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The Greater (London) Boris Johnson Is Taken Back

BORIS Johnson is standing for London Mayor. He is MP for Henley, which in estate agent speak is to the west of Fulham.

Says Boris in his Telegraph column: “And I had a flashback, and I rememberer-London school…”

Boris is

Posted: 11th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Front–Page Scoop of the Day

Front–Page Scoop of the Day The Independent’s: “The best scales”.

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Posted: 11th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bedfordshire Police Force Suspected Of Portuguese Links

IT’S off to Bedfordshire for the country’s criminals as the local police force is voted the worst in the land.

As the Telegraph reports, the survey by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary employed seven forensic criteria, including “tackling crime”; “local

Posted: 10th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming: Plane Stupid Make Hot Air At Manchester Airport

PLANE Stupid have been on a day out to Manchester Airport. The enlightened group who call people stupid for going on holiday and taking advantage of cheap flights “handcuffed themselves”.

The Independent does not say to what the seven protestors

Posted: 9th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jamie Oliver’s Italian Meat Balls

JAMIE Oliver, native of Essex, is to launch “’authentic’ Italian restaurant chain”.
Anorak has been to Italy and noted that the successful restaurant chains are called L’Insalata Ricca, Brek and McDonalds.

As the

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Posted: 8th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Richard Dawkins On Jews And Power

THE Guardian announces: “Atheists arise: Dawkins spreads the A-word among America’s unbelievers.”

Dawkins is Ricahrd Dawkins, “Britain’s leading atheist”. Dawkins wants to take atheism to the downtrodden American masses. It’s a challenge. “Maybe David and Goliath would be a better

Posted: 7th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (17) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming: Holding A Mirror Up To Humanity

GLOBAL warming. And the Guardian has a question: “Can science really save the world?”

We who believe in the power of mankind over nature know that science can conquer all. With science we have a prayer. We can take on

Posted: 7th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Presidential Race 2008: Fred Thomson’s Dawdles, Hillary Clinton Races Ahead

IS Fred Thompson’s campaign bus driver in danger of falling asleep at the wheel?

Last month Matt Taibbi , writing in Rolling Stone, called the former Law and Order star “a human snooze button, campaigning baldly for the head-in-the-sand vote

Posted: 4th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming: Winter Sun Get-Aways To The Arctic

GLOBAL warming has many guises. And now the Express reports that it has done for David Bowman’s pumpkins.

“I’ve never known a year like this one in 35 years of growing pumpkins,” says farmer Bowman. “It rained and rained and

Posted: 3rd, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Daily Telegraph’s 100 Ugliest People In Showbiz

IF politics is showbiz for ugly people, the Telegraph is OK! magazine without the gloss and orangey glow. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or )

On Sunday last, the paper began its “influential 100” section, in which it would tell readers who

Posted: 2nd, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Tabloid Times: When Piercings Attack

FURTHER signs that The Times has ambitions to be a tabloid on the paper’s front page: “Body art it can seriously damage your health.”

On page 13, it’s unlucky for Jessica Collins who “was almost killed when her belly-button

Posted: 2nd, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sven Goran Eriksson Bowls Over Manchester City’s Blue Rinsers

WE join the action in the seventieth minute as Manchester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson surveys the biscuit formation and the massed talent.

The gramophone kicks into life. The dulcet tones of The Mavericks fill the municipal hall with noise.

Posted: 2nd, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Buy To Let Market Falls Into The Brown Stuff

LOOKS  like the buy to let market in the UK is in freefall :

The buy-to-let market is in crisis as 40 per cent has been wiped off the value of new purpose-built investment properties in the past year, a

Posted: 1st, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Credit Cruch: The Beginning Of The End At UBS

THE Credit Crunch. Says Tim: Yessssss! Result!

Seriously, this is excellent news :

The crisis in the troubled US sub-prime mortgage market has sent Swiss investment banking giant UBS tumbling to its first quarterly loss in almost a decade and

Posted: 1st, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson London Mayor Race: Bozza v Ken v Brian The Snail

boris-yawns.jpg “TORIES pick Boris to take on ‘King Newt’,” announces the Telegraph.

Well, less announces than whispers as the news that Boris Johnson has been chosen to take on Ken Livingstone for the job of London mayor appears in a side

Posted: 28th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: You Should See His Boyfriend

ahmadinejad-homosexuals.gif “IS American right to demonise President Ahmadinejad of Iran?”

This is the Independent’s “big question”.

Ahmadinejad is billed as “controversial leader”. He says things like “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We do not have this

Posted: 26th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming: Hilary Benn’s World Without China

hilary-benn.jpg GLOBAL warming. According to Hilary Benn, it’s the “greatest challenge we have ever faced as human beings”.

Benn, the Environment Secretary, is seen by the Times addressing a green summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

The human

Posted: 25th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Andrew Pelling Challenge: Tory, Labour Or LibDem?

andrew-pelling.jpg ANDREW Pelling, MP for Central Croydon, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife.

There now follows a test of your political instinct. We will deliver the facts, as told by the Times, and ask you to guess which political

Posted: 21st, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


TMZ & OJ Simpson: Harvey Levin At Work

oj2.jpg A NEW twist in the latest, already-bizarre OJ Simpson story is leading us to suspect that the new charges against Simpson will be dropped and that the entire incident was staged to drum up publicity for the Simpson book that’s

Posted: 18th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


War On Terror: Briefs Defend Guantanomo Bay Speedos

guantanamo-bay.jpg THE Independent gets beneath the burka on the War on Terror.

And readers are introduced to “the case of the Guantanamo lawyer, the detainees and the illegal pair of paints”.

Lawyers, we learn, have been pressing the US Government for

Posted: 14th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming: Blackpool Zoo Primates Agonise Over Tory Policy

john-prescott-sex.jpg WHAT does the Labour Party do on the carpet? And bear in mind that John Prescott still serves as MP for Kingston upon Hull East.

It’s just that the Times reports that at this year’s Labour Party conference in Bournemouth,

Posted: 13th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


News Feed: Fat Americans Can Tighten Their Belts As Petrol Prices Bite

fat.jpg “RISING petrol prices could force obese American to hit the streets.”

So says the Independent, which omits to add that the rising cost of gasoline could force obese Americans to remain indoors eating home delivery, only leaving the place when

Posted: 13th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It’s Been Emotional: Back To School For Hugs

seals.jpg IT’S back to school time. School children are dusting off iPods and polishing their trainers; teachers are dusting off the bongo drums and learning the value of hugs.

As the Telegraph says, happiness lessons are to be taught to all

Posted: 5th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich Does Not See The Light

abramovich.jpg THEY say he sleeps upside down with his head in pot of molten gold.

They say his London home is powered by 2,000 eunuchs chewing on white tigers’ testicles.

They say Roman Abramovich did enter the Andrew Martin shop in

Posted: 4th, September 2007 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cops For Doughnuts And Catford Hasn’t A Prayer

catford.jpg THE Guardian brings news of a new collection of prayers by the Church of England.

These are designed to help in “banishing the Monday blues”, and include “the thoughts of a curate from Catford, east London, on the trials and

Posted: 3rd, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0