Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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A NEW invention for worshipping on the go is in line for a top design award.

The Praystation is described as a "Portaloo for spiritual needs" and is designed for "fast faith" in high streets or shopping centres. An "e-priest" leads sermons and the cubicles are opened by an iCross which can also be used to download transgressions to the e-priest, who offers advice and downloads absolution. It is tipped for the Design Directions Awards.


SURGEONS left a two-inch scalpel blade in the chest of a pensioner - and it wasn't discovered until three months later. The knife disappeared from the instruments tray as retired headteacher Victor Hutchison underwent a heart bypass. Theatre staff at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth spent an hour looking for it before concluding it had been thrown out and sewing the patient back up.


A SCIENTIST has declared Abba's 1974 hit Waterloo the best Eurovision song ever. …

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