Gloom and bust

Have you found yourself feeling a little blue of late? Not your usual cheery self? Well you\'re not alone. A survey of 5,000 adults by TV channel Comedy Central has found that in better times the average Brit laughs six times a day but since the dreaded crunch hit this number has halved.

Worse still, over 60% said their mood was worse last year than in any previous year. Mole think it’s time to send in the clowns – where’s Darling?