Scandal has dominated headlines too, with the Lib Dems battling to contain public outrage over allegations made against Lord Rennard.
Nick Clegg hasn't wobbled his way out of the firing line yet, but the Deputy Prime Minister is bound to be sighing with relief, after the Lib Dems held onto Chris Huhne's old constituency of Eastleigh, despite considerable voter fatigue.
One of the happy voters of Eastleigh
There's been some silly stories this week too, like the Chinese woman who wore a fake pregnancy bump to get a seat on the crowded train. Great/ridiculous idea perhaps, until the whole thing falls off. Oops.
The brand of the stomach is not known, but the model above is available for £67
And then what the HELL was the bloated hairless beast that washed up on the shores of Pembrokeshire? It was almost as scary as this bloody fanged sea lamprey, which sent a shiver of fear down the spines of swimmers.
My eyes...my eyes...
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