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Peeping Tom, Dick & Flash Harry

MAKE the punishment fit the crime. An eye for an eye. A dayglow yellow jacket for a peeping Tom.

As the Sun reports (“GLOW IN THE PARK!”), 24-year-old Stephen Copper has … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comment (1)


Naughty But Nice – Iran Introduces Mrs Faye Turney

“HOSTAGE on parade in Iran’s propaganda war.”

So says the Times’ front page. And readers are met with the vision of Leading Seaman Faye Turney, 26, speaking on Iranian TV.

She says … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2007 | In: Uncategorized | Comments (9)


Not Much Cop

Who would want to be a New York City cop?

In the past few weeks two cops have been shot dead, another was stabbed in the brain and yesterday a fourth … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Making News At The New Wembley

HOW long before a journalist from one paper infiltrates the office’s of a rival organ and walks about unchallenged for four hours?

See roving reporter Phil Space move about the place … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comment


Shining Like A Gemma Atkinson

GEMMA Atkinson, lover to footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, is sitting by a pool.

As the Star’s front page reveals (“Soap sizzler Gemma goes for bust”), the sun’s rays are turning her flesh … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2007 | In: Back pages | Comment


P Diddy Man Drinks To Controversy

P DIDDY is a businessman who knows he has to speculate to accumulate.

The Mirror looks on as Ken Dodd’s foremost Diddy Man dances in London’s Paper club. For this night … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comment


Laden With Rumour – Bob Woolmer And Al-Qaeda

“AL-QAEDA LINK TO WOOLMER MURDER.”

Bob Woolmer was killed by al-Qaeda? This is no small matter.

Afghanistan’s links to Pakistan are the stuff of war despatches, but did we ever believe Osama … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2007 | In: Back pages | Comment (1)


American Idol’s Sanjaya Malakar Causes More Outrage Than Heather Mills

FORGET Heather Mills doing backflips on Dancing with The Stars with a bionic leg. There’s real outrage this afternoon over Sanjaya Malakar’s performance on American Idol last night (see his … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (5)


Kyran Bracken – The Dancing On Ice Man Cometh

FOR those of you who said a rugby player would never win a televised pro-celebrity dance contest we present Kyran Bracken.

Former England player Kyran, pictured in Hello! with his wife … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


George Bush Surges & Withdraws

US troops could be forgiven for not knowing whether they are coming or going.

First, the President “surges” them in, then Congress votes to pull them out. If the executive and … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Kathy Sierra Gets Her Blog Knocked Off

A BATTLE is raging in the blogosphere after a blogger hung up her keyboard and complained to police after receiving online death threats.

Marketing and technology blogger Kathy Sierra started getting … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (4)


Dance, Dance Michael Flatley

MICHAEL Flatley, self-styled Lord of the Dance, is wearing a tweed jacket with leather elbow protectors.

On lesser men this look would be hard to pull off and forgive.

But we can … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)


The War On Terror Anthem Contest

THEY’LL be blue rinses over Dame Vera Lynn’s 90th birthday party.

There will also be Cilla Black’s vivid red, Dame Edna Everage’s electric mauve and Ronnie Corbett dressed as Rupert Bear.

At … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)


United Kingdom Of Sainsbury

THE continuing plans to turn Britain into one giant supermarket were given another boost today when friend of the community Sainsbury’s published healthy new sales figures.

With a number of private … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1)


New Labour – New Poverty

IN a blow to Gordon Brown, new figures reveal that poverty is on the increase in these fair isles for the first time in six years, news that reflects rather … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2)


Ofcom Cuts Phone Bills

OFCOM have decided to cut the cost of calling mobiles, says the Times.

The communications regulator will impose the price cuts until 2011, with the average home phone bills likely to … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2)


No Armour Done – Child Stab Vests & Barcode Babies

TOUGH on crime, tough on the causes of crime. And because people cause most crimes – let’s not forget the magpies – it’s time to get tough on people.

So here’s … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comment (1)


Police stumped in Bob Woolmer “Crime Of Passion”

VIDEO evidence has an established role in modern cricket and there is good reason to believe the Bob Woolmer case will be solved.

Mark Shields, the Jamaican’s policeman leading the hunt … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Back pages | Comment (1)


Scent Packing – Snoop Banned & P Diddy Beats Beckham

“HE’S a better footballer than me but my fragrance smells better,” says P Diddy of D Beckham.

Scents, as they were once called, are an extension of the celebrity’s personality. P. … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (4)


Slim Pickings – Nicole Richie On Paris & Wrap

NOW that Nicole Richie is not rake thin, what is she?

Showbiz is full of sorry tales of how the great and good thought they could change. Against much professional advice … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Jungle Mums – Kerry Katona & Jordan

AND so it comes to this. After years of creating celebrity ice dancers, pig tossers and bigots, the final reckoning: JORDAN V KERRY.

OK! traces the feud back to is roots … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Celebrities, OK! | Comment


New York Is A Cautionary Tale – London Beware

FIRST they came for the smokers and I did not speak up because I was not a smoker.

Londoners beware. If New York is anything to go by you’ll soon have … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Building The 2012 London Olympics From Scratchcards

WEMBLEY – the new Wembley – is ready and one day so too will be the new Olympic complex in the East End of London. And Beau Bo D’Or has … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment


PC’s Supermarket Sweep

AS big corporations continue to get even more money out of us by whatever means necessary, a humble copper has managed to stick one in the eye of big business, … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment


Jordan ‘n’ Peter Are America’s New Posh ‘n’ Becks

POSH ‘n’ Becks, Ant ‘n’ Dec and now Jordan ‘n’ Peter Andre are heading to the United States. Tabloid ‘n’ Baby takes a look.

UH oh. First Ant & Dec and … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (4)