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Top news from The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Indepedent and The Guardian newspapers

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.jpgGLOBAL 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.jpgANDREW 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.jpgA 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.jpgTHE 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.jpgWHAT 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.jpgIT’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.jpgTHEY 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.jpgTHE 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


Ronnie: The Autobiography, The Life And Times Keith Richards’ Stoned Sidekick

rolling-stones-keith-richards-ron-wood-2182005-boston_small.jpgONE book that you could reasonably expect to find left unread in Keith Richards’ hotel room – apart from Give Up Smoking in Ten Days – is Ronnie: The Autobiography, the life and times of his Stoned sidekick Ronald Wood.…

Posted: 29th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Enid Blyton’s Famous Five Return To The S.O.U.R.C.E

cast.jpgREMEMBER the Famous Five?

No, not the Fab Four… No, not Five Star…

What, none of you? Doesn’t anybody have any appreciation of our literary heritage?
The Famous Five were Dick (a “clever dick” in the days when that meant …

Posted: 28th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blondes Pass A-Levels In Record Numbers: A-Grade Melanie Slade

blondes.jpgTHIS season’s A-level results are in and the papers can confirm that – yes! – blonde girls have passed the tests in record numbers.

The first blonde is Mel Slade, formerly known as Melanie Slade and still known as the …

Posted: 17th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stoned Journalists Wanted For Channel 4 Documentary

jacqui_smith_cannabis.jpg“CHANNEL 4 has caused controversy after inviting journalists to take drugs and alcohol for a documentary.” (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

So says the Telegraph. And it’s no small shock to read that journalists need an invitation to imbibe spirits …

Posted: 16th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gap-Year Students Are No Good To Anyone

harry.jpg“GAP-year students told to forget aid projects,” say the Times’ front-page headline.

There’s a picture of Prince Harry, who took a gap from getting plastered in Boujis and playing soldiers, tending a garden in Lesotho.

Interesting to note that back …

Posted: 14th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sunday Newspapers With A Bible Supplement

bible_branding.gifFIGARO looks at the Sunday papers. And amid the section on property, cars, sport and nun fetishism sees something New:

Quote: “Do they object to getting a bag of Quaker oatmeal or Tide detergent or an AOL disc?” Paul …

Posted: 8th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adolf Hitler’s Greatest Hits

hitler.jpg“HITLER’S greatest hits.”

So begins the Times. And there is the old pop picker Adolf Hitler himself stood among a record collection.

This is no flight of fancy. The Times is not walking down memory lane wondering what Hitler would …

Posted: 7th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London 2012 Olympic Logo Is One Step Beyond

olympics_2012.gif HOW do you encapsulate the Olympics in one single image? How do you capture the unending quest for glory, the physical perfection, the humanity, the dreams, the, erm, cheating, corruption and wanton drug taking? (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

Well, …

Posted: 4th, June 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (23) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Queen Elizabeth In America And A Vat Of Asses’ Milk

cleopatra-bath.jpegHER Majesty the Queen in making her tour of the old American colonies. And she’s making news.

Quote: “You do not want to see Her Majesty breakdancing or bathing in a vat of asses’ milk.” William Feaver, referring to …

Posted: 3rd, May 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Virgina Tec’s Charles Steger’s Speechless Speech

01steger.jpgCHARLES W. Steger, president of Virginia Tech on the senselessness of it all.

Quote: “I cannot begin to convey my own personal sense of loss over this senselessness of such an incomprehensible and heinous act.” Charles W. Steger, president …

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tom & Gerry


The War On Terror has a new face.

It’s got whiskers for a beard. It’s got a mouse’s head on a cat’s body. It’s Tom & Jerry. And it’s Prof. Hasan Bolkhari, a cultural advisor to the Iranian Education …

Posted: 19th, March 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Blog Review

WELCOME to roundup #108, and as many of you will know, this week brought the sad news of the sudden death of Chris Lightfoot. Many, many words have been written about Chris this week, a rundown of which can be …

Posted: 12th, March 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0