the council granted permission to carry tents around the city centre so they can privately conduct testing. The tents exact locations are secretive to stop the public avoiding them. But rumours spread they would be disguised.

Primark took to social media to assure everyone they weren’t a secret testing facility disguised as a department store full of arse-hungry doctors waiting to pounce on unsuspecting customers.

Libby Shitehawk, director of transport for Manchester also assured people that free buses which operate in the city were not secret testing labs, either. “We’ve had several willing people board our buses trouser-less, or with their underwear round their ankles. In extreme cases thermometers already lodged up their bums.”

But the mood in Manchester is one of mistrust. Eyewitnesses claim virologists disguised as Spice dealers try to lure the homeless to be tested and small pubs and side street businesses have suffered as customers are now suspicious any doorway they enter could lead to a thermometer entering theirs.

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Police Clash With Royal Wedding Crowd Following Big Screen Failure In Manchester

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Chaotic scenes in Exchange Square today after the giant screen showing the Royal wedding failed. Over a hundred riot police were called into the square, alongside fifty mounted riot donkeys as fans pelted the screen with flaming bunting and bottles of Pims.

GMP’s DCI Colin Gashrash said: “While we except the screens failure was a problem, the way the Manchester public handled it was disgusting.”

Old ladies in Union Jack hats who’d started the day waving flags, turned into expletive-hurling hooligans, demanding extreme retribution for the city’s failure.

Popular anti-royalist songs The Queen voted Brexit and God Don’t Save Her were chanted, as well as You’re Nothing Without Freddie Mercury.

Eyewitness claims children were thrown at the screen have yet to be verified.

For some, it brought back memories of the infamous Piccadilly Gardens riot in 2008 when eight hundred-thousand Celtic fans arrived at the giant screen to find their team’s football match replaced by an hour-long Coronation Street special.

Gashrash also blamed the legal high Spice for the disturbance. “They packaged the spice in a way that suggested it was official Royal Wedding merchandise. Imagine a crowd of well-wishing, royalists suddenly turned into hate-filled zombies. It wasn’t a pretty picture.”

Eyewitness claims children were thrown at the screen have yet to be verified.

Next customers were forced to seek shelter in the Prosecco bar and the Arndale shopping centre closed its doors as fears the rioting would spread. Selfridges reported staff suffered the effects of the tear gas after police opened fire on the crowd.

“The police had to control them all somehow,” said Gloria Swampdonkey, an eyewitness to the violence. “Pearly kings and queens swore and exposed themselves. One Royal well-wisher was spiced out of his eyeballs slurring F**k the police!”

GMP deployed trained falcons to quell the rising violence. Britain’s first ornithological police unit proved successful in thwarting a group of Royal Voluntary Service women trying to roll a tram full of terrified passengers.

Barnaby Fannyleak, spokesperson for Buckingham Palace, said: “The Royal family condone any public unrest, and while only a small group, the Queen was shocked and appalled when informed. She trusts GMP will make significant arrests.”

The trouble also threw into doubt Meghan and Harry’s country-wide, open-top bus parade passing through the city next month.

“We’ll be re-scheduling the tour route,” said Fannyleak. “We’ll be monitoring Manchester’s behaviour.”

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World Book Day Chaos After Authors Sue Parents At Manchester Primary School 

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World Book Day was a write-off in Manchester this morning after they issued court summons to parents about copyright infringements of costumes worn by their children. Lawyers, representing the cream of Children’s writing talent, descended on the school gates of Wilmslow primary school St Titswhistle, handing over prosecution paperwork to unsuspecting parents.

The school had been advertising on their website about the day’s activities, encouraging pupils to dress as their favourite book characters. Head teacher Miriam Trent-Felch said: “It’s disgusting that children cannot dress up as their literary heroes for one-day. All our parents will now face court appearances and hefty fines.”

One parent, Grant Slackring, told us: “As soon as children were being dropped off, the lawyers appeared. They approached anyone dressed as a certain character of an author they were representing. They were like a flock of seagulls… not the band.”

As news spread to other schools around the city, panicked parents, rushing with school uniforms to change their children, caused tailbacks and severe delays.

[she] penned the much-loved Children’s classic Cold Turkey about drug addicted poultry

“We have a duty to our clients,” said Snap Gascoigne of Manchester solicitors Beanflick & Sons. “It concerns them that they will dress many children like creations these authors own.”

One such author is Dolly Wankcrank, who penned the much-loved children’s classic Cold Turkey about drug addicted poultry. “Every year I see these kids dressed up as Cold Turkey or Smack Hen and I don’t see a penny from it. I, along with other authors, have had enough.”

Gascoigne added: “Permission to use the character’s likeness had not been sought by either the school or the parents. If every child went around dressed as characters not just from books, but films. Where would we be then?”

In other World Book Day madness; police were forced to taser a ten-year-old boy in Ashton-under-Lyne who’d dressed as Pennywise the clown from the horror novel IT. Eyewitnesses said the boy tried to lure fellow children into a sewer with a promise of balloons and then kill them.

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G.M. Police: Assaulted Clown Was Legitimate Children’s Entertainer

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Police are still investigating the assault of a popular children’s entertainer yesterday. They believe the attack is linked with the so-called ‘killer clown’ craze which has seen the city, and country, terrorised by people in clown costumes taking advantage of the public’s mistrust of anyone over the age of ten in face paint.

“Yesterday afternoon, Bertie Spermbiff, who also goes by the alter ego of Flange the clown, was assaulted,” said DS Susan Nipplepeek. “We are studying CCTV footage and appealing for any witnesses to step forward.”

Spermbiff, from Urmston, has been Flange for twenty years and is sighted at hospitals and charity fundraisers, bringing smiles to children’s faces.

They found a half-finished balloon animal near Flange and police believe he may have tried to bargain his way out of the assault.

His attacker is his early twenties and was wearing a red baseball cap. What’s unusual about the crime is that he fled the scene on the clown’s unicycle.

“A man in his early twenties around the Middleton area with known unicycle skills, shouldn’t be too hard to track down,” said Nipplepeek. “We’re confident of an arrest soon.”

Paramedic, and the first on scene, Julian Gobble, said: “Even unconscious, Flange kept the laughs coming. As we tried to resuscitate him his bow tie was spinning and a flower in his lapel sprayed me with water.”

“…trying to lure drunk revellers into the sewers with the promise of balloons.”

The charity organiser who’d booked Flange, Llewellyn Shitbeads, said: “He’s a lovely man. They beat him up three feet from his red and yellow, polka dot, Nissan Micra with Flange The Clown written on the doors, anyone could see he was legitimate.”

Last night police were called to Whitworth Street following reports a man dressed as a clown was hiding in a man hole, trying to lure drunk revellers into the sewers with the promise of balloons.

The council of clowns, a bi-monthly gathering of children’s entertainers past and present, some famous, said: “While we take the ‘killer clown’ craze seriously, we are asking the public not to retaliate against every clown they see.

“No self-respecting clown would walk the streets at night carrying a knife, or chase children through parks, but be aware some clowns will be on route to parties in the middle of the day and so do not need beating.”

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Donald Trump Proposes Demolition Of Canal Street To Build US Embassy If Elected

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U.S Presidential candidate Donald Trump was in the centre of a storm after leaked documents showed the Republican has earmarked Manchester’s world-famous Canal Street as the new site for a new US embassy.

Head of the American Buildings Advisory Commission, Winchester Picklenob said: “If Mr Trump succeeds in winning the election in November then we would file permission to demolish Canal Street as early as December to have the embassy built before May 2017.”

The news has generated a lot of anger across the city, with Manchester Pride this bank holiday weekend. Popular gay Yorkshire folk band The Pink Hotpots who are headlining Pride on Saturday assured people that demonstrations would take place.

Lead singer Chuff Fistweasel said: “We have to fight Trump, this cannot happen in Manchester. We’ll be handing out flyers and signing petitions to make sure this demolition doesn’t happen.”

Gulliver Goochflounder, head Manchester’s planning committee told us: “Someone has submitted plans to us proposing to build a twelve storey, glazed dodecahedron on Canal Street. We have opened talks with Mr Trump who has showed us his love of our city and I don’t see what the problem is.”

“…such firepower…could act as a deterrent against the city’s serial killer the Pusher.”

Those who have seen the plans to the secretive building expressed shock at the strict security regulations including two-gun turrets on the roof and a submarine armed with nuclear warheads stationed on the canal opposite.

Florence Bonerattler, a writer for canal magazine Gusher said: “Manchester canals are for narrow boats and geese not nuclear warheads.”

But GMP and various charities across Manchester were quick to point out that such firepower on the waterways could act as a deterrent against the city’s serial killer ‘the Pusher’.

Trump’s aides believe the future of Britain lies with Manchester and not London where the current Embassy is based. Mr Picklenob said: “The capital power is shifting up north away from the sunshine and overpriced beer. Mr Trump is a huge soccer fan, and he feels Manchester is the city of today.”

So, what would become of the bars and clubs and Manchester Pride?

“The simplest solution would be to move Manchester Pride to another city for one weekend in August,” said Mr Goochflounder. “As for the bars and clubs we would look to maybe starting a Southern Quarter area of the city just west of the Northern Quarter.”

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Boy Playing Pokémon Go Is Eaten By Meerkats At Zoo

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A zoo close to Manchester was closed today after a gang of meerkats ate a boy. The ten-year-old was visiting the zoo with his family and is believed to have been playing the popular Pokémon Go game when the accident occurred.

DCI Barnaby Wankcoil of GMP said: “At ten o’clock this morning a nine-year-old boy was playing a game on his mobile phone which caused him to enter the meerkat enclosure where he was later eaten by the animals.”

Gary Helmet, who was visiting with his children, saw what happened: “I saw him climbing the fence and someone told him to stop. He shouted that he had to catch Pikachu, and he wondered into the middle of the enclosure. The meerkats acted like piranhas; they went wild and ate him.”

“The TV adverts are lies,” says Dr Lexford Bumpoke, meerkat expert and trapper. “They are natural hunters and have sublime predatory instincts. They think and act like sharks.”

…kidnapped and interrogated a homeless man for four hours…

The accident follows from another zoo in Wyoming, USA where a seven-year-old girl reached through the bars of a peacock enclosure with her mobile phone to capture a Pokémon only to have her hand bitten off.

But what exactly is Pokémon Go?

“It’s an interactive game on your mobile phone,” explained Flo Spunkseed, of gaming magazine CtrlAltDelete. “The player uses real world locations to capture computer Pokémon’s training them to fight against others. A kind of computer slavery.”

This morning’s incident at the zoo has forced Manchester Council to warn players of the game about the dangers. “We understand its popularity,” said spokeswoman Francesca Wildcunt. “What we need to do is make players young and old aware that taking it too seriously is posing a danger to yourselves and others around you.”

They have blamed Pokémon Go all over the world for accidents and even relationship breakups, but it seems even adult players in Manchester are going too far. GMP arrested three city centre insurance workers who kidnapped and interrogated a homeless man for the locations of three Pokémon’s; and North Manchester Hospital suspended a surgeon after refusing to operate on a patient until she’d found a Pokémon on hospital grounds.

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New Spinningfields S&M Themed Restaurant Is Whipping Up A Frenzy

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Thought to be Britain’s first S&M themed restaurant and Manchester’s best kept secret; Gag Ball opened its doors last night and left unexpecting, straight laced diner’s red faced. But despite embarrassing the Mancunians who like their eateries simple, it received rave reviews not just from customers but also critics.

Clarence Skincheese, of dining magazine Greasetrap, wrote: “It’s an experience to have your meat slapped at the table before it’s fed to you. Not a lot of diners would like to handcuffing to their chairs and fed by a third party, but I loved every minute.”

Juice Farthound, a reviewer for Fork It dining website, wrote: “Whilst ordering food proved problematic, as the waiter was clad in PVC and spoke only through a zip; when my sauteed ducks arsehole arrived, it was an absolute delight.”

But who’s behind Gag Ball?

Self-made millionaire Laura Turdlance, CEO and owner of Bitchfit, the Manchester based chain of female only gyms.

“I like to shock,” said Turdlance, earlier today. “Spinningfields has its fair share of upmarket bars and TV chef backed restaurants. We wanted to go further and better. You know, spank life into the area.”

“We just wanted to, you know, spank some life into the area.”

Joseph Rapescream, who’d taken his girlfriend as a surprise, said: “It was amazing. The food was excellent, and the staff were friendly. Even the décor which I thought I’d have trouble adjusting too, wasn’t too in your face. The chairs were especially comfortable considering they were fashioned from barbed wire.”

Turdlance was quick to stress that while Gag Ball was an S&M restaurant, which keeps to its theme so close (they etch the menus on spank paddles) there was a strict dress code. “We want to attract the same clientele as the competition around Spinningfields, we are not allowing any leather or PVC.”

Some people didn’t quite understand which led to police being called after reports someone saw a leather clad woman leading a leashed man crawling on all fours through Deansgate.

As well as having already been awarded the highest hygiene certificate coupled with a waiting list for a table running into months; it seems there‘s no shortage of people hungry to eat chickens’ nipples whilst suspended from the ceiling in sex swings. Even celebrities like Mary Berry and Ant & Dec have expressed their desire to visit.

www.gagball.com for reservations.

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Nando’s To Close All Restaurants Immediately If Britain Leaves The E.U

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Panic has set in across Britain after the popular Portuguese restaurant chain announced it will close every restaurant with immediate effect Friday morning if Britain votes to leave the E.U. The chain which has over eight thousand restaurants across Britain, has seen an extreme rise in sales since they announced the news this morning.

Mancunians have been queuing for hours hoping to stockpile some of its most popular chicken dishes. Someone called police to the Arndale Centre after fights broke out when the chain suspended its bottomless soft drinks rule. They arrested others in the Oxford Road area after selling their reward cards before the 12-midnight deadline tonight. One woman even offered to swap her baby for a bottle of garlic sauce.

eBay reported their website had crashed after furniture looking suspiciously like Nando’s tables and chairs appeared on the site. It even forced them to relax their strict policy on sales of food when people sold peri-peri nuts and spicy wings at obscene prices.

So why the panic?

“{Nando’s} are the head caterers for the Bullingdon Club,”

Strasburg Cockbrusher, European spokesman for Nando’s explained: “Our beautiful chickens are imported from all over Europe because of discounted taxation from the E.U. If the British people vote out, then every individual chicken we import will have to have its own passport and a visa. It cannot be done.”

Pro Exit spokeswoman Sarah Turdtaste said: “Nando’s has grown too powerful. To be dictating their actions against Thursday’s vote shows just what a monopoly they hold on the chicken business. People need to understand there are other kinds of food available than butterfly chicken and perinaise.”

But does Nando’s have ulterior motives?

“They are the head caterers for the Bullingdon Club,” said Turdtaste, “And many people believe they own the secret recipe for KFC which allows then to keep the fast-food chain in check.”

After Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn agreed with David Cameron that what Nando’s were proposing would be detrimental in Britain remaining in the E.U. Some people pointed out that Nando’s had a heavily discounted restaurant inside the Houses of Parliament.

Sienna Gonad-Shart, a Conservative back bencher and Brexit supporter, said: “Nando’s are pandering to the nation’s needs, it’s blackmail, and that most MP’s in the Stay camp have Nando’s black cards speaks volumes.”

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