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Britain’s Next Top Model: Can Zoe Newlove Escape Her Past?

GARRY Newlove was murdered . And now the Sun brings news that his daughter is to appear on Britain’s Next Top Model, a TV talent show.

It’s front-page news. Inside, readers get: “I’M DOING THIS FOR YOU, DAD.”

But Zoe

Posted: 25th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Elves Bells: Illegal Immigrants Hide In Christmas Tree

IS Santa Clause an illegal immigrant with no right to work in the UK? And what of his elves?

News reaches Anorak of four stowaways discovered in the back of a lorry carrying an artificial Christmas tree to Northampton. The

Posted: 25th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Somali Pirates Seize MV Amani: Britain Rejoices

GOOD news for Gordon Brown’s investments in Somalia .

Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the Kenya-based East African Seafarers’ Assistance Programme, confirms that Yemeni vessel MV Amani has been seixed by Somalian

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Posted: 25th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


10 Celebrities Who Read Their Own Obituary

TOP 10 Celebrities Who Read Their Own Obituary

Known as one of the greatest popes ever to serve in the Vatican, Pope John Paul II is the only person to have read his obit on three different occasions. And like

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


VAT Cut Is Economic Sabotage

CRANMER:

So, the chocolate bar in your Christmas stocking that would have cost you £1 will now only cost you 97.75p, which retailers will round up to 98p – that is, if they bother passing on the reduction at all.

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rashid Rauf, Your Starter For Ten

AL Qaeda Mastermind Rashid Raud has been killed:

Says J-Walk : The guy responsible for making us put liquids and gels in little baggies at airports is in paradise with Allah: US

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Local Newspapers Offer Bee Shaffer A Job

LOCAL newspapers are in trouble. Tonbridge blogger explains why he’s no longing writing for the Kent Courier (part of DMGT ’s  Northcliffe , and offers Bee Shaffer and any other media students some work:

This is how it is for

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Death At The Scientology Center

SCIENTOLOGY. It’s under siege:

A man in his 40s drove up to the Centre in a red convertible yesterday afternoon. He got out of his car and approached three security guards carrying two 5-foot samurai swords in each hand. This

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wintour Of Discontent: Bee Shaffer’s Worried About Getting A Job

BEE Shaffer is Anna Wintour’s daughter. She graduates from Columbia in May. Says Bee:

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Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Haggling For The Guardian: All That Glitters For Tanya Gold

THE Guardian’s Tanya Gold is looking for bargains to haggle over. Not wishing to spend any money on travel, she remains in London. Can she haggle Virgin Trains?

Can you haggle over the fixed penalty notice?

In an

You have

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shannon Matthews: Michael Donovan’s Jaw Broken In Jail

SHANNON Matthews : Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Shannon Matthews and Karen Matthews

Michael Donovan’s jaw has been broken in jail.

Mr Donovan and Ms Matthews, 33, deny joint charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and perverting the course

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When Polar Bears Explode

POLAR bears respond to the news that global warming is over :

Treaties between Nunavut and the federal government make clear that science should not influence decision-making more than “traditional knowledge”, known as Inuit Qaujimaningit, or IQ. Scientists offer statistical

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The Web’s 20 Most Visible Individuals In The United Kingdom

NOWPUBLIC annoucnes its fifth MostPublic Index, identifying the Web’s 20 most visible

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Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BritBlog 197

BritBlog 197 – here

Welcome to the 197th edition slightly shorter than normal after last week’s Baby P editon … These are the best blog stories of the week as nominated by you. Nominations for next week should be

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Odd Spots

The Real Skins – Best Week Ever

Monsters in the movies – Wired

A slow motion raspberry – Cynical C

Lost with Lost – Docarzt

Bacon ice cream – DavidLebovitz


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Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Knife Crime: Snith On A Switch And Gnarls Barkley

HEY, kids! Wanna get revenge on a classmate? Here’s how. It’s easy:

Youngsters will be urged to email tip-offs on classmates carrying knives to the police in an initiative starting today.

The new warning service comes via the Crimestoppers’ youth

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mourning Sickness: Good Grief It’s Baby P

BABY P Watch : Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Baby P in the news and the Sun’s case of Mourning Sickness and how we can all feel good and get off on a big dose of grief…

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Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (40) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BNP Rooted In Labour Areas

THE BNP Problem is in Labour Areas says LabourHome

The BNP List Is A Dead Loss

Not All BNP Members Coppers: Proof Leaked

Hating The BNP

Mapping The BNP

Russell Brand Was Once With The BNP

The BNP Guardian Wants

Posted: 23rd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


NBC Cancels Global Warming

WHO knew that global warming could just be cancelled, it being, after all, a media

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Posted: 23rd, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baby P: Like Diana’s Death, I Was There

TO the Sun the story of Baby P is being told in numbers and gestures.

The big news is that 700,000 people have signed its cut-out-and-send petition that calls for members of Haringey social service and medical staff

You have

Posted: 23rd, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (13) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pamela Andrerson: Hey Kids, Mum’s On The Telly

PAMELA Anderson makes them proud

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Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Labour: British Blowjobs For British Johns

MINISTRY of Truth wonders if British Blowjobs for British Johns is

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Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Palin Can See Turkey From Her Window

Deal with it, you candy-asses. If you eat meat, something like that is going on in the background for you too – Althouse

The story

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Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mosques End Segregation Of Men And Women

SO it’s not all them and us:

AUSTRALIA’S most senior Muslim has said he will end segregation of men and women in mosques, in a bold response to Islamic women’s anger at entrenched discrimination.

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Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peak Rate: Turning Luke McCormick’s Victims Into Media Campaigners

LUKE McCormick ploughed his car into the family Peak, killing brothers Arron, 10, and his brother Ben, 8. Their father Phil, 37, who was driving, suffered serious injuries.

McCormick was jailed for seven years and four months, having admitted causing

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0