If you’ve ever had your lunch stolen at work then maybe you’ll be sympathetic to officers who reported a tin of biscuits missing from their police station in Devon.

No one knows who took the snacks from the location at Heavitree Road in Exeter but there have been rumours of an inside job.

The treats were last spotted in one of the kitchens and were just one of the strange items reported stolen along with a lace dress and hair tongs.

The incident has angered some people with several forum users saying the force should not be wasting their own time.

But a Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said they wanted all crimes to be reported.

‘In the spirit of openness and transparency these details are recorded and made available to the public through Freedom Of Information requests,’ he said.

‘In the case of the biscuit tin it was recorded…

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Real Science

The graph below plots Antarctic sea ice extent vs. atmospheric CO2 on a month by month basis.

Never has the death spiral been so clear.

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Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

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BBC Watch

Among the recent Middle East events not reported by the BBC was the controversy caused on April 1st when Fatah-affiliated students at a university in Tulkarem hung and burned an effigy of the Emir of Qatar at an election rally. 

The action was condemned by PA president Mahmoud Abbas, as well as by Hamas – which apparently demanded that the PA arrest the students concerned. According to journalist/activist Hazem Balousha (he of the Donnison fauxtography tweet fame), Hamas e-mailed a statement on the subject to reporters:

“In a press statement that was sent out to reporters via email, Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas’ spokesman, said that “Hamas considers Abbas’ condemnation of the abusive act on the part of some Fatah-affiliated youth to the Qatari leadership not to be enough and does not relieve him from responsibility given the fact that he is the head of the Fatah movement. We condemn…

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