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Max Clifford’s Victims Give Sky News A Ratings Boost

MAX Clifford has lost his appeal against his eight year sentence for sex offences. The PR fixer remains in prison. His victims remain damaged:

Sky News has apologised over an error which led to one of Max Clifford’s victims being named in a recorded broadcast of his appeal… The woman, who has lifelong anonymity under the terms of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992, complained to the police when she heard her name 17 minutes into an edited clip which went out on Sky’s website on October 10.

Sky took the clip down. But did you catch the error?

Sky’s counsel, Adrienne Page QC, claimed that the maximum number of viewers was five – including the victim…

Websites aren’t taking over the news business yet, are they…

Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If The Sun Drops Page 3 It Dies With The Other Newspapers

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File picture, dated 17/11/1969, Rupert Murdoch looks at one of the first copies of The Sun newspaper, at the News of the World building , in London.

NEWSPAPERS are dying. So are the readers who grow up with them. That’s tragic. But it’s life.

Print sales of The Sun dipped below two million a day for the first time in its modern history last month.

Average sales of the paper dipped 8 per cent year on year to 1,978,324 making it still the UK’s best-selling daily.

Publisher News UK is expected to release an update later this month on the progress of the paper’s digital subscription strategy which may soften the blow of falling below two million.

The Daily Mirror dropped below two million copies in 2004 and fell below the one million mark last December.

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Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Matthew Williams: Mentally Ill Argoed ‘Cannibal’ Was Taking Subutex

MATTHEW Williams: a look at reporting on the ‘cannibal’ who killed Cerys Yemm and then, reportedly, ate parts of her face. Williams was then tasered by police at a hostel in Argoed, Caerphilly county. Police hit him with 50,000 volts. He died.

The Sun: “Call me the wolf… I like to eat people”

DEPRAVED Matthew Williams bragged he was a cannibal in jail — weeks before he killed a woman and ate her face. An ex-lag who spent time inside with the 34-year-old said he liked to call himself The Wolf. When asked why, Williams said: “Because I am a cannibal and I eat people.”

Can we trust this ex-lag to be honest?

His ex-cellmate, who did not want to be named, said Williams was hooked on heroin substitute Subutex and had a feared reputation.

He said: “People say all sorts in prison but he seemed to mean it. He said he had already eaten someone. I put it down to talk — until I heard what he’d done.”

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Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Daily Mail History Of The Great British Sandwich

The Daily Mail aks a question about the Great British Sandwich:

 

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Rightly, the death of the Great British sandwich (surely the hungry editor’s yell as a headline – ed) has been highlighted by the paper of record. A Great British traditional is being undone by foreigners.

Let’s take a look at the Great British sandwich in history.

 

The Inventor:

 

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Earl of Sandwich John Montagu, who is a direct descendent of the inventor of the sandwich, poses for members of the media during the opening of his first hot sandwich bar, in central London, Monday April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Singh Project Lions: Faces Of British Sikhs

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THE Singh Project by British photographers Amit and Naroop focuses on members of the country’s Sikhs:

These intimate images highlight two very important symbols of the Sikh lifestyle – the beard and the turban (Dahar). The turban in particular is a representation of honor, self-respect, courage, spirituality, and piety. Sikh men (and women) wear the turban to cover their long, uncut hair (kesh), and are also seen in this series brandishing a traditional Sikh sword (kirpan).

Originating in South Asia – primarily in India, Singh was a popular middle name or surname for lords and warriors. Meaning Lion (from the Sanskrit word Simha/Sinha), it was later adopted by the Sikh religion, and today is compulsory for all baptized Sikh males. The sense of pride connected with the history of the name Singh is evident on the faces of these men.

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sikh project The Singh Project Lions: Faces Of British Sikhs

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Posted: 9th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ebola: Cure Could Be In Survivor’s Blood

A CURE for Ebola could be in survivor’s blood:

A group of scientists including three Nobel laureates in medicine has proposed that U.S. health officials chart a new path to developing Ebola drugs and vaccines by harnessing antibodies produced by survivors of the deadly outbreak.

Ebola cure may be in survivors’ blood

 

Posted: 9th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Weston-super-Mare: Single Men or Women Refused Entry To Park In case They Are Paedos

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BECAUSE all adults are paedophiles-in-waiting and children are sacred (see all news for past decade) single men or women without children are banned from visiting Puxton Park, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, in case they are paedophiles.

Matthew Richards wanted to see the falconry display at Puxton Park, near Weston-super-Mare, but was denied entry.

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Posted: 9th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


X Factor: Stereo Kicks James Graham, Aborted Lover Molly And The Top Man Baby Range

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IN “X Factor rat got me pregnant at 16 and ditched me”, the Sun leads with “X FACTOR boyband star James Graham” and one Molly Ranger, whom he “begged to have an abortion”.

For those of you watching the X-Fator in cinemascope, James Graham, 18, is one of eight singers in the Stero Kicks. Like you we thought the Stereo Kicks were an advert for Top Man’s range from spring 2012. But they are in actual fact the X Factar’s foray into male voice choirs, aiming to plug the gap between the Vienna Boys Choir and Treorchy Male Choir with voices that wander between pre-pubescent highs and aged lows often in a single note.

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Posted: 9th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free Speech: Fat John Venables And The Death Of Journalism

THE Sun has a story about John Venables, one of James Bulger’s killers. Vanbles was a 10-year-old child when he killed the toddler.

Gary O’Shea writes:

A JOURNALIST is facing jail after exposing how James Bulger’s bloated killer Jon Venables got private fitness sessions behind bars. The reporter — who paid a tip fee to a prison officer — was convicted by an Old Bailey jury of plotting to commit misconduct in public office.

The story was a prison “source” telling News of the World readers:

“He [Venables] got very body conscious when he had to appear on camera on the day he was sentenced. It gave him the extra spur to improve his body image and he asked the governor for assistance.”

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Posted: 8th, November 2014 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Matthew Williams: The Argoed ‘Cannibal’ Was On State-Supplied Drugs

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MATTHEW Williams news watch: a look at reporting on the man caught chewing the face of his dead victim Cerys Yemm at the Sirhowy Arms Hotel in Argoed, South Wales.

The Sun:

CANNIBAL killer Matthew Williams bit off part of his victim’s face after taking a huge cocktail of mind-bending drugs, a friend revealed. Boozed-up Williams, 34, smoked cannabis and took prescription drugs before injecting miaow-miaow shortly before mauling Cerys Yemm.

He pretty much took anything he could get his hands on, by the sound of it. But how did a man in a bail hostel get a woman into his room and so many drugs (he’d been released from a prison term for attacking his girlfreind?)

Convicted thug Williams, who was released from prison just weeks earlier, told pals he was hearing voices and hallucinating before savaging the 22-year-old in his hotel room.

One witness said: “Williams had just met Cerys and we all went to a friend’s house for the evening. He had an ounce of miaow-miaow on him and at some stage he injected himself… He was also taking large quantities of prescription beta-blockers given to him to help overcome his drugs habit when he was released from jail.

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Posted: 8th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anjem Choudary Want To Live In Islamis State – But The CPS Won’t Let Him

WITH Abu Hamza was arrested and Omar Bakri, the Tottenham Taliban, gone, the media looked for another gurning loon to represent the authentic face of extreme Islam. It ended up with Anjem Choudary, a man who lacks the horror of Hamza and the ridiculouslness of Bakri. He’s bit, well, meh.

Mr Choudary now says he’s ready to leave the UK. He tells the Times that he would have already travelled to territory in Syria or Iraq controlled by the jihadists if the police had returned his passport.

He says:

“I believe the world belongs to God and that one day, hopefully, the UK will be part of an Islamic State. Why shouldn’t I be free to travel to the khilafah [caliphate] and see what life is like under the Sharia? The passport . . . is a basic human right and I don’t see why I should have to give it up or have my movement restricted. I want to know from the Home Office and the crown prosecution service if it is illegal for me to travel to live in the Islamic State if I have no intention of carrying out acts of terrorism.”

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Posted: 7th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Matthew Williams Caerphilly Cannibal: Did Police Arrest A Man They’d Just Killed?

THE papers report on Matthew Williams and a hideous crime at the Sirhowy Arms Hotel in Argoed, Caerphilly.

Matthew Williams is on the Daily Star’s cover:

 

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The story has been embellished in fine style.

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Posted: 7th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express Scares Readers With NHS Norovirus Horror Story

THE Daily Express leads with chilling news:

WARNING OVER KILLER WINTER BUG

Yikes!

 

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Posted: 7th, November 2014 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Savile: The BBC’s Pet Paedo May Not Have Abused Victims In 41 Hospitals

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Jimmy Savile (right) and Dr Gerard Vaughan, Minister for Health, at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, where a National Spinal Injuries Centre is being built. Also attending the ceremony, in which Jimmy announced plans for a new appeal, are patients, staff, and a pipe band from the Royal Artillery Force. Date: 16/06/1980

 

JIMMY Savile has yet to be dug up and beaten with sticks, his head stuck on a spike. But the man never tried for his alleged crimes remains under investigation. The Times tells readers:

Jimmy Savile may have sexually abused patients at 41 hospitals, the health secretary has revealed. New allegations have been made in relation to 12 NHS trusts, including nine not previously implicated in the scandal.

It’s always useful to turn sensation on its head.

Jimmy Savile may not have sexually abused patients at 41 hospitals, the health secretary has revealed.

What Hunt revealed was nothing at all. He just hinted and suggested that the purge on paedos was making progress.

Savile remains stubbornly dead. The Government is chucking all the ills of the past into his pit. The problem is that if you keep looking at the past, you miss the present. 

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Posted: 7th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester City Will Sell Yaya Touré And Spend Big To Get Everton’s Ross Barkley

ARE Manchester City looking to offload their stella midfielder Yaya Touré? It was only last year Touré was telling everyone that “nothing would give me greater pleasure than to finish my career as a Manchester City player.”

Given his flirting with Barcelona and PSG, do Manchester City fans still believe that?

The Times says City are looking to sell the man:

As they wrestle with a worsening crisis in the wake of their woeful 2-1 defeat by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday, it has emerged that City would be open to parting company with Touré if a suitable offer is forthcoming.

Isn’t that a line that could be applied to every player?

Arsenal would be open to parting company with Sanchez if a suitable offer is forthcoming.

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Posted: 7th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Phil Rudd Murder Plot Charge: ‘We’re A Bit Shocked’

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Rock group AC/DC, from left to right; Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams pose for photographers at Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London, during a photocall ahead of their concert at the same venue later tonight.
Date: 03/03/2003

 

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, 60, is accused of attempting to hire a hitman to murder two people.

Rudd, an Australian, been charged in New Zealand, where he lives.

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Posted: 6th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yehuda Glick: Peace And Loathing On Temple Mount

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This photo made on Nov. 10, 2013 shows a hard-line Jewish activist Yehuda Glick walking in a street in Jerusalem. Late Wednesday, a gunman on a motorcycle shot and wounded Glick outside a conference promoting Jewish access to the site known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

 

WHO is Yehuda Glick, the man shot in Israel, allegedly by Mu’taz Hijazi, shot dead by Israeli police?

Wikipedia tells us:

Yehuda Joshua Glick (Hebrew: יהודה גליק‎; born 20 November 1965) is an American-born Israeli rabbi and “civil rights activist” who campaigns for expanding Jewish access to the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif. Glick is the leader of HaLiba, a coalition of groups dedicated to “reaching complete and comprehensive freedom and civil rights for Jews on the Temple Mount.”…

Glick advocates opening the Temple Mount on an equal footing to prayer by Muslims, Jews, Christians and others.

Said Glick:

“We are talking about sharing, coexistence, tolerance, respecting one another. I think that genuine peace must begin with tolerance and respect. I think that Jews, Muslims, or Christians, anybody who supports peace, anyone who supports praying — talking to G-d — should be allowed to on the Temple Mount.”

Christian Science Monitor writes:

Jews are increasingly staking a claim to the Muslim-controlled Temple Mount, testing the Israeli government’s resolve to avoid conflict by protecting Muslim sovereignty over the site.

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Posted: 5th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Australian Green Christine Milne Endorses Coal

COAL is life! Well so says Australian Green Christine Milne, who endorses coal:

Australia needs to choose between coal and death, according to Greens Leader Christine Milne …

“Do you want death or do you want coal?

“That’s what we’re talking about here,” she told reporters in Hobart.

“Tony Abbott wants coal.”

Time to pick sides:

Posted: 5th, November 2014 | In: Global Warming, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Idling: 70% Of Porn Traffic Comes From Office Computers During Work Hours

DO you work hard at the office? Roland Paulsen, author of Empty Labor: Idleness and Workplace Resistance, counts the minutes:

Most work sociologists tend toward the view that non-work at work is a marginal, if not negligible, phenomenon. What all statistics point towards is a general intensification of work with more and more burnouts and other stress syndromes troubling us.

Yet there are more-detailed surveys reporting that the average time spent on private activities at work is between 1.5 and three hours a day. By measuring the flows of audiences for certain websites, it has also been observed that, by the turn of the century, 70 percent of the U.S. internet traffic passing through pornographic sites did so during working hours, and that 60 percent of all online purchases were made between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. … Even if the percentage of workers who claim they are working at the pinnacle of their capacity all the time is slowly increasing, the majority still remains unaffected. In fact, the proportion of people who say they never work hard has long been far greater than those who say they always do.

Slacking off, jacking off and clocking off…

Posted: 4th, November 2014 | In: Money, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pianist Uses EU ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Rules To Censor Bad Reviews

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WHEN did the internet become all about promoting censorship?

In 2010, Dejan Lazic got a mildly critical review in the Washington Post and now he wants it taken down so people who google him won’t see it anymore.

Lazi adheres to the EU’s “right to be forgotten”. In August 2014, Google removed 12 BBC News stories from its search engine under the EU’s controversial ‘right to be forgotten’ law. Robert Peston, the BBC’s former economics editor, criticised Google in July for removing a blog he had written.

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Posted: 4th, November 2014 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Harvard University Teaches Students How To Have Anal Sex

WHAT did you learn at college? The College Fix leads:

HARVARD UNIVERSITY WORKSHOP TO TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO HAVE ANAL SEX

Legally?

Harvard University’s annual Sex Week observance, which launched Sunday, includes a workshop called “What What in the Butt: Anal Sex 101″ that aims to teach the Ivy League students how to have anal sex.

Well, these boffins can find their own backsides with both hands, so time to extend higher education to finding someone else’s.

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Posted: 4th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rurik Jutting: ‘Four Floors Of Whores’, Sonya Milkshake And The Death Wish

RURIK Jutting is accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong. Today’s media round-up:

The Sun: “Debauched world of psycho banker – Jutting, his Brit lover and the place they call Four Floors of Whores”

The tabloid is keen to portray Jutting as a dangerous man hiding in plain view.

Rurik Jutting, 29, went to live in Hong Kong after splitting up from his glamorous girlfriend, model and actress Sonya Dyer. He then roamed his new neighbourhood, Wan Chai, with armfuls of escort girls, regularly splashing £2,000 a night on booze and food.

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Posted: 4th, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whale Surfing Harrison Wiliams Is Too Dumb To Be Eaten By Sharks

DEAD whale surfer of the week was Harrison Williams, who was filmed clambering onto the beast off the coast of Perth, Western Australia.

He never did see the Great White and other sharks eating the carcass.

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Posted: 3rd, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rurik Jutting: ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Killer ‘Confesses’ To Being An Educated Banker

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RURIK Jutting is accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong. The dead women are Sumarti Ningsih, 25, and Jesse Lorena, 32.

The media round-up, focusing on Rurik Jutting, who “appears to have mysteriously quit his job in the days around the first murder” (Mail).

The Sun: “I’ve been taken by the devil”. The paper produces the above image and quote.

EMAILS to the Brit banker charged with murdering two prostitutes get the reply: “Please contact someone who is not an insane psychopath.” Ex-public schoolboy Rurik Jutting, 29, faces magistrates today over the double killing.

The prostitutes’ rotting remains were found in his Hong Kong flat, with one stuffed in a case.

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Posted: 3rd, November 2014 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ebola Panic Over: Top Men Say Only 130 Americans Will Die – But Which Ones Yet To Be Decided

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EBOLA panic over: well for all but 130 of you it is:

Infectious disease experts predict anywhere from a mere one or two additional cases of Ebola to a worst-case scenario of 130, according to simulations conducted for the Associated Press.

Almost all of the predicted cases will be healthcare workers returning from West Africa.

“I don’t think there’s going to be a huge outbreak here, no,” Dr. David Relman, a professor of infectious disease, microbiology and immunology at Stanford University’s medical school, told the AP. “However, as best we can tell right now, it is quite possible that every major city will see at least a handful of cases.”

A total of eight patients have currently been treated for Ebola in the U.S.

Only two of them contracted Ebola within the U.S., and both were healthcare workers who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia.

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Posted: 2nd, November 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0