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    British Transport Police spent £200,000 investigating the theft of five bottles of Vimto, according to The Sun.

    Officers Rob Mitchell, 40, and Kris Catterall, 38, found the soft drink in a cardboard box by a railway line.

    However, rather than reporting them as stolen or lost property, they shared the bottles with colleagues. When they were discovered, the pair were suspended on full pay for 18 months.

    The case was apparently later dropped, with the duo receiving only £400 fines.

    "These guys and their families were put through hell for something trivial," said a source.

    TaxPayers' Alliance's Matthew Elliott said: "This is an absurd and shocking waste of taxpayers' money and utter incompetence on behalf of the senior officers involved.

    "If disciplinary action needed to be taken it should have been done quickly and without wasting money."

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    Former OC actress Autumn Reeser is to join the cast of Entourage, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    The actress, who played Taylor Townsend in the teen drama, will play Lizzy, a new junior agent at Miller/Gold.

    Also joining the HBO show next season is Jami Gertz, who will play Andrew Klein's wife Marlo.

    Gertz has previously starred in ER and Still Standing.

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    Halle Berry has launched her new scent with an advertising campaign featuring the star posing on a beach.

    'Halle' has taken two years to be produced and is supposedly a woody, oriental scent, with top notes of Sicilian bergamot, fig leaves and pear blossom together with freesia petals, hibiscus flowers and mimosa.

    Last year, the Oscar-winning actress told WWD: "[Before my fragrance] I was mixing other brands that shall remain nameless to make my own scent with fig and mimosa.

    "With 'Halle', I added olibanum, which is an African root, which brings spice to the fragrance, and sandalwood, which smoothes everything out and makes it yummy."

    She added that the scent evokes the outdoors, and is "very sensual [and] very natural".

    Last month, the Monster's Ball star topped a list ranking the most stylish Oscar look of all time for the gown she wore in 2003.

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    1 Comment

    juicy story this time in the morning - mmmm: :-D

    well its only taxpayers money - hell lets bail the banks out so the weasels can get the bonuses

    forget the 20 million it would have cost a few years ago that would have helped people who saved all year with the hamper company (ok forget the name at present)

    lets get our priorities right

    i'll stop now
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