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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.

Madeleine McCaan: Amaral wins, Maddie Missing and Kate doesn’t sing on BGT

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. Today Madeleine McCann is on the front pages of the Mirror and Express.

As ever we are looking at the missing child’s parents in the papers, Kate and Gerry … READ ON

Posted: 1st, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump: God save the Queen from common muck

Donald Trump continues to set the news agenda, his presidency a political take on ‘Stay Tuned’ TV cliffhangers. President Trump’s ill-conceived travel ban dominates the news. But the Daily Mirror has a new angle. It books itself into one of … READ ON

Posted: 31st, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The thugs who attacked a Birmingham jogger were schooled in Islam

Does the Press have an issue with Muslims? Or do sections of it pick news stories that appeal to its readers’ prejudices? Or is debate on all religions so stymied by fear of causing offence and the speaker being labelled … READ ON

Posted: 29th, January 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mirror uses John Hurt’s death to bury Theresa May and Donald Trump’s Special Relationship

When Donald Trump was voted in, the Daily Mirror was aghast that he’d called Theresa May after dialling so many other leaders. It was a”poor start to the Special Relationship”. May was “at the back of the queue of world … READ ON

Posted: 28th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool Balls: tabloids want Klopp out but heap praise on Manchester United under Mourinho

When is it safe to write off Liverpool’s Premier League chances?

Jeremy Cross tells Daily Star readers that Jurgen Kloop ‘doesn’t deserve the sack’. Who said he was being sacked? Liverpool are fourth in the Premier League – two points … READ ON

Posted: 27th, January 2017 | In: Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Are Daily Mail readers are creating killer smog over London?

The air in London is not A1. It’s not good enough to be canned and sold as restoratives to New Yorkers. It’s a bit dirty. A friend tells me that when you can see the air move your know you’re … READ ON

Posted: 27th, January 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rory McGrath’s sex and crimes play second fiddle to his ‘phenomenal’ wife

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The tabloids focus as much on Rory McGrath’s blameless wife Nicola as they do on the “TV star” (Sun) found guilty at Huntington magistrates’ court of harassing a former mistress.

“Wife stands by comedian,” says the Express front-page. “Incredible … READ ON

Posted: 27th, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police ‘holding George Michael’s body’ as tabloid investigation continues

George Michael’s body is being “Held By Police”, says the Star. “Funeral is on hold over drug mystery,” adds the teaser.

 

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That this is front-page news might lead readers to suspect and expect the story is a … READ ON

Posted: 27th, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madonna waves the hand sanitizer on kid-scouting mission to Malawi

Madonna is going to adopt more children. Yeah, that’s what we thought. But Barron Trump seems pretty happy where he is. No, Madonna is going to adopt two children from Malawi.

Madge is stocking up on antibacterial gel and looking … READ ON

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


Scare Stories: roast potatoes give you cancer

Make your roasties too crunchy and get cancer. That’s the message in the Daily Mail, which warns readers that cooking roast potatoes beyond a “light yellow” hue increases the risk of cancer. Maybe.

 

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The problem is in … READ ON

Posted: 24th, January 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit the Daily Express and the 55 Tufton Street gang

So keen are migrant workers to pay UK taxes, the Daily Express says “more than 1 million citizen” of them will “rush in” before the country leaves the European Union.

Well, maybe they will. Maybe they won’t.

 

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The … READ ON

Posted: 24th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madonna misses the White House as envious celebs bask in Trump’s light

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In the twilight area between fact and fiction lies the Daily Star. Today’s Star leads with the sensational news that Donald Trump is “IN CELEBRITY BIG BOTHER”.

Such is the way of Trump, it might be that the thin-skinned … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mike Dean punctures his ego at Barnsley and Leeds United

Mike Dean is the Premier League referee in the spotlight. In days gone by he’d have been ‘Mr Dean from [insert place here]’. The media would have shown deference to his job. Now he’s Mike and you don’t know his … READ ON

Posted: 20th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fear President Trump: Obama’s legacy takes the chair

Donald Trump’s presidency is causing one Guardian writer to come over all anti-democratic.

I turned off the radio after Obama said, in his final speech: “In 10 days, the world will witness a hallmark of our democracy, the peaceful transfer

READ ON

Posted: 20th, January 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express tricks Arsenal fans with deceptive clickbait headline

Click Balls: a look at dire football reporting designed to trick readers. The Daily Express has news for Arsenal fans. The paper’s headline is a scoop. “CONFIRMED: Arsene Wenger announces new Arsenal deal.” Looks like Wenger will stay at Arsenal … READ ON

Posted: 19th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The CIA files: Uri Geller is a weapon less powerful than Donald’ Trump’ little finger

Is Uri Geller a weapon? What about just a bit of a weapon? The Star hears the spoon-bender say he met with the CIA to see if he could be “used as a weapon”.

This is promising idea, readers. If … READ ON

Posted: 19th, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrity Big Brother: bonking bonkers in TV’s Bedlam

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You know Celebrity Big Brother is dead when something better and harder-edged comes along to replace it. The Star trails the new show on its cover: “VIOLENT BBC STAR PULLED OUT Of HOUSE – Locked in ‘padded cell’ by … READ ON

Posted: 19th, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clickbait Balls: Daily Telegraph tricks ‘paranoid’ Liverpool and Manchester United fans

The Manchester United v Liverpool match was memorable for a number of things, according to the clickbait-mad Press.

The Mirror’s football expert learned “five things” from watching the game, one of which is that Paul Pogba’s “handball handed Liverpool the … READ ON

Posted: 16th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Graham Taylor versus The Sun: they came to bury him not to praise him

More on Graham Taylor in the Sun, where he is “Golden Graham”, “legend” and “hero”. Taylor “never bore a grudge”, says the Sun, “even after this.” The ‘this’ was the paper’s headline ‘Swedes 2 Turnips 1’, dreamt up … READ ON

Posted: 13th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Graham Taylor: from turnip to hero and legend made of Sun-kissed gold

Graham Taylor is a “legend” in the Sun. The former England football manager, who achieved so much at Watford, has died. He was 72. The Sun calls him a “hero”. He was “Golden Graham”.

Sun columnist Ian Wight says … READ ON

Posted: 13th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Argie-Bargy In Hun-derland! Sun and Star slam EastEnders over Eyetie Slur

When Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter told EastEnders viewers the Queen Vic’s Italian supper was “Eyetie night” he triggered a “race row”. So bad is that the Daily Star, the paper that once cheered for the EDL, is aghast.

“Danny … READ ON

Posted: 13th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scare Stories: Nutella and Kinder eggs give Ambassador Farage’s guests cancer

Nutella gives you cancer. Maybe. Maybe not. The Daily Mail is taking no chances, warning its readers that the sugary spread offers eaters potentially lethal side effects. Well, one of its ingredients might be cancerous. The European Food Safety Authority … READ ON

Posted: 12th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Outrage! Muslim finds pork in non halal Whitbread pub dinner

Big news on the Sun’s cover is that teetotal Muslims who eat at Brewer’s Fayre and Whitbread Inn pubs will be “outraged” to learn their beef lasagne contains pork. How many Muslims are shocked, dismayed and angered by the presence … READ ON

Posted: 10th, January 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


First British man to give birth is a woman

What do we make of the news that ‘A British man who fell pregnant after he used Facebook to find a sperm donor has said he will be the “greatest dad”.’ That’s the start of the Indy‘s article on … READ ON

Posted: 9th, January 2017 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail is shocked by the BBC’s pathetic bar bill

The Daily Mail loves to give the BBC a bashing. Today it bring news that “The BBC has spent more than £100,000 in three years on alcohol”. Lest any readers think the Beeb was buying ethanol to swap down ex … READ ON

Posted: 8th, January 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0