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Woman self-indentifies as Madeleine McCann

 

Madeleine McCann has been found. Or, rather, someone has self-identified as the missing child.

Harriet Brookes noticed a mark in her eye an another on her leg similar to the missing … (read more)

Posted: 27th, November 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Biased Balls: Burnley robbed by an easy Arsenal penalty

Biased Balls: a look at bias in football reporting. Today we look at Burnley’s 0-1 defeat at home to Arsenal in the Premier League. Burnley lost to Arsenal in injury-time for … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


The Daily Mail versus The Guardian: wrapping Nazis and eugenics in Paperchase guff

Have you boycotted Paperchase, sellers of printed stationery – yep, people really do still send letters (though not to Daily Mail readers who communicate by holding their noses and yelling … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer balls: when will Liverpool sign Didier Baptiste?

Dream Team

 

November 24 is the day when Liverpool moved to sign Didier Baptiste for £3.5million. It was an unforgettable moment of Transfer Balls on November 24 … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2017 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Reported to Nutshell Laboratories: Frances Glessner Lee’s Incredible Dolls’ House Murder Scenes

 

There’s a TV series in the work of Frances Glessner Lee (1878–1962), whose hand-made dioramas of murder scenes were used to train US detectives to “convict the guilty, clear the innocent, … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Lily Madigan: Labour, women and a terf war

Lily Madigan was once Liam Madigan. Lily is now the women’s officer for the Labour Party branch in Rochester and Strood in Kent. She’s been in the news before. In … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment


Come On Effzeh! The Daily Mirror trolls Arsenal and Spurs fans by misreporting FC Cologne song

 

At last night Europa League match between Cologne and Arsenal (-0 to the Germans), the Daily Mirror heard fans offering some tag-team anti-Spurs abuse. The headline is unequivocal: ‘”Tottenham are … (read more)

Posted: 24th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal: every Europa League winner loses

Arsenal were beaten by the mighty FC Cologne in the Europa Cup. The German side was poor, needing a pretty soft penalty to hit the net; but even when faced … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Ozil agrees Barcelona deal by Messi wants Liverpool’s Coutinho

Cancel that one-way ticket to Barcelona, Mesut Ozil. It turn out that Barcelona don’t want the Arsenal forward after all. It was only yesterday the paper were saying how Ozil was … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Jon Venables: turning James Bulger’s murder into good and moral entertainment

Jon Venables, the child who killed a child, is back in the news. News is that he’s been caught in possession of child abuse images, just as he was in … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comments (2)


Transfer balls: Barcelona and Manchester United are desperate for Ozil but Arsenal want him to stay

Transfer Balls: Having secured a new talent spotter in the shape of Sven Mislinat from Borussia Dortmund – he helped the Germans recruit Robert Lewandowski, Shinji Kagawa, Ousmane Dembele and … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


Clickbait balls: Daily Mirror tricks Manchester United fans with rehashed FIFA 18 press release

Clickbait balls in the Daily Mirror, the self-styled “intelligent tabloid”, which appears not to have the utmost respect for its readers. The headline is unequivocal: all-time Manchester United great Peter … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2017 | In: manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


The pay gap for women and trans is about parenthood not gender

Trans issues are to the fore. The Government is looking at altering the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA), which would permit trans people to change their legal gender without a medical … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment


David Cassidy RIP

Via

 

Farewell, David Cassidy, who rose to fame as The Partridge Family’s resident singing heartthrob.

 

How they loved him…

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Posted: 22nd, November 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Liverpool undone by Seville coach’s dramatic half-time team-talk

 

Three goals own to a vibrant Liverpool side, Seville were roused to a unlikely 3-3 drawer when the Spanish side’s manager,  Eduardo Berizzo, used his half-time team-talk to tell his … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2017 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Jack Maynard: outrage as ‘racist’ vlogger avoids being eaten by rats

So farewell, Jack Maynard, aka ‘YouTuber Jack Maynard’, who has left I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! to sort out “circumstances outside camp”. Maynard wanted to “do the … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


Everton balls: diving Niasse ‘s body of evidence

You’ve got to feel sorry for Everton’s Oumar Niasse. The idea is to swan dive after you’ve scored the goal not before. Why no-one told him is beyond reason. Hard … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2017 | In: Sports | Comment


Madeleine McCann: The Todorovs, a dead Bulgarian and a purple haze

Madeleine McCann returned to the newspapers yesterday with news that the “Maddie hunt woman” is a…”waitress”. The Mirror saved this news for page 4, and reading on you wonder how … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Bad Seeds Rule: Nick Cave sticks it to the BDS bigots

Did Nick Cave bow to the censors and boycott Israel? Nope. Cave recalled his reaction to Brian Eno inviting him to sign a boycott list. “On a very intuitive level I … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment


Bulge like Michaelangelo’s David in these optical illusion pants

Stuck for a gift? Well, unstick yourself. These yoga pants and swimming trunks  shorts are a snip.

 

 

 

 

Spoter: BB … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Gaia Pope: Connor Hayes and putting the clocks back

Gaia Pope continues to occupy minds in the tabloids. How the 19-year-old died, we do not know. but we do know she was not murdered. And there is no evidence … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal balls: why pundits have it in for Ozil

It’s fair to say that Martin Keown is no fan of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, offering to to-deadline opinion in October: “I think in some departments he’s already left. Psychologically, mentally, … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


Paperchase must ban all Daily Mail suspects from its stores

Paperchase is “truly sorry” for speaking to Daily Mail readers, offering them two free rolls of wrapping paper in Saturday’s newspaper. Stop Funding Hate, the group that hates the Daily Mail … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2017 | In: News, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment


Win Copies of The Celestial Archive Advent Calendar

 

Fancy something smart and beautiful this Christmas? We’re giving away two copies of the terrific Celestial Advent Calendar.

Conceived , compiled and designed by Stephen Ellcock and Hugh Hales-Tooke, the Celestial … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


A rapist locked in a prison with women: what can go wrong?

On the heels of Jessica Winfield, the rapist born Martin Ponting who was moved to a women’s prison after undergoing a sex change, and who, allegedly, was isolated from female lags … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2017 | In: News | Comment