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16 things banned in 2014 that weren't porn

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A series of sex acts were banned from UK porn films under new regulations in 2014. Aside from filming face-sitting, here are some other things banned in 2014:


Snapchat at Eton

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There were concerns the picture messaging app could be used to spread sexual images.


Lord Hanningfield

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The Lords Privileges and Conduct committee banned him from Parliament for a year in May 2014 for not doing any work.


This Peta ad

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This poster was part of a campaign from the animal rights group against the consumption of dairy. It was pulled from display after only one day in Nottingham following complaints.


Monkeys from doing this

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In January monkeys at Paignton Zoo in Devon were banned from eating bananas for health reasons.


The Ukip Calypso

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Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read's Calypso was performed in a mock Caribbean accent. He asked his record company to withdraw the single and apologised for causing offence after a backlash.


53 piracy sites

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In November Britain blocked 53 sites that had been used for piracy.


Julien Blanc

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The self-styled pick up artist was barred from entering the UK by Theresa May.


These American Apparel ads

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The Advertising Standards Authority deemed the images were “gratuitous”.


NHS staff from drinking tea or coffee

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Staff at three Leicester hospitals were banned from drinking tea or coffee in public areas.


Native American headdresses

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A successful petition on change.org called for a ban on the sale of headdresses at Glastonbury 2015.


E-cigarettes

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Transport for London banned electronic cigarettes on trains, buses, Tubes and stations across London.


The niqab at Camden School for Girls

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Camden School for Girls banned a sixth form student from starting her A-levels for wearing the niqab to cover her hair and face in September. The school said the decision was an "educational one".


Google Glass

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It was announced in June that British cinemas would ban Google Glass over fears they could be used to pirate films.


Daytime drinking at the Welsh Assembly

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In November officials announced Welsh Assembly will no longer be able to buy any alcohol before 6pm.

This guy

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Rodney Williams was banned from every drinking establishment in Greater London for 25 years after admitting numerous thefts.


This poster

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Student official at South Bank University removed this poster displayed by the Atheist Society a February 2014 “refreshers” fair, on the grounds that it could cause offence.

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