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Unicorn robber captured

Police in Spain have captured a unicorn who allegedly robbed several stores in Malaga. The unicorn is said to be a man dressed in a soft onsie with a unicorn-style … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Spurs boss Pochettino: winning is only good for players’ ego

“It’s true, this season has been tough,” said Spurs manger Mauricio Pochettino after defeat to the mighty Crystal Palace knocked them out of the FA Cup, their second cup exit … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Memorial Day: A Song For The End of The World

On Memorial Day we think of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. We think of the murdered, the deniers who make liars of the victims, the brave, the … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts | Comment


“Judea dies’, thus says the banner. ‘Judea will live forever’, thus respond the lights”

Friday December 11 1931 was the eighth and final night of Chanukkah, and Rabbi Akiva Boruch Posner, Doctor of Philosophy from Halle-Wittenberg University, struck a match and lit the Menorah. … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Perisic, Nkunku and Suarez in; Sokratis lives

Arsenal need a winger. No great news there. The team are narrower than a Guardian columnist’s politics. But who will the wide man be? The Sun says it’s Barcelona’s Brazilian forward … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


The Cheese Label Museum

“This is my father’s collection of cheese labels from the 1940s and 50s,” says Londoner Julian Tysoe, whose mini museum can be seen on Flashbak. Julian’s father, John Jeremy ‘Gus’ … (read more)

Posted: 26th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


Amanda Knox: ‘Foxy Knoxy’ wins damages from Italian police

How do you tell the story of Amanda Knox, the American embroiled in the investigation into the 2007 murder of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher? The media was attracted to … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: Thierry Henry is available after Monaco let him go

Monaco have suspended their former player and the one-time Arsenal great Thierry Henry after just 20 games in charge. Reports from France are that he’ll be replaced by Leonardo Jardim … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


The court calls Mr Farrelly of Muff Crescent, Nobber

Via Daily Edge

Ireland’s Ardee District Court calls Mr Conor Farrelly, 22, who stands accused of driving a 2011 BMW car into a wall in Ardee, fleeing the scene and heading … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Transfer Balls: Frenkie de Jong joins Manchester City and Barcelona

The story of Gonzalo Higuain’s transfer to Arsenal as told by the Sun continues to top our list of Transfer Balls, our look at dire reporting presented as fact. But … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Liverpool move for Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi

The less he plays the better he gets. News is that Liverpool have joined Bayern Munich in the chase for Chelsea and England youth winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18.

Bild says Hudson-Odoi’s brother and advisor … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea sign Juventus striker who played for Arsenal

Chelsea have signed Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. The 31-year-old Argentine will remain at Chelsea until the end of the season.

“When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2019 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


James Bulger: And the Oscar for bad taste goes to…

James Bulger is back in the news. The child murdered by children is on the Mirror’s front page. “BULGERS RAGE AT OSCARS INSULTS,” says the headline. The story is yet … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Suarez and Rodriguez in; Ramsey out; Ozil shoots

You’d suppose Denis Suarez was lightning fast given how long Arsenal have been chasing him without landing a finger on the Spaniard’s shirt. The chase continues because Barcelona want Arsenal … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2019 | In: Arsenal | Comment


After Covington: the cult of the kid is dead

Kathy Griffith wanted “these fuckers” “named” and “shamed” in public. “NAMES,” she demanded. Daily Mirror columnist Stan Collymore called them “the bastard children of Trump.” Adding: “Like all vermin, they … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Kate Price and MPs agree: mocking the disabled is a hate crime (what isn’t?)

Should abusing the disabled be a crime? Katie Price thinks it should. The former glamour model has given evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: News | Comment


Class War: Royal family pheasant killer ‘attacked’ local ‘peasant’

The Sun leads with Patrick Panks, 43, who claims he was hit in the head and called a “peasant” by a gamekeeper on the Royal Family’s Sandringham estate. Mr Panks … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Tabloids put up reward after statues to War heroes sprayed with paint

Daily Star

Who tossed white paint over four statues: one commemorating Bomber Command; another of Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt; a third to the Real Marines; and one to … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment


Police use pikes to stop knife crime

Rob Beschizza shares this video of police in Asia using pikes to cut down on knife crime. Meanwhile…in the UK:

Spotter: BB, Reddit

… (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal: Mislintat out; Overmars to bring Ajax talent to The Emirates

Finally some transfer news from Arsenal: head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave the club. He’s not leaving in the transfer window, which would be fitting. He’s leaving in February. … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Israel Anti-Boycott Act: Banning BDS is wrong

How do you clamp down on intolerance? Intolerance will not be tolerated! comes the cry. The US Congress is looking to ban American companies boycotting Israel on pain of law. Join the … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: News | Comment


Arsenal: Ian Wright serenades the post-Chelsea glow under a Red Moon

A Red Moon soars into the night skies. But not only God is a Gooner. Bathed in the glow of Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening, Ian Wright … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Emma Fairweather and me: Her Majesty The Queen extends ‘warmest thoughts’ at arms length to car crash victim

The Daily Mirror’s interview with Emma Fairweather, the woman injured in a collision with a car driven by Prince Philip, continues to make front-page headlines. Much to the tabloids’ disappointment, … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Ant McPartlin: Britain’s Got Talent seeks new role model

Having heard Ant McPartlin hook up with the sympathetic Sun to trail the new season of Britain’s Got Talent as part of the star’s rehab programme, more papers lead with … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Anne-Marie and Ant McPartlin get top-billing in the Sun

Any more puff in the Sun’s piece on Ant McPartlin and the paper would be classed as a Class B drug. As the record shows, Ant is a drink driver … (read more)

Posted: 20th, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment