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Ministers embarrassed by successful academies want leaders’ salaries capped

Would it shock you to know that the boss of a group of high-ranking schools earns £420,000 a year? Sir Daniel Moynihan, of the Harris Federation, a chain of 44 … (read more)

Posted: 28th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal: Mustafi, Oxlade-Chamblerlain and other dead wood out; Lemar, Asenio and Van Dijk in

Big news at Arsenal, where perennial, toothless ‘tomorrow man’ Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, is smelling the money at Liverpool or Chelsea, lightweight left-back Kieran Gibbs is being offered to anyone, striker … (read more)

Posted: 27th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


TV new anchor didn’t change her shirt before broadcast

On the Bangalore local TV, news anchor  Kannada is wearing a terrific T-shirt.

 

 

Spotter: Petty86 … (read more)

Posted: 27th, August 2017 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Madeleine McCann: the GCSEs, the Catholic academy and a vicar

The summer’s been light on Madeleine McCann news. What with there being no news to report (there’s not been any every since she vanished – Ed) and August being renamed … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Sruth Boston: Stand up for free speech and get called a fascist

At the free speech demo in Boston, YouTuber Sruth Boston is talking with Antifa, the group on the progressive far left. Turns out they’re not all that into progress.

The video … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Trucker has tattoo of himself driving his own body

 

Trucker Kenny Ollerenshaw got a tattoo of himself driving his own body. You can get one from Richard Batey of Immortal Art Studio.

Spotter: Design Taxi … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Carling reduced alcohol content but didn’t tell its customers

Anyone who drinks Carling pretty much get what they deserve. The revolting, fizzy pisswater Anwar Sedat and other urophagiasts (people who drink their own urine; as opposed to perverts (people … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal balls: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects new deal for more money than he wanted

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the Gunners contingent of nice middle-class boy lacking bite. In the final year of his Arsenal contract, the temptation must be for the club … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Hani Khalaf: Hyde Park killer and the problem with immigrants

In today’s Daily Express, it’s another game of join the dots, of which there are just two. Page 5 tells readers of an “illegal immigrant” called Hani Khalaf. He’s been handed … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comment


Lotto scratchcard ‘fury’ but no mention of the Health Lottery

The Daily Star picks up the sound of “punters’ fury at Lotto card Farce”.

Those “angry punters” have branded the National Lottery a “rip -off”. The Star says “nearly a quarter” … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Money, News, Tabloids | Comment


For sale: jar of soil touched by the eclipse

 

Did the eclipse touch your home and garden? If it did, you could be rich. Your patch of ground touched by the celestial wonder is worth a load of money:
This is … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Money, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Conor McGregor’s going to lose – even Rocky lost

You watching the big fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather? You’d best not miss the beginning because it could be quick. Boxing is a sport. And Mayweather’s a lot … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets | Comment


Clickbait: Conor McGregor thrashes Game of Thrones TWICE

It will cost you £1 to read the Daily Telegraph’s story “Why dragons and fantasy are ruining Game of Thrones”.

 

 

Rebecca Hawkes begins:
On the face of it, asking whether Game of Thrones … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment


Arsenal balls: ‘no Sanchez news’ excites the Mail and BBC

The BBC is engaging in a spot of clickbait. Below the question”Is Alexis Sanchez heading out of the Emirates?” it writes “Wenger not ruling out new Sanchez deal.”

Readers might well … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


The Daily Diana: a car crash marriage proposal, reincarnation and Peter Kay’s shepherd’s pit

 

It’s the Daily Diana, and the Sun leads with Sun readers remembering the day Princess Diana died 20 years ago. The story is headlined “Diana AND ME”. Because it’s all … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2017 | In: News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Down’s syndrome husband wins compensation for sex ban but not for the reason you think

A 38-year-old British man banned from having sex with his wife has won £10,000 compensation. The secret Court of Protection ordered the man to “abstain” from sex until he had passed … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2017 | In: News | Comment


Katharine McPhee, topless telly ‘babes’, Tiger Woods and Miley Cyrus are naked online

Have you seen the “SEX PICS” of the “TWO TO TV STARS”. The saucy photos “LEAKED ONLINE” are front-page news on the Daily Star. Nasty stuff, indeed, to have your … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment


Chelsea balls: Conte out and Tuchel in a fact-free story designed for clickbait

How clickbait football reporting works in the Daily Telegraph. The paper has no news for Chelsea fans.

A: The Daily Telegraph’s football reporter Matt Law tweets:

 

Chelsea are not interested in out-of-work … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Liverpool balls: Barcelona ‘give up’ on Coutinho by upping their offer

Is Philippe Coutinho leaving Liverpool for Barcelona? He wants to. the Brazilian has put in for a transfer. He’s not played for Liverpool this season, having been injured and now … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comments (4)


Medium wants to pay writers with claps

Good news is that Medium is thinking about – swoons! – paying writers who post on its website a fair rate. And to help them work out how much to … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Money, Technology | Comment


Seized: 5,000 bright orange MDMA tabs modelled on Donald Trump’s head

 

How many have looked at Donald Trump and thought, ‘What’s he on?’ and ‘Was it fully tested?’ In Germany, police have seized 5,000 Ecstasy tablets modelled on President Donald Trump’s … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Australian tourists boil their underwear in hotel room kettles

If an Australian tourist offers you a cup of tea, take care to eye the brown brew and pay special attention to any small lumps of dark matter floating on … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


KLF issue instructions for getting your book signed

If you want the KLF to sign your book, you’ll need to obey their rules.

 

On my way to Liverpool for the KLF thing and what’s shaping up to be the greatest book … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Books, Celebrities, Music, The Consumer | Comment


Shropshire Hospital rejects donations from fund-raising transvestites

Many men like dressing up as women: sailors, rugby players, the headmistress at St Trinian’s school, East German athletes and Glamour magazine’s woman of the year. So too men on … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment