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At Asda, sales of offal were up 20 per cent in November compared to the same month in 2007. Sainsbury’s is selling 48 per cent more pig livers, 22 per cent more chicken livers and 8 per cent more pig kidneys than it was last year. The Times, 9th December 2008

If Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich goes to prison, he will become the fourth out of the last eight governors of the state to do so, joining predecessors George Ryan (racketeering, conspiracy, obstruction), Dan Walker (bank fraud), and Otto Kerner (bribery). Slate, 13th December 2008

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