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Barclay’s Diamond Geezer

AS large swathes on the British population continue to challenge their banks over illegal bank charges, let’s spare a thought for the appropriately monikered Barclays president Bob Diamond.

The Independent tells … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2)


Recycling Fat Children

WITH the papers’ daily hunt for fat children failing to throw up a new name to gawp at, the Mail instead looks at the thin.

“Anorexic at the age of 6,” … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (2)


Bob Woolmer Murder – Hanger-Oners Wanted

“WANTED BY WOOLMER COPS,” announces the Mirror’s front page.

Readers who had expected the Cricket World Cup to be about palm trees, sunburnt necks and women in conch-shell bikini tops instead … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Back pages | Comment


Ana & The King – Prince William Has A Brazilian

PRINCE William is in a nightclub.

This much we know. William has already been pictured with “leggy blonde” Lisa Agar, 19. News was that William invited Lisa back to barracks for … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (2)


Looking The Bomb – New RAF Range

“DOES MY BOMBER LOOK BIG IN THIS?” asks the Sun.

It is impossible to give a full and frank answer to this poser, what with readers only seeing the new RAF … (read more)

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


A Poem To Solve A Murder

WHO is the mystery poet who can solve the murder of Paul Kelly?

Kelly, 32, was found stabbed to death outside the Longacre pub, bath, on New Year’s Day. The killer … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (5)


Anna Nicole Smith’s Autopsy Game

ANNA Nicole Smith had a ¾ x ½ inch flat scar on the “upper inner aspect of the right breast quadrant”.

Such was the gargantuan size of the Smith bosom that … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (6)


Hugh Grant & Jemima Khan’s Double Take

HUGH Grant has been spotted twice in the company if Ms Jemima Khan.
 

One spotting occupies the front page of the Evening Standard, the
London paper that gives Tube travelers a break … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comment (1)


Cathy Seipp Gets Her Dues

Cathy Seipp gets her dues.

THE New York Times has its biases and quirks in determining whose life is deserving of mention in its obituaries of record and often leaves us … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Death Row Is Not A Perfect World

EVERY criminal, especially one on death row, is entitled to a lawyer, right? Wrong, if you are unfortunate enough to be awaiting execution in Alabama.

“Perhaps, in a perfect world, every … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)


I Heart Huckabees – Lily Tomlin Freaks Out

FIRST there was Alien v Predator. Then there was Actor v Director. And now this video.

I Heart Huckabees director David O. Russell lays into Lily Tomlin, sweeping paper off a … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


How To Talk Like George Bush

WHAT you say: Oh Ginger, that was a bad thing. You’re a bad, bad dog, Ginger.
What a dog hears: Blah Ginger, blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah, Ginger. — … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Uncategorized | Comment (1)


We Shall Not be Moved By Estate Agents

MOVING house is considered to be one of the most stressful things one can do, along with filling in your tax returns and watching Steve McClaren’s England play.

However, according to … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment


eBay & The Web Of Deceit

NOT content with being skinned alive by outrageous bank charges, the innocent consumer has now also been taking to the cleaners by that purveyor of all known evils – the … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment


Old Folks’ Homes – The 127-Year Mortgage

BACK to the property game for a tale of either admirable trust or bad business practise, depending on your point of view.

A 102-year-old pensioner from East Sussex has been given … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2)


No Money Shot – All Change For Alan Sugar & The Apprentice

“I’M not going to dignify that,” says Sir Alan Sugar of The Apprentice repute.

The dignity of The Apprentice might not be immediately obvious to the viewers at home, looking on … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Bird Flu & Global Warming Panic

BIRDS are dying. No, it’s worse than that. British birds – our birds – are dying.

Not too long ago, back in the dim and distant past when flu-addled birds were … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (9)


Fame Of Sorts – Big Brother Shilpa Shetty’s Night Out With Jo O’Meara

IAN ‘Preparation H’ Watkins, star of Big Brother, says he can unite Shilpa Shetty and Jo O’Meara.

As the Star reports, Ian has invited Shilpa and O’Meara to come and see … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Celebrities | Comments (6)


Gordon Brown’s Budget Soundbites

GORDON Bown gets the idea of soundbites and being on-message. But, as this video shows, he needs to put them in context. Brown talks without punctuation – pauses and breaks in oratory the are gulps … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Uncategorized | Comment


Bob Woolmer Murder – Video Evidence Asks How Was He Out?

BOB Woolmer: “New twists.”

This is cricket’s most enduring whodunit since Shane Warne appeared in public with a fuller, shaggier and more highlighted head of hair.

And, as the Express says, there … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Back pages | Comments (5)


Natalie Pinkham Gives Prince Harry A Dressing Down

NATALIE Pinkham, says of her friend Prince Harry Baseball Cap: “We have always been and will remain just great mates.”

Pinkham is fresh from a night out with Harry at London’s … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (2)


Should George Bush Go Now?

PLACE an X in the box if you think George Bush and his wife Laura should separate?

The votes are in and the result is… inconclusive.

Things may have to go to … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (39)


The Third Men – Bob Woolmer’s Murder

CRICKET’S dominance of the front pages continues as Bob Wooolmer’s murder occupies minds.

Was he killed by poison? Strangled? Was it suicide, a cry for help as he strove to … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2007 | In: Back pages | Comment


Cherie Blair’s Bad Air(port) Day

“I AM no more a terrorist than Cherie Blair is.”

So says the unnamed passenger waiting to board a flight at London City Airport.

No-one can be above suspicion in the ensuing … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (9)


Britney Spears Saved By Dr Phil

SAVE Britney Spears.

It’s the cry de coeur on the Enquirer’s front page.

And help is on the way. Britney’s saviour doesn’t come on the end of a pair if hair shears, … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)