Bloody Monday – A Pig Of A News Sense Day At Middlesbrough’s Evening Gazette
YOU have to hope it’s the aftermath of a Bankers’ Bonus party gone horribly right…but no such luck. Just another dull news day up North.
According to the Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, UK, this was the sight as yesterday’s watery rising sun sent night life scurrying for shelter – nine severed swine heads skinned but but otherwise complete with eyes and teeth.
A search for abandoned Aston Martins or Porches with keys in the locks proved fruitless on a side road off one of the main drags into central Middlesbrough.
A passing student opined : “There have been a lot of initiations into sports clubs.”
That would be the Tees Bog Trotters recruiting again then?
The story actually dates from a police tip off on Saturday not Monday…and this in a newspaper which was once the scourge of the unrighteous in the first vibrant and new test-bed metropolitan county district of Teesside (later acknowledged a planning nonsense). News sense fades as staffs constantly contract along with lost sales figures and once great evening newspapers are reduced to featuring what should have been left in an abattoir offal bin…exactly where the one-time National Design Award winning Gazette may be heading.