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Terry Butcher on England: ‘surgical .. incisive and deadly’

Former England stalwart Terry Butcher’s love for football is medicine’s loss. After England beat Spain 3-2, Butcher took to twitter:

 

 

When surgery is “incisive and deadly”, it’s more akin to murder.

As … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2018 | In: Sports | Comment


Hate crimes keep on rising as more victims sought

Is being rude and setting out to cause offence a crime? The latest Home Office data shows that religious hate incidents rose by 40%, from 5,949 to 8,336 from April 2017 … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2018 | In: News | Comment


Saudi Arabia to buy Manchester United – good press guaranteed

Interesting news that Manchester United is to be bought by Saudi Arabia boss crown prince Mohammad bin Salman. Not only will the purchase turn Manchester into a proxy Middle East … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2018 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester United, Spurs and Chelsea in a ‘bidding war’ for Ake

Manchester United, Spurs and Chelsea are all in for Netherlands international Nathan Ake, 23. Well, so says the BBC. And United and Spurs “will have to wait” to see if Chelsea … (read more)

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


Woman born a man sets world record in first race at world cycling championships

Congratulation to Canadian Rachel McKinnon for winning the women’s sprint 35-39 age bracket at yesterday’s world cycling championship in Los Angeles. Rachel is a natural, tweeting: “I broke the 200m … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2018 | In: Sports | Comment


Madeleine McCann stars in a sick Facebook quiz and audience growth campaign

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. The Daily Record directs our gaze towards a Facebook Post we’re pretty sure nearly everyone missed. Lots of children whose … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2018 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester City’s Foden to Dortmund, Hazard’s Chelsea dream and Manchester United want Ake

Borussia Dortmund are keen to hire Manchester City’s cake-loving reserve Phil Foden to keep Jadon Sancho company. All the noises from those with vested interests in young Foden earning loads … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Princess Margaret’s absurd morning rituals were ‘such fun’

 

In 1955, Princess Margaret shared with the world her morning routine. The Queen’s chain-smoking sister’s regimented daily habits, with her “punishing schedule of drinking and smoking”, were revealed in Ma’am Darling … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2018 | In: Books, Key Posts, Royal Family | Comment


Norfolk police showcase dashcam footage of exciting near-fatal accidents

Police! Cameras! Whoah! Or maybe the show based on dashcam footage could be called Narks!? Norfolk police says they are receiving hundreds of videos from civilian drivers with dashcams. Videos … (read more)

Posted: 14th, October 2018 | In: News | Comment


The death of Palestinian Aisha Muhammad Talal Rabi

It’s vital Israeli authorities treat the death of 47-year-old Palestinian Aisha Muhammad Talal Rabi with the same seriousness as when Israelis have been killed by Palestinian rock throwers. Mrs Rabi died after … (read more)

Posted: 14th, October 2018 | In: News | Comment


Revolutionary War commander Nathaniel Greene gets googly eyes in Savannah

 

Googly eyes are never not funny. you can stuck them on fresh-ish fish, books, anything in store and statues of Revolutionary War commander Nathaniel Greene. But the City of Savannah is … (read more)

Posted: 14th, October 2018 | In: Strange But True | Comment


TV reporter Gustavo Almadovar is signing off

Gustavo Almodovar, a one-time reporter for Channel 9 eyewitness news, can’t say his last name without moving his head. “I’m not so sure it’s worthy of the attention it has … (read more)

Posted: 14th, October 2018 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Rick Stein is missing: the greatest obituary to a man of mystery

The News Journal’s obituary for Rick Stein is something to remember. Mr Stein was a cancer patient at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

When medics went to check on him, they … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Liverpool fans Sean Cox remain in a ‘dire’ state as man accused of attack stands trial

Let’s spare a thought for Sean Cox, the Liverpool fan attacked before his club faced Roma in the Champions League. The 53-year-old was badly beaten in an unprovoked attack. After … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2018 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank order the drinks and leave us with the bill

 

Jack Brooksbank has ordered the drinks for his wedding to Princess Eugenie but – dang! – he’s left us with the bill. Get a load of the press release and … (read more)

Posted: 12th, October 2018 | In: Royal Family, The Consumer | Comment


Chelsea offer fans free trips to Auschwitz

Chelsea are to send their racist fans on a free holiday to Auschwitz instead of banning them. In the 1980s, that would have meant a large group booking. But the … (read more)

Posted: 12th, October 2018 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Meeting Buddah the Nazi dog

When Buddah the pug was outted as a recreational Nazi, his owner, Count Dankula (aka Markus Meechan), was arrested and found wanting. Dankula was found guilty of being ‘grossly offensive’, … (read more)

Posted: 12th, October 2018 | In: News | Comment


A swearing ban on England footballers: oh, piss off…

It’s Croatia versus England in the Nations League. No fans will be in the ground, save for the BBC’s Ian Wright, perhaps, and the talk is of microphones picking up … (read more)

Posted: 12th, October 2018 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: maths say Gunners will be champions and Ramsey will score 20 goals

We do all love the hyberbolic rantings of football pundits. Right now they’re raving about Arsenal. Stan Collymore uses his tired Daily Mirror column to tell readers Arsenal “will win 90 per … (read more)

Posted: 11th, October 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Transer balls: Liverpool and Manchester United fight for Arsenal’s Ramsey

Having scored his regulation one goal of the season, low-scoring, injury prone midfielder Aaron Ramsey is hot property. The BBC says that with the Arsenal player’s contract coming to an end this summer, … (read more)

Posted: 11th, October 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Womxn replaces womyn replaces women at Wellcome show for people who identify as women

 

Wellcome Collection, the “free museum for the incurably curious, exploring health and what it means to be human through medicine, art and science” has renamed women as “womxn”. Men remain as … (read more)

Posted: 10th, October 2018 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


West Ham player who wants to fight pundit told to watch Richard Keys on BeIn Sports

West Ham United’s Andriy Yarmolenko wants to fight pundit and commentator Wladimir Kobelkov. The Ukrainian journalist has been critical of Yarmolenko’s form. Speaking to Ukrainian broadcasters Xsport, Yarmolenko opined:
“In my … (read more)

Posted: 10th, October 2018 | In: Sports | Comment


Gay Cake bakers rejoice: Supreme Court say bakery was right to refuse to make gay wedding cake

 

Gay cake haters are cock-a-hoop, moreover Gay Cakes R Us, which can now own the market in gay cakes. The UK supreme court has sided with the bakers in a … (read more)

Posted: 10th, October 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


10 reasons why Ivanka Trump should be US Ambassador to the United Nations

In the UN powder keg, she’d be ‘dynamite’

 

 

Ivanka Trump is by far and away the best qualified daughter for the job of US ambassador to the … (read more)

Posted: 10th, October 2018 | In: Politicians | Comment


Innocence unproven in the Brett Kavanaugh witch hunt

Can you tell the difference between real life and fiction? One is messy, complex and unpredictable. The other is written to a script, an idealised version of things built to … (read more)

Posted: 9th, October 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment