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Manchester United: medics investigated for prying into Alex Ferguson’s medical records

Can it be that the joy of spotting a famous face is not confined to the well? I’m talking not of grave hunting, rather of the two medics and a … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2018 | In: manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Poo found on every McDonald’s touchscreen tested

 

Is McDonald’s chasing the authentic farm-to-table experience by smearing poo on its touchscreen monitors, Touch. Inhale. And in an instant you’re cow-side at the farm. Metro reports on findings by the London … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


A DJ lesson from Grandmaster Flash – 1982

 

In 1982, Grandmaster Flash taught us how to be a DJ. Flash (nee Joseph Saddler on January 1, 1958) instructed us in cutting, scratching and mixing. … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2018 | In: Music | Comment


Loving Jamal: the righteous use bullied Syrian refugee to showcase their moral superiority

 

Just when you thought the story could reach no higher, Theresa May sees the video of Syrian refugee Jamal being assaulted in the playground of his Huddersfield school and declares … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Woman with fear of owls wins damages from religious quack

 

Headline of the week appeared on the BBC News website: “Owl phobia woman wins damages from religious doctor.” Yep. Quack!

Meet Sally Brayshaw, 54, of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. In pain following an … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Chelsea and Manchester City rethink business as FIFA gets tough over loan players

Fifa wants to stop big clubs stockpiling talent. From the start of the 2020-21 season, clubs will be able to loan out 6-8 players; the exact figure has yet to … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2018 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Huddersfield Bully: Jamal says thanks as bigots feed on his story

 

Jamal, the 15-year-old Syrian boy allegedly attacked by a school bully, is grateful for £130,000 raised by well-wishers to help his family. Yesterday he appeared at a protest outside his school … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


You can buy the console Led Zeppelin used to record Stairway to Heaven

 

The Helios console Led Zeppelin used it to record Stairway to Heaven is for sale. And that’s not all. The mixing desk is the combination of two recording consoles pulled … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2018 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment


Job hunting with cancer – forget it

Would you tell a prospective employer you have cancer? The blurb on the job advert says they are an equal opportunities employer and committed to anti-discriminatory practices. But would you … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer balls: David Gea should thank Alexis Sanchez for Manchester United wage hike

Transfer Balls: The BBC leads with news that Spain international De Gea wants Manchester United to offer him a five-year contract worth about £350,000 a week. Why so little? The … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Huddersfield Bully: MP shocked, £125 raised and grooming gangs appeal

 

It’s not been since news of rape gangs that Huddersfield has made it to the top of the nation’s news cycle. You’d suppose the town once famous for rhubarb and … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Huddersfield racism: the right-on race to ruin a boy’s life

 

Today Twitter invited the morally good and knowing to pile in on a 16-year-old twat. Lots of people were excited by a video of a school playground incident at Almondbury community … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer Balls: Liverpool want shot of Fabinho and Manchester United target Militao

Let’s kick off today’s Transfer Balls with news of Ousmane Dembele’s desire to leave Barcelona and play for Arsenal, Liverpool or any other side that can afford* a £100m transfer … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Political manipulation of money at root of housing crisis

 

The narrative running through political and media characterisation of the housing market goes like this: ‘ever increasing demand for houses, turbo-charged by foreigners looking for a safe-haven, has been met … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment


The strange death of Billie Carleton that triggered a moral panic and set British dugs policy for decades

 

One hundred years ago, just two weeks after the end of World War One, Billie Carleton, a 19-year-old actress staring in London’s West End, died of a drug overdose. The … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Manchester United cheat and win: blatant Fellaini handball secures Champions League win

 

Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Young Boys sees them progress in the Champions League. Their winning goal scored in stoppage time by Marouane Fellaini should have been ruled out for … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Brexit: Donald Trump warns British to stock up on Netflix and Xanax as trade war looms

 

Shrewd dealers will stock up on chlorinated chickens, baggy satin vests and TV boxsets because the US-UK trade deal is in dire peril. Donald Trump has looked at Theresa May’s Brexit … (read more)

Posted: 27th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Police approve killing suspects riding mopeds

Spot the criminal

 

Police spend astronomical amounts of time and cash repositioning themselves as therapists but still reveal their base nature of State-endorsed thuggery. In a break … (read more)

Posted: 27th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Elvis: ‘I was kidnapped and tortured’ and Brad Pitt loves Jennifer Aniston

 

Brad Pitt still loves Jennifer Aniston. The National Enquirer breaks the news. In doing so the magazine finds reason to restore Pitt and Aniston to its front page, which is … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, National Enquirer, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: Ozil victim of tabloid copy and paste factories

The Daily Express’ report on Arsenal’s 1-2 win at Bournemouth is the same report you can read in the Daily Mirror. Both are written by Neil McLeman. The Express and … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


RIP Ricky Jay, master magician and small riot instigator

 

Ricky Jay was 72 when he died (June 26, 1946 – November 24, 2018). The actor, writer, historian and close-up magician features in a terrific article by Mark Singer for The … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer Balls: De Gea Manchester United leaves for PSG and signs new deal

Transfer Balls: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea “will join Paris St-Germain in the summer” says the BBC. He will? The Spain international’s current deal at Old Trafford runs out at the season’s … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Prisoner escapes jail thanks to the invisible cobra trick

To Thailand, where prisoner Anan Komolwanit, 23, is escaping jail by pretending there’s a cobra in his cell. Anan, who was pinched for allegedly holding dozens of illegal methamphetamine pills, … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2018 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Media bias: Chelsea denied clear penalty, Hazard tumbles and lucky Spurs

Spurs tonked Chelsea 3-1 in the Premier League. At 1-0 to Spurs, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was felled in the Tottenham box. Penalty! No. None given. But should one have been? … (read more)

Posted: 24th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Spurs | Comment