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Chelsea balls: Conte walks, counting your roosting chickens and the sack race

Chelsea are playing with power and pace. Undefeated since the Premier League’s opening day – and with every game since a victory – the champions are looking strong. The Daily … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Great British Bake Off does the Teletubbies

Want to feel old? This is what the Teletubbies look like now.

 

 

Spotter: Freeview

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Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Mumsnet embroiled in swearing threat

According to Mumsnet, it is “the UK’s most popular parenting website”. It’s largely monetised through adverts. But the advertisers have begun to look at what the brands are appearing alongside. … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment


Sugar wars: artificial sweeteners inked to diabetes

The latest health scare is that artificial sweeteners are being linked to an increased risk of diabetes. Can it be that the man-made stuff sold as a safe alternative to … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


From Real Madrid to Liverpool: Marco Asensio’s pimple and the steady emasculation of footballers

Real Madrid began their Champions League title defence with a routine win over APOEL. And they did it without Marco Asensio, 21, who has a pimple on his leg. Asensio’s … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports, Strange But True | Comment


Vagrants in Exeter are eating pigeons – but not everyone’s as happy as they should be

Feral pigeons in city centres are vermin. The good news is that homeless people in Exeter have taken it upon themselves to rid the city of these pests by eating … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Tick used illustrate dangers of fatal disease escapes at press conference

To Japan’s Miyazaki Prefectural Government, where the local experts have called a press conference. The aim is to alert everyone to the threat of thrombocytopenia syndrome, a potentially fatal disease carried … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Crystal Palace balls: Sam Allardyce gets a call

The Sun has big news for fans of Crystal Palace, the goal-shy Premier League team. Frank de Boer has been sacked. His managerial record at Palace reads: played – 4; … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Louella Michie is dead and the Press all ask: ‘Who is John Michie?’

 

Louella Michie is not the subject of reports on her untimely death. The 25-year-old woman’s body was found dead on her birthday at the Bestival music festival. And ever since … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal balls: Ozil leaves on a free having ‘signed a new deal’ in August

Time for a spot of transfer balls – our look at rubbish football reporting. The Sun says Mesut Ozil  is “set to leave Arsenal next summer on [a] free”. He … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Yid Army: Spurs fans should rejoice at Chelsea stupidity

 

So terrible was the sound of Chelsea fans hailing (surely heil-ing? – ed) new striker Alvaro Morata with a song about him hating “The Yids” that the Football Association is … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Chelsea, Key Posts, Spurs | Comment


Manchester United balls: star fan Kim John-Un makes third visit

Huge news. Huge! The Sun has the scoop: “Kim Jong-un is a Manchester United fan who believes North Korean footballers will eventually be flooding to the Premier League.”

Of course, what … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Politicians, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Leave sex out of gender roles – it’s scaring the kids

 

What are your criteria for selecting your children’s school clothes? Washability, durability, affordability, practicality and compliance to a dress code? What about if you see your children’s wardrobe as a … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Manchester City balls: soft Ederson shows us his stitches

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is soft. Having been kicked hard in the face by Liverpool’s Saido Mane, who has apologised, the Brazilian stayed on the turf for 10 minutes. TV pundit … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Manchester City, News, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment


Irma destroys tax exile Richard Branson’s private Necker island

Hands up who feels sorry for Richard Branson, whose private Necker island was smashed up by Hurricane Irma? I said, “Hands up who…” Oh, never mind. The billionaire would-be rocket-shop operator … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


What does it say on Ernest Shackleton’s CV?

What does it say?

 

Sir Ernest Shackleton (5 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) died on an exhibition to the Antarctic. In December 1903 the great explorer applied … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


9/11 from Space

 

On September 11, 2001, astronaut Frank Culbertson saw the destruction of New York City’s Twin Towers from the International Space Station. He wrote: “It’s horrible to see smoke pouring from … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Brexit supporters like Jeremy Corbyn are not Nazis

 

In the London Evening Standard, the newspaper now edited by arch Remainer George Osbourne, a cartoon on Page 17. It’s a nasty little slight on the 17.4 million people who … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Manchester United wanted Arsenal’s Wenger but ended up with Mourinho and his questionable values

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger turned down the role at Manchester United. According to former Man United chairman Martin Edwards, the Red Devils approached Wenger to manage the club when Sir … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment (1)


Paul Hollywood’s Nazi shame – Bake Off star battered

Paul Hollywood, 51, once pulled on a Nazi uniform and strode into the White Stag pub in Monkon, Kent. His wife was dressed a member of the French Resistance, albeit … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


New study links fast food to fat

Can it proven that fast food makes you fat? Researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) examined 1,500 state primary school pupils aged four to 11, … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Cromer lock down: Norfolk police lies and fears of a pogrom

 

At 13:33 on August 19 2017, Norfolk Constabulary declared that the seaside town of Cromer was a no-go area. Hurricane? Terrorists? What happened to close a town? Deprived of a … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2017 | In: News | Comment


Chelsea asks fans to police themselves but abusing Spurs is all part of the game

 

Chelsea want their fans to stop hailing new striker Alvaro Mora with the song: “He came from Real Madrid he fucking hates the Yids.” ‘The Yids’ is, for those of … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2017 | In: Chelsea, Key Posts, News, Sports, Spurs | Comments (13)


Gun heroes vow to shoot Hurricane Irma clean out of the sky

Ply board and corrugated iron won’t stop Hurricane Irma. But guns might. The terrifying and immense Hurricane Irma is heading to Florida. Over six millions Americans have been told to … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


‘Lottters will be shot’: Hurricane fighters vow to shoot Irma

 

Spotter: Too Soon … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment