transport
Europe Escapes US Flights Laptop Ban

The tiny handful of people that still like the idea of going to America are in luck, as US and European officials have negotiated a way to stop us from being banned from taking anything larger than a smartphone into aeroplane cabins. Read More >>

transport
Trump Might Add UK Airports to the Naughty Terrorist Laptop Ban List

That man in America who sets the day's news from Twitter in bed each morning has struck again, with the latest rumours from Trumpland suggesting that UK and European airports could join the ban on bringing laptops and tablets into the country on flights. Read More >>

travel
UK Joins US in Banning Laptops and Tablets on Some Flights

Anything bigger than a phablet will have to go in the hold luggage on some flights into the UK, with the government joining the US in requiring passengers from six countries to stow tablets, ereaders and laptops in the hold, lest their batteries actually be bombs. Read More >>

booze
Lloyd’s of London Bans the Boozy Pub Lunch

Insurance giant Lloyd's of London has gone a bit nanny state on its workers, demanding that the age-old hobby of having a pint or two at lunch time in the name of team bonding and making the afternoon whizz past quicker comes to an end. Read More >>

advertising
Jack Wills’ Too-Saucy Advert: A Brief History of Banned Ads

Fashion outlet brand Jack Wills is the reason we've gathered you all here today, as it's had a catalogue banned for being too sexy. It included photos of women brushing their teeth while not wearing any clothes, as smug men clearly responsible for what happened to their mouth and clothes look on. Read More >>

health
Now Wales is Banning Ecigs Too

The war on potentially hazardous forms of modern fun is really turning on ecigs at the moment, with Wales set to join others in England in banning the plastic chemical inhalers from public places. Read More >>

smartwatches
Smartwatch Micro-Craze Triggers Watch Ban in Universities

The fact that some people want their notifications on their wrists has spoilt the empowering, knowing-the-time fun for some uni students, thanks to examiners realising that smartwatches could be used to cheat in exams. Read More >>

gaming
The Time an MP Tried to Ban Space Invaders

An MP speaking in the House of Commons back in 1981 asked his peers to consider introducing laws to control the playing of Space Invaders, after a teacher in his constituency warned of the "increasingly harmful effects on young people of addiction" to the game. Read More >>

uncategorized
Laptop Ban Boosts Boutique Bakery’s Business

A ban on deliberately slow-eating laptop users in one US bakery has led to an increase in custom, with sales UP and public satisfaction UP following the crackdown on catatonic men sitting there staring at MacBooks all day. Read More >>

uncategorized
“Immoral” Miley Cyrus Concert Banned by Dominican Republic

Residents of the Dominican Republic who wanted to see the barely-covered groin of a popstar thrusting at speeds of up 350bpm are currently rather sad, after the nation's government banned a Miley Cyrus concert on the ground that her tongue/crotch routine is somewhat vulgar. Read More >>

advertising
Jaguar Advert Banned for Glamourising Going a Bit Fast

An advert which showed a Jaguar hammering around mountains on both the left and right sides of the road has been banned, after advertising watchdogs decided it made driving look way too much like fun. Read More >>

booze
Lancaster Uni Plans Spot Fines for Drunk Students

There's a sense of unease among student drinkers at Lancaster University's Lonsdale College, where university bosses have announced plans for a £200 spot fine for drunkenness along with a £250 fine for being seen buying a drink for someone who's clearly already a bit far gone. Read More >>

cars
DVLA Updates Banned Sweary Number Plate List for 2014 Idiot Season

The annual roll over of the car number plate system has thrown up some exciting new ways for people to spell out swear words, with the 14 plate designation meaning the likes of SH14 TTY and SP14 STK now find themselves on the DVLA's banned registrations list. Read More >>

piracy
21 New Sites of Shame Added to BPI’s UK ISP Piracy Blockade

If you get your music from suspiciously-named sites like eMp3World and Mp3Raid you're about to find yourself out of luck, as these -- and 19 other music download sites -- are about to hit the BPI's Pirate Bay lockdown list and disappear for good. Read More >>