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Spurs balls: Gareth Bale’s return would be a badge of lunacy

Tottenham fans looking for their club to boost the Premier League’s second best side last term with new players are addressed by the Sun’s Paul Jiggins. Just as pressing f8 on the keyboard has for years given the Sun stories

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Google News, Sports, Spurs | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lena Dunham and the Twitter narks are coming for you

Anyone hankering for Ostalgie (nostalgia for East German life behind the Berlin Wall) should know that elements of American society are sympathetic to your mood. Ersatz liberals are operating a sinister and tentacular network of volunteer narks who will grass

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Israeli wins Thai kickboxing medal after Palestinian refuses to fight

 

Palestinian Sultan Abu al-Hajj refused to fight an Israeli athlete at kickboxing’s World Youth Championship in Thailand. Al-Hajj refused to fight “as there has not yet been an official Palestinian decision over whether to face Israeli athletes in any …

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google blacklists Damore to protect weak women from diverse opinions

Everything is not rosy at Google. An internal memo written by Google engineer James Damore accusing the internet behemoth of operating as an “ideological echo chamber” is riding high on the news cycle. Google, opined Damore, is a place where

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Bale to Manchester United for a fee that makes Neymar to PSG look cheap

The summer’s here and with it comes the usual news that Gareth Bale dreams of leaving the heat and glory of Real Madrid for life at Manchester United. Like everyone else, the Star hears Real Madrid president Florentino Perez state

Posted: 9th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Google News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook is punishing smaller publishers

Is Facebook a friend to quality journalism? As well as publishing Anorak , I publish Flashbak . It’s Facebook page is up to 280,000 followers. But very few of the people who choose to follow the Page get to see

Posted: 9th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clickbait balls: Southampton’s Virjil can Dijk wants Express move to Liverpool or Arsenal or Chelsea

Transfer balls: news is that Southampton’s Virjil can Dijk no longer thinks Southampton’s ambitions match his own. The defender has asked the Saints to let him know if he can move to a club higher up the pay scale. Liverpool

Posted: 8th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Google News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man jailed for shooting woman up vagina during sex game

vagina gun crime manchester David Jeffers, 47, inserted a loaded shotgun into his lover’s vagina. And fired. He’s starting a 10-year prison sentence for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The 46 year-old victim was a willing participant in the sex

Posted: 8th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who is Neymar’s lover? Tabloids haven’t a clue

Bruna Marquezine nude

 

Brazilian footballer Neymar Junior has moved from Barcelona to PSG, and the tabloids are looking for a love interest. Unable to find one, they instead rest their gaze upon 22-year-old Brazilian actress Bruna Marquezine, who used to date the

Posted: 5th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, Google News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Meet Kan-chan the enema mascot that goes where the sun doesn’t shine

The Japanese terms for people who like dressing up as toys is  kigurumi. The Premier League  is full of such people . But in Japan mascots are pretty much everywhere. This week another mascot waddled into life. Representing the Ichijiku

Posted: 5th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal owner bows to pressure and censors big game killing from his TV channel

Kronke hunting TV

 

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has bowed to pressure . The UK version of his bloodsports channel will not broadcast big-game hunting, an utterly barbaric and wholly sad hobby for psychopathic dentists. (Yes, I now that’s tautological, but you take

Posted: 4th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Google News, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Monaco want Sanchez, Arsenal want Lemar, Barcelona pay Neymar’s dad earns more than Messi

More news on Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, who has endured a busy summer in the media, joining Paris Saint Germain Bayern Munich  and  Manchester City . He was  on his way to Chelsea definitely staying at Arsenal  –

Posted: 4th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Google News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sanchez kisses the badge and stays at Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez has been training hard at Arsenal. And today he did the unthinkable: he kissed the badge.

 

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Google News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Yorkers have stopped vaccinating pets over autism fears

The  Brooklyn Paper r eports  that local New Yorkers are refusing to vaccinate their pets over autism fears. Holistic hipsters are buying into the anti-vaxx movement and “applying it to their pets”.

“I really don’t know what the reasoning is,”

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Google News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jade Goody returns for one more Big Brother

jade goody derek acorah

 

Good news for TV types looking to create telly on a low-budget: when you hire to-deadline psychic Derek Acorah, you also get Jade Goody and David Gest. It’s a three-for-one deal. Sure, two of the trio are dead, …

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Germany you can drink at the UnBrexit pub

In Ahaus, Germany, you can drink at the UnBrexit pub.  spotted the place which opened in July this year:

 

UnBrexit pub germany

UnBrexit pub germany

 

British pubs are closing patrons driven away by the smoking ban and a lack of cash; pulled

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Google News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Norwegian news site blocks readers who don’t understand the story before commenting

NRK comments vetting

 

Anyone visiting the website of Norway’s NRK website is asked to take a quiz if they want to comment on a story. The idea is to ensure that everyone about to comment understands the story, which is, of course,

Posted: 2nd, August 2017 | In: Google News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alexis Sanchez was in Paris to get his UK work permit

alexis sanchez agents Paris

 

You read the news that Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has agreed “a  four-year contract with Paris Saint Germain? You read that the Arsenal player had been in Paris to meet with PSG reps ? And like me you

Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Google News, Key Posts, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Snowglobes top list of confiscated airport items

MArmite London airport

 

In a move that should have marketing types swooning, London City airport has issued a Marmite amnesty. Passengers passing through the airport found in possession of the processed spread will not have it seized at customs so long as

Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: Google News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Did the Kosher Conspiracy do for Kevin Myers – sacked for using anti-Semitic tropes in the Sunday Times?

The Sunday Times has sacked Kevin Myers for his appalling article on the BBC gender pay gap. In it, Myers looked own the list of BBC earners and picked out Vanessa Feltz and Claudia Winkleman. The two Jews, he suggested,

Posted: 31st, July 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Google News, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Angelia Jolie’s celebrity colonialism comes a cropper

Angelina Jolie has been casting for her film set in Cambodia. The film, First They Killed My Father, features children living under Pol Pot’s murderous regime. According to Evgenia Peretz writing for Vanity Fair , the auditions involved a

Posted: 30th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film, Google News, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reporting is sketchy in the Witton Station rape case

What facts we have are simply those reported over the newswires. A girl aged either 15 (BBC, Daily Telegraph) or 14 (Birmingham  Mail, Express)  was allegedly raped twice at Witton railway station in two separate attacks.

The Times opts to

Posted: 30th, July 2017 | In: Google News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casual anti-Semitism creeps into a Times story on BBC pay: Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz are Jews

Kevin Myers writes in the Sunday   Times :

I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, with whose, no doubt, sterling work I am tragically unacquainted are Jewish.

Good

Posted: 30th, July 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Google News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal offer Alexis Sanchez £300,000 a week one year deal and other tall stories

What news of Alexis Sanchez, the Chilean footballer last seen cradling the dog that most likely ate his homework when the Arsenal player was a lad? Is the Chilean as ill as she claims to be? That question to Arsenal

Posted: 30th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Google News, Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charlie Gard has died and journalists are ‘digging for dirt’

Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old boy whose life pitted reason against emotion, has died. Charlie’s mother, Connie Yates, tells the Mail , which seem to have bought the parents’ story from Alison Smith-Squire’s Featureworld : “Our beautiful little boy has gone,

Posted: 28th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0