It has been a bad week for:

Kellie Smith of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who is being sued by her ex-boyfriend for "intentionally acquiring and misusing" his sperm. Smith, who gave birth to Peter Wallis' child over two years ago, insists the sperm was a "gift" that was "surrendered" to her during intercourse.

South London firm Fisher Meredith, which found its advertisement banned from London's Tubes and buses. The ad, which featured the text "Dear suspect, your face hit my boot. We can correct mistakes", was removed by Transportation Displays Incorporated (TDI). TDI gave no reason for banning the advertisement.

Polish perpetrators. Taxi drivers in the country have grown so tired of brutal attacks from unkind passengers, that they have called for the reintroduction of the death penalty. The cabbies are attempting to collect 100,000 signatures for a motion to parliament under the Polish constitution. If they send their petition to London taxi drivers that should account for an extra 50,000 signatures.