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We get regular updates on stories by PA's news tart Ananova. Don't know why because stories usually arrive about two hours after we've written them, but even we were amazed when the site decided to entice us by repeatedly sending the same stories, often days apart.

Ananova, for example, was so excited about songs being downloaded for mobile phone rings that it sent us the story a few days ago. Then resent it today. Then resent a differently worded version. Then resent the first version again. And still we weren't interested.

It is obviously also overjoyed that Halifax is dishing up some cheap anti-virus software to Net banking clients, because it told us so three times.

We don't know whether this is a technical fault going on here or whether it's getting a per-email fee, making the action of filling up people's inboxes with junk a worthwhile business plan. We wonder whether this could be construed as spam.

PS It's done it again! Stop sending us emails! We don't like the story. We won't run it. Go away! ®

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