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Publisher. Writer and editor for hire. Paul has worked on Fleet Street. Paul has written and edited a myriad publications, including ghost writing for professors in engineering to footballers and everyone in between. Paul has created online magazines for companies, including Betfair, BT, Tesco, Reuters and Vodafone.


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Transfer balls: Arsenal save £59m on Thomas Lemar

Arsenal have signed Spanish defender Pablo Mari for £7.5m from Brazilian club Flamengo. And now news is that they’ll follow that with the recruitment of nippy French winger Thomas Lemar. … (read more)

Posted: 25th, January 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Black activist cropped from Greta Thunberg Davos photoshoot

If Greta Thunberg was black, would the world’s media prick up its ear when she spoke? It’s not what she says, but that the white, blonde from Sweden is saying … (read more)

Posted: 25th, January 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Whodunnit? Ham sandwich posted through letterbox in Wisbech

On the Wisbech Discussion Forum news: who posted a ham sandwich through a man’s door? “Right I’m not happy!,” says Mr Brazil. “Whoever has put a ham sandwich in my … (read more)

Posted: 25th, January 2020 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


28 animals you can eat at China’s Wuhan Market

These are the 28 animals identified by the South China Morning Post for sale at the Huanan (Wuhan) market in China. Many animals do not feature. And the thinking is … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Italian street artist Blu creates animated graffiti mural

Italian street artist Blu has been enlivening Bologna since 1999. In Big Bang Big Boom, Blu gives us a “short animated story about evolution and consequences”.

See more on his website.
… (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2020 | In: Gifs, The Consumer | Comment


Microblading gives woman felt tip-style eyebrows

To Kalamazoo, Michigan, where Shannon Bozell has paid $350 for an eyebrow ‘improvement’ process called microblading. She alleges Anne Hicks, salon owner and microblading artist, didn’t do such a great … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2020 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Everton draw badly after innovative team sheet

The game between Everton and Newcastle United ended 2-2. Everton were 2-0 up at 90 minutes. In the 5th and 6th minutes of injury time, Newcaslte drew. It was – … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2020 | In: Sports | Comment


FBI masterclass: how to spot a liar by their body language

Former FBI agent Joe Navarro says he can detect a person’s intentions and true nature by their “body language”. Navarro has a book out so you can take what he … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2020 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Brenda from Waddington solves global warming

Brenda from Waddington, Lincolnshire is 89. She knows what caused global warming: space travel.

Spotter: @angrypiln
… (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2020 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Media bias: Arsenal deflected glory, Pepe falls over and Sheffield United ‘fire’ home

Arsenal v Sheffield United in the Premier League. The game ends 1-1 and the clubs’ respective websites compile their match reports. Compare and contrast:

The Sheffield United Equaliser

Sheffield United website:

With 14 … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Transfer Balls: Edinson Cavani agree Atletico and Inter Milan deals but wants Manchester City amid Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United interest

Manchester United and Spurs fans excited by news that injury-prone, 33-year-old Edinson Cavani is thinking go leaving Paris St Germain before his contract runs out in the summer can know … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2020 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Read Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks online

Leonardo da Vinci’s unpublished manuscripts and notebooks – Codex Arundel – are now digitized and ready to read in the British Library. The Library tells us that after he died, one … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2020 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal sign Layvin Kurzawa – a player used to losing big games

Arsenal are well on their way to signing PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa for £6m. The Frenchman is a free agent in the summer, but Arsenal need players now so he’s … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Marcus Wareing ‘loses’ £2m in home heist

How to serve up news that TV chef Marcus Wareing’s home was burgled? The Mail makes it about foreigners. “Gem raiders fly in from Chile to ransack TV chef’s £7m … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2020 | In: News | Comment


The incredible story of the Soviet hero who removed his own appendix

In 1961, Leonid Rogozov (14 March 1934 – 21 September 2000), was forced by extreme pain and the absence of another doctor for 1,000 miles to remove his own appendix. … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Ant McPartlin doesn’t ‘give’ Lisa Armstrong anything – she earned it

Ant McPartlin “gives” his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong £31m, says the Sun. The paper claims the settlement was reached out of court. An unnamed source arrives to tell us: “Ant made … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2020 | In: Celebrities, Money, Tabloids | Comment


Wolverhampton measuring stick challenges global warming stats

The UK Met Office says that 2019 was the second warmest in a record dating back to 1850. The Met says 2020 will be warmer still. The news came via … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2020 | In: News | Comment


Sex toy mishap at Bongo’s Bingo rips out woman’s eyelashes

Eyes down for news from Newcastle. The headline in the local Chronicle: “Woman’s eyelashes ripped out after sex toy hits her at Bongo’s Bingo in Newcastle.” Says Tegan Denham on … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2020 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Avian Arsonists: the three Australian birds that start fires to flush out prey

Bird experts have identified the three types of birds that start fires in Australia:

Black kites (Milvus migrans), whistling kites (Haliastur sphenurus) and brown falcons (Falco berigora) all regularly congregate near the … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Sheffield University hires students to work as thought police

“Getting a job whilst at University is a great way to gain work experience and develop your employability skills,” says the University of Sheffield. So hands up which 20 students … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2020 | In: News | Comment


God bless Victoria Agoglia : Charlene Downes is still missing

So now we know. The BBC puts it well: “Social workers investigating child sex exploitation in Manchester knew children were suffering ‘the most profound abuse… but did not … (read more)

Posted: 14th, January 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Paris Museums pushes 100,000 gorgeous images into the public domain

Paris Musées has made available 100,000 works of art. You an see them on their website. Fill your boots on the usual suspects – Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne – and thousands … (read more)

Posted: 14th, January 2020 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


US newspaper mistakes Iraq for Iran

The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana, reported that Iraq had attacked US soldiers in the country. The apology was almost as swift as the attacks: “To our loyal and treasured print … (read more)

Posted: 14th, January 2020 | In: News | Comment


Naff Orf: papers react to Meghan and Harry meeting The Queen

The papers all lead with Harry and Meghan’s meeting with his grandma, the Queen. But what kind of picture will sum up the news that she says they can settle … (read more)

Posted: 14th, January 2020 | In: Broadsheets, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


BBC shortchange women : Samira Ahmed wins £700,000 backpay

Hold your ire about what the Royals cost, and know that the BBC have been forced by law to hand one its presenters, Samira Ahmed, £700,000 in backpay in a … (read more)

Posted: 10th, January 2020 | In: Money, News, TV & Radio | Comment