The dipolar anisotropy of the CMB is believed to be due to our motion with respect to the CMB rest frame at 369 km/s. This should cause a dipolar modulation in the number counts of distant sources, through special relativistic aberration and Doppler boosting effects. We test this with an all-sky catalogue of ~600000 radio galaxies, by combining the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) and Sydney University Molonglo Sky Survey (SUMSS) catalogues and find a significantly larger dipole than expected, in the same direction but corresponding to a velocity of 1355 +/- 174 km/s, in tension with the kinematic interpretation of the CMB dipole at 2.81σ. We further test this with a sample of galaxies from the Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite. After using innovative background rejection strategies to reduce star contamination to <0.1% and rejecting nearby sources, we again find a large dipole in the same direction, consistent with a velocity of 1260 +/- 629 km/s. These and other observations hint at a large bulk flow in the direction of the CMB-dipole. The deceleration parameter q0 derived from local observations is then expected to show a scale-dependent dipolar modulation. From a maximum likelihood analysis of the Joint Lightcurve Analysis (JLA) catalogue of Type Ia supernovae we do find such a dipole in q0, with the strength and statistical significance depending strongly upon the imposed uncertainty budget of the sample. I will conclude by commenting on the bizarre inconsistencies found in the recent SNe catalogues, and their implications for the cosmological principle.