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Arsenal Watch: the first crisis of the season

Can the hyperbole begin before a ball has been kicked in the Premier League? Silly question. The Evening Standard looks at Arsenal and declares the club to be in a … (read more)

Posted: 8th, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Policy Exchange Übermensch want British people barcoded

Policy Exchange sound like a revolting bunch. The Guardian reports on their plans to bran you all with a barcode:
British people should be given a “unique person number” to help … (read more)

Posted: 8th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Renee Zellweger: who altered her face?

Plastic surgery / cosmetic surgery matters only to the person who opted for it. So, then, to the face worn by Renee Zellweger, which triggers the Daily Mirror story: “Renee … (read more)

Posted: 8th, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comments (5)


Transfer balls: Chelsea make two phantom bids for Everton’s Lukaku

Transfer balls: Has Romenlu Lukaku rejoined Chelsea from Everton? No. But the papers keep reporting that he could, telling readers of failed bids and makeweight players in swap deals.

The Sun, May … (read more)

Posted: 8th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Russell Square killing: ‘mentally ill’ Zakaria Bulhan understands the charges

Russell Square killing: a look at reporting on the death of Darlene Horton and Zakaria Bulhan’s arrest in London.

Bulhan, 19, has been charged with murdering Mrs Horton and attempting to murder … (read more)

Posted: 7th, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Man mourned by wife and girlfriend in competing newspaper obituaries

To New Jersey, where thoughts are with Leroy Black, mourned by his “loving wife” and his “long-tome girlfriend”, according to his two obituaries placed in the Press of Atlantic City newspaper.

 

 

Mr Black, 55, … (read more)

Posted: 7th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: Paul Pogba arrives at Manchester United before Juventus training

Transfer balls: It’s been 17 days since the Daily Mirror told us Pogba had “signed” for Manchester United. Today the BBC tells us that Pogba has been “summoned to Juventus … (read more)

Posted: 7th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Reviews, Sports | Comment (1)


Transfer balls: 16 days after Paul Pogba signed for Manchester United, Mourinho declares war on Liverpool and Arsenal

Paul Pogba has not joined Manchester United. It’s been 16 days since the Daily Mirror told us Pogba had “signed” for Manchester United. Today the Telegraph says Juventus are “stalling” on agreeing for … (read more)

Posted: 6th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


City refuses to issue permits for dumpster pool parties

To Philadelphia, where locals are hiring skips (dumpsters) filling them with water supplied via a fire hydrants water and creating urban swimming holes. It’s the Olympic legacy in action.

Of course, health and … (read more)

Posted: 6th, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: Paul Pogba joins Manchester United ‘today’ and Chelsea in August 2015

Paul Pogba has finally signed for Manchester United says most of the media. Well, maybe:

August 5 – Daily Telegraph: “Will Mourinho announce Paul Pogba’s signing today?”

No.

August 4, Daily Express: “PAUL … (read more)

Posted: 5th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Jews problem solved: There is no antisemitism in the Labour Party says Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti tells us there is no anti-semitism in the Labour Party. Thanks to Shami Chakrabarti, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn can rest easy in the knowledge that he and his … (read more)

Posted: 5th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (6)


Page 3 stunna Sam Fox in ‘big boobs hell’ balls

In Samantha Fox’s Big Boob Hell”, the Daily Star looks at the former Page 3 stalwart now starring on Celebrity Big Brother, and says: “My boobs were too big for … (read more)

Posted: 5th, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


Russell Square murder: when cool, calm and crazed Zakaria Bulhan met Darlene Horton and Yovel Lewkowki

Russell Square knife attack: when cool and calm Zakaria Bulhan met Darlene Horton and Yovel Lewkowki, A round-up of media news on a suspected murder in London.

 

 

The BBC: “Russell Square … (read more)

Posted: 4th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)


Transfer balls: Manchester United await Paul Pogba as Juventus get a new number 10

It’s been 15 days since the Daily Mirror said Manchester United had signed Paul Pogba. Today the Manchester Evening Post reports that “Paul Pogba is still a Juventus player”.

The paper … (read more)

Posted: 4th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Unemployed cheese expert arrested for heated row over cheese sandwich

Time to ban heated cheese, which leads to heated rows and heated violence. The unemployed should be first to feel the full force of the cheese police
A Georgia man is facing criminal charges … (read more)

Posted: 4th, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Russell Square terror attack: mental health, Spanish victims and an Arab gang

One woman dead. Five others stabbed in what the BBC calls a “London attack”. The dead woman was knifed to death in Russell Square. She was in her 60s. The suspected … (read more)

Posted: 4th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Reviews | Comment


Arsenal balls: Rob Holding remembers Tony Adams, Manchester United but not The Tweenies

Arsenal balls: New Gunners defender Rob Holding says on the Arsenal website that he “grew up” watching Arsenal defensive stalwarts Tony Adams and Martin Keown. Holding – and what a great name … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


UKIP wants to ban Muslim schools: first they came for the kids and the parents

What is the point of education? The Telegraph  looks at Lisa Duffy’s views on the matter of who decides what children learn at school. Duffy is a councillor in Cambridgeshire. She wants … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


Paul Pogba worries Manchester United by telling fan ‘I’m staying at Juventus’

Transfer balls: Paul Pogba is not joining Manchester United for a huge sum of money? In New York, Pogba reportedly told fans he is staying with Juventus.

A fan asked the Frenchman if he was going … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2016 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Turbine Watch: Windmill Fire Live Video Palladam Tamilnadu 2016

Alternative energy video of the day is called “Windmill Fire – Live Video Palladam Tamilnadu 2016”. Clean energy – we’re not quite there yet:
… (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Transfer balls: 13 days after Manchester United sign Paul Pogba Real Madrid ‘gazump’ the deal

Paul Pogba Watch: It’s been 13 days since the Daily Mirror told us Manchester United had “signed” Paul Pogba. Today the trusty Daily Mirror says:
“Paul Pogba jets into New York and sparks fears … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, August 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Plastic bag tax makes a pigs ear from an avoska

Plastic bags. you pays loads money for your shopping then are asked to cough up  surcharge to carry the stuff. Tim Newman:
I think the behaviour that governments and the lobbyists … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


John Lennon demands a return to the Great British blue passport in the Sun

“TIME to bing back the Great British passport,” demands the Sun. It’s front-page news. The paper says the blue passport is a “symbol of the UK regaining sovereignty from the EU”.
We … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


Democrat convention: woman catches fire stomping on burning US Flag

Meanwhile…at the Democrat Party’s convention, a woman stomping on a burning US flag caught fire.

A protester just caught on fire trying to stomp on a burning flag. #DNCinPHL #DemsInPhilly #DemConvention pic.twitter.com/tgnf5NqNmW
— … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment