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Ronald McDonald shot outside restaurant

Ronald McDonald has been shot at a fast-food restaurant on the USA. Police need not round-up the usual suspect – Hamburglar, Jamie Oliver, France – because Telvin Drummond, 24, from Lumberton, … (read more)

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Remain voters flee UK for an EU passport

Mark Scott has news for those of you who voted Remain. You can Leave. Mark Scott is European technology correspondent for The New York Times. And he’s off:
I’ve grudgingly accepted … (read more)

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment


Transfer balls: Spurs star Eric Dier to Bayern Munich

In September 2015 Eric Dier signed a contract that ties him to Spurs until 2020. Dier was signed from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 for a £4m fee. He’s become a mainstay … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comments (2)


Remain supporting media joins UKIP in spreading fear over migrants

Having warned against a vote for Leave in the EU Referendum, the Mirror titles are in a dither. Do they: a) ignore the whole thing; b) try to beat UK … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


The story of the 1920s dead cat striker

In the 1920s, staff at the Anchor Brewery, the home of , in Norwich, Norfolk, went on strike. When a dead cat was found in a vessel of beer and a worker blamed for … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Other parents: baby niece pukes in uncle’s mouth (video)

Other Uncles (a chapter of Other Parents – Anorak’s look at those other parents we deride and pity) spots Chris Swann from Birmingham, England, and his young niece, nine-months-old Alice. At his … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Brexit: Peter Sutherland and David Lammy demand anti-democratic rebellion

The Labour MP David Lammy, your elected representative for Tottenham, doesn’t much like democracy when it fails to agree with him. He wants the EU Referendum result ignored. Peter Sutherland agrees.  Sutherland … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


David Lammy MP urges: ‘stop the madness’ of democracy and reject Brexit vote

The Labour MP David Lammy MP wants Parliament to ignore the EU referendum result. He wants Parliament to go against the will of the people, the majority of whom voted … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comments (2)


Transfer balls: James Rodriguez to Manchester United

More Manchester United transfer chatter in the Daily Mirror, which says the Red Devils are once again talking with Real Madrid. The paper says James Rodriguez, 24, “has been told” he can … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Man named Mr Gambles has won lottery for the second time using the same numbers

To Chicago in search of nominative determinism. We find Larry Gambles. Mr Gambles just won a $1,050,000 Lucky Day Lotto jackpot prize. He says: “Nine years ago, I won $50,000 playing the numbers … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


EU Ref: Remain bigots say Leave voters are sub-human racists

In “I want my country back” Laurie Penny seeks to make her voice the authentic sound of the self-regarding who see the Brexit vote and say #‎NotMyVote‬. She writes in the … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


The 4 ‘real reasons’ Jamie Vardy snubbed Arsenal

So why did Jamie Vardy reject a move to Arsenal? Was it because when, as reported, his agent called Arsenal to tell them about the “escape clause” it was just a ruse … (read more)

Posted: 24th, June 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


EU Referendum: what the tabloids got wrong the day after the UK voted

That the tabloids went to Press before the EU Referendum vote was known is shown in their coverage of the vote.

 

 

The Daily Mail

Page 4:  “Operation Save Dave”

How well did that go. … (read more)

Posted: 24th, June 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comments (4)


Kerry Katona and Molly McFadden v the Daily Mail

The Daily Mail has some bad news. “Online trolls” have seen pictures of Kerry Katona’s daughter Molly McFadden and made “cruel taunts”.

For those of you who missed the moment when Kerry … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment


Dentistry beats women’s studies

Wondering what to study at college to earn a living when they spit you out? Mark J Perry has news on how to use your time:
a. A 2-year degree from … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment


Jamie Vardy finds a good day to bury Arsenal – signs new deal with Leicester City

Jamie Vardy has rejected a move to Arsenal. The Mail said Vardy has verbally agreed to be a Gunner. But he never did sign a deal. The England striker has … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Bruce Forsyth in wife-daughter confusion

Good news for Wilnelia Forsyth, wife of entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth. In a Daily Mirror story on daughters who looks like wives and vice versa, the paper looks at “celebs’ … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


Abdul Rahman Haroun: refugee, migrant, African, brave, desperate, criminal and free

Abdul Rahman Haroun, 40, left his native Sudan  in 2004. On August 4 2015, Mr Haroun walked through the 31-mile long Channel Tunnel and claimed asylum. The Express says there … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


EU Referendum: the newspaper front pages

It’s the EU Referendum, the day the country votes for independence (Sun) or not not fall into an abyss (Mirror).

 

 

The Express wants us to “VOTE LEAVE’. But not al that many … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester United want Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey

Transfer news: Manchester United are after Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey. In an “esclusive” The Sun says United think the Welshman is worth £35m. The Mirror reads the Sun, thinks the story sound, and declares, … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Gareth Bale gets ‘deal for life’ as Manchester United ‘believe’

Is Gareth Bale heading to Manchester United? No. Moreover, the Daily Mail says Real Madrid are all set to offer Bale, 26, a “contract for life”.  The Mail says “Bale … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, June 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1)


Wembley EU Referendum: newspaper sketch writers wear blinkers

Did you enjoy the EU referendum debate live from Wembley Arena? Helping us decide what we saw and missed are the newspapers’ political sketch writers. What did they see?

ON SADIQ KHAN … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Leicester City want Deeney to replace Arsenal target Vardy

Following news that Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy will reject any move to Arsenal comes news that The Foxes are readying a £30m bid for Watford Troy Deeney. Leicester have already seen … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, June 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment (1)