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Phil Neville’s Home Explains Why Versace Was Murdered

phil-neville-versace.jpg JULIE Neville and her football Phil Neville are selling their home.

For £4million, you can take ownership of a Cheshire pile seemingly modelled on a private boarding school in Jeddah, or, indeed, a pile.

Eyes are drawn to, and left

Posted: 3rd, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Armed Maasai Warriors Goad London Marathon Runners On

rhino-runner.jpg TO the London Marathon, at no great pace.

Six Maasai warriors are taking part in the race. No, not half a dozen blacked-up coppers from Basildon, but actual bona fide warriors with spears and shields.

Marathon chiefs are expecting a

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Cristiano Ronaldo Learns From Ryan Giggs’ Mistakes

cristiano-ronaldo-crack.jpg CRISTIANO Ronaldo was just 14 years old when Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs removed his shirt in celebration.

What many at first thought to be a pet monkey strapped to Giggs’ torso turned out to be genuine hair. On his chest.

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A Left-Armed Chinaman’s Blu-Tack England Cricket Debacle

ENGLAND’S First Test debacle in New Zealand, in Blu-Tack:

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Two Plastic Bags And A Severed Head Found On Beach

arbroathbeach_228x146.jpg THE Scotsman and The Herald both lead with news of a severed head of a woman found by two children in a p lastic bag on a beach.

Yeah, a plastic bag on the beach. Think of the turtles. We

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Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev Runs In Olympics

olympic-torch-kazak.jpg NO, not the Running of the Jews:

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev will run a 250m stretch of the torch relay after the Beijing Olympic flame arrives in Almaty, Kazakhstan on April 2, 2008.

Mr Nazarbayen is 67 years old. There

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Fabio Capello: Jail, ‘Three Liars’ And Juventus

crapello.jpg FABIO Crapello: Anorak’s look at England football manager Fabio Capello in the news
“THREE LIARS ON HIS SHIRT Fabio faces jail for perjury,” says the Star’s front-page headline.

Capello is not to be charged with the crime of not

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Geography Lessons With Lens And Paris St Germaine

lens-football-banner.jpg WHILE Gordon Brown demands fingers on lips at football grounds, over in France, Paris St Germaine are taking on Lens.

A banner is unfurled.

It reads: ‘Pédophiles, chômeurs, consanguins: bienvenue chez les Cht’is’ Paedophiles, dole scum and inbreds

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Taxi Unfair For Paul Gascoigne

gazza_taxi.jpg NO publication should overestimate the intelligence of its readers, and in a story on how “TROUBLED” Paul Gascoigne allegedly did a runner from a taxi fare, the paper produces a picture of a black cab.

The story is that Gazza

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Gordon Brown Wants Silence At Liverpool’s Kop Shop

liverpool-football-fans.jpg IN “FURY ACROSS THE MERSEY”, the Sun leads with news that cops are to “police abusive fans at Kop derby”.

The “Kop derby” is, of course, last weekend’s match between Liverpool and their city rivals Everton.

Things were said to

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Max Mosley’s Carry On Nazi Orgy

spanking-mosley.jpg SIR Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, would perhaps have approved of the footage of his son Max, enduring a “Nazi-style orgy” with five prostitutes, as is alleged by the News of the World.

Mr Mosely, president

Posted: 31st, March 2008 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi Arabia’s Mile High Tower

mile-high-tower-penis.png HOLIDAY reps, tired businessmen and Ralph Fiennes listen up: there are plans to build a mile-high tower in Saudi Arabia.

As the Telegraph reports, the Mile High Tower will be double the height of its nearest rival and almost seven

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Dimitar Berbatov’s Unique Love

berbatov1.jpg DANIELA Arnault says she had an affair that lasted two years with Tottenham Hotspurs’ Alice-banded striker Dimitar Berbatov.

In “I HAD IT OV WITH BERBA” Ms Arnault alleges: “I was in love with him. He made me feel like a

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Formula One For Earth Hour

FORMULA ONE for Earth Hour :

Organizers of the Singapore Grand Prix have chosen Earth Hour to debut megawatt-using streetlights that will be used to illuminate F1’s first night race later this year.

The lights (300 times more powerful than

Posted: 30th, March 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zimbabwe Votes And Polls

mugabe-vote.jpg HEADLINE of The Day, in the Observer

“Zimbawe votes to counter poll rigging.”

Anyone..?

Picture : Taken from footage

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Hope Floats For Ant ‘N’ Dec’s Row Idol And The Sunken Boat Race

boat-race-sinking.jpg PAST the bell at Arling and Hobbs and down to river for the big one. In 179 years of the Varsity Boat Race, Oxford and Cambridge have featured in them all.

Some say this makes the Boat Race predictable and

Posted: 29th, March 2008 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Independent Travels In Colour

british-empire-map.jpg THE Independent is leading its news agenda with news of a new Travel Magazine.

And not just any travel magazine, but a colour travel magazine, a happening emphasised by the world “colour” being written in no less then six separate

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Leona Lewis Shows Beyonce How To Look Like No.1

beyonce-leona.png LEONA Lewis is the first females signer to top the US charts since Jimmy Young.

The Mail says American music fans have Lewis “to their hearts”.

Her hits single Bleeding Love, a tribute to Arthur Mullard, sees her tread in

Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (23) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Beckham: Farewell Golden Ball, Hello Golden Bogies

beckham-nose-picking.jpg MUCH debate in the build up to David Beckham’s testimonial match in Paris over what haircut he’d go for.

This being his 100th cap, many hoped Beckham would pay homage to one of his predecessors. No golden boots and fanfare

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities | Comments (15) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


War With The Newts: The Daily Mail Declares

warwiththenewts.jpg WHEN the flood comes, and the newts declare war, whose side will you be on?

Of men and amphibians, the Mail has news of John and Margie Histed, forced to live in a caravan in the grounds of their “£1million

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Fabio Crapello: Reactions On England’s Defeat In Paris

posh-and-becks.jpg FABIO CRAPELLO Watch Anorak’s look at the building up and doing down of England manager Fabio Capello

DAILY MIRROR: “Capello discovered that he really will have to earn that £6million a year as the painful limitations of his

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David’s Beckham’s Golden Boots And Centurion Chic

beckham-centurion.jpg DAVID Beckham is to mark is 100th football match for England by equipping his footy kit with greaves and a feathered helmet. Football fans will also see Becks wearing his new range of Centurion Soccer Skirts (RRP £34.99).

Beckham’s self-promotion

Posted: 26th, March 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dogs And Style With Danielle Bux

MORE news of Danielle Bux , BBC TV presenter and crisps enthusiast Gary Linker’s live-in lover.

The Star leads with a picture of Danielle (surely,

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Football’s Paris Hilton, Paul Jewell, Shows Managers The Way Forward

paul-jewell.jpg PAUL Jewell, manager of Derby County football club, is “football’s Paris Hilton”.

Do not doubt that football needs a Paris Hilton. If football is to be Hollywood in shorts, then it needs to embrace all elements of showbusiness.

One-hit wonder

Posted: 24th, March 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, Tabloids | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Currin, Porn And The War Against Islam

war-on-terror.jpg SAYS the Indpedent: “John Currin: The filth and the fury”

His portraits of balloon-breasted women are notorious. Now John Currin is about to arrive in Britain with canvases of an even more sexually explicit nature. The artist talks to

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