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The Royal Mint’s Battle of Hastings coin features a glaring error

To mark the Battle of Hastings (1066), the Royal Mint has produce a commemorative 50p coin. Over five million Battle of Hastings 50p pieces are expected to enter circulation. The Mint calls the Battle “the date that made history”.

So …

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


The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: is everyone dead yet?

Is everyone named, mentioned, implicated, saved, cleared and shafted by the Government’s inquiry into child abuse dead yet?

The inquiry rolls on and on and one. And gets nowhere. Pop out in a fast car and watch how soon the …

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Malaysian religious government says hot dogs are un-Islamic

Hot dogs are un-Islamic, says the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (MIDD). To receive halal certification,the MIDD, a religious government body, says hot dogs must be renamed.

MIDD’s Sirajuddin Suhaimee explains says: “In Islam, dogs are considered unclean and the name …

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Harry Redknapp’s wife Sandra in freak car accident – Daily Mail digs up old horrors

Harry Redknapp was dropping his wife Sandra in Westbourne, a suburb of Bournemouth, when her coat got caught in the door of his Range Rover. The Indy says  the 69-year-old [Sandra] “screamed with agony on the pavement after being dragged …

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: British federalists and ex-pats seek EU passports in other countries

Brexit is impelling some people to make a choice: stay in the UK or live in the European Union? The Guardian reports that many Britons are appealing to become citizens in other countries.

The number of Britons seeking citizenship in

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kelvin MacKenzie and the Sun beat Channel 4 News and a hijab

On July 18, the Sun featured a column but its former editor Kelvin MacKenzie in which he asked, “Why did Channel 4 have a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of Muslim terror in Nice?”.

That the question was rhetorical …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ched Evans lets the knowing elite give football a kicking

Ched Evans continues to excite the Press. In the Mirror, David Kidd writes beneath the headline “Ched Evans acted like a scumbag, but that’s no excuse for this systematic kicking football is getting.”

Kidd says mixing with lots of …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tory MP: electrocution and dental X-rays are just part of being British

Teenagers are all over the tabloids. The Mirror leads with the 14 years olds who murdered a mother and her daughter. Katie Edwards, 13, and her mother Elizabeth Edwards were murdered by the 14-year-old girl and her boyfriend in Spalding, …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ched Evans witch-hunt is entertaining housewives on Loose Women

The Daily Star leads with news that Ched Evans could take libel action against Gloria Hunniford and ITV after “she expressed doubt over striker’s not guilty rape verdict on Loose Women TV show”. “Ched to sue Loose women,” thunders the …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Child refugees taught to fear the dentist

How can you tell a migrant’s age? The tabloids lead with faces of child refugees heading to the UK. “THE ‘CHILD REFUGEES’ DEBATE” is the Mail’s lead story. You can tell the paper has suspicions about the age of these …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ched Evans: The Guardian ignores the facts in favour of an agenda

As the Sun vies for the woman’s story, the Guardian continues to focus on Ched Evans, a man jailed and vilified for a crime he did not commit. A depraved young man? Yes. A criminal? No. The Guardian’s Opinion column …

Posted: 18th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The myth of racism in football and a need to trial The Rooney Rule

The Daily Mirror’s headline is unequivocal: former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke is a victim of racism. The headline states: “YORKE: I’m Being Held Back By Racism.”

 

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To further drum the point home, the Mirror

Posted: 18th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cliff Richard and Rod Stewart unite to give the Savile-spiking BBC a kicking

After the televised witch-hunt, Sir Cliff Richard has come out fighting. Angered and upset by the BBC’s antics in filming a raid on his home in August 2014, Cliff is suing Aunty for £1m. You will recall how the BBC …

Posted: 17th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bank-robber daughter tricked dad into being her getaway driver

Other Parents spots this story from Florida. When Chelsea Wilson, 24, was arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Fort Lauderdale, she told the teller: “You have exactly one minute to give me all your $50 & $100 bills …

Posted: 17th, October 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ben Needham: excavations end, forensics take over and speculation is rife

The latest hunt for Ben Needham has ended. Police have stopped excavating work ends on the Greek island of Kos. Ben vanished on 24 July 1991. He was 21 months old.

British police have sent “items of interest” to forensics …

Posted: 16th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ched Evens interview: the role model explains everything

Sat with his fiancée, Natasha Massey, and two dogs, footballer Ched Evans – not a rapist – talks to the Sunday Times about his ordeal.

He says:

“This has never been about me as a footballer but [about me] as

Posted: 16th, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dame Shami Chakarbarti was wrong: MPs say Labour is a haven for anti-Semites

We know there is no anti-semitism in Labour because Jeremy Corbyn commissioned an investigation led by Shami Chakrabarti, and she found only a “minority hateful or ignorant attitudes and behaviours”.

Hatred of Jews was bundled in with all other forms …

Posted: 16th, October 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Hillary Clinton spread ‘negative’ news about Obama being a Muslim

Hillary Clinton has to do nothing to win the US Presidential race to the bottom. The media are obsessed with reality TV creation Donald Trump and accusations that he molested women. But what about those leaked emails, the ones WikiLeaks …

Posted: 15th, October 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ched Evans: The witch-hunt continues

Former Sheffield untied footballer Ched Evans is innocent. You might not like him. You might think him a scumbag, a low-life or hard done by. But one thing he is not is a rapist. A conviction for rape was quashed …

Posted: 15th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool move to lower footballers’ obscene wages

Liverpool are keen to prevent the “too much, too young” culture that infects professional football by bringing a wage cap for younger players.

The Telegraph says Liverpool will not allow a footballer age 17 or under to earn more than …

Posted: 14th, October 2016 | In: Liverpool, Manchester City, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ched Evans: not guilty of hotel rape

The verdict is in and Ched Evans, 27, is innocent. The former Sheffield United striker did not rape a woman at Premier Inn in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, on 30 May 2011.

In 2012, Evans was found guilty of rape at Caernarfon …

Posted: 14th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wonder Woman is your new UN women’s champion

Wonder Woman has been awarded the role of honorary UN ambassador, promoting women’s empowerment and preventing domestic violence through, smiling and bullet-repelling bracelets.

Wonder Woman promises to nail, punch in the throat and re-educate 2D women-haters the world over.

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Posted: 14th, October 2016 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pixelating faces to protect the underage and women in burqas

To pixelate or not to pixelate? That’s the question editors have to face when publishing news items featuring minors in criminal matters. The Telegraph, for instance, fell foul of the new IPSO Press watchdog when it published a Facebook …

Posted: 14th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump branded a peado pervert, Bill Clinton a ‘rapist’ and Hillary an immigrant deporting divider

Donald Trump is mired in sex stories.The Telegraph says Trump is the subject for “sexual assault allegations”. These are “claims made by women against the Republican presidential nominee”.

Trump has not been accused of rape. Others have been  such as …

Posted: 13th, October 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Quick thinking hotel manger saves dog with lead caught in a moving lift

Here of the day is Ben Duke, who saved a dog’s life when its leads got trapped in an elevator. “I happened to walk out at the right time and save the dogs life,” says Ben, general manager at The …

Posted: 13th, October 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0