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Panama Papers: turning wealth into a dead man’s sin

sinnersTen faces on the Mirror’s cover. Simon Cowell (telly), Mark Thatcher (lost), El Chapo (pharmaceuticals), the Duchess of Windsor (choppers), Nick Faldo (Sir), Paul Burrell (ma’am), Willian (Chelsea), Jackie Chan (film), Andy Cole (Manchester United) and David Cameron (monster raving … READ ON

Posted: 7th, April 2016 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Panama Papers: the murky world of newspapers and dictators

You’ve heard news of the Panama Papers. The Guardian is hot for them:

In the files we have found evidence of Russian banks providing slush funds for President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle; assets belonging to 12 country leaders, including the

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Posted: 5th, April 2016 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ken Clarke and an interrupting Paul Mason talk steel on BBC Newsnight

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Former BBC staffer and Newsnight journalist Paul Mason and Tory MP Ken Clarke are talking about the steel industry on BBC Newsnight. The one thing you can’t escape noticing is how often Mason gurns and interrupts. The other … READ ON

Posted: 1st, April 2016 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Uber driver rips off drunk driver; proves Uber is winning

uber

 

Going the pretty way, sir?

An Uber driver charged a drunk passenger £102.17 for a journey, after taking him on a 20-mile detour around London while he slept.

Daniel Kaizen ordered a minicab from Old Street to Wood Green,

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Posted: 29th, March 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gawker get body slammed by Hogan sex tape judgement

hulk-hogan-tattooTrying times at Gawker media:

These damages come on top

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Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Huffington Post editor explain why not paying journalists is ‘authentic’

FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2

 

How does new journalism work? Stephen Hull, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post UK, was talking with Steve Hewlett on Radio 4’s Media Show yesterday. He was asked why the website doesn’t pay for content. His answer is remarkable:

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Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Financial Times writer slams Hewlett Packard over advertising threat

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When The Financial Times wrote a few words on Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, the company’s marketing chief, Henry Gomez, was upset by the article’s tone. He threatened to stop placing he company’s ads with the newspaper, warning … READ ON

Posted: 17th, February 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nigerian astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home – could be a scam

The Anorak Inbox features this plea: Nigerian Astronaut is lost in space needs $3Million to come home

Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home
Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Plot 555
Misau

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Posted: 6th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (32) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Will non-creative professionals work for free? Watch the video and find out

Will non-creatives work for free? Toronto advertising agency Zulu Alpha Kilo asks a variety of business people if they will work like a creative does. The responses are short and ripe.

 

 

Spotter: PhotographybayREAD ON

Posted: 5th, February 2016 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal earn more money on match day than every other club in Europe

Arsenal matchday

 

Arsenal raked in more cash from match-day activities last season than every other club in Europe. The Gunners took a whopping £101.6m, beating Real Madrid (#99.9m), Barcelona (#980m) and Manchester United (#87.8m).

Given that three other clubs directly behind … READ ON

Posted: 21st, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Money, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Bentley for losers

The car’s the star in the tabloids. Manchester United players love a Bentley.

Daily Mail: “Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal arrives at favourite restaurant in a Bentley”

The car’s value is not stated.

Daily Mail, December 21: … READ ON

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Money, Sports, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: that Jose Mourinho redundancy package in full

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Chelsea manager. But how much did he have stuffed inside his pockets as he sauntered off?

The Mail: £10m.

 

Jose Mourinho sacked money

The Sun: £18m.

Jose Mourinho sacked money

The Express: £10-£40m.

Jose Mourinho sacked money

 

 

The Mirror: £45.5m.

 

Jose Mourinho sacked money

 

In … READ ON

Posted: 18th, December 2015 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: how much it costs to sack Jose Mourinho

What would it cost Chelsea to sack Jose Mourinho?  The newspapes know.

The Daily Mail says “Roman Abramovich will be forced to pay Jose Mourinho more than £40million“.

The Mirror says sacking Mourinho “could cost £40m“.

The … READ ON

Posted: 16th, December 2015 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United staffer in nominative determinism tribunal

In “Women peep in Utd loos”, the Sun reports on Marcus King, a man who claims that whilst working at Manchester United’s training ground he was spied on by three women. “He told a a tribunal he heard sniggering outside … READ ON

Posted: 18th, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Playboy model Elizabeth Dickson wins damages for crazy golf sex stunt

Playboy golf

 

Elizabeth Dickson has won damages from Playboy Enterprises for an incident at the Playboy Golf Finals at the Industry Hills Golf Club in Industry on March 30, 2012.

Dickson’s job was to act as novelty divot. Lying face down … READ ON

Posted: 17th, November 2015 | In: Key Posts, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guardian criticises Gates Foundation for helping ‘for-profit companies’; takes Bill Gates’ money

Bill Melinda gates

 

Linsey McGoey has been writing about The Bill and Melina Gates Foundation for the Guardian. The article begins with a rather ghoulish view that the charity would be better were Gates dead:

Would the Gates Foundation do more

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Posted: 14th, November 2015 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tesco seeks a Christmas Tree light untangler

 

Former boy scouts, listen up. Your skills are needed. Tesco is hiring “Christmas Light Untanglers”. If you are “able to untangle 3 meters of Christmas lights in under three minutes” and are “passionate about Christmas”, you can spend your … READ ON

Posted: 11th, November 2015 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Revolting marketing: UK betting firm offers odds on which footballer will come out as gay

daily star

 

In the Anorak Inbox today, this missive form a desperate

A UK betting site has offered odds on which England football will come out as gay, following the news over the weekend that two Premier League footballers are set

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Posted: 27th, October 2015 | In: Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: how much Klopp is now earning at Anfield

Liverpool have appointed affable German Jurgen Klopp and the papers agree that he’s terrific.

But what’s he earning at Liverpool?

Daily TelegraphKlopp signed a three year deal worth £7 million a season.

The Times: £25m for three READ ON

Posted: 9th, October 2015 | In: Liverpool, Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This London cupboard is yours to live in for £500 a month

 

For just £500 a month, you can live in a cupboard in Clapham, south London.

Alex Lomax, who travelled from Nottingham to view the property, says:

“There was a landlord and I was shown the kitchen and the under-stairs

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Posted: 1st, October 2015 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jermain Defoe wants a secretary to turn him into a ‘global brand’

defoe brand

 

Sunderland FC striker Jermain Defoe is looking for a new executive personal assistant to keep his life in order. The role is “demanding“. You will take his calls, stock the fridge, build him apps and turn Jermain … READ ON

Posted: 24th, August 2015 | In: Money, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal can buy Gareth Bale but not Messi says Gunners boss

lord harrisArsenal director Philip Charles Harris, Baron Harris of Peckham, tells the Daily Mail the Gunners are rich enough to buy almost any player in the world.

So why don’t they?

The story begins: “Arsene Wenger has more than £200m in … READ ON

Posted: 24th, July 2015 | In: Arsenal, Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Legal brothel offers free sex in tax protest: golfers and other masochists offer to pay

 

To  Salzburg, Austria, where brothel keeper Hermann ‘Pascha’ Müller, owner of the licensed Pascha brothel, vows to no longer be “the tax office’s pimp”. So Müller is offering free sex at his houses of ill repute. He is, however, … READ ON

Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Working people of Walmart rejoice: Celine Dion and Justin Bieber are banned

Walmart Celine Dio

 

The result from the ‘Walmart-palooza’ company shindig in Fayetteville, Alaska, has resulted in a list of changes to keep the 1.3 million workers working.

Item 1: Celine Dion and Justin Bieber will not longer be played over the P.A. … READ ON

Posted: 5th, June 2015 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0