The aftershock of Marcus Agius resigning as Barclay's chairman only to return to work a day later has had amazing repercussions on the rest of this week's news.

In the sports world, David Beckham has gone from being overlooked by Team GB to now being selected as captain of the Olympic football team.

Meanwhile, Katie Holmes has retracted her decision to divorce Tom Cruise and instead been spotted on dates with her husband, only pausing during their romantic dinners to read her copy of L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics.

Scientists are calling the phenomenon 'The Barclays Effect' - whereby a seemingly minor change in one news story can result in huge differences to other news stories.

"It's quite remarkable," said Professor Boffin of Brainy University, Oxbridge. "Although sadly, it's come too late for Chloe Smith, Engelbert Humperdink and Ashley Cole."



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