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The news as told by the UK’s tabloid press – The Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Star and News of the World.

Pippa Middleton’s wedding tips: be shaggable

When Pippa Middleton married James Matthews reporting was split: he was all money; she was all looks. Stood in the supermarket queue a woman saw me looking at the Hello! magazine cover featuring Pippa and her sister Kate (who … READ ON

Posted: 21st, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: James Rodriguez to Manchester United is a dead cert – place your bets!

Transfer Balls: Is James Rodriguez on his way to Manchester United? Is the player not good enough to start for Real Madrid for more than two matches in a row good enough for Manchester United?

On May 16, the Daily READ ON

Posted: 19th, May 2017 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Lazy Sanchez is no winner but he’s worth £300,000 a week

More now from the Daily Mirror’s John Cross, the man who told wrote beneath the headline”ARSENE SETS THE DATE” that the Arsenal manager was leaving the club on June 30 2017.

 

Daily Mirror wenger quits Arsenal

 

The same John Cross later updated that … READ ON

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everything you read about drinking during pregnancy is wrong

pregnant-wine

 

Everything you ever read about drinking whilst pregnant is wrong. Prohibition for the pregnant is unfair and unfounded. The Telegraph has news:

Advising women not to drink when pregnant is “sexist” and causes “needless anxiety”, senior academics have said.

READ ON

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sunday Sport: ‘teenage Jeremy Corbyn squashed girl’s pet rabbit with his pogo stick’

The Sunday Sport has news on Jeremy Corbyn. It might not be the current Labour Party leader. It might be a “sex dwarf”  look-alike. But someone thinks Jeremy Corbyn “squashed my sister’s bay rabbit with his … READ ON

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watford balls: insulting Walter Mazzarri in English is easy

On Twitter, Daily Mirror football writer John Cross is having a pop at Watford FC’s Italian manager of the moment Walter Mazzarri,  a man he calls “an insult to the Premier League”. How so? Cross explains: “He has been in … READ ON

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The courtroom artist captured only the police

The women accused of being Britain’s “first all-female terror gang” are in the dock at Westminster magistrate’s court. They are all charged with conspiracy to murder. The judge asked both women who appeared in veils that covered their faces to … READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Yorkshire Ripper IS a bastard and ‘Maddie’ not found in Africa

Today in Tautological Tabloid news we read that Peter Sutcliffe has engaged in a “SICK RIPPER RANT”. Sutcliffe is perhaps better known as the Yorkshire Ripper, a man who in 1981 was convicted of murdering thirteen women and attempting to … READ ON

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What the biased Daily Mail said when Theresa May and Ed Miliband tried to fix energy prices

Compare and contras the Daily Mail’s treatment of news that:

a) A Conservative Government will cap energy prices. (May 9, 2017)
b) A Labour Government will cap energy prices (september 25, 2013)

 

daily mail energy bills theresa may

 

Aside from the identity of the … READ ON

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bias media: Daily Express rejects Crusader Jeremy Corbyn over NHS parking charges

On July 1 2014, the Daily Express launched a “Crusade” against parking charges at NHS hospitals. Readers were urged to sign a petition, which began: “I petition the Prime Minister to step in to end the scandalous cost forced on … READ ON

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express: Macron win overshadowed by breaking Broccoli news

Having supported UKIP and Marine Le Pen’s Presidential bid (she was backed by former UKIP and Express columnist leader Nigel Farage) – “Good news for the UK’ EU trembles as Marine Le Pen victory would make pound STRONGER” (April 17);  … READ ON

Posted: 8th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Green Left Weekly: ‘British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well’

jeremy corbyn the green paper

 

Australian publication Green Left Weekly aims to deliver “news and ideas the mainstream media won’t”. For instance, it’s the only paper we can find that says “British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well since Conservative Prime … READ ON

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 2009 the Sun and Sky told Gordon Brown to grab the TV debate or else

UK's First Ever Leader's Debate

 

Compare and contrast the the Sun’s view on televised leadership debates. Tory leaders Theresa May will not be taking part in one.

April 21 2017:

THERESA May would make mincemeat of Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron on TV.

READ ON

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: most of the British Press ignores the 10th anniversary

Ten year ago today Madeleine McCann was reported missing. Today the media marks the unhappy truth that a decade of reporting, fund-raising, investigating and watching has added not a single new fact to the original report: child vanishes. This is … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the woman in purple and plum

Only one front page features Madeleine McCann today: the Daily Star leads with “Hunt for woman in purple”.

News is that a”mystery woman in purple was spotted where she vanished 10 years ago”. On Page 6, there’s more. Indeed, Police … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bear Payne: Cheryl and Liam’s son wears wooden nappies

bear payne

 

In a “showbiz exclusive” the Sun leads with news that Cheryl Cole has named her baby…Sophie. No, only joking. It’s Bear Payne, the surname born of the baby’s dad Liam Payne, formerly of One Direction, and the … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Zlatan’s farewell party

Nursing an injury that that pretty much ended his career at Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is, according to The Sun, planning to take “50 club staff and players out for a ‘thank you’ dinner.”

“The Swedish striker, 35,

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Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the 10th anniversary brings a routine ‘revelation’

So many words have been written on Madeleine McCann in the 10 years since she vanished from a holiday flat in Portugal – and not one word of it has led to readers knowing what happened to her. All we … READ ON

Posted: 30th, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ex-copper Number 3429 shares this thought on Madeleine McCann and Facebook’s chances of finding her

The Sun has some Madeleine McCann tenth anniversary news. Across two pages, the paper asks “Could Facebook find Madeleine?” It hasn’t found her so far, and the site’s been up and running for a few years now. But it could. … READ ON

Posted: 27th, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea captain and the non-celebrity sex tape story

The Daily Star leads with the news “JOHN TERRY IN VILE SEX TAPE”.  Bit of tautology there. It’s hard to think of sex with John Terry being anything other than vile. But each to their own – and in the … READ ON

Posted: 27th, April 2017 | In: Chelsea, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sun invites readers to sit on Kim Kardashian’s arse

The Sun invites its readers to experience the full width of Kim Kardashian’s backside. “How do you measure up to reality beauty’s booty?” asks the paper. You might need to undress and sit on the Sun to gage things fully.… READ ON

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The British Invasion: killer jellyfish are back

Here is is, the first invasion story of the summer – and it’s only April! The Daily Star tells readers of a “DEADLY” jellyfish “set to invade the country”.

This jellyfish – the Portuguese man o’ war – has tentacles … READ ON

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the Met’s 10th anniversary PR exercise ‘COULD’ be news

Madeleine McCann: 10th anniversary news round-up.

The Daily Mail (front page): “MADDIE POLICE CHASING ‘CRITICAL LEAD'”.

 

maddie mccann daily mail

 

That Madeleine McCann remains front-page news 10 years after her vanishing – and after ten years of no evidence of what happened … READ ON

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sexism row: Kim Kardashian’s arse takes on Angela Akins’ short skirt

“It’s Kim Kardashian as you’ve never seen her before.” throbs the Daily Star on its front page. “Wait until you see the rear view,” ploughs the Sun on its cover. Both tabloids lead with the same picture of Kim Kardashian … READ ON

Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0