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06 August 2004
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Holiday Inn offers a flight of fancy Holiday Inn is offering singles the chance to find romance at a most unlikely spot - Heathrow airport. On the first Thursday of every month, starting tonight (5 August), the Holiday Inn London-Heathrow is offering speed-dating freaks the chance to meet their match for £20. And if that wasn't value enough, the entrance fee includes light snacks and parking. And the name? The Love Inn, of course. Interested? Call Dan on 020 8990 0034.

Norwegians face the naked truth Norwegian hotel staff have been left with a horny issue thanks to the questionable antics of randy guests. Apparently, a rising number of hotel guests, their amorous side thoroughly stoked on a diet of pay-per-view porn, have been bombarding room service with random requests in order to entice female workers into their rooms for… er… a quick service. Staff, backed by the Norwegian Hotel and Restaurant Workers' Union, now want to ban pay-TV porn. "It can be very unpleasant to get called to a room and be met by a naked man," union leader Eli Ljunggren was reported as saying.
Man United haggis lover exposed
Event caterer Sodexho Prestige's decision to sell haggis pasties to golf fans at the Open for the first time was "an incredible success", according to food and beverage director Steven Grey. The firm sold 3,000 of the offal and oatmeal delicacies, which outstripped demand for Cornish pasties by two to one. Converts included Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who queued up for one of the tartan treats. Made by the Crantock Bakery in Cornwall, they used haggis from MacSween of Edinburgh, supplier to Harrods and Fortnum & Mason.

Holiday Inn offers a flight of fancy
Holiday Inn is offering singles the chance to find romance at a most unlikely spot - Heathrow airport. On the first Thursday of every month, starting tonight (5 August), the Holiday Inn London-Heathrow is offering speed-dating freaks the chance to meet their match for £20. And if that wasn't value enough, the entrance fee includes light snacks and parking. And the name? The Love Inn, of course. Interested? Call Dan on 020 8990 0034.

Yankee crustaceans go home It's official! An army of American crayfish is trying to muscle its way into the manors of their Limey cousins. But fear not! Courageous chef Mike Robinson has launched a one-man crusade to wipe out the pesky invaders by turning them into finger food. Crayfish vol-au-vents, anyone? Do your bit: don't delay, scoff one today.

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