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Daily Mail Scare Story: cake contains sugar!

Siofra Brennan has news for Daily Mail readers: “Revealed: How ‘healthy’ high street breakfasts that contain MORE sugar than a can of cola and as much fat as a McDonald’s bacon butty.”

What! An entire meal has more sugar

Posted: 1st, April 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 1st, April 2016 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Glasgow Police threaten everyone on twitter

Glasgow Free speech police

 

Glasgow police have issued a threat to everyone on twitter. If your tweet or Facebook post or online comment falls short of their guide, they will knock on your door and menace you. If they think your comment is

Posted: 1st, April 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail praises Ronnie Corbett with brilliant caption error

Ronnie Corbett has died. I think he’s probably laughing at this Daily Mail caption error

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Posted: 31st, March 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The world’s worst airline passenger

Any question posed in a headline can be answered ‘no’. The Metro’s Toby Meyjes asks: “Is this the worst airline passenger ever.”

 

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No. The person in that pictured is not even the worst airline passenger of

You have

Posted: 31st, March 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Psychoactive Substances Act could ban sugar rushes

Psychoactive drugs act

 

The ban on legal highs might be impossible. The Guardian says “the government’s blanket ban on legal highs that was due to come into effect on 6 April has been postponed for at least a month… The Psychoactive Substances

Posted: 31st, March 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Former BBC Radio DJ in social media horror

Simon Bates local news

 

Local News of the Day deals with a social media nasty. The Mid Devon Gazette tells us:

Twitter profile slates BBC Radio Devon presenter and Butterleigh resident Simon Bates

Adding:

A TWITTER account calling for BBC Radio Devon’s Simon

Posted: 30th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Shocking THIGH GAP jewellery’ gives women dicks

The Mail says Soo Kyung Bae has created “shocking THIGH GAP jewellery to highlight women’s ‘unhealthy obsession’ with super-skinny legs”.

Er, no, Daily Mail . Hanging a long pendant between a woman’s legs make her and you look a like

Posted: 30th, March 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photo of the year: fake suicide belt hijacker poses for photos with Aberdeen man

"An Aberdeen man posed for a photo with a hijacker who used a fake suicide belt to take control of an Egyptian plane."

 

Click! Aberdeen man Ben Innes, 26, poses for a photo with a hijacker who used a fake suicide belt to take control of an Egyptian plane and hold him hostage.

An Egyptian hijacker

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Posted: 29th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adam Johnson joins prison’s Crazy Gang

Adam-Johnson Can we rejoice in the news that “Footie paedo Adam Johnson ‘faces bloody razor torture’ in prison showers”? The Sun  has heard that prisoners want to scar Johnson, the former Sunderland and England footballer jailed for sexually abusing an underage

Posted: 29th, March 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Uber driver rips off drunk driver; proves Uber is winning

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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,

Posted: 29th, March 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenage baby snatchers sentenced for Facebook plot

A shocking story on the Sun’s cover about a plot to steal a baby. Shantel Ullah, 20, says a teenager knocked on her front door posing as a social worker and tried to abduct son Dontae. Over pages 4 and

Posted: 28th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Chris is Risen’: Jesus is rebranded in York

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Let us pray for Acomb Parish Church, in York, where “Chris is Risen”.

Says Assistant Curate Ned Lunn:  “The pastor at the Baptist Church is actually called Chris. He’s got to get up for

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Posted: 27th, March 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn gets negative ‘boost’ in satisfaction ratings but Farage wins

Big news. The Indy says “Jeremy Corbyn overtakes David Cameron in leadership satisfaction ratings”. 

The Ipsos MORI poll showed Mr Corbyn up ten points and David Cameron down ten points after last week’s Budget

Corbyn is popular?

Mr Corbyn is

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Weapon grade lunacy: Swedish women wear hijabs to show support for Islam

How can you tell everyone that after Islamists murders people in Brussels you are not a racist? Easy. You can wear a hijab:

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Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Survey news: porn users more egalitarian than porn banners

 

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Porn. It’s a cancer, right? Well, news is that it might be useful:

According to radical feminist theory, pornography serves to further the subordination of women by training its users, males and females alike, to view women as

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Emory University students panic after someone writes the word “Trump” on a sidewalk

best ever donald trump So toxic is Donald Trump that even seeing his name reduces students to jellies. To Georgia,  USA:

Emory University students say they are “in pain” and “afraid” after someone left pro-Donald Trump chalk messages on their Atlanta campus, according to

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dear Jamie Oliver, please help us ban apples and pears

Sugar is bad for you. It must be taxed. In the eyes of Jamie Oliver and anyone who listens to him, tax is a way to punish people. So the price has been raised. Now, let’s ban fruit:

A banana

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adam Johnson: now watch teenage girls get you off in the tabloids

Adam-Johnson

 

You might see Adam Johnson, the footballer, as a deeply unpleasant oddity. Jailed for six years for sexual activity with an underage girl, Johnson represents nobody but himself. But his job sets an agenda in motion. The Mail leads

Posted: 25th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Matthew Doye: locked away in the Met’s trawl for Islamophobia

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This week the Metropolitan Police  arrested Matthew Doyle for tweeting: “I confronted a Muslim woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said ‘Nothing to do with me’. A mealy mouthed reply.”

When I read that

Posted: 25th, March 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Women have higher IQs than men, even the dyed blondes

dumb blonde According to the elitists at Mensa, the average IQ is taken as 100. Mindful of that, we read the  Mail’s r eport on blondes:

They’re not ‘dumb blondes’ after all: Women with the natural hair colour are MORE intelligent than

Posted: 23rd, March 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Star replaces ‘banned’ Easter eggs with chocolate balls

easter egg ban Big news in the Daily Star .

PC Chocolate makers ban ’Easter’ from eggs. CHOCOLATE firms have banned the word “Easter” from their eggs to avoid offending non-Christians…

Really? Are Rastafarians that upset by ‘Easter’?

Cadbury is now selling a

Posted: 23rd, March 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rob Ford: I couldn’t remember taking drugs because I was drunk

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Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto, has died. He was just 46. In his obituary, CBC includes this:

Ford staunchly denied that he smoked crack and questioned the existence of the footage, which prompted Gawker to begin a

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


PJS and YMA gag tabloids over ‘open relationship’

This is an odd one. The Telegraph  writes:

The Court of Appeal has allowed a well-known entertainer to keep his extra-marital “threesome” secret in a move which heralds the return of the court injunction.

Are all three parties gagged?

Judges

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gawker get body slammed by Hogan sex tape judgement

hulk-hogan-tattoo Trying times at Gawker media:

These damages come on top

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0