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Deke Duncan: DJ who broadcast to an audience of one gets BBC radio show

 

“I genuinely thought this was a well-crafted parody, something that the likes of @serafinowicz & @robertpopper would conjure up, but no…it’s 100% genuine – All hail Deke Duncan from Stevenage,” … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Massachusetts mayor plans to pickle the state’s first legal marijuana

“I am not pickled – but my weed is”

 

From today you can buy weed legally in Massachusetts for fun. The state’s first commercial marijuana stores opened … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal balls: Ramsey could stay

Being a pundit is easy. You speak. And then move on to the next bit of mindless chatter. Which brings us to former Arsenal striker Ian Wright who is waxing … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Transfer Balls: Pogba wants to leave Manchester United to go ‘home’

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, says he wants to leave Manchester United. He’s missing life at Juventus. Corriere dello Sport has the scoop. But the Daily Mirror does its … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Unions deeply upset that Tory minister Claire Perry allegedly swore

 

Claire Perry is accused of swearing and shouting at staff. The Guardian carries the news that the … Yeah, she’s the energy minister. Well, done, Claire and Claire’s mum for … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Madeleine McCann: Rangers fans, David Baddiel and ‘active leads’ keep the story moving

That the story of Madeleine McCann has taken on a life of its own is not news. The single thread story – child vanishes – has been spun. But the … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer Balls: Real Madrid in for Harry Kane at Spurs and Liverpool want Demirbay

Transfer Balls: undaunted by their apparent failure to recruit Aaron Ramsey from Arenal – he’s on his way to Bayern Munich, reportedly – AC Milan have begun talks with another … (read more)

Posted: 19th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


13 Ways to reuse your Thanksgiving turkey – by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896–December 21, 1940) – will now offer 13 ways to reuse your Thanksgiving turkey. The writers says the recipes were harvested from “old cook books, … (read more)

Posted: 18th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


Ping Pong the panda bear is racist – Derby school’s stuffed toy in race storm

You can tell a fair bit about someone’s convictions by the form their apology takes. Kevin Gaiderman has been invited to apologise for naming a stuffed toy he brought back from a … (read more)

Posted: 18th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester City have not signed Frenkie de Jong but Spurs or Manchester United might

“Spurs set to beat Barcelona to Dutch wonderkid Frenkie de Jong,” screamed EuroSport on November 16. Two days later, the BBC tells us Frenkie de Jong is on his way … (read more)

Posted: 18th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


London Ambulance Service snares unisex signs vandal and other Blue Mooners

 

There’s a scene in Grease, the 1978 film, where the school principle vows to call in the FBI and thereby identify the three  ‘Blue Mooners’ who bared their backsides … (read more)

Posted: 18th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Richard Baker: voice of BBC TV’s first news bulletin dies

 

Richard Baker has died. The former BBC newsreader and Proms presenter was 93. Baker introduced the corporation’s first news bulletin broadcast on 5 July 1954. To many, his was the … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Brexit battle kills democracy as EU’s imperial army wages war

 

Congratulations Theresa May for stopping Brexit. The big problem for her is that people noticed, chiefly the millions who voted for Brexit and secondly a few of the public servants … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal bid for Demeble and Liverpool will trigger his £369.6m release clause

 

A coup for the Premier League, then, should Ousmane Dembélé move from Barcelona to Arsenal or Liverpool. The 21-year-old Frenchman remains a prized and coveted talent. He could be great. … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Broadsheets, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Clickbait Watch: how to BAFFLE an Arsenal fan

Writing clickbait for football fans is hard graft. All those budding hacks who dream of talking truth to power are reduced to spinning for clicks at sister newspapers the Daily Express, … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Key Posts, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


39 years later Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide

 

Justice delayed is not justice denied. In Cambodia, former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, have been handed life sentences for their roles in the murder … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer Balls: Spurs and Arsenal in for Bailly as Manchester United get a new defence

Transfer Balls: José Mourinho will change Manchester United’s defence early next year. From “When we win it’s all down to me; when we lose it was everyone else”, the new … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


BBC sign language expert nails Brexit

Are you keeping up with Brexit? Nothing’s been signed. No deal has been done. The UK remains in the EU. Millions of words have been written on the matter. But … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2018 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment


Fulham balls: Wenger ‘snub’ but Ranieri was the ‘obvious’ choice

Fulham only appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new manager because former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger “snubbed” them. So says the Daily Mirror: “Arsene Wenger turned down sensational return to management … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment


Cheating wife guilty of trying to shoot, poison and drown terminally ill husband

 

Hayley Weatherall, 32, wanted to kill her terminally ill husband, Ray Weatherall, to be with his best friend with whom she’d been having an affair. Today a jury at Maidstone Crown … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Boys on bicycles fight with town crier fo his tricorn hat

In yer face, all you fear-mongers with your dystopian stories of youths lost to drugs, iPhones and sexting. In Gloucester a town crier hurled his bell at boys getting some … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2018 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia plans to swiftly execute all the guilty men

Justice moves fast in Saudi Arabia. By the time you’ve read this, chances are the five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2018 | In: News | Comment


Queen eats bananas like a princess

A young Prince Edward is potty trained

 

What do you want: Brexit, Brexit, Brexit and Brexit or “Her Majesty’s bizarre way of eating bananas”? ‘Nanas it is. … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment